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This ethnographic exploration of contemporary spaces of homelessness takes an expanded view of homeless space, threading together experiences of organizational spaces, routes taken through the city and the occupation of public space. Through engaging with participants' accounts of…
Hardback – 2015-07-23
Routledge Advances in Ethnography
Global Cities, Local Streets: Everyday Diversity from New York to Shanghai, a cutting-edge text/ethnography, reports on the rapidly expanding field of global, urban studies through a unique pairing of six teams of urban researchers from around the world. The authors present shopping streets…
Paperback – 2015-07-14
Urban Theory and the Urban Experience brings together classic and contemporary approaches to urban research in order to reveal the intellectual origins of urban studies and the often unacknowledged debt that empirical and theoretical perspectives on the city owe one another. From the foundations…
Paperback – 2015-04-20
Cities of Light is the first global overview of modern urban illumination, a development that allows human wakefulness to colonize the night, doubling the hours available for purposeful and industrious activities. Urban lighting is undergoing a revolution due to recent developments in lighting…
Paperback – 2015-03-25
Helmut Holzapfel’s Urbanism and Transport, a bestseller in its own country, now available in English, examines the history and the future of urban design for transport in major European cities. Urbanism and Transport shows how the automobile has come to dominate the urban landscape of cities…
Paperback – 2015-02-11
Sustainable travel behaviours have long been sought after in cities around the world, particularly in industrialised countries, but also increasingly in the emerging cities of Asia, South America and Africa. Progress however appears difficult to make as the private car, still largely fuelled by…
Paperback – 2015-02-09
Urban shrinkage is rising to the top of the political agenda in Europe as more cities are shrinking in the prolonged economic downturn we encounter. Coupled with unprecedented budgetary austerity and rapidly ageing populations, ‘stagnating’ and ‘shrinking’ cities have emerged as a key challenge for…
Paperback – 2016-01-26
RTPI Library Series
A History of Architecture and Urbanism in the Americas is the first comprehensive survey to narrate the urbanization of the Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Antarctica, making it a vital resource to help you understand the built environment in this part of the world. The book…
Paperback – 2016-01-22
Invoking the notion of ‘cosmopolitics’ from Bruno Latour and Isabelle Stengers, this volume shows how and why cities constitute privileged sites for studying the search for and composition of common worlds of cohabitation. A cosmopolitical approach to the city focuses on the multiple assemblages of…
Paperback – 2016-01-21
We are pleased to present our latest books, covering a wide range of key areas on cities, planning and sustainability, community planning, urban landscapes, community planning, sustainable architecture and much more. You will find whatever you need to further your own research or professional interests, challenge and support your students, or to provide essential reference materials for your institutional library.
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Urban Design: Tools & Resources for the Planning Practitioner is a FreeBook brought to you by Routledge and features curated content from some of our leading titles.
Edward Ng, co-editor of The Urban Climatic Map, tells us the story behind his new book.
Herbert Girardet, author of Creating Regenerative Cities, discusses the key themes of his book and what led him to write about cities and the environment.
Gerhard Boomgaarden commissions for a world-class Sociology list that features textbooks, supplementary reading, research monographs, edited collections, translations, encyclopedias, and handbooks. With over 15 years of experience in academic publishing, he publishes in all established fields of teaching and research, as well as in newer and more interdisciplinary areas. His view of sociology is broad and includes boundary areas such as human-animal studies, digital studies, STS, the body and memory studies, mobilities, ethnography, rights and many more. He is keen on exploring mutual benefits, society and grant publishing, and is proud of a fast turnaround. Do drop him a line about your idea (informally, if you wish).
Helena Hurd commissions books for the Development Studies list across all levels, from textbooks and research monographs, to handbooks and books aimed at policy makers. In addition to core Development Studies titles, this rapidly expanding portfolio includes a range of interdisciplinary books drawn from Geography, Politics, Area Studies, Philosophy, Health, Humanities, Sociology and Education. Helena is keen to hear from any potential authors looking to publish within development studies, particularly in the key areas of humanitarian studies, development policy, development governance, inequality, regional development, religion and development, migration and displacement studies.
Faye Leerink commissions scholarly and cutting-edge research across all sub-disciplines in the areas of geography, urban studies, sport studies, tourism, hospitality and events. She is interested in receiving new proposals for authored and edited monographs. Faye has been with Routledge since 2009.
Natalja Mortensen is committed to publishing high-quality, innovative, and politically relevant research monographs, supplementary texts, and handbooks for the political science academic community. She is actively seeking book proposals in American Politics (and Government), Comparative Politics, Environment, Gender, Identity Politics, Latin American Politics, Media (including Political Communication), Political Psychology, Political Theory and Philosophy, Public Policy and Public Administration, Research Methods, Role Theory, and Urban Politics. Natalja is committed to responding quickly to all inquiries, and to helping guide authors through the editorial stages of their book. If you would like to discuss an idea or wish to hear more about her publishing program, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Andrew Mould has been commissioning books in the discipline of geography and the allied fields of urban, environmental, and development studies for well over a decade. He is always happy to discuss writing plans and is particularly interested in titles that will complement or enhance Routledge’s existing suite of textbooks, handbooks, and research-level publications. His overall goal is to publish high-quality, innovative publications that meet their commercial potential. Andrew is able to draw upon a wealth of experience and expertise to guide prospective authors through the publishing process and is particularly keen to build long-term partnerships with authors.
Nicole Solano publishes books on the Planning and Urban Design list across a range of text types, including textbooks for undergraduate and graduate courses, heavily illustrated professional titles for practicing planners and urban designers, and research titles comprising monographs, edited collections, and handbooks. She is particularly interested in developing the list’s handbook offerings as well as titles focused on issues of social justice, the right to the city, informality, and voices from the Global South. For professional titles she is looking for books focused on best practices, lessons learned, and guiding policy. For more information please visit Nicole’s LinkedIn profile.