Urban Studies: Products

  • City Unsilenced

    Urban Resistance and Public Space in the Age of Shrinking Democracy

    Edited by Jeffrey Hou, Sabine Knierbein

    What do the recent urban resistance tactics around the world have in common? What are the roles of public space in these movements? What are the implications of urban resistance for the remaking of public space in the "age of shrinking democracy"? To what extent do these resistances move from anti-…

    Paperback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge

  • Growing Compact: Urban Form, Density and Sustainability book cover

    Growing Compact

    Urban Form, Density and Sustainability

    Edited by Joo Hwa P. Bay, Steffen Lehmann

    Growing Compact: Urban Form, Density and Sustainability explores and unravels the phenomena, links and benefits between density, compactness and the sustainability of cities. It looks at the socio-climatic implications of density and takes a more holistic approach to sustainable urbanism by…

    Paperback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Series on Sustainable Design

  • Non-Motorized Transport Integration into Urban Transport Planning in Africa book cover

    Non-Motorized Transport Integration into Urban Transport Planning in Africa

    Edited by Winnie V. Mitullah, Marianne Vanderschuren, Meleckidzedeck Khayesi

    What challenges do pedestrians and cyclists face in cities of the developing world? What opportunities do these cities have to provide for walking and cycling? Based on in-depth research conducted in Cape Town (South Africa), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and Nairobi (Kenya), this book explores these…

    Hardback – 2017-06-29 
    Routledge
    Transport and Society

  • Costs of Sprawl

    By Reid Ewing, Shima Hamidi

    Across the nation, the debate over metropolitan sprawl and its impact has become pivotal to urban planning. A decade ago, Smart Growth America and the US Environmental Protection Agency sought to raise the level of the debate by sponsoring groundbreaking research to quantitatively measure sprawl…

    Paperback – 2017-06-27 
    Routledge

  • Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Smart Cities

    By Vanessa Ratten

    There has been increased emphasis on smart cities due to the economic, environmental and technological shifts that have impacted on society. This book focuses on how cities are becoming smarter, more innovative and entrepreneurial due to the increased pressures placed on them from…

    Hardback – 2017-06-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Frontiers of Business Management

  • Reconnecting People and Water: Public Engagement and Sustainable Urban Water Management book cover

    Reconnecting People and Water

    Public Engagement and Sustainable Urban Water Management

    By Liz Sharp

    Water management in industrialised western countries has long been seen as a technical process associated with pipes, drains and bureaucracies. This technical model of water management is now being questioned. This book examines the nature of contemporary water management and the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-14 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Water Text

  • Inhabitable Infrastructures: Science fiction or urban future? book cover

    Inhabitable Infrastructures

    Science fiction or urban future?

    By CJ Lim

    Inhabitable Infrastructures: Science fiction or urban future?, the follow up to Food City and Smartcities and Eco-Warriors, from one of the world’s leading urban design and architectural thinkers, explores the potential of climate change-related multi-use infrastructures that address the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-14 
    Routledge

  • Tourism and Gentrification in Contemporary Metropolises: International Perspectives book cover

    Tourism and Gentrification in Contemporary Metropolises

    International Perspectives

    Edited by Maria Gravari-Barbas, Sandra Guinand

    Tourism gentrification is a critical shaping force of socio-economic and contemporary urban landscapes. This book aims to be the first substantive text on this subject, explaining the multiple and complex relationships between tourism and gentrification and their outcomes and manifestations in…

    Hardback – 2017-06-14 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

  • Urban Transformations: Geographies of Renewal and Creative Change book cover

    Urban Transformations

    Geographies of Renewal and Creative Change

    Edited by Nicholas Wise, Julie Clark

    Economic restructuring and demographic change have in recent years placed much strain on urban areas with the effects falling disproportionately on neighbourhoods that were previously underpinned by industry and manufacturing. This has presented policy makers and city planners with a binary choice:…

    Hardback – 2017-06-14 
    Routledge
    Regions and Cities

  • Immigrant Pastoral: Midwestern Landscapes and Mexican-American Neighborhoods book cover

    Immigrant Pastoral

    Midwestern Landscapes and Mexican-American Neighborhoods

    By Susan Dieterlen

    Immigrant Pastoral examines the growth of new Mexican heritage communities in the Midwest through the physical form of their cities and neighborhoods. The landscapes of these New Communities contrast with nearby small cities that are home to longstanding Mexican-American communities, where…

    Paperback – 2017-06-10 
    Routledge

  • Remaking China's Great Cities: Space and Culture in Urban Housing, Renewal, and Expansion book cover

    Remaking China's Great Cities

    Space and Culture in Urban Housing, Renewal, and Expansion

    By Samuel Y. Liang

    China’s rapid urbanization has restructured the great socialist cities Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou into mega cities that embrace global capitalism. This book focuses on the urban transformations of these three cities: Beijing is the nation’s political and cultural capital; Shanghai is the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-10 
    Routledge
    Asia's Transformations

  • Designing Cities with Children and Young People: Beyond Playgrounds and Skate Parks book cover

    Designing Cities with Children and Young People

    Beyond Playgrounds and Skate Parks

    Edited by Kate Bishop, Linda Corkery

    Designing Cities with Children and Young People focuses on promoting better outcomes in the built environment for children and young people in cities across the world. This book presents the experience of practitioners and researchers who actively advocate for and participate with children and…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07 
    Routledge

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