Urban Studies: Featured Books

7Featured Books

  • Young Homeless People and Urban Space: Fixed in Mobility book cover

    Young Homeless People and Urban Space

    Fixed in Mobility

    By Emma Jackson

    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
    Routledge Advances in Ethnography

  • Global Cities, Local Streets: Everyday Diversity from New York to Shanghai book cover

    Global Cities, Local Streets

    Everyday Diversity from New York to Shanghai

    By Sharon Zukin, Philip Kasinitz, Xiangming Chen

    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
    Routledge

  • Urban Theory and the Urban Experience: Encountering the City book cover

    Urban Theory and the Urban Experience

    Encountering the City, 2nd Edition

    By Simon Parker

    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
    Routledge

  • Cities of Light: Two Centuries of Urban Illumination book cover

    Cities of Light

    Two Centuries of Urban Illumination

    Edited by Sandy Isenstadt, Margaret Maile Petty, Dietrich Neumann

    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
    Routledge

  • Urbanism and Transport: Building Blocks for Architects and City and Transport Planners book cover

    Urbanism and Transport

    Building Blocks for Architects and City and Transport Planners

    By Helmut Holzapfel

    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
    Routledge

  • Transport, Climate Change and the City book cover

    Transport, Climate Change and the City

    By Robin Hickman, David Banister

    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
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology

    Edited by Ian Douglas, David Goode, Mike Houck, Rusong Wang

    The birds, animals, insects, trees and plants encountered by the majority of the world’s people are those that survive in, adapt to, or are introduced to, urban areas. Some of these organisms give great pleasure; others invade, colonise and occupy neglected and hidden areas such as derelict land…

    Paperback – 2014-12-22
    Routledge