Urban Studies: Urban Policy

  • Local Participatory Governance and Representative Democracy: Institutional Dilemmas in European Cities book cover

    Local Participatory Governance and Representative Democracy

    Institutional Dilemmas in European Cities

    Edited by Nils Hertting, Clarissa Kugelberg

    Over the past few decades and throughout the world, numerous government-initiated experiments and attempts at directly engaging and including citizens have emerged as remedies for a variety of problems faced by modern democracies, including political disaffection and insufficient capacity to deal…

    Hardback – 2017-08-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management

  • Gentrification as a Global Strategy: Neil Smith and Beyond book cover

    Gentrification as a Global Strategy

    Neil Smith and Beyond

    Edited by Abel Albet, Núria Benach

    This book pays homage to Neil Smith’s ideas, offering a critical approach and rich collection of insights that draw on Smith’s work for inspiration and debate. With interdisciplinary and international contributions from leading experts, the book demonstrates the impact of Smith’s ideas on…

    Hardback – 2017-08-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Sustainability Policy, Planning and Gentrification in Cities book cover

    Sustainability Policy, Planning and Gentrification in Cities

    By Susannah Bunce

    This book explores the regulatory, socio-cultural, and socio-environmental practices that underlie the convergences between urban sustainability policy and planning and gentrification, and the practices of social exclusion resulting from the connection of these processes. It integrates global…

    Hardback – 2017-07-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Equity, Justice and the Sustainable City series

  • Urban Geopolitics: Rethinking Planning in Contested Cities book cover

    Urban Geopolitics

    Rethinking Planning in Contested Cities

    Edited by Jonathan Rokem, Camillo Boano

    In the last decade a new wave of urban research has emerged, putting comparative perspectives back on the urban studies agenda. However, this research is frequently based on similar case studies, , on a few selected cities in America and Europe, and all too often focus on the abstract city level…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • 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

  • City Unsilenced: Urban Resistance and Public Space in the Age of Shrinking Democracy book cover

    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 – 2017-06-28 
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Urbanization in China book cover

    Urbanization in China

    Edited by Margaret Crawford, Marco Cenzatti, Jiong Wu

    Since the "Opening Up" period of 1978-80, China has urbanized with unprecedented speed. The construction of completely new cities and the dramatic redevelopment of existing urban centers have completely transformed the Chinese landscape. This urban revolution has generated an astonishing number and…

    Hardback – 2017-05-15 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Urban Studies

  • South African Homelands as Frontiers: Apartheid’s Loose Ends in the Postcolonial Era book cover

    South African Homelands as Frontiers

    Apartheid’s Loose Ends in the Postcolonial Era

    Edited by Steffen Jensen, Olaf Zenker

    This book explores what happened to the homelands – in many ways the ultimate apartheid disgrace – after the fall of apartheid. This research contributes to understanding the multiple configurations that currently exist in areas formerly declared "homelands" or "Bantustans". Using the concept of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-01 
    Routledge

  • Urban Design: A Typology of Procedures and Products book cover

    Urban Design

    A Typology of Procedures and Products, 2nd Edition

    By Jon Lang

    Urban Design: A Typology of Procedures and Products, 2nd Edition provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to urban design, defining the field and addressing the controversies and goals of urban design. Including over 50 updated international case studies, this new edition presents a…

    Paperback – 2017-04-28 
    Routledge

  • Urban Expansion, Land Cover and Soil Ecosystem Services book cover

    Urban Expansion, Land Cover and Soil Ecosystem Services

    Edited by Ciro Gardi

    More than half of the world population now lives in cities, and urban expansion continues as rural people move to cities. This results in the loss of land for other purposes, particularly soil for agriculture and drainage. This book presents a review of current knowledge of the extension and…

    Hardback – 2017-04-06
    Routledge

  • Imagining Sustainability: Creative urban environmental governance in Chicago and Melbourne book cover

    Imagining Sustainability

    Creative urban environmental governance in Chicago and Melbourne

    By Julie Cidell

    Cities, rather than nations, have become the key sites for enacting environmental policies. This is due to the combination of growing urban populations and increased action on the part of local governments (generally attributed to national governments’ failure to act on climate change). Imagining…

    Hardback – 2017-03-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sustainable Urbanism

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