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July 2012 Newsletter Related Titles

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  1. Host Cities and the Olympics

    An Interactionist Approach

    By Harry H. Hiller

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Rather than interpreting the Olympics as primarily a sporting event of international or national significance, this book understands the Games as a civic project for the host city that serves as a catalyst for a variety of urban interests over a period of many years from the bidding phase through...

    Published June 11th 2012 by Routledge

  2. The New Century of the Metropolis

    Urban Enclaves and Orientalism

    By Tom Angotti

    The problems created by metropolitanization have become increasingly apparent. Attempts to limit growth, disperse populations and plan neighbourhoods have been largely unsuccessful. Strategies are needed to improve the world's major cities in the twenty-first century. Tom Angotti is...

    Published June 14th 2012 by Routledge

  3. The Making of Olympic Cities

    Edited by John R. Gold, Margaret M. Gold

    Series: Critical Concepts in Urban Studies

    In the first forty or so years following its revival at the end of the nineteenth century, the burdens placed on cities hosting a modern Olympic Games were relatively modest. However, as the Games have grown in size and stature, morphing from a small-scale summer festival into an intensively...

    Published June 19th 2012 by Routledge

  4. English Regional Planning 2000-2010

    Lessons for the Future

    Edited by Corinne Swain, Tim Marshall, Tony Baden

    Series: RTPI Library Series

    English Regional Planning 2000-2010 chronicles a vital feature of recent UK planning activity, during the period of the Blair and Brown Labour governments up to 2010. It deals particularly with the regional scale of planning during these years, whereby large steps forward were made, but where...

    Published June 21st 2012 by Routledge

  5. The Urban Wisdom of Jane Jacobs

    Edited by Sonia Hirt, Diane Zahm

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    Here for the first time is a thoroughly interdisciplinary and international examination of Jane Jacobs’s legacy. Divided into four parts: I. Jacobs, Urban Philosopher; II. Jacobs, Urban Economist; II. Jacobs, Urban Sociologist; and IV. Jacobs, Urban Designer, the book evaluates the impact of Jacobs...

    Published June 26th 2012 by Routledge

  6. From Intelligent to Smart Cities

    Edited by Mark Deakin, Husam Al Waer

    The concept of smart cities offers a revolutionary vision of urban design for sustainability. Utilizing the intelligent application of new technologies, smart cities also incorporate considerations of social and environmental capital in order to transform the life and work of cities. This book...

    Published July 4th 2012 by Routledge

  7. The Urban Transformation

    Health, Shelter and Climate Change

    Edited by Elliott D. Sclar, Nicole Volavka-Close, Peter Brown

    For the first time in history, half of the world's population lives in urban areas and it is expected that, by 2050, that figure will rise to above two-thirds. A large proportion of this urban growth will be taking place in the cities of the developing world, where the provision of adequate health,...

    Published July 9th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Planning Major Infrastructure

    A Critical Analysis

    By Tim Marshall

    This book analyses the planning and policy world of major infrastructure as it is moving now in Europe and the UK. Have some countries managed to generate genuine consensus on how the large changes are progressed? What can we learn from the different ways countries manage these challenges, to...

    Published July 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  9. Cities, Regions and Flows

    Edited by Peter V. Hall, Markus Hesse

    Series: Routledge Studies in Human Geography

    Urban regions have come under increasing pressure to adapt to the imperatives of mobility, including greater freedom of travel, rising trade volumes and global economic networks. Whereas urbanization was once characterized by the concentration of services and facilities, urban areas now have to...

    Published July 4th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Masterplanning Futures

    By Lucy Bullivant

    In the past, spatial masterplans for cities have been fixed blueprints realized as physical form through conventional top down processes. These frequently disregarded existing social and cultural structures, while the old modernist planning model zoned space for home and work. At a time of urban...

    Published July 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  11. The Connected City

    How Networks are Shaping the Modern Metropolis

    By Zachary P. Neal

    Series: The Metropolis and Modern Life

    The Connected City explores how thinking about networks helps make sense of modern cities: what they are, how they work, and where they are headed. Cities and urban life can be examined as networks, and these urban networks can be examined at many different levels. The book focuses on three...

    Published August 6th 2012 by Routledge

  12. Energizing Sustainable Cities

    Assessing Urban Energy

    Edited by Arnulf Grubler, David Fisk

    Urban systems now house about half of the world's population, but determine some three quarters of the global economy and its associated energy use and resulting environmental impacts. The twenty-first century will be increasingly urban. Sustainable development therefore needs first to be defined...

    Published August 13th 2012 by Routledge

  13. Reviving Critical Planning Theory

    Dealing with Pressure, Neo-liberalism, and Responsibility in Communicative Planning

    By Tore Øivin Sager

    Series: RTPI Library Series

    Discussing some of the most vexing criticism of communicative planning theory (CPT), this book goes on to suggest how theorists and planners can respond to it. Looking at issues of power, politics and ethics in relation to planning, this book is for both critics and advocates of CPT, with lessons...

    Published August 15th 2012 by Routledge

  14. Urban and Environmental Economics

    An Introduction

    By Graham Squires

    The importance of the built environment to environmental protection is well established, with strict environmental regulations now a feature of the working lives of planners, contractors, building designers, and quantity surveyors alike. Those new to, or preparing to join this industry must have an...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  15. Building Inclusive Cities

    Women’s Safety and the Right to the City

    Edited by Carolyn Whitzman, Crystal Legacy, Caroline Andrew, Fran Klodawsky, Margaret Shaw, Kalpana Viswanath

    Building on a growing movement within developing countries in Latin America, Africa, and Asia-Pacific, as well as Europe and North America, this book documents cutting edge practice and builds theory around a rights based approach to women’s safety in the context of poverty reduction and social...

    Published August 29th 2012 by Routledge

  16. Cities and Sustainability

    Edited by Joan Fitzgerald, Michael J. Motta Jr.

    Series: Critical Concepts in Urban Studies

    ‘Sustainability’ is widely recognized as a key objective of urban development in the twenty-first century. But how is it realized in practice? What are its historical origins and its theoretical underpinnings? How does it connect to, or inform, related movements which seek to create more liveable...

    Published September 10th 2012 by Routledge

  17. Shaping Places

    Urban Planning, Design and Development

    By David Adams, Steve Tiesdell

    Shaping Places explains how towns and cities can turn real estate development to their advantage to create the kind of places where people want to live, work, relax and invest. It contends that the production of quality places which enhance economic prosperity, social cohesion and environmental...

    Published September 5th 2012 by Routledge

  18. The Urban Sociology Reader

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Jan Lin, Christopher Mele

    Series: Routledge Urban Reader Series

    The urban world is an exciting terrain for investigating the central institutions, structures and problems of the social world and how they have transformed through the last 200 years. This Reader comprises sections on urban social theory, racial and social difference in the city, culture in...

    Published August 30th 2012 by Routledge

  19. Urban Modelling

    Edited by Alan Wilson

    Series: Critical Concepts in Urban Studies

    The study of cities is one of the grand challenges of twenty-first-century science, and mathematical modelling—in this case, urban modelling—provides a crucial contribution to scholarly and practical projects fully to comprehend their workings, evolution, and associated planning problems. There...

    Published September 7th 2012 by Routledge

  20. Managing Transboundary Waters of Latin America

    Edited by Asit K. Biswas

    Series: Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

    Definitive analyses of transboundary water management in Latin America are conspicuous by their absence. The situation is a little better for rivers compared to groundwater resources. Transboundary water management in Latin America has been evolving in a somewhat different manner compared to other...

    Published August 12th 2012 by Routledge

  21. Community Development Approaches to Improving Public Health

    Edited by Robert S Ogilvie

    Series: Community Development – Current Issues Series

    As the rates of chronic diseases, like diabetes, asthma and obesity skyrocket, research is showing that the built environment – the way our cities and towns are developed – contributes to the epidemic rates of these diseases. It is unlikely that those who planned and developed these places...

    Published August 12th 2012 by Routledge

  22. The Emerging Asian City

    Concomitant Urbanities & Urbanisms

    Edited by Vinayak Bharne

    The Asian urban landscape contains nearly half of the planet’s inhabitants and more than half of its slum population living in some of its oldest and densest cities. It encompasses some of the world’s oldest civilizations and colonizations, and today contains some of the world’s fastest growing...

    Published September 24th 2012 by Routledge

  23. Transforming Asian Cities

    Intellectual impasse, Asianizing space, and emerging translocalities

    Edited by Nihal Perera, Wing-Shing Tang

    While there is no lack of studies on Asian cities, the majority focus on financial districts, poverty, the slum, tradition, tourism, and pollution, and use the modern, affluent, and transforming Western city as the reference point. This vast Asian empirical presence is not complemented by a...

    Published September 27th 2012 by Routledge

  24. The Planning Game

    An Information Economics Approach to Understanding Urban and Environmental Management

    By Alex Lord

    Trading information is an essential aspect of the negotiations that underpin planning practice across the globe. In this book, Alex Lord uses information economics to outline a way of thinking about these negotiations that places the strategies that actors in the planning game use at the heart of...

    Published April 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  25. Visualizing Climate Change

    A Guide to Visual Communication of Climate Change and Developing Local Solutions

    By Stephen R.J. Sheppard

    Carbon dioxide and global climate change are largely invisible, and the prevailing imagery of climate change is often remote (such as ice floes melting) or abstract and scientific (charts and global temperature maps). Using dramatic visual imagery such as 3D and 4D visualizations of future...

    Published March 29th 2012 by Routledge