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Routledge Urban Reader Series

Series Editor: Richard T. LeGates, Frederic Stout

This exciting series responds to the need for comprehensive coverage of the classic and essential texts that form the basis of intellectual work in the various academic disciplines and professional fields concerned with cities. The readers focus on the key topics encountered by undergraduates, graduates and scholars in urban studies and allied fields, the contributions of major theoreticians and practitioners and other individuals, groups and organizations that study the city or practise in a field that affects the city.

As well as drawing together the best of classic and contemporary writings on the city, each reader features extensive general, section and selection introductions prepared by the volume editors to place the selections in context, illustrate relations among topics, provide information on the author and point readers towards additional related biographic material.

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1-10 of 14 results in Routledge Urban Reader Series
  1. Sustainable Urban Development Reader

    3rd Edition

    Edited by Stephen M. Wheeler, Timothy Beatley

    Series: Routledge Urban Reader Series

    Building on the success of its second edition, the third edition of the Sustainable Urban Development Reader provides a generous selection of classic and contemporary readings giving a broad introduction to this topic. It begins by tracing the roots of the sustainable development...

    Published October 30th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Cities of the Global South Reader

    Edited by Faranak Miraftab, Neema Kudva

    Series: Routledge Urban Reader Series

    The Cities of the Global South Reader adopts a fresh and critical approach to the fi eld of urbanization in the developing world. The Reader incorporates both early and emerging debates about the diverse trajectories of urbanization processes in the context of the restructured global alignments in...

    Published October 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Urban Design Reader

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Michael Larice, Elizabeth Macdonald

    Series: Routledge Urban Reader Series

    The second edition of The Urban Design Reader draws together the very best of classic and contemporary writings to illuminate and expand the theory and practice of urban design. Nearly 50 generous selections include seminal contributions from Howard, Le Corbusier, Lynch, and Jacobs to more recent...

    Published November 27th 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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 29th 2012 by Routledge

  5. The City Reader

    5th Edition

    Edited by Richard T. LeGates, Frederic Stout

    Series: Routledge Urban Reader Series

    The fifth edition of the highly successful City Reader juxtaposes the best classic and contemporary writings on the city. It contains fifty-seven selections including seventeen new contributions by experts including Elijah Anderson, Robert Bruegmann, Michael Dear, Jan Gehl,...

    Published January 11th 2011 by Routledge

  6. The Urban and Regional Planning Reader

    Edited by Eugénie Birch

    Series: Routledge Urban Reader Series

    The Urban and Regional Planning Reader draws together the very best of classic and contemporary writings to illuminate the planning of cities and metropolitan areas. Forty-seven generous selections include contributions from Lewis Mumford, Jane Jacobs, Ian McHarg, Paul Davidoff, Charles Harr, Susan...

    Published December 11th 2008 by Routledge

  7. Sustainable Urban Development Reader

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Stephen M. Wheeler, Timothy Beatley

    Series: Routledge Urban Reader Series

    Building on the success of its first edition, the second edition of the Sustainable Urban Development Reader expands its selection of classic material on sustainable community development. As in the previous edition, it begins by tracing the roots of the sustainable development concept in the...

    Published August 26th 2008 by Routledge

  8. The Urban Design Reader

    Edited by Michael Larice, Elizabeth Macdonald

    Series: Routledge Urban Reader Series

    Drawing together the very best of classic and contemporary writings, this informative book illuminates the theory and practice of urban design. Forty-one generous selections include contributions from Le Corbusier and Jacobs through to Hayden and Gillham.This book provides an essential...

    Published October 11th 2006 by Routledge

  9. The Urban Politics Reader

    Edited by Elizabeth Strom, John H. Mollenkopf

    Series: Routledge Urban Reader Series

    The Urban Politics Reader draws together classic and contemporary writings that best illuminate the basic questions of urban politics – how interests contend for power over the distribution of resources and why some win while others lose. Contributions from Martin Shefter, Clarence Stone, Rufus P....

    Published September 13th 2006 by Routledge

  10. The Global Cities Reader

    Edited by Roger Keil, Neil Brenner

    Series: Routledge Urban Reader Series

    Providing the first comprehensive survey of new interdisciplinary scholarship on globalized urbanization, this important volume contains fifty selections from classic writings by authors such as John Friedmann, Michael Peter Smith, Saskia Sassen, Peter Taylor, Manuel Castells and Anthony King,...

    Published December 14th 2005 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The City Reader, 6th Edition
    Edited by Richard T. LeGates, Frederic Stout
    To Be Published August 3rd 2015

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