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New and Published Books

  1. Urban Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Colonial and Post-Colonial Planning Cultures

    Edited by Carlos Nunes Silva

    Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are unequally confronted with social, economic and environmental challenges, particularly those related with population growth, urban sprawl, and informality. This complex and uneven African urban condition requires an open discussion of past and current urban planning...

    Published January 25th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Planning for Growth

    Urban and Regional Planning in China

    By Fulong Wu

    Series: RTPI Library Series

    Planning for Growth: Urban and Regional Planning in China provides an overview of the changes in China’s planning system, policy, and practices using concrete examples and informative details in language that is accessible enough for the undergraduate but thoroughly grounded in a wealth of research...

    Published January 21st 2015 by Routledge

  3. Planning the Great Metropolis

    The 1929 regional plan of New York and its environs

    By David A. Johnson

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    As the Regional Plan Association embarks on a Fourth Regional Plan, there can be no better time for a paperback edition of David Johnson’s critically acclaimed assessment of the 1929 Regional Plan of New York and Its Environs. As he says in his preface to this edition, the questions faced by the...

    Published January 11th 2015 by Routledge

  4. 1951 Exhibition of Architecture

    Guide to the Exhibition of Architecture, Town Planning and Building Research

    Edited by Harding McGregor Dunnett

    Series: Studies in International Planning History

    The Festival of Britain is perhaps best known for its South Bank exhibition promoting British science and art to the post-war world, but one of the most important elements was the Architecture Exhibition, based in Poplar in East London. This exhibition was used to demonstrate the principles of...

    Published December 31st 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Pedestrian and the City

    By Carmen Hass-Klau

    The Pedestrian and the City provides an overview and insight into the development, politics and policies on walking and pedestrians: it includes the evolution of pedestrian-friendly housing estates in the 19th century up to the present day. Key issues addressed include the struggle of...

    Published December 9th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Leisure and the Changing City 1870 - 1914 (Routledge Revivals)

    By Helen Meller

    By the late nineteenth century, the city had become the dominant social environment of Britain, with the majority of the population living in large cities, often with over 100, 000 inhabitants. The central concern of this book, first published in 1976, is to assess how successful the late...

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Model Estate (Routledge Revivals)

    Planned Housing at Quarry Hill Leeds

    By Alison Ravetz

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Quarry Hill Flats, once both the pride and shame of its city of Leeds, was an iconic Modernist symbol of the 1930s. It marked the first use of a prefabricated building system for a large-scale council estate, replacing a notorious slum. But it lasted barely a generation – its complete demolition...

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Remaking Cities (Routledge Revivals)

    Contradictions of the Recent Urban Environment

    By Alison Ravetz

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, published in 1980, is an iconoclastic account of one of the pillars of the welfare state, British town and country planning, between 1945 and 1975. Always a fine balance between central control and market forces, it was challenged by strains within and between the environmental...

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Modernization, Urbanization and Development in Latin America, 1900s - 2000s

    By Arturo Almandoz

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    In this book Arturo Almandoz places the major episodes of Latin America’s twentieth and early twenty-first century urban history within the changing relationship between industrialization and urbanization, modernization and development. This relationship began in the early twentieth century, when...

    Published October 14th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Dealing with Deindustrialization

    Adaptive Resilience in American Midwestern Regions

    By Margaret Cowell

    Series: Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

    The late 1970s and 1980s saw a process of mass factory closures in cities and regions across the Midwest of the United States. What happened next as leaders reacted to the news of each plant closure and to the broader deindustrialization trend that emerged during this time period is...

    Published October 6th 2014 by Routledge