Skip to Content

Books by Subject

Urban Development Books

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 124 new and published books in the subject of Urban Development — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

For books that are not yet published; please browse forthcoming books.

New and Published Books

  1. Converting Land from Rural to Urban Uses (Routledge Revivals)

    By A. Allan Schmid

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This title aims to use social science research to contribute towards solving policy problems raised by the rural to urban land conversion process and by high land prices in particular. Ultimately, this book aims to develop the information useful to public decisions on zoning, taxation, public...

    Published April 18th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Culture and Sustainability in European Cities

    Imagining Europolis

    Edited by Svetlana Hristova, Milena Dragićević Šešić, Nancy Duxbury

    Series: Routledge Studies in Culture and Sustainable Development

    European cities are contributing to the development of a more sustainable urban system that is capable of coping with economic crises, ecological challenges and social disparities in different nation-states and regions throughout Europe. This book reveals in a pluralistic way how European cities...

    Published April 17th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Quality of Life in Cities

    Equity, Sustainable Development and Happiness from a Policy Perspective

    Edited by Alessandra Michelangeli

    Series: Routledge Advances in Regional Economics, Science and Policy

    In the last few decades, urban quality of life has received increasing interest from policy makers who aim to make cities better places to live. In addition to the aim of improving quality of life, sustainable and equitable development is also often included in the policy agendas of decision makers...

    Published April 13th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Development and Planning

    Essays in Honour of Paul Rosenstein-Rodan

    Edited by Jagdish Bhagwati, Richard Eckhaus

    First published in 1972, this is a book of essays offered in honour of Paul Rosenstein-Rodan, the distinguished economist whose career started in mid-1920s Vienna and subsequently spanned Europe, Britain, the USA and many of the less developed countries of the world.The book includes reviews of...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Rural Planning in Developing Countries

    Report on the Second Rehovoth Conference Israel, August 1963

    Edited by Raanan Weitz

    First published in 1965, this reissue is a report on the Second Rehovoth Conference of August 1963, convened by the then Deputy Prime Minister of Israel, Mr Abba Eban, in order to enable the scientists and political leaders of developing countries to establish meaningful communication on the...

    Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Economic Planning and Social Justice in Developing Countries

    By Ozay Mehmet

    First published in 1978, this book was written at a time when belief was high in Western-guided economic development of the emerging countries. The success of Marshall Plan in war-torn Europe generated a US-led optimism that, with generous inflows of aid and technical assistance, the Third World...

    Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Rural Livelihoods in China

    Political economy in transition

    Edited by Heather Xiaoquan Zhang

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    In recent decades, China has undergone rapid economic growth, industrialisation and urbanisation concomitant with deep and extensive structural and social change, profoundly reshaping the country’s development landscape and urban-rural relationships. This book applies livelihoods approaches to...

    Published April 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  8. Urban Development in India

    Global Indians in the Remaking of Kolkata

    By Pablo Shiladitya Bose

    Series: Routledge Series on Urban South Asia

    Indian diaspora has had a complex and multifaceted role in catalyzing, justifying and promoting a transformed urban landscape in India. Focussing on Kolkata/ Calcutta, this book analyses the changing landscapes over the past two decades of one of the world’s most fascinating and iconic cities....

    Published March 17th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Routledge Handbook of Sport and Legacy

    Meeting the Challenge of Major Sports Events

    Edited by Richard Holt, Dino Ruta

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    What remains of a great sporting spectacle after the last race is run or the final match is played? How can the vast expense of mounting such events be justified? What if there is nothing left behind or what if the legacy is negative, a costly infrastructure which is unused or a debt-ridden host...

    Published February 24th 2015 by Routledge

  10. One Idea, Many Plans

    An American City Design Concept in Independent India

    By Sanjeev Vidyarthi

    Planners tend to promote formal plans as the only game in town while diverse efforts of urban actors shape our cities. Tracking the development of American "neighborhood unit" concept in independent India’s planning practice and literature—from the national level policies to on-the-ground...

    Published February 10th 2015 by Routledge