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  1. Megacities and the Coast

    Risk, Resilience and Transformation

    Edited by Mark Pelling, Sophie Blackburn

    Based on a major international study, this volume provides a synthesis of scientific knowledge on megacity urbanization on the coast, environmental impacts, risks and management choices, including a focus on adaptation, mitigation and disaster risk management. It is the primary output of...

    Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Negotiating the Mediated City

    Everyday Encounters with Public Screens

    By Zlatan Krajina

    Series: Comedia

    This book is an interdisciplinary empirical investigation of how people interact with public screens in their daily lives. In more and more surprising locations, screens of various kinds appear within the sightlines of passers-by in contemporary cities. Outdoor advertisers target audiences which...

    Published December 6th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Youth Resistance Research and Theories of Change

    Edited by Eve Tuck, K. Wayne Yang

    Series: Critical Youth Studies

    Youth resistance has become a pressing global phenomenon, to which many educators and researchers have looked for inspiration and/or with chagrin. Although the topic of much discussion and debate, it remains dramatically under-theorized, particularly in terms of theories of change. Resistance has...

    Published November 19th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Street Art, Public City

    Law, Crime and the Urban Imagination

    By Alison Young

    What is street art? Who is the street artist? Why is street art a crime? Since the late 1990s, a distinctive cultural practice has emerged in many cities: street art, involving the placement of uncommissioned artworks in public places. Sometimes regarded as a variant of graffiti, sometimes called...

    Published November 17th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Black Professional Middle Class

    Race, Class, and Community in the Post-Civil Rights Era

    By Eric S. Brown

    Series: Routledge Research in Race and Ethnicity

    Through an in-depth case study of the black professional middle class in Oakland, this book provides an analysis of the experiences of black professionals in the workplace, community, and local politics. Brown shows how overlapping dynamics of class formation and racial formation...

    Published November 12th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Social Housing, Disadvantage, and Neighbourhood Liveability

    Ten Years of Change in Social Housing Neighbourhoods

    Edited by Michelle Norris

    Series: Housing and Society Series

    In a groundbreaking longitudinal study, researches studied seven similar social housing neighbourhoods in Ireland to determine what factors affected their liveability. In this collection of essays, the same researchers return to these neighbourhoods ten years later to see what’s changed. Are these...

    Published November 12th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Handbook of Urban Education

    Edited by H. Richard Milner IV, Kofi Lomotey

    This volume brings together leading scholars in urban education to focus on inner city matters, specifically as they relate to educational research, theory, policy, and practice. Each chapter provides perspectives on the history and evolving nature of urban education, the current education...

    Published November 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  8. Prostitution in the Community

    Attitudes, Action and Resistance

    By Sarah Kingston

    Series: Routledge Studies in Crime and Society

    Prostitution often causes significant anxiety for communities. These communities have been known to campaign against its presence in ‘their’ neighbourhoods, seeking the removal of street sex workers and their male clients. Although research and literature has begun to explore prostitution from the...

    Published October 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  9. Spatial Planning and the New Localism

    Edited by Graham Haughton, Philip Allmendinger

    This book looks at the transition from New Labour’s ‘Spatial Planning’ approach to the Coalition Government’s preferred ‘Localism’ approach. Localism we are told will liberate local planners from the heavy hand of central government and allow planning to flourish at the local level. Alternatively,...

    Published September 25th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Selling Ethnic Neighborhoods

    The Rise of Neighborhoods as Places of Leisure and Consumption

    Edited by Volkan Aytar, Jan Rath

    Series: Routledge Advances in Geography

    While ethnic neighborhoods are usually associated with poverty, crime and social problems, they have also emerged as places of leisure and consumption, providing opportunities for numerous entrepreneurs and employees. Local and national governments and other regulatory actors, as well as the media,...

    Published September 19th 2013 by Routledge