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  1. Affordable Housing in the Urban Global South

    Seeking Sustainable Solutions

    Edited by Jan Bredenoord, Paul Van Lindert, Peer Smets

    The global increase in the number of slums calls for policies which improve the conditions of the urban poor, sustainably. This volume provides an extensive overview of current housing policies in Asia, Africa and Latin America and presents the facts and trends of recent housing policies. The...

    Published May 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Why Cities Change

    Urban Development and Economic Change in Sydney

    Edited by Richard V. Cardew, John V. Langdale, David C. Rich

    During the 1970s, accelerating change accompanied by dramatic developments in finance, technology and energy usage had a profound impact on the processes of urban development throughout the Western world. Why Cities Change explores the relationship between urban growth and economic change in...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Problems of an Urban Society

    The Social Framework of Planning

    By J.B. Cullingworth

    This book provides a wide-ranging review of urban problems and constitutes a major contribution to the mounting public debate that these problems are attracting. Many of the problems - of social and economic decay - are not new; indeed they are perennial problems of urban societies. As the...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Rise of Urban America

    By Constantine McLaughlin Green

    The rise of cities in the United States from the early seventeenth century to the 1960s is the subject of this sophisticated and witty appraisal by a Pulitzer Prize historian. Constance McLaughlin Green traces the forces - economic, political, social - that led to today's urban civilization,...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  5. American City Politics

    By Peter J Madgwick

    This book begins with an introductory outline of the structure of the city politics of the United States. There is a study of the city in the federal system, including the politics of feudal aid. This is followed by four case studies: the political roles of mayor, manager, boss and...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Power of Cities in International Relations

    Edited by Simon Curtis

    Series: Cities and Global Governance

    Cities have become increasingly important to global politics, but have largely occupied a peripheral place in the academic study of International Relations (IR). This is a notable oversight for the discipline, although one which may be explained by IR’s traditional state centrism, the subjugation...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Urbanization and Socio-Economic Development in Africa

    Challenges and Opportunities

    Edited by Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa, Abebe Shimeles, Nadège Désirée Yaméogo

    Series: Routledge African Studies

    The main goal of this book is to put urbanization and its challenges squarely on Africa’s development agenda. Planned urbanization can improve living conditions for the majority, help in the expansion of the middle class, and create conditions for economic transformation. However, many African...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Gentrification of Nightlife and the Right to the City

    Regulating Spaces of Social Dancing in New York

    By Laam Hae

    Series: Routledge Advances in Geography

    In The Gentrification of Nightlife and the Right to the City, Hae explores how nightlife in New York City, long associated with various subcultures of social dancing, has been recently transformed as the city has undergone the gentrification of its space and the post-industrialization of its...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The People, Place, and Space Reader

    Edited by Jen Jack Gieseking, William Mangold, Cindi Katz, Setha Low, Susan Saegert

    The People, Place, and Space Reader brings together the writings of scholars, designers, and activists from a variety of fields to make sense of the makings and meanings of the world we inhabit. They help us to understand the relationships between people and the environment at all scales, and to...

    Published April 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Host Cities and the Olympics

    An Interactionist Approach

    By Harry 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 March 27th 2014 by Routledge