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  1. Planning and LGBTQ Communities

    The Need for Inclusive Queer Spaces

    Edited by Petra L. Doan

    Although the last decade has seen steady progress towards wider acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals, LGBTQ residential and commercial areas have come under increasing pressure from gentrification and redevelopment initiatives. As a result many of these...

    Published March 26th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Urban Animals

    Crowding in zoocities

    By Tora Holmberg

    Series: Routledge Human-Animal Studies Series

    The city includes opportunities as well as constraints for humans and other animals alike. Urban animals are often subjected to complaints; they transgress geographical, legal as and cultural ordering systems, while roaming the city in what is often perceived as uncontrolled ways. But they are also...

    Published March 25th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Cities of Light

    Two Centuries of Urban Illumination

    Edited by Sandy Isenstadt, Margaret Maile Petty, Dietrich Neumann

    Cities of Light is the first global overview of modern urban illumination, a development that allows human wakefulness to colonize the night, doubling the hours available for purposeful and industrious activities. Urban lighting is undergoing a revolution due to recent developments in lighting...

    Published March 24th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Urban Commons

    Rethinking the City

    Edited by Christian Borch, Martin Kornberger

    Series: Space, Materiality and the Normative

    This book rethinks the city by examining its various forms of collectivity – their atmospheres, modes of exclusion and self-organization, as well as how they are governed – on the basis of a critical discussion of the notion of urban commons. The idea of the commons has received surprisingly little...

    Published March 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  5. Managing the City Economy

    Challenges and Strategies in Developing Countries

    By Le-Yin Zhang

    In a world increasingly organised as networks of cities, this book offers the first full-length treatment of the subject of managing the city economy. It explores key challenges and strategies, particularly in developing countries, where developmental deficits are greatest and almost all urban...

    Published March 18th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Sustaining American Cities Through Contemporary City Administration

    By Genie N. L. Stowers

    Sustaining American Cities Through Contemporary City Administration provides a comprehensive overview of urban administration today. Coverage ranges from the demographics of cities to local government political structures and why those make cities different from other levels of government, to...

    Published March 14th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Introduction to Community Development BUNDLE

    Edited by Rhonda Phillips, Robert H. Pittman

    For the first time, Routledge offers two foundational community development texts combined for a discounted price. Beginning with the foundations of community development, An Introduction to Community Development offers a comprehensive and practical approach to planning for communities....

    Published March 12th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Hollywood Action Films and Spatial Theory

    By Nick Jones

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    This book applies the discourse of the so-called ‘spatial turn’ to popular contemporary cinema, in particular the action sequences of twenty-first century Hollywood productions. Tackling a variety of spatial imaginations (contemporary iconic architecture; globalisation and non-places;...

    Published March 10th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Great City Parks

    2nd Edition

    By Alan Tate

    Great City Parks is a celebration of some of the finest achievements of landscape architecture in the public realm. It is a comparative study of thirty significant public parks in major cities across Western Europe and North America. Collectively, they give a clear picture of why parks have been...

    Published March 8th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Metrolingualism

    Language in the City

    By Alastair Pennycook, Emi Otsuji

    This book is about language and the city. Pennycook and Otsuji introduce the notion of ‘metrolingualism’, showing how language and the city are deeply involved in a perpetual exchange between people, history, migration, architecture, urban landscapes and linguistic resources. Cities and languages...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge