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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 342 new and published books in the subject of Urban Studies — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. The Urban Political Economy and Ecology of Automobility

    Driving Cities, Driving Inequality, Driving Politics

    Edited by Alan Walks

    Series: Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

    Just how resilient are our urban societies to social, energy, environmental and/or financial shocks, and how does this vary among cities and nations? Can our cities be made more sustainable, and can environmental, economic and social collapse be staved off through changes in urban form and travel...

    Published July 10th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Creativity in Peripheral Places

    Redefining the Creative Industries

    Edited by Chris Gibson

    Creativity is said to be the fuel of the contemporary economy. Dynamic industries such as film, music, television and design have changed the fortunes of entire cities, from Nashville to Los Angeles, Barcelona to Brisbane and beyond. Yet creativity remains mercurial – it is at the heart of...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Planning, Markets and Rural Housing

    Edited by Nick Gallent

    This book analyses the key forces affecting the affordability of rural homes in Britain and the changing shape of housing markets. It takes as its starting point, demographic trends impacting upon rural communities and upon market dynamics. From this point, it explores consequent patterns of...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Culture and the City

    Creativity, Tourism, Leisure

    Edited by Deborah Stevenson, Amie Matthews

    This edited collection will examine the way in which cities are imagined, experienced and shaped by those who reside within them, those who manage or govern them, and those who, as visitor, tourist or traveller, pass through them. Attention will be paid to the influence that these various...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Basic Services for All in an Urbanizing World

    Edited by United Cities and Local Governments

    UCLG’s Third Global Report on Local Democracy and Decentralization (GOLD III) examines basic service provision and the current state-of-play of the local governance of basic services around the world. Basic Services for All in an Urbanizing World examines the enormous challenge of ensuring the...

    Published June 16th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Oiling the Urban Economy

    Land, Labour, Capital, and the State in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana

    By Franklin Obeng-Odoom

    Series: Routledge Studies in International Real Estate

    This book presents a critical analysis of the ‘resource curse’ doctrine and a review of the international evidence on oil and urban development to examine the role of oil on property development and rights in West Africa’s new oil metropolis - Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana. It seeks answers to the...

    Published June 4th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Sociable Cities

    The 21st-Century Reinvention of the Garden City, 2nd Edition

    By Peter Hall, Colin Ward

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    Peter Hall and Colin Ward wrote Sociable Cities to celebrate the centenary of publication of Ebenezer Howard’s To-morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform in 1998 – an event they then marked by co-editing (with Dennis Hardy) the magnificent annotated facsimile edition of Howard’s original, long lost...

    Published May 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Planning Across Borders in a Climate of Change

    Edited by Wendy Steele, Tooran Alizadeh, Leila Eslami-Andargoli, Silvia Serrao-Neumann

    Series: Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

    The fixity or mobility of borders are key themes within the border studies literature and have useful critical application to urban and environmental planning through theory, pedagogy and practice. This offers potential for transformative change through the processes of re-bordering and...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The University and the City

    By John Goddard, Paul Vallance

    Series: Regions and Cities

    Universities are being seen as key urban institutions by researchers and policy makers around the world. They are global players with significant local direct and indirect impacts – on employment, the built environment, business innovation and the wider society. The University and the City explores...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Deconstructing Placemaking

    Needs, Opportunities, and Assets

    By Mahyar Arefi

    Series: Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

    A new taxonomy of placemaking is needed; concerns have been expressed about the professionalization of placemaking through the proliferation of standards, zoning codes, and restrictive covenants. "Place matters" has become a mantra in many disciplines - architecture, urban planning and urban...

    Published May 1st 2014 by Routledge