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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 375 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. Urban Lighting, Light Pollution and Society

    Edited by Josiane Meier, Ute Hasenöhrl, Katharina Krause, Merle Pottharst

    After decades "in the shadows", urban lighting is re-emerging as a matter of public debate. Long-standing truths are increasingly questioned as a confluence of developments affects lighting itself and the way it is viewed. Light has become an integral element of place-making and energy-saving...

    Published November 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Governing Sustainable Urban Renewal

    Partnerships in Action

    By Rory Shand

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

    Environmental and sustainability issues are currently stretched by economic concerns and policy areas such as housing and education are therefore needed more than ever to help regenerate the social and urban environment. Governing Sustainable Urban Renewal: Partnerships in Action uses detailed case...

    Published November 16th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Cities in the Technology Economy

    By Darrene Hackler

    Recognizing the pivotal role that local governments play in the high-tech economy, this book examines the effect of technology industries and infrastructures on cities and the local policy actions required for effective response to these challenges. Filled with fresh information and practical...

    Published November 16th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Crisis of America's Cities: Solutions for the Future, Lessons from the Past

    Solutions for the Future, Lessons from the Past

    By Randall Bartlett

    An original work on American cities and the ongoing "urban crisis". Using the metaphor of the socially constructed organization of space, Bartlett takes a broad view of the evolution of urban America, from its historical roots to the present; he then examines the way in which current policies have...

    Published November 13th 2014 by Routledge

  5. America's Urban History

    By Lisa Krissoff Boehm, Steven Hunt Corey

    The history of the American city is, in many ways, the history of the United States. Although rural traditions have also left their impact on the country, cities and urban living have been vital components of America for centuries, and an understanding of the urban experience is essential to...

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Urban Decline (Routledge Revivals)

    By David Clark

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In the twentieth century, urban growth was one of the most powerful catalysts of geographical, social and demographic change in the Western world. When this book was first published in 1989, however, a massive process of counter-urbanization was underway, which saw the loss of population and jobs...

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Social Cohesion and Immigration in Europe and North America

    Mechanisms, Conditions, and Causality

    Edited by Ruud Koopmans, Bram Lancee, Merlin Schaeffer

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Concerns about immigration and the rising visibility of minorities have triggered a lively scholarly debate on the consequences of ethnic diversity for trust, cooperation, and other aspects of social cohesion. In this accessibly written volume, leading scholars explore where, when, and why ethnic...

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Cities in a Time of Terror: Space, Territory, and Local Resilience

    Space, Territory, and Local Resilience

    By H.V. Savitch

    This book is about urban terror - its meaning, its ramifications, and its impact on city life. Written by a well-known expert in the field, "Cities in a Time of Terror" draws on data from more than a thousand cities across the globe and traces the evolution of urban terrorism between 1968 and 2006....

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Cultural Contradictions of Progressive Politics

    The Role of Cultural Change and the Global Economy in Local Policymaking

    By Donald L. Rosdil

    Series: Routledge Research in Urban Politics and Policy

    Why do some U.S. cities like Seattle and Boston impose social exactions and sustainability targets on private investment while others like Las Vegas and Houston offer property tax and fee remissions to business, tolerate environmentally hazardous activities such as oil drilling, and express...

    Published November 9th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Urban Ecology

    An Introduction

    By Ian Douglas, Philip James

    Urban Ecology: An Introduction seeks to open the reader’s mind and eyes to the way in which nature permeates everyday urban living, and how it has to be understood, cared for, and managed in order to make our towns and cities healthier places to visit and in which to live and work. The authors...

    Published November 5th 2014 by Routledge