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Forthcoming Urban Studies Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. An Introduction to Community Development

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Rhonda Phillips, Robert H. Pittman

    Beginning with the foundations of community development, An Introduction to Community Development offers a comprehensive and practical approach to planning for communities. Road-tested in the authors’ own teaching, and through the training they provide for practicing planners, it enables students...

    To Be Published November 25th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology

    Edited by Ian Douglas, David Goode, Mike Houck, Rusong Wang

    The birds, animals, insects, trees and plants encountered by the majority of the world’s people are those that survive in, adapt to, or are introduced to, urban areas. Some of these organisms give great pleasure; others invade, colonise and occupy neglected and hidden areas such as derelict land...

    To Be Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Reshaping City Governance

    London, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad

    By Nirmala Rao

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    India’s cities are in the midst of an unprecedented urban expansion. While India is acknowledged as a rising power, poised to emerge into the front rank of global economies, the pace and scale of its urbanisation calls for more effective metropolitan management if that growth is not to be...

    To Be Published December 8th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Pedestrian and the City

    By Carmen Hass-Klau

    The Pedestrian and the City provides an overview and insight into the development, politics and policies on walking and pedestrians: it includes the evolution of pedestrian-friendly housing estates in the 19th century up to the present day. Key issues addressed include the struggle of...

    To Be Published December 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Ecocultures

    Blueprints for Sustainable Communities

    Edited by Steffen Böhm, Zareen Pervez Bharucha, Jules Pretty

    The world faces a ‘perfect storm’ of social and ecological stresses, including climate change, habitat loss, resource degradation and social, economic and cultural change. In order to cope with these, communities are struggling to transition to sustainable ways of living that improve well-being and...

    To Be Published December 11th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Postwar Urban America

    Demography, Economics, and Social Policies

    By John F. McDonald

    This unique and inexpensive book provides a demographic and economic history of urban America over the last 65 years. The growth and decline of most northern cities is contrasted with the steady growth of western and southern cities. Various urban government policies are explored, including federal...

    To Be Published December 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The American Dream and the Power of Wealth

    Choosing Schools and Inheriting Inequality in the Land of Opportunity, 2nd Edition

    By Heather Beth Johnson

    Despite the overwhelming evidence against them, many people still believe they can overcome the economic and racial constraints placed upon them at birth. In the first edition, Heather Beth Johnson explored this belief in the American Dream with over 200 in-depth interviews with black and white...

    To Be Published December 15th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Informal Labour in Urban India

    Three Cities, Three Journeys

    By Tom Barnes

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    During the last two decades, rapid economic growth and development in India has been based upon the mass employment of informal labour. Using case studies from three urban regions, this book examines this growth in modern India’s cities and towns. It argues that India has undergone a process of...

    To Be Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Place-making and Urban Development

    New challenges for contemporary planning and design

    By Pier Carlo Palermo, Davide Ponzini

    Series: Regions and Cities

    The regeneration of critical urban areas through the redesign of public space with the intense involvement of local communities seems to be the central focus of place-making according to some widespread practices in academic and professional circles. Recently, new expertise maintains that...

    To Be Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Uses of Art in Public Space

    Edited by Julia Lossau, Quentin Stevens

    Series: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

    This book links two fields of interest which are too seldom considered together: the production and critique of art in public space and social behaviour in the public realm. Whilst most writing about public art has focused on the aesthetic, cultural and political intentions and processes that shape...

    To Be Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge