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  1. Public Space and Relational Perspectives

    New Challenges for Architecture and Planning

    Edited by Chiara Tornaghi, Sabine Knierbein

    Series: Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

    Traditional approaches to understand space tend to view public space mainly as a shell or container, focussing on its morphological structures and functional uses. That way, its ever-changing meanings, contested or challenged uses have been largely ignored, as well as the contextual and on-going...

    Published October 20th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Cities of the Global South Reader

    Edited by Faranak Miraftab, Neema Kudva

    Series: Routledge Urban Reader Series

    The Cities of the Global South Reader adopts a fresh and critical approach to the fi eld of urbanization in the developing world. The Reader incorporates both early and emerging debates about the diverse trajectories of urbanization processes in the context of the restructured global alignments in...

    Published October 16th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Ecological Urbanism: The Nature of the City

    By Susannah Hagan

    Ecological Urbanism: The Nature of the City asks the questions that are important inside and outside the built environment professions: what are climate change, urbanisation and ecology doing to the theory and practice of urban design? How does Ecological Urbanism figure in this change? What is...

    Published October 10th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Towards Low Carbon Cities in China

    Urban Form and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Edited by Sun Sheng Han, Ray Green, Mark Y. Wang

    Series: Routledge Studies in Low Carbon Development

    This book explores the relationship between urban form and greenhouse gas emissions in China, providing new insights for policy, urban planning and management. Drawing on the results of a four-year multidisciplinary research project, the book examines how factors such as urban households’ access...

    Published October 7th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Urban Sustainability in Theory and Practice

    Circles of sustainability

    By Paul James

    Series: Advances in Urban Sustainability

    Cities are home to the most consequential current attempts at human adaptation and they provide one possible focus for the flourishing of life on this planet. However, for this to be realized in more than an ad hoc way, a substantial rethinking of current approaches and practices needs to occur....

    Published October 7th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Charter Schools, Race, and Urban Space

    Where the Market Meets Grassroots Resistance

    By Kristen L. Buras

    Charter schools have been promoted as an equitable and innovative solution to the problems plaguing urban schools. Advocates claim that charter schools benefit working-class students of color by offering them access to a "portfolio" of school choices. In Charter Schools, Race, and Urban Space,...

    Published September 24th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Urban Section

    An analytical tool for cities and streets

    By Robert Mantho

    The design of streets, and the connections between streets of different character, is the most important task for architects and urbanists working in an urban context. Considered at two distinct spatial scales – that of the individual street – the Street Section – and the complex of city streets –...

    Published September 17th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Post-Tsunami Recovery in Thailand

    Socio-cultural responses

    By Monica Lindberg Falk

    Series: The Modern Anthropology of Southeast Asia

    Of all the huge natural disasters that claimed the lives of thousands in Asia, the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 was the largest, estimated to have killed more than 230,000 people. The scope of damage brought about by this natural disaster urges focus on recovery and post-disaster reconstruction...

    Published September 16th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Critical Realism and Housing Research

    By Julie Lawson

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Since the nineteenth century various housing solutions have evolved, such as sprawling Australian home ownership and compact Dutch social rental housing. This phenomenon cannot be adequately explained with simple descriptions of key events, politics and housing outcomes. Critical Realism and...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Shanghai Alleyway House

    A Vanishing Urban Vernacular

    By Gregory Bracken

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    As a nineteenth-century commercial development, the alleyway house was a hybrid of the traditional Chinese courtyard house and the Western terraced one. Unique to Shanghai, the alleyway house was a space where the blurring of the boundaries of public and private life created a vibrant social...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge