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  1. New York Underground

    The Anatomy of a City

    By Julia Solis

    Did alligators ever really live in New York's sewers? What's it like to explore the old aqueducts beneath the city? How many levels are beneath Grand Central Station? And how exactly did the pneumatic tube system that New York's post offices used to employ work? In this richly illustrated...

    Published November 26th 2007 by Routledge

  2. Urban Utopias

    The Built and Social Architectures of Alternative Settlements

    By Malcolm Miles

    Utopia tends to generate a bad press - regarded as impracticable, perhaps nostalgic, or contradictory when visions of a perfect world cannot accommodate the change that is necessary to a free and self-organizing society. But people from diverse backgrounds are currently building a new society...

    Published November 22nd 2007 by Routledge

  3. Topophilia and Topophobia

    Reflections on Twentieth-Century Human Habitat

    Edited by Xing Ruan, Paul Hogben

    This book is about the love and hate relations that humans establish with their habitat, which have been coined by discerning modern thinkers as topophilia and topophobia. Whilst such affiliations with the topos, our manmade as well as natural habitat, have been traced back to antiquity, a wide...

    Published November 20th 2007 by Routledge

  4. To Scale

    One Hundred Urban Plans

    By Eric Jenkins

    How big is Moscow’s Red Square in comparison to Tiananmen Square? Why are there fewer public squares in Japan than in Italy? What lessons might be found in the plan of Savannah, Georgia’s historic district? To Scale is a collection of plans of urban spaces drawn at the same scale to help...

    Published November 15th 2007 by Routledge

  5. Cities and Towns

    By Rebecca Stefoff

    First Published in 2015. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company....

    Published November 15th 2007 by Routledge

  6. Indefensible Space

    The Architecture of the National Insecurity State

    Edited by Michael Sorkin

    Showing how the upswell of paranoia and growing demand for security in the post-9/11 world has paradoxically created widespread insecurity, these varied essays examine how this anxiety-laden mindset erodes spaces both architectural and personal, encroaching on all aspects of everyday life. Starting...

    Published October 31st 2007 by Routledge

  7. Life in the Megalopolis

    Mexico City and Sao Paulo

    By Lucia Sa

    Series: Questioning Cities

    The modern metropolis has been called 'the symbol of our times', and life in it epitomizes, for many, modernity itself. But what to make of inherited ideas of modernity when faced with life in Mexico City and São Paulo, two of the largest metropolises in the world? Is their fractured reality, their...

    Published October 25th 2007 by Routledge

  8. Preserving New York

    Winning the Right to Protect a City’s Landmarks

    By Anthony Wood

    Preserving New York is the largely unknown inspiring story of the origins of New York City’s nationally acclaimed landmarks law. The decades of struggle behind the law, its intellectual origins, the men and women who fought for it, the forces that shaped it, and the buildings lost and saved on the...

    Published October 25th 2007 by Routledge

  9. Planning and Transformation

    Learning from the Post-Apartheid Experience

    By Philip Harrison, Alison Todes, Vanessa Watson

    Series: RTPI Library Series

    Planning and Transformation provides a comprehensive view of planning under political transition in South Africa, offering an accessible resource for both students and researchers in an international and a local audience. In the years after the 1994 transition to democracy in South Africa,...

    Published August 30th 2007 by Routledge

  10. Gentrification

    By Loretta Lees, Tom Slater, Elvin Wyly

    This first textbook on the topic of gentrification is written for upper-level undergraduates in geography, sociology, and planning. The gentrification of urban areas has accelerated across the globe to become a central engine of urban development, and it is a topic that has attracted a great deal...

    Published August 24th 2007 by Routledge