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  1. 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

  2. Cities and Towns

    By Rebecca Stefoff

    Published November 15th 2007 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Capitalism's Eye

    Cultural Spaces of the Commodity

    By Kevin Hetherington

    Series: Cultural Spaces

    Capitalism's Eye is an extremely ambitious cultural history of how people experienced commodities in the era of industrial expansion. Writing against the dominant argument that the 'society of the spectacle' emerged fully formed in the mid-nineteenth century, Kevin Hetherington explains that the...

    Published August 20th 2007 by Routledge

  9. Desire Lines

    Space, Memory and Identity in the Post-Apartheid City

    Edited by Noëleen Murray, Nick Shepherd, Martin Hall

    Series: Architext

    This ground breaking new work draws together a cross-section of South African scholars to provide a lively and comprehensive review of the under-researched area of heritage practice following the introduction of the National Heritage Resources Act. Looking at the daily heritage debates, from naming...

    Published July 19th 2007 by Routledge

  10. The American Suburb

    The Basics

    By Jon C. Teaford

    The American Suburb: The Basics is a compact, readable introduction to the origins and contemporary realities of the American suburb. Teaford provides an account of contemporary American suburbia, examining its rise, its diversity, its commercial life, its government, and its housing issues. While...

    Published July 6th 2007 by Routledge