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  1. 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 11th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Theory and Practice of Dialogical Community Development

    International Perspectives

    By Peter Westoby, Gerard Dowling

    This book proposes that community development has been increasingly influenced and co-opted by a modernist, soulless, rational philosophy - reducing it to a shallow technique for ‘solving community problems’. In contrast, this dialogical approach re-maps the ground of community development practice...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Cities, Networks, and Global Environmental Governance

    Spaces of Innovation, Places of Leadership

    By Sofie Bouteligier

    Series: Cities and Global Governance

    As a result of global dynamics—the increasing interconnection of people and places—innovations in global environmental governance haved altered the role of cities in shaping the future of the planet. This book is a timely study of the importance of these social transformations in our...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Italo Calvino's Architecture of Lightness

    The Utopian Imagination in An Age of Urban Crisis

    By Letizia Modena

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    This study recovers Italo Calvino's central place in a lost history of interdisciplinary thought, politics, and literary philosophy in the 1960s. Drawing on his letters, essays, critical reviews, and fiction, as well as a wide range of works--primarily urban planning and design theory and history--...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Age of Intelligent Cities

    Smart Environments and Innovation-for-all Strategies

    By Nicos Komninos

    Series: Regions and Cities

    This book concludes a trilogy that began with Intelligent Cities: Innovation, Knowledge Systems and digital spaces (Routledge 2002) and Intelligent Cities and Globalisation of Innovation Networks (Routledge 2008). Together these books examine intelligent cities as environments of innovation and...

    Published September 8th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Rio de Janeiro

    Urban Life through the Eyes of the City

    By Beatriz Jaguaribe

    Series: CRESC

    "Through artistic imaginaries, media productions, social practices and spatial mappings, this book offers an insightful and original contribution to the understanding of Rio de Janeiro, one of the highly contested urban terrains in the world. Offering a rich diversity of examples extracted from...

    Published September 1st 2014 by Routledge

  7. Alternative Real Estate Research

    By Ling Hin Li

    This book aims to provide insight into the "soft" side of real estate research and the interesting results and implications of the real estate research outside the traditional realm of investment/financial aspects. The book also attempts to answer what constitutes the so-called "soft-side" of real...

    Published August 27th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Hyper City

    By Nas

    First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Industrial Heritage Sites in Transformation

    Clash of Discourses

    Edited by Harald A. Mieg, Heike Oevermann

    Series: Routledge Studies in Heritage

    The management of industrial heritage sites requires rethinking in the context of urban change, and the issue of how to balance protection, preservation/conservation, and development becomes all the more crucial as industrial heritage sites grow in number. This brings into play new challenges—not...

    Published August 13th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Remaking China's Great Cities

    Space and Culture in Urban Housing, Renewal, and Expansion

    By Samuel Y. Liang

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    China’s rapid urbanization has restructured the great socialist cities Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou into mega cities that embrace global capitalism. This book focuses on the urban transformations of these three cities: Beijing is the nation’s political and cultural capital; Shanghai is the...

    Published August 3rd 2014 by Routledge