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  1. Policing Cities

    Urban Securitization and Regulation in a 21st Century World

    Edited by Randy K Lippert, Kevin Walby

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

    Policing Cities brings together international scholars from numerous disciplines to examine urban policing, securitization, and regulation in nine countries and the conceptual issues these practices raise. Chapters cover many of the world’s major cities, including New York, Beijing, Paris, London,...

    Published July 18th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Street Computing

    Urban Informatics and City Interfaces

    Edited by Marcus Foth, Markus Rittenbruch, Ricky Robinson, Stephen Viller

    This book develops tools and techniques that will help urban residents gain access to urban computing. Metaphorically speaking, it is taking computing to the street by giving the general public – rather than just researchers and professionals – the power to leverage available city infrastructure...

    Published July 18th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Brand-Driven City Building and the Virtualizing of Space

    By Alexander Gutzmer

    Series: Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

    This book is an investigation of the cultural phenomenon of branding and its transformational effects on the contemporary spatial – and urban – reality. It develops a novel understanding of the rationale behind the construction of large-scale architectural complexes that relate to corporate brands,...

    Published July 4th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Knowledge Economy and the City

    Spaces of knowledge

    By Ali Madanipour

    Series: Regions and Cities

    This book explores the relationship between space and economy, the spatial expressions of the knowledge economy. The capitalist industrial economy produced its own space, which differed radically from its predecessor agrarian and mercantile economies. If a new knowledge-based economy is emerging,...

    Published July 4th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Mining and African Urbanisation

    Population, Settlement and Welfare Trajectories

    Edited by Deborah F Bryceson, Daniel F MacKinnon

    Juxtaposing literatures on urbanisation and mining at a time when small-scale artisanal as well as large-scale mining operations are transforming many African economies, this book focuses on the interplay of Sub-Saharan Africa mining and urbanisation in the context of global shifts in capital and...

    Published July 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  6. Mineral Springs Resorts in Global Perspective

    Spa Histories

    Edited by John K. Walton

    Spa resorts were a favoured destination for affluent seekers after health and comfortable leisure in opulent surroundings from the seventeenth to the twentieth century, although in the railway age they began to suffer from competition from new fashions in leisure and tourism, especially the seaside...

    Published July 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  7. Relational Architectural Ecologies

    Architecture, Nature and Subjectivity

    Edited by Peg Rawes

    Examining the complex social and material relationships between architecture and ecology which constitute modern cultures, this collection responds to the need to extend architectural thinking about ecology beyond current design literatures. This book shows how the ‘habitats’, ‘natural milieus’, ‘...

    Published June 26th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Questioning the ‘Muslim Woman’

    Identity and Insecurity in an Urban Indian Locality

    By Nida Kirmani

    Series: Religion and Citizenship

    The marginalisation of Muslims in India has recently been the subject of heated public debate. In these discussions, however, Muslim women are often either overlooked or treated as a homogenous group with a common set of interests. Focusing on the narratives of women living in a predominantly...

    Published June 24th 2013 by Routledge India

  9. Urban Youth in China: Modernity, the Internet and the Self

    By Fengshu Liu

    Series: Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society

    Fengshu Liu situates the lives of Chinese youth and the growth of the Internet against the backdrop of rapid and profound social transformation in China. In 2008, the total of Internet users in China had reached 253 million (in comparison with 22.5 million in 2001). Yet, despite rapid growth, the...

    Published June 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  10. Shaping the City

    Studies in History, Theory and Urban Design, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Rodolphe El-Khoury, Edwards Robbins

    Taking on the key issues in urban design, Shaping the City examines the critical ideas that have driven these themes and debates through a study of particular cities at important periods in their development. As well as retaining crucial discussions about cities such as Los Angeles,...

    Published June 19th 2013 by Routledge