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You are currently browsing 41–50 of 349 new and published books in the subject of Urban Studies — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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  1. The Territories of Identity

    Architecture in the Age of Evolving Globalization

    Edited by Soumyen Bandyopadhyay, Guillermo Garma Montiel

    The expedited globalised process of exchange and new forms of cultural production have transformed old established notions of identity, calling into question their conceptual foundations. This book explores the spatial and representational dimension of this phenomenon, by addressing how the...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Cities, Disaster Risk and Adaptation

    By Christine Wamsler

    Series: Routledge Critical Introductions to Urbanism and the City

    Worldwide, disasters and climate change pose a serious risk to sustainable urban development, resulting in escalating human and economic costs. Consequently, city authorities and other urban actors face the challenge of integrating risk reduction and adaptation strategies into their work. However,...

    Published November 7th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Macao – The Formation of a Global City

    Edited by C.X. George Wei

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Macao, the former Portuguese colony in southeast China, has a long and very interesting history of cultural interaction between China and the West. Held by the Portuguese from the 1550s until its return to China in 1999, Macao was up to the emergence of Hong Kong in the later nineteenth century the...

    Published October 31st 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Creative Class Goes Global

    Edited by Charlotta Mellander, Richard Florida, Bjørn T. Asheim, Meric Gertler

    Series: Regions and Cities

    The whole landscape of research in urban studies was revolutionized by the publication of Richard Florida’s The Rise of the Creative Class in 2002, and his subsequent book entitled The Flight of the Creative Class has helped to maintain a decade-long explosion of interest in the field. While these...

    Published October 30th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Tradition, Democracy and the Townscape of Kyoto

    Claiming a Right to the Past

    By Christoph Brumann

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    As the historic capital of the country and the stronghold of the nation’s most celebrated traditions, the city of Kyoto holds a unique place in the Japanese imagination. Widely praised for the beauty of its townscape and natural environments, it is both a popular destination for tourists and home...

    Published October 29th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Neoliberalism, Cities and Education in the Global South and North

    Edited by Kalervo N. Gulson, Thomas C. Pedroni

    Across the world, cities are being reshaped in myriad ways by neoliberal forms of globalization, a process of urban restructuring with significant implications for educational policy and practices. The chapters in this collection speak to two complementary but analytically distinguishable aspects...

    Published October 19th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Informed Cities

    Making Research Work for Local Sustainability

    Edited by Marko Joas, Kate Theobald, David McGuinness, Cristina Garzillo, Stefan Kuhn

    Informed Cities looks at the knowledge brokerage processes between cities and higher education institutions, and in particular evaluates governance mechanisms for monitoring local sustainability and the role of research within this. The first part of the book provides an analysis of tools for...

    Published October 16th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Spatial Planning and the New Localism

    Edited by Graham Haughton, Philip Allmendinger

    This book looks at the transition from New Labour’s ‘Spatial Planning’ approach to the Coalition Government’s preferred ‘Localism’ approach. Localism we are told will liberate local planners from the heavy hand of central government and allow planning to flourish at the local level. Alternatively,...

    Published September 26th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Good Cities, Better Lives

    How Europe Discovered the Lost Art of Urbanism

    By Peter Hall

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    This book has one central theme: how, in the United Kingdom, can we create better cities and towns in which to live and work and play? What can we learn from other countries, especially our near neighbours in Europe? And, in turn, can we provide lessons for other countries facing similar dilemmas?...

    Published September 12th 2013 by Routledge

  10. New SubUrbanisms

    By Judith K De Jong

    Historically, we see the city as the cramped, crumbling core of development and culture, and the suburb as the vast outlying wasteland – convenient, but vacant. Contemporary urban design proves this wrong. In New SubUrbanisms, Judith De Jong explains the on-going "flattening" of the American...

    Published September 10th 2013 by Routledge