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  1. Planning for Growth

    Urban and Regional Planning in China

    By Fulong Wu

    Series: RTPI Library Series

    Planning for Growth: Urban and Regional Planning in China provides an overview of the changes in China’s planning system, policy, and practices using concrete examples and informative details in language that is accessible enough for the undergraduate but thoroughly grounded in a wealth of research...

    Published January 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Co-producing Knowledge for Sustainable Cities

    Joining Forces for Change

    Edited by Merritt Polk

    Series: Routledge Research in Sustainable Urbanism

    At the current time, many issues and problems within sustainable urban development are managed within traditional disciplinary and organizational structures. However, problems such as, climate change, resource constraints, poverty and social tensions all exceed current compartmentalization of...

    Published January 15th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Nature’s Gifts

    The Australian Lectures of Henry George on the Ownership of Land and Other Natural Resources

    By John Pullen

    In 1890, the famous American economist and social reformer, Henry George, arrived in Australia to begin a controversial 98-day public lecture tour. Following the international publicity generated by his book Progress and Poverty, with its challenges to conventional economics, he had made several...

    Published January 14th 2015 by Federation Press

  4. Social Cohesion and Immigration in Europe and North America

    Mechanisms, Conditions, and Causality

    Edited by Ruud Koopmans, Bram Lancee, Merlin Schaeffer

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Concerns about immigration and the rising visibility of minorities have triggered a lively scholarly debate on the consequences of ethnic diversity for trust, cooperation, and other aspects of social cohesion. In this accessibly written volume, leading scholars explore where, when, and why ethnic...

    Published January 8th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology

    Edited by Ian Douglas, David Goode, Mike Houck, Rusong Wang

    The birds, animals, insects, trees and plants encountered by the majority of the world’s people are those that survive in, adapt to, or are introduced to, urban areas. Some of these organisms give great pleasure; others invade, colonise and occupy neglected and hidden areas such as derelict land...

    Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Informal Labour in Urban India

    Three Cities, Three Journeys

    By Tom Barnes

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    During the last two decades, rapid economic growth and development in India has been based upon the mass employment of informal labour. Using case studies from three urban regions, this book examines this growth in modern India’s cities and towns. It argues that India has undergone a process of...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Postwar Urban America

    Demography, Economics, and Social Policies

    By John F. McDonald

    This unique and inexpensive book provides a demographic and economic history of urban America over the last 65 years. The growth and decline of most northern cities is contrasted with the steady growth of western and southern cities. Various urban government policies are explored, including federal...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Uses of Art in Public Space

    Edited by Julia Lossau, Quentin Stevens

    Series: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

    This book links two fields of interest which are too seldom considered together: the production and critique of art in public space and social behaviour in the public realm. Whilst most writing about public art has focused on the aesthetic, cultural and political intentions and processes that shape...

    Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Place-making and Urban Development

    New challenges for contemporary planning and design

    By Pier Carlo Palermo, Davide Ponzini

    Series: Regions and Cities

    The regeneration of critical urban areas through the redesign of public space with the intense involvement of local communities seems to be the central focus of place-making according to some widespread practices in academic and professional circles. Recently, new expertise maintains that...

    Published December 12th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Ecocultures

    Blueprints for Sustainable Communities

    Edited by Steffen Böhm, Zareen Pervez Bharucha, Jules Pretty

    The world faces a ‘perfect storm’ of social and ecological stresses, including climate change, habitat loss, resource degradation and social, economic and cultural change. In order to cope with these, communities are struggling to transition to sustainable ways of living that improve well-being and...

    Published December 9th 2014 by Routledge