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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 32 new and published books in the subject of Urban History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Traditions

    The “Real”, the Hyper, and the Virtual In the Built Environment

    By Nezar AlSayyad

    Traditions: The ‘Real’, the Hyper, and the Virtual in the Built Environment is a continuation of Nezar AlSayyad’s engagement with the subject of tradition in the built environment. In it he attempts to unsettle the belief that tradition is simply a product of history and transmission. Without...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Garden Suburbs of Tomorrow?

    A New Future for the Cottage Estates

    By Martin Crookston

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    Faced with acute housing shortages, the idea of new garden cities and suburbs is on the UK planning agenda once again, but what of the garden suburbs that already exist? Over the first six decades of the twentieth century, councils across Britain created a new and optimistic form of housing – the...

    Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Relaunching Titanic

    Memory and marketing in the New Belfast

    Edited by William J V Neill, Michael Murray, Berna Grist

    Relaunching Titanic critically considers the invocation of Titanic heritage in Belfast in contributing to a new ‘post-conflict’ understanding of the city. The authors address how the memory of Titanic is being and should be represented in the place of its origin, from where it was launched into the...

    Published July 4th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Dubai: Behind an Urban Spectacle

    By Yasser Elsheshtawy

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    Yasser Elsheshtawy explores Dubai’s history from its beginnings as a small fishing village to its place on the world stage today, using historical narratives, travel descriptions, novels and fictional accounts by local writers to bring colour to his history of the city’s urban development. With...

    Published March 19th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Of Planting and Planning

    The making of British colonial cities, 2nd Edition

    By Robert Home

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    ‘At the centre of the world-economy, one always finds an exceptional state, strong, aggressive and privileged, dynamic, simultaneously feared and admired.’ - Fernand Braudel, Civilization and Capitalism, 15th–18th Centuries This, surely, is an apt description of the British Empire at its...

    Published January 10th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Latin American Modern Architectures

    Ambiguous Territories

    Edited by Patricio del Real, Helen Gyger

    Latin American Modern Architectures: Ambiguous Territories has thirteen new essays from a range of distinguished architectural historians to help you understand the region’s rich and varied architecture. It will also introduce you to major projects that have not been written about in English. A...

    Published August 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  7. Living in the City

    Urban Institutions in the Low Countries, 1200–2010

    Edited by L.A.C.J. (Leo) Lucassen, W.H. (Wim) Willems

    Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

    The city is a place to find shelter, a market place, and an elevator for social mobility and success. But the city is also a place that frightens people and that can marginalize newcomers. Living in the City tries to understand what pulls people to the city since the High Middle Ages, focusing on...

    Published December 21st 2011 by Routledge

  8. Staging the New Berlin

    Place Marketing and the Politics of Urban Reinvention Post-1989

    By Claire Colomb

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    This book explores the politics of place marketing and the process of ‘urban reinvention’ in Berlin between 1989 and 2011. In the context of the dramatic socio-economic restructuring processes, changes in urban governance and physical transformation of the city following the Fall of the Wall, the ‘...

    Published November 20th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Rights of Passage

    Sidewalks and the Regulation of Public Flow

    By Nicholas Blomley

    Series: Social Justice

    Rights of Passage: Sidewalks and the Regulation of Public Flow documents a powerful and under-researched form of urban governance that focuses on pedestrian flow. This logic, which Nicholas Blomley terms 'pedestrianism', values public space not in terms of its aesthetic merits, or its success in...

    Published October 5th 2011 by Routledge

  10. City and Soul in Divided Societies

    By Scott A. Bollens

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    In this unique book Scott A. Bollens combines personal narrative with academic analysis in telling the story of inflammatory nationalistic and ethnic conflict in nine cities – Jerusalem, Beirut, Belfast, Johannesburg, Nicosia, Sarajevo, Mostar, Bilbao, and Barcelona. Reporting on seventeen...

    Published September 6th 2011 by Routledge