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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 36 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. America's Urban History

    By Lisa Krissoff Boehm, Steven Hunt Corey

    The history of the American city is, in many ways, the history of the United States. Although rural traditions have also left their impact on the country, cities and urban living have been vital components of America for centuries, and an understanding of the urban experience is essential to...

    Published November 13th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Modernization, Urbanization and Development in Latin America, 1900s - 2000s

    By Arturo Almandoz

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    In this book Arturo Almandoz places the major episodes of Latin America’s twentieth and early twenty-first century urban history within the changing relationship between industrialization and urbanization, modernization and development. This relationship began in the early twentieth century, when...

    Published October 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Religion, Heritage and the Sustainable City

    Hinduism and urbanisation in Jaipur

    By Yamini Narayanan

    Series: Routledge Research in Religion and Development

    The speed and scale of urbanisation in India is unprecedented almost anywhere in the world and has tremendous global implications. The religious influence on the urban experience has resonances for all aspects of urban sustainability in India and yet it remains a blind spot while articulating...

    Published October 10th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Tenants' Movement

    Resident involvement, community action and the contentious politics of housing

    By Quintin Bradley

    Series: Housing and Society Series

    The Tenants' Movement is both a history of tenant organization and mobilization, and a guide to understanding how the struggles of tenant organizers have come to shape housing policy today. Charting the history of tenant mobilization, and the rise of consumer movements in housing, it is one of the...

    Published June 26th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 17th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 16th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 5th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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 20th 2013 by Routledge

  9. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  10. 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 24th 2012 by Routledge