Skip to Content

Books by Subject

Forthcoming Urban History Books

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 12 forthcoming new books in the subject of Urban History — sorted by publish date from upcoming books to future books.

For books that are already published; please browse available books.

Forthcoming Books

  1. Urban Heritage, Development and Sustainability

    International Frameworks, National and Local Governance

    Edited by Sophia Labadi, William Logan

    Series: Key Issues in Cultural Heritage

    More than half of the world’s population now lives in urban areas, and cities provide the setting for a number of significant contemporary challenges such as population growth, mass tourism, and unequal access to socio-economic opportunities. Urban Heritage, Development and Sustainability examines...

    To Be Published October 30th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Paris Under Construction

    Building Sites and Urban Transformation in the 1960s

    By Jacob Paskins

    Series: Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

    During the 1960s, building sites in Paris became spaces that expressed preoccupations about urban transformation, labour immigration and national identity. As new buildings and infrastructure changed the city, building sites revealed the substandard living and working conditions of migrant...

    To Be Published December 14th 2015 by Routledge

  3. A History of Architecture and Urbanism in the Americas

    By Clare Cardinal-Pett

    A History of Architecture and Urbanism in the Americas is the first comprehensive survey to narrate the urbanization of the Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Antarctica, making it a vital resource to help you understand the built environment in this part of the world. The book...

    To Be Published January 27th 2016 by Routledge

  4. Urban History

    Edited by Rosemary Sweet

    Series: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

    With over half the world’s population now living in cities, urbanization is one of the defining features of the contemporary world, and urban history – the study of the processes and consequences of urbanization – is one of the most dynamic fields of modern and contemporary history. But the...

    To Be Published March 15th 2016 by Routledge

  5. Capital Cities in the Shadow of the Cold War

    Planning in Eastern Europe

    Edited by Emily Gunzburger Makas

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    The editor and her contributors explore the influences of state socialism and communist political ideals on the capital cities of Eastern Europe, their architecture and urban development, during the Cold War period. Following an introduction, which provides the historical and political background...

    To Be Published April 1st 2016 by Routledge

  6. The Routledge Guidebook to Jane Jacobs' The Death and Life of Great American Cities

    By Peter Laurence

    Series: The Routledge Guides to the Great Books

    Jane Jacobs’ The Death and Life of Great American Cities was published in 1961 and is now generally considered one of the most important books ever written on cities and city life. At a time when suburbia appeared to be human destiny, and architectural and urban theorists questioned whether the...

    To Be Published April 15th 2016 by Routledge

  7. Writing the Global City

    Postcolonialism, Globalization and the Urban

    By Anthony D King

    Series: Architext

    To Be Published May 1st 2016 by Routledge

  8. Great British Plans

    Who made them and how do they work?

    By Ian Wray

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    Can the British plan? Sometimes it seems unlikely. Across the world we see grand designs and visionary projects: new airport terminals, nuclear power stations, high speed railways, and glittering buildings. It all seems an unattainable goal on Britain’s small and crowded island; and yet perhaps...

    To Be Published June 1st 2016 by Routledge

  9. Advertising and Public Memory

    Social, Cultural and Historical Perspectives on Ghost Signs

    Edited by Stefan Schutt, Leanne White, Sam Roberts

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This is the first scholarly collection to examine the social and cultural aspects of the worldwide interest in the faded remains of advertising signage (popularly known as ‘ghost signs’). Contributors examine the complex relationships between the signs and those who commissioned them, painted them,...

    To Be Published June 1st 2016 by Routledge

  10. Urbanization in China

    Edited by Margaret Crawford, Marco Cenzatti, Jiong Wu

    Series: Critical Concepts in Urban Studies

    To Be Published June 15th 2016 by Routledge