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  1. 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

  2. Tower and Slab

    Histories of Global Mass Housing

    By Florian Urban

    Tower and Slab looks at the contradictory history of the modernist mass housing block - home to millions of city dwellers around the world. Few urban forms have roused as much controversy. While in the United States decades-long criticism caused the demolition of most mass housing projects for the...

    Published September 4th 2011 by Routledge

  3. renovatio urbis

    Architecture, Urbanism and Ceremony in the Rome of Julius II

    By Nicholas Temple

    Series: The Classical Tradition in Architecture

    Examining the urban and architectural developments in Rome during the Pontificate of Julius II (1503–13) this book focuses on the political, religious and artistic motives behind the changes. Each chapter focuses on a particular project, from the Palazzo dei Tribunali to the Stanza della...

    Published April 20th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Planning the Megacity

    Jakarta in the Twentieth Century

    By Christopher Silver

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    Planning the Megacity examines the dramatic transformation of Jakarta over the past century. In 1900, the colonial capital of the Netherland Indies, then known as Batavia, was a compact city of approximately 150,000 inhabitants. During the next hundred years, but especially after 1950, it was...

    Published April 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  5. Patrick Geddes and Town Planning

    A Critical View

    By Noah Hysler-Rubin

    Patrick Geddes is considered a forefather of the modern urban planning movement. This book studies the various, and even opposing ways, in which Geddes has been interpreted up to this day, providing a new reading of his life, writing and plans. Geddes' scrutiny is presented as a case study for...

    Published January 11th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Urban and Regional Planning

    By Peter Hall, Mark Tewdwr-Jones

    This is the fifth edition of the classic text for students of urban and regional planning. It gives an historical overview of the developments and changes in the theory and practice of planning, throughout the entire twentieth century. This extensively revised edition follows the successful format...

    Published November 11th 2010 by Routledge

  7. The American Urban Reader

    History and Theory

    Edited by Steven H. Corey, Lisa Krissoff Boehm

    Series: Routledge Readers in History

    The American Urban Reader brings together the most exciting work on the evolution of the American city, from colonial settlement and western expansion to post-industrial cities and the growth of the suburbs. Each of the chronologically and thematically organized chapters includes thoughtfully...

    Published July 22nd 2010 by Routledge

  8. The Restless City

    A Short History of New York from Colonial Times to the Present, 2nd Edition

    By Joanne Reitano

    The Restless City: A Short History of New York from Colonial Times to the Present is a short, lively history of the world’s most exciting and diverse metropolis. It shows how New York’s perpetual struggles for power, wealth, and status exemplify the vigor, creativity, resilience, and influence of...

    Published May 23rd 2010 by Routledge

  9. The Restless City Reader

    A New York City Sourcebook

    Edited by Joanne Reitano

    From Peter Stuyvesant to Mayor Bloomberg, New York City’s history is full of vibrant characters, riveting events, and fascinating controversies that reflect shifting economic, political, social, and cultural currents within New York’s long history. The Restless City Reader: A New York City...

    Published March 24th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Capital Cities in the Aftermath of Empires

    Planning in Central and Southeastern Europe

    Edited by Emily Gunzburger Makas, Tanja Damljanovic Conley

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    This is the first book to explore the urban and planning history of cities across Central and South-eastern Europe against a background of rising nationalism. Introductory chapters outline the political history of the area, how the developments in the different countries were interconnected and how...

    Published November 26th 2009 by Routledge