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  1. Planning Europe's Capital Cities

    Aspects of Nineteenth-Century Urban Development

    By Thomas Hall

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    During the nineteenth century many of Europe's capital cities were subject to major expansion and improvement schemes - from Vienna's Ringstrasse to the boulevards of Paris.Thomas Hall examines the planning process in fifteen of those cities and addresses the following questions: when and why...

    Published October 14th 2009 by Routledge

  2. Place, Race, and Story

    Essays on the Past and Future of Historic Preservation

    By Ned Kaufman

    In Place, Race, and Story, author Ned Kaufman has collected his own essays dedicated to the proposition of giving the next generation of preservationists not only a foundational knowledge of the field of study, but more ideas on where they can take it. Through both big-picture essays considering...

    Published July 7th 2009 by Routledge

  3. The Integration Debate

    Competing Futures For American Cities

    Edited by Chester Hartman, Gregory Squires

    Racial integration, and policies intended to achieve greater integration, continue to generate controversy in the United States, with some of the most heated debates taking place among long-standing advocates of racial equality. Today, many nonwhites express what has been referred to as "...

    Published July 7th 2009 by Routledge

  4. The City in American Political Development

    Edited by Richardson Dilworth

    There are nearly 20,000 general-purpose municipal governments—cities—in the United States, employing more people than the federal government. About twenty of those cities received charters of incorporation well before ratification of the U.S. Constitution, and several others were established urban...

    Published March 1st 2009 by Routledge

  5. Postcolonial African Cities

    Imperial Legacies and Postcolonial Predicament

    Edited by Fassil Demissie

    The book focuses on contemporary African cities, caught in the contradiction of an imperial past and postcolonial present. The essays explore the cultural role of colonial architecture and urbanism in the production of meanings: in the inscription of power and discipline, as well as in the dynamic...

    Published February 22nd 2009 by Routledge

  6. Art of the Brooklyn Bridge

    A Visual History

    By Richard Haw

    The Brooklyn Bridge is a pre-eminent global icon. It is the world’s most famous and beloved bridge, a "must-see" tourist hotspot, and a vital fact of New York life. For almost a hundred and forty years it has inspired artists of all descriptions, fueling a constant stream of paintings,...

    Published February 24th 2008 by Routledge

  7. Segregation

    The Rising Costs for America

    Edited by James H. Carr, Nandinee K. Kutty

    Segregation: The Rising Costs for America documents how discriminatory practices in the housing markets through most of the past century, and that continue today, have produced extreme levels of residential segregation that result in significant disparities in access to good jobs, quality education...

    Published February 11th 2008 by Routledge

  8. Recapturing Democracy

    Neoliberalization and the Struggle for Alternative Urban Futures

    By Mark Purcell

    Recapturing Democracy is a short yet synoptic introduction to urban democracy in our era of political neoliberalism and economic globalization. Combining an original argument with a number of case studies, Mark Purcell explores the condition of democracy in contemporary Western cities. Whereas...

    Published January 24th 2008 by Routledge

  9. New York Underground

    The Anatomy of a City

    By Julia Solis

    Did alligators ever really live in New York's sewers? What's it like to explore the old aqueducts beneath the city? How many levels are beneath Grand Central Station? And how exactly did the pneumatic tube system that New York's post offices used to employ work? In this richly illustrated...

    Published November 25th 2007 by Routledge

  10. The Practice of Modernism

    Modern Architects and Urban Transformation, 1954–1972

    By John R. Gold

    In this sequel to his widely-acclaimed book The Experience of Modernism (1997), John Gold continues his detailed enquiry into the Modern Movement's involvement in urban planning and city design. Making extensive use of information gained from hours of in-depth interviews with architects of the...

    Published June 13th 2007 by Routledge