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  1. 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 4th 2011 by Routledge

  2. 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 12th 2011 by Routledge

  3. 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 12th 2010 by Routledge

  4. 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 23rd 2010 by Routledge

  5. 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 24th 2010 by Routledge

  6. 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 25th 2010 by Routledge

  7. 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 15th 2009 by Routledge

  8. 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 8th 2009 by Routledge

  9. 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 8th 2009 by Routledge

  10. 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 2nd 2009 by Routledge