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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 48 new and published books in the subject of Urban Policy — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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  1. Governing Metropolitan Areas

    Growth and Change in a Networked Age, 2nd Edition

    By David K. Hamilton

    Interest and research on regionalism has soared in the last decade. Local governments in metropolitan areas and civic organizations are increasingly engaged in cooperative and collaborative public policy efforts to solve problems that stretch across urban centers and their surrounding suburbs. Yet...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Battle for Tolmers Square (Routledge Revivals)

    By Nick Wates

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1976, this book tells of the dramatic struggle between tenants’ groups, community associations, students, squatters, intellectuals, political parties, and property developers at Tolmers Square in north London. The author describes how property developers, interested only in...

    Published April 7th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Local Government and Strategic Choice (Routledge Revivals)

    An Operational Research Approach to the Processes of Public Planning

    By John Friend, Neil Jessop

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1969, this book is concerned with the processes of policy-making in local government. The authors address themselves to the basic challenge of planning in a democracy and consider issues such as how those elected to exercise choice on our behalf can preserve and expand their...

    Published March 31st 2014 by Routledge

  4. Spatial Planning Systems and Practices in Europe

    A Comparative Perspective on Continuity and Changes

    Edited by Mario Reimer, Panagiotis Getimis, Hans Blotevogel

    Ideal for students and practitioners working in spatial planning, the Europeanization of planning agendas and regional policy in general Spatial Planning Systems and Practices in Europe develops a systematic methodological framework to analyze changes in planning systems throughout Europe. The main...

    Published February 6th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Transport, Climate Change and the City

    By Robin Hickman, David Banister

    Series: Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

    Sustainable mobility has long been sought after in cities around the world, particularly in industrialised countries, but also increasingly in the emerging cities in Asia. Progress however appears difficult to make as the private car, still largely fuelled by petrol or diesel, remains the...

    Published January 19th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Tradition, Democracy and the Townscape of Kyoto

    Claiming a Right to the Past

    By Christoph Brumann

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    As the historic capital of the country and the stronghold of the nation’s most celebrated traditions, the city of Kyoto holds a unique place in the Japanese imagination. Widely praised for the beauty of its townscape and natural environments, it is both a popular destination for tourists and home...

    Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Routledge Companion to Urban Regeneration

    Edited by Michael E. Leary, John McCarthy

    In the past decade, urban regeneration policy makers and practitioners have faced a number of difficult challenges, such as sustainability, budgetary constraints, demands for community involvement and rapid urbanization in the Global South. Urban regeneration remains a high profile and important...

    Published October 15th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Spatial Planning and the New Localism

    Edited by Graham Haughton, Philip Allmendinger

    This book looks at the transition from New Labour’s ‘Spatial Planning’ approach to the Coalition Government’s preferred ‘Localism’ approach. Localism we are told will liberate local planners from the heavy hand of central government and allow planning to flourish at the local level. Alternatively,...

    Published September 25th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Whose Urban Renaissance?

    An international comparison of urban regeneration strategies

    Edited by Libby Porter, Kate Shaw

    Series: Routledge Studies in Human Geography

    The desire of governments for a 'renaissance' of their cities is a defining feature of contemporary urban policy. From Melbourne and Toronto to Johannesburg and Istanbul, government policies are successfully attracting investment and middle-class populations to their inner areas. Regeneration - or...

    Published September 8th 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Future of Local Economic Development

    Edited by Ines Newman

    This book looks at the future role of local economic development. Once New Labour came to power in 1997, they sought a third way between the new right agenda of Thatcherism with its attempts to reduce the role of the local state and foster a free market and the left’s attempts to take more...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge