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Forthcoming Urban Sociology - Urban Studies Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Ethnography, Diversity and Urban Space

    Edited by Mette Louise Berg, Ben Gidley, Nando Sigona

    Across Europe, multiculturalism as a public policy has been declared ‘dead’ but, everyday multiculture is alive and well. This book explores how people live with diversity in contemporary cities and towns across Europe. Drawing on ethnographic studies ranging from London’s inner city and...

    To Be Published September 16th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Infrastructural Lives

    Urban Infrastructure in Context

    Edited by Stephen Graham, Colin McFarlane

    Infrastructural Lives is the first book to describe the everyday experience and politics of urban infrastructures. It focuses on a range of infrastructures in both the global South and North. The book examines how day-to-day experience and perception of infrastructure provides a new and powerful...

    To Be Published October 12th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Urban Sustainability in Theory and Practice

    Circles of sustainability

    By Paul James

    Series: Advances in Urban Sustainability

    Cities are home to the most consequential current attempts at human adaptation and they provide one possible focus for the flourishing of life on this planet. However, for this to be realized in more than an ad hoc way, a substantial rethinking of current approaches and practices needs to occur....

    To Be Published October 12th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Cultural Contradictions of Progressive Politics

    The Role of Cultural Change and the Global Economy in Local Policymaking

    By Donald L. Rosdil

    Series: Routledge Research in Urban Politics and Policy

    Why do some U.S. cities like Seattle and Boston impose social exactions and sustainability targets on private investment while others like Las Vegas and Houston offer property tax and fee remissions to business, tolerate environmentally hazardous activities such as oil drilling, and express...

    To Be Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Religion, Violence and Cities

    Edited by Liam O'Dowd, Martina McKnight

    In exploring the connections between religion, violence and cities, the book probes the extent to which religion moderates or exacerbates violence in an increasingly urbanised world. Originating in a five year research project , Conflict in Cities and the Contested State, concerned with Belfast,...

    To Be Published November 20th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Urban 3.0

    Synergy for Sustainable Cities

    By Joe Ravetz

    This book is about building the urban ‘shared intelligence’ – the synergy city – the capacity for thinking ahead, with creative innovation, turning problems into opportunities. The synergy city can often evolve and self-organize, but there are many barriers to be overcome, and to address the...

    To Be Published January 31st 2015 by Routledge

  7. Experiencing the London 2012 Olympic Games

    By Richard Giulianotti, Gary Armstrong, Iain Lindsay, Gavin Hales, Dick Hobbs

    The summer Olympic Games are renowned for producing the world’s biggest single-city cultural event, with a global array of athletic talent, attracting an audience of millions in live tickets sales, billions of cumulative television viewers, and a final bill of up to US$35 billion for the hosts to...

    To Be Published January 31st 2015 by Routledge

  8. Urban Refugees

    Challenges in Protection, Services and Policy

    Edited by Koichi Koizumi, Gerhard Hoffstaedter

    Series: Routledge Research in Place, Space and Politics

    Urban refugees now account for over half the total number of refugees worldwide. Yet to date far more research has been done on refugees living in camps and settlements set up expressly for them. This book provides crucial insights into the worldwide phenomenon of refugee flows into urban settings,...

    To Be Published January 31st 2015 by Routledge

  9. Urban Environmental Stewardship and Civic Engagement

    How planting trees strengthens the roots of democracy

    By Dana R. Fisher, Erika S. Svendsen, James Connolly

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

    Once considered the antithesis of a verdant and vibrant ecosystem, cities are now being hailed as highly efficient and complex social ecological systems. Emerging from the streets of the post-industrial city are well-tended community gardens, rooftop farms and other viable habitats capable of...

    To Be Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Urban Animals

    Crowding in ZooCities

    By Tora Holmberg

    Series: Routledge Human-Animal Studies Series

    What are the "more-than-human" experiences of living in a city? Urban animals are often subjected to complaints; they transgress geographical, legal as and cultural ordering systems, while roaming the city in what is often perceived as uncontrolled ways. But they are also objects of care,...

    To Be Published February 28th 2015 by Routledge