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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 24 new and published books in the subject of Urban Theory — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Place-making and Urban Development

    New challenges for contemporary planning and design

    By Pier Carlo Palermo, Davide Ponzini

    Series: Regions and Cities

    The regeneration of critical urban areas through the redesign of public space with the intense involvement of local communities seems to be the central focus of place-making according to some widespread practices in academic and professional circles. Recently, new expertise maintains that...

    Published December 18th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Now Urbanism

    The Future City is Here

    Edited by Jeffrey Hou, Benjamin Spencer, Thaisa Way, Ken Yocom

    After more than a century of heroic urban visions, urban dwellers today live in suburban subdivisions, gated communities, edge cities, apartment towers, and slums. The contemporary cities we know are more often the embodiment of unexpected outcomes and unintended consequences rather than visionary...

    Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The City as Target

    Edited by Ryan Bishop, Gregory Clancey, John W. Phillips

    Series: Postcolonial Politics

    Bringing together scholars from a diverse range of disciplines, The City as Target provides a sustained and critical response to the relationship between the concept of targeting (in its many forms) and notions of understanding, imagining and shaping the urban. Among the many spatial and graphic...

    Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Governing Sustainable Urban Renewal

    Partnerships in Action

    By Rory Shand

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

    Environmental and sustainability issues are currently stretched by economic concerns and policy areas such as housing and education are therefore needed more than ever to help regenerate the social and urban environment. Governing Sustainable Urban Renewal: Partnerships in Action uses detailed case...

    Published November 17th 2014 by Routledge

  5. European-East Asian Borders in Translation

    Edited by Joyce C.H. Liu, Nick Vaughan-Williams

    Series: Interventions

    European-East Asian Borders is an international, trans-disciplinary volume that breaks new ground in the study of borders and bordering practices in global politics. It explores the insights and limitations of border theory developed primarily in the European context to a range of historical and...

    Published August 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Urban Condition

    By Brendan Gleeson

    Series: Questioning Cities

    This book will speak to the new human epoch, the Urban Age. A majority of humanity now lives for the first time in cities. The city, the highest invention of the modern age, is now the human heartland. And yet the same process that brought us the city and its wonders, modernisation, has also thrown...

    Published May 15th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Routledge Handbook on Cities of the Global South

    Edited by Susan Parnell, Sophie Oldfield

    The renaissance in urban theory draws directly from a fresh focus on the neglected realities of cities beyond the west and embraces the global south as the epicentre of urbanism. This Handbook engages the complex ways in which cities of the global south and the global north are rapidly shifting,...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The New Violent Cartography

    Geo-Analysis after the Aesthetic Turn

    Edited by Samson Opondo, Michael J. Shapiro

    Series: Interventions

    This edited volume seeks to propose and examine different, though related, critical responses to modern cultures of war among other cultural practices of statecraft. Taken together, these essays present a space of creative engagement with the political and draw on a broad range of cultural contexts...

    Published March 21st 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Public Space of Social Media

    Connected Cultures of the Network Society

    By Therese Tierney

    Series: Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

    Social media is restructuring urban practices–through ad-hoc experimentation, commercial software development, and communities of participation. This book is the first to consider how practices contained within social media are situated within a larger genealogy of public space, including theories...

    Published June 18th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Rethinking Feminist Interventions into the Urban

    Edited by Linda Peake, Martina Rieker

    In Rethinking Feminist Interventions into the Urban, Linda Peake and Martina Rieker embark on an ambitious project to explore the extent to which a feminist re-imagining of the twenty-first century city can form the core of a new emerging analytic of women and the neoliberal urban. In a world in...

    Published May 17th 2013 by Routledge