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

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New and Published Books

  1. After Sustainable Cities?

    Edited by Mike Hodson, Simon Marvin

    A sustainable city has been defined in many ways. Yet, the most common understanding is a vision of the city that is able to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Central to this vision are two ideas: cities should meet social...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Housing Inequality in Chinese Cities

    Edited by Youqin Huang, Si-ming Li

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    In recent decades, Chinese cities have experienced profound social, economic and spatial transformations. In particular, Chinese cities have witnessed the largest housing boom in history and unprecedented housing privatization. China now is a country of homeowners, with more than 70 per cent of...

    Published February 25th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Political Economy of City Branding

    By Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko

    Series: Routledge Advances in Regional Economics, Science and Policy

    Globalization affects urban communities in many ways. One of its manifestations is increased intercity competition, which compels cities to increase their attractiveness in terms of capital, entrepreneurship, information, expertise and consumption. This competition takes place in an asymmetric...

    Published February 5th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Macao – The Formation of a Global City

    Edited by C.X. George Wei

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Macao, the former Portuguese colony in southeast China, has a long and very interesting history of cultural interaction between China and the West. Held by the Portuguese from the 1550s until its return to China in 1999, Macao was up to the emergence of Hong Kong in the later nineteenth century the...

    Published October 30th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility

    Global Report on Human Settlements 2013

    By Un-Habitat

    Urban transport systems worldwide are faced by a multitude of challenges. Among the most visible of these are the traffic gridlocks experienced on city roads and highways all over the world. The prescribed solution to transport problems in most cities has thus been to build more infrastructures for...

    Published October 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  7. Meaning and Measurement in Comparative Housing Research

    Edited by Mark Stephens, Michelle Norris

    The last two decades have seen a marked growth in comparative research within the field of housing studies. This reflects the increasing globalisation of housing finance and therefore the interconnectedness of housing markets, growing interest among researchers and policy makers in learning from...

    Published September 25th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Masterplanning the Adaptive City

    Computational Urbanism in the Twenty-First Century

    Edited by Tom Verebes

    Computational design has become widely accepted into mainstream architecture, but this is the first book to advocate applying it to create adaptable masterplans for rapid urban growth, urban heterogeneity, through computational urbanism. Practitioners and researchers here discuss ideas from the...

    Published September 5th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Street Computing

    Urban Informatics and City Interfaces

    Edited by Marcus Foth, Markus Rittenbruch, Ricky Robinson, Stephen Viller

    This book develops tools and techniques that will help urban residents gain access to urban computing. Metaphorically speaking, it is taking computing to the street by giving the general public – rather than just researchers and professionals – the power to leverage available city infrastructure...

    Published July 18th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Climate Change and Sustainable Cities

    Edited by Hugo Priemus, Simin Davoudi

    Climate change has demonstrated, perhaps more than any other environmental concerns, the complexities of the human-nature interrelationship and the need for embedding a far greater environmental consciousness into our social values and norms. A drastic reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions...

    Published July 2nd 2013 by Routledge