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Forthcoming Cities & Infrastructure (Urban Studies) Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Key Concepts in Water Resource Management

    A Review and Critical Evaluation

    Edited by Jonathan Lautze

    Series: Earthscan Water Text

    The vocabulary and discourse of water resource management have expanded vastly in recent years to include an array of new concepts and terminology, such as water security, water productivity, virtual water and water governance. While the new conceptual lenses may generate insights that improve...

    To Be Published June 19th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Basic Services for All in an Urbanizing World

    Edited by United Cities and Local Governments

    UCLG’s Third Global Report on Decentralization and Local Democracy (GOLD III) examines basic service provision and the current state-of-play of the local governance of basic services around the world. Basic Services for All in an Urbanizing World examines the enormous challenge of ensuring the...

    To Be Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Sustainable Suburbia?

    Rethinking the North American Metropolis

    By Hugh Bartling

    Series: Routledge Advances in Regional Economics, Science and Policy

    The suburbanization of North America has been was one of the most significant social, political, and cultural transformations of the twentieth century. Originally seen as an alternative to the chaotic, polluted, and socially dysfunctional industrial city that came to dominate the continent at the...

    To Be Published June 30th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Urban Forests, Trees and Greenspace

    A Political Ecology Perspective

    Edited by L. Anders Sandberg, Adrina Bardekjian, Sadia Butt

    Urban forests, trees and greenspace are critical in contemporary planning and development of the city. Their study is not only a question of the growth and conservation of green spaces, but also has social, cultural and psychological dimensions. This book brings a perspective of political ecology...

    To Be Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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, forested parks and woodlands, rooftop farms,...

    To Be Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  6. Socio-Economic Segregation in European Capital Cities

    East Meets West

    Edited by Tiit Tammaru, Maarten van Ham, Szymon Marcińczak, Sako Musterd

    Series: Regions and Cities

    This book is about understanding processes and patterns of socio-economic residential segregation in a diverse set of European capital cities. In recent years, society has undergone sweeping changes in the way it is impacted by government stimulation and control, the process of...

    To Be Published August 4th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Age of Intelligent Cities

    Smart Environments and Innovation-for-all Strategies

    By Nicos Komninos

    Series: Regions and Cities

    This book concludes a trilogy that began with Intelligent Cities: Innovation, Knowledge Systems and digital spaces (Routledge 2002) and Intelligent Cities and Globalisation of Innovation Networks (Routledge 2008). Together these books examine intelligent cities as environments of innovation and...

    To Be Published August 5th 2014 by Routledge

  8. From Intelligent to Smart Cities

    Edited by Mark Deakin, Husam Al Waer

    The concept of smart cities offers a revolutionary vision of urban design for sustainability. Utilizing the intelligent application of new technologies, smart cities also incorporate considerations of social and environmental capital in order to transform the life and work of cities. This book...

    To Be Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Community Development Approaches to Improving Public Health

    Edited by Robert S Ogilvie

    Series: Community Development – Current Issues Series

    As the rates of chronic diseases, like diabetes, asthma and obesity skyrocket, research is showing that the built environment – the way our cities and towns are developed – contributes to the epidemic rates of these diseases. It is unlikely that those who planned and developed these places...

    To Be Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Disaster Risk Reduction

    Cases from Urban Africa

    By Mark Pelling, Ben Wisner

    Published with ProVention Consortium, UNDP and UN-Habitat 'This excellent book is essential reading for those concerned with urban risk and its reduction in Africa, the most rapidly urbanizing region of the world.' Professor Jo Beall, Development Studies Institute, London School of Economics '...

    To Be Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge