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Articles in the Research & Reference category

Routledge has an illustrious history in research and reference publishing. You can explore this area of the site to learn more about our featured research, reference, monographs, handbooks and major works in Urban Studies. In addition, you can visit one of following areas for broad representation of our reference publishing program:

Recent Research & Reference Articles

  1. Featured Book: Spatial Regulation in New York City

    In Spatial Regulation in New York City, Themis Chronopoulos examines the applications of urban renewal, exclusionary zoning, anti-vagrancy laws, and order-maintenance policing. He argues that these initiatives deflected attention from the underlying causes of poverty and eroded civil rights while enabling real estate investment, high-end consumption, tourism, and corporate success.

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  2. Featured Book: Selling Ethnic Neighborhoods

    This collection of essays analyzes roles of ethnic entrepreneurs in the rise of ethnic neighborhoods as places of leisure and consumption. 

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  3. Featured Book: Companion to Urban Design

    There has never before been a more authoritative and comprehensive companion that includes core, foundational and pioneering ideas and concepts of urban design. The Companion to Urban Design serves as an invaluable guide for undergraduate and postgraduate students, future professionals, and practitioners interested in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning, urban studies, urban affairs, geography, and related fields.

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  4. Featured Book: Automobility in Transition?

    Automobility in Transition? examines the evolution towards car-based forms of transportation: problems associated with it; the success of efforts to deal with problems of pollution, congestion, and safety; and new developments, visions, and strategies.

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  5. Featured Book: Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology

    The Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology, edited by Ian Douglas (University of Manchester), David Goode (University College London), Michael C. Houck (Greenspaces Institute), and Rusong Wang (Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences), contains fifty interdisciplinary contributions from leading academics and practitioners from across the world; these engaging entries provide students and practitioners with the wealth of interdisciplinary information needed to manage the biota and green landscapes in urban areas.

  6. Featured Book: Urban Youth in China

    In Urban Youth in China,  Fengshu Liu examines what it means to be a Chinese today, how "Chineseness" may be (re)constructed in the Internet Age, and what the implications of the emerging form of identity are.

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  7. Featured Book: Cities and Low Carbon Transitions

    Harriet Bulkeley, Vanesa Castán Broto, Mike Hodson and Simon Marvin's Cities and Low Carbon Transitions draws on a diverse range of examples—including global cities, ordinary cities, and transition towns from all over the world—to provide evidence that expectations, aspirations and plans to make socio-technical transitions are emerging in different urban contexts.

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  8. Featured Book: The Cultural Political Economy of Small Cities

    The volume highlights ongoing changes in the political economy of small cities in relation to the field of culture and leisure; it will be of interest to students and researchers of Urban Studies, Planning, Regional Studies, Economics, Sociology, and Geography.

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