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Routledge Critical Introductions to Urbanism and the City


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Cities and Cinema

Cities and Cinema

2nd Edition

Forthcoming

Barbara Mennel
June 11, 2019

The second edition of Cities and Cinema provides an updated survey of films about cities from their significance for modernity at the beginning of the twentieth century to contemporary relationship between virtual reality and urban space. The book demonstrates the importance of the filmic depiction...

Cities and Literature

Cities and Literature

1st Edition

Malcolm Miles
August 20, 2018

This book offers a critical introduction to the relation between cities and literature (fiction, poetry and literary criticism) from the late eighteenth to twenty-first centuries. It examines examples of writing from Europe, North America and post-colonial countries, juxtaposed with key ideas from...

Digital and Smart Cities

Digital and Smart Cities

1st Edition

Katharine S. Willis, Alessandro Aurigi
October 19, 2017

Digital and Smart Cities presents an overview of how technologies shape our cities. There is a growing awareness in the fields of design and architecture of the need to address the way that technology affects the urban condition. This book aims to give an informative and definitive overview of the...

Cities and the Cultural Economy

Cities and the Cultural Economy

1st Edition

Thomas A. Hutton
September 10, 2015

The cultural economy forms a leading trajectory of urban development, and has emerged as a key facet of globalizing cities. Cultural industries include new media, digital arts, music and film, and the design industries and professions, as well as allied consumption and spectacle in the city. The...

Cities, Disaster Risk and Adaptation

Cities, Disaster Risk and Adaptation

1st Edition

Christine Wamsler
November 07, 2013

Worldwide, disasters and climate change pose a serious risk to sustainable urban development, resulting in escalating human and economic costs. Consequently, city authorities and other urban actors face the challenge of integrating risk reduction and adaptation strategies into their work. However,...

Cities and Nature

Cities and Nature

2nd Edition

Lisa Benton-Short, John Rennie Short
May 16, 2013

Cities and Nature connects environmental processes with social and political actions. The book reconnects science and social science to demonstrate how the city is part of the environment and how it is subject to environmental constraints and opportunities. This second edition has been extensively...

Cities and Climate Change

Cities and Climate Change

1st Edition

Harriet Bulkeley
December 06, 2012

Climate change is one of the most significant global challenges facing the world today. It is also a critical issue for the world’s cities. Now home to over half the world’s population, urban areas are significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions and are vulnerable to the impacts of climate...

Cities and Photography

Cities and Photography

1st Edition

Jane Tormey
November 30, 2012

Photographs display attitudes, agency and vision in the way cities are documented and imagined. Cities and Photography explores the relationship between people and the city, visualized in photographs. It provides a visually focused examination of the city and urbanism for a range of different...

Children, Youth and the City

Children, Youth and the City

1st Edition

Kathrin Horschelmann, Lorraine van Blerk
November 03, 2011

More than half of the global and around eighty per cent of the western population grow up in cities. This text provides a vivid picture of children and youth in the city, how they make sense of it and how they appropriate it through their social actions. Considering the causes and forms of social...

Cities and Sexualities

Cities and Sexualities

1st Edition

Phil Hubbard
October 19, 2011

From the hotspots of commercial sex through to the suburbia of twitching curtains, urban life and sexualities appear inseparable. Cities are the source of our most familiar images of sexual practice, and are the spaces where new understandings of sexuality take shape. In an era of global business...

Cities, Politics & Power

Cities, Politics & Power

1st Edition

Simon Parker
November 01, 2010

Traditionally, the study of ‘power in the city’ was confined to the institutions of urban government and the actors involved in contesting and making political decisions in and for metropolitan societies. Increasingly, however, attention has turned to the function of the city not only as a centre...

Cities and Design

Cities and Design

1st Edition

Paul L. Knox
June 25, 2010

Cities, initially a product of the manufacturing era, have been thoroughly remade in the image of consumer society. Competitive spending among affluent households has intensified the importance of style and design at every scale and design professions have grown in size and importance, reflecting...

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