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Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City


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Big Data, Code and the Discrete City: Shaping Public Realms

Big Data, Code and the Discrete City: Shaping Public Realms

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Silvio Carta
July 10, 2019

Big Data, Code and the Discrete City explores how digital technologies is gradually changing the way in which the public space is designed by architects, managed by policy-makers, and experienced by individuals. Smart city technologies are superseding the traditional human experience that has...

Ethnic Spatial Segregation in European Cities

Ethnic Spatial Segregation in European Cities

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Hans Skifter Andersen
June 04, 2019

This book provides the first in depth interpretation of how to understand the causes of ethnic residential segregation across Western European countries and the USA. In many countries, ethnic minorities have obtained low quality housing and may be concentrated in certain parts of cities. This book...

Urban Restructuring, Power and Capitalism in the Tourist City: Contested Terrains of Marrakesh

Urban Restructuring, Power and Capitalism in the Tourist City: Contested Terrains of Marrakesh

1st Edition

Khalid Madhi
April 25, 2019

The book focuses on the processes of urban restructuring, power relations and the political economy of touristic authenticity. Through an in-depth analysis of Marrakesh, Morroco, the book proposes a comprehensive analytic framework. It highlights the issues of (post)coloniality, ideology,...

Balkanization and Global Politics: Remaking Cities and Architecture

Balkanization and Global Politics: Remaking Cities and Architecture

1st Edition

Nikolina Bobic
April 10, 2019

Ever-increasingly, countries, states and regions are voicing a desire to be autonomous through a process of balkanization. This book explores the historical emergence, interdisciplinary application and current sociospatial reasons why more places are seeking self-governance around the world. The...

Citizenship and Infrastructure: Practices and Identities of Citizens and the State

Citizenship and Infrastructure: Practices and Identities of Citizens and the State

1st Edition

Charlotte Lemanski
February 28, 2019

This book brings together insights from leading urban scholars and explicitly develops the connections between infrastructure and citizenship. It demonstrates the ways in which adopting an ‘infrastructural citizenship’ lens illuminates a broader understanding of the material and civic nature of...

Tourism and Everyday Life in the Contemporary City

Tourism and Everyday Life in the Contemporary City

1st Edition

Thomas Frisch, Christoph Sommer, Luise Stoltenberg, Natalie Stors
February 28, 2019

This book explores the phenomena of the urban everyday and new urban tourism. It provides a systematic framework and draws on a mix of theoretical and empirical work to look at the increasing intermingling of ‘tourists’ and ‘residents’. Tourism and urban everyday life are deeply connected in a...

Indigenous Rights to the City: Ethnicity and Urban Planning in Bolivia and Ecuador

Indigenous Rights to the City: Ethnicity and Urban Planning in Bolivia and Ecuador

1st Edition

Philipp Horn
February 15, 2019

This book breaks new ground in understanding urban indigeneity in policy and planning practice. It is the first comprehensive and comparative study that foregrounds the complex interplay of multiple organisations involved in translating indigenous rights to the city in Latin America, focussing on...

Health, Wellbeing and Sustainability in the Mediterranean City: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Health, Wellbeing and Sustainability in the Mediterranean City: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

1st Edition

Antonio Jiménez-Delgado, Jaime Lloret
January 29, 2019

This book provides a model for the creation of sustainable and healthy cities in the Mediterranean region. It uses the coastal city of L’Alfàs del Pi in Spain as an example for designing renewable and innovative urban models that offer high standards of living, wellbeing and eco-friendly advantages...

The City as a Global Political Actor

The City as a Global Political Actor

1st Edition

Stijn Oosterlynck, Luce Beeckmans, David Bassens, Ben Derudder, Barbara Segaert, Luc Braeckmans
November 05, 2018

This book engages with the thorny question of global urban political agency. It critically assesses the now popular statement that in the context of paralysed and failing nation state governments, cities can and will provide leadership in addressing global challenges. Cities can act politically...

Democracy Disconnected: Participation and Governance in a City of the South

Democracy Disconnected: Participation and Governance in a City of the South

1st Edition

Fiona Anciano, Laurence Piper
October 25, 2018

Why is dissatisfaction with local democracy endemic, despite the spread of new participatory institutions? This book argues that a key reason is the limited power of elected local officials, especially to produce the City. City Hall lacks control over key aspects of city decision-making, especially...

Green Belts: Past; present; future?

Green Belts: Past; present; future?

1st Edition

John Sturzaker, Ian Mell
August 06, 2018

Most of us have heard of green belts – but how much do we really know about them? This book tries to separate the fact from the fiction when it comes to green belts by looking both backwards and forwards. They were introduced in the mid-twentieth century to try and stop cities merging together as...

Spiritualizing the City: Agency and Resilience of the Urban and Urbanesque Habitat

Spiritualizing the City: Agency and Resilience of the Urban and Urbanesque Habitat

1st Edition

Victoria Hegner, Peter Jan Margry
August 06, 2018

Urban spaces have always functioned as cradles and laboratories for religious movements and spiritualities. The urban forms a central and nourishing agent for the creation of new religious expressions, and continually negotiates new ways of being spiritual and establishing spiritual ideas and...

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