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Built Environment City Studies


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The Built Environment City Studies series provides researchers and academics with a detailed look at individual cities through a specific lens. These concise books delve into a case study of an international city, focusing on a key built environment topic. Written by scholars from around the world, the collection provides a library of thorough studies into trends, developments and approaches that affect our cities.

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Rio de Janeiro: Urban Expansion and the Environment

Rio de Janeiro: Urban Expansion and the Environment

1st Edition

Forthcoming

José L. S. Gámez, Zhongjie Lin, Jeffrey S. Nesbit
July 17, 2019

Using Rio de Janeiro as the case study city, this book highlights and examines issues surrounding the development of mega-cities in Latin America and beyond. Complex dynamics of urbanization such as mega-event-driven development, infrastructure investment, and informal urban expansion are...

Istanbul: Informal Settlements and Generative Urbanism

Istanbul: Informal Settlements and Generative Urbanism

1st Edition

Noah Billig
October 09, 2018

Istanbul: Informal Settlements and Generative Urbanism analyzes two informal housing settlements in Istanbul, Turkey – Karanfilköy and Fatih Sultan Mehmet – to examine how generatively built structures and neighbourhoods can be successfully realized in a modern, burgeoning urban context....

Baghdad: An Urban History through the Lens of Literature

Baghdad: An Urban History through the Lens of Literature

1st Edition

Iman Al-Attar
August 07, 2018

In recent years, Baghdad has been viewed as a battleground for political conflicts; this interpretation has heavily influenced writings on the city. This book moves away from these perspectives to present an interdisciplinary exploration into the urban history of Baghdad through the lens of...

Milan: Productions, Spatial Patterns and Urban Change

Milan: Productions, Spatial Patterns and Urban Change

1st Edition

Simonetta Armondi, Stefano Di Vita
August 22, 2017

As a main urban centre of one of the most dynamic European regions, Milan is a key location from which to study narratives of innovations and contemporary productions – old and new manufacturing, tertiary and consumptive sectors, creative and cultural economy – and investigate their influence both...

Baltimore: Reinventing an Industrial Legacy City

Baltimore: Reinventing an Industrial Legacy City

1st Edition

Klaus Philipsen
April 11, 2017

Baltimore: Reinventing an Industrial Legacy City is an exploration into the reinvention, self-reflection and boosterism of US legacy cities, taking Baltimore as the case study model to reveal the larger narrative. Author Klaus Philipsen investigates the modern urban condition and the systemic...

Amman: Gulf Capital, Identity, and Contemporary Megaprojects

Amman: Gulf Capital, Identity, and Contemporary Megaprojects

1st Edition

Majd Musa
January 23, 2017

Gulf capital flows to Amman, Jordan, in the early twenty-first century and the investment of this capital in large-scale urban developments have significantly transformed the city’s built environment. Therefore, to understand urban transformation in Amman during this period it is important to...

Seville: Through the Urban Void

Seville: Through the Urban Void

1st Edition

Miguel Torres
September 05, 2016

Recent years have seen a growing interest in undetermined and unqualified urban spaces. Understanding cities as spaces for encounter, conflict and otherness, this book argues that this indeterminacy is not marginal but a key characteristic of urban space, and degrees of liberty foster change,...

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