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Planning Singapore: The Experimental City

Planning Singapore: The Experimental City

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Stephen Hamnett, Belinda Yuen
August 01, 2019

Two hundred years ago, Sir Stamford Raffles established the modern settlement of Singapore with the intent of seeing it become ‘a great commercial emporium and fulcrum’. But by the time independence was achieved in 1965, the city faced daunting problems of housing shortage, slums and high...

Temporary Cities: Resisting Transience in Arabia

Temporary Cities: Resisting Transience in Arabia

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Yasser Elsheshtawy
April 17, 2019

Are Arab Gulf cities, the likes of Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Doha, on their way to extinction? Is their fate obsolescence? Or, are they the model for our urban future? Can a city whose very existence is predicated on an imported labour force who build and operate these gleaming urban centres remain a...

Planning Abu Dhabi: An Urban History

Planning Abu Dhabi: An Urban History

1st Edition

Alamira Reem Bani Hashim
November 19, 2018

Abu Dhabi’s urban development path contrasts sharply with its exuberant neighbour, Dubai. As Alamira Reem puts it, Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates since 1971, ‘has been quietly devising its own plans … to manifest its role and stature as a capital city’. Alamira Reem, a native Abu...

Trajectories of Conflict and Peace: Jerusalem and Belfast Since 1994

Trajectories of Conflict and Peace: Jerusalem and Belfast Since 1994

1st Edition

Scott A Bollens
January 09, 2018

Creating peace for a city’s intimate enemies is harder than making war. This book is about the trajectories of urban conflict and peace in the politically polarized cities of Jerusalem and Belfast since 1994 – how sometimes there has been hopeful change while at other times debilitating stasis and...

Planning Metropolitan Australia

Planning Metropolitan Australia

1st Edition

Stephen Hamnett, Robert Freestone
October 23, 2017

Australia has long been a highly (sub)urbanized nation, but the major distinctive feature of its contemporary settlement pattern is that the great majority of Australians live in a small number of large metropolitan areas focused on the state capital cities. The development and application of...

Globalizing Seoul: The City's Cultural and Urban Change

Globalizing Seoul: The City's Cultural and Urban Change

1st Edition

Jieheerah Yun
February 08, 2017

In the decades following the 1997 Asian economic crisis, South Korea sought segyehwa (globalization). Evidence of this is no more evident than in the country’s capital, Seoul, where urban development has been central to making the city a global hub and not just the centre of the national economy....

Homeland: Zionism as Housing Regime, 1860–2011

Homeland: Zionism as Housing Regime, 1860–2011

1st Edition

Yael Allweil
August 31, 2016

On 29 March 2016 the New York based online journal, Realty Today reported ‘Israel is facing a housing crisis with …[the] home inventory lacking 100,000 apartments… House prices, which have more than doubled in less than a decade, resulted in a mass protest back in 2011’. As Yael Allweil reveals in...

Remaking the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge: A Case of Shadowboxing with Nature

Remaking the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge: A Case of Shadowboxing with Nature

1st Edition

Karen Trapenberg Frick
July 21, 2016

On 17 October 1989 one the largest earthquakes to occur in California since the San Francisco earthquake of April 1906 struck Northern California. Damage was extensive, none more so than the partial collapse of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge’s eastern span, a vital link used by hundreds of...

Olympic Cities: City Agendas, Planning, and the World’s Games, 1896 – 2020

Olympic Cities: City Agendas, Planning, and the World’s Games, 1896 – 2020

3rd Edition

John R. Gold, Margaret M. Gold
July 11, 2016

The first edition of Olympic Cities, published in 2007, provided a pioneering overview of the changing relationship between cities and the modern Olympic Games. This substantially revised and enlarged third edition builds on the success of its predecessors. The first of its three parts provides...

Changing Suburbs: Foundation, Form and Function

Changing Suburbs: Foundation, Form and Function

1st Edition

Richard Harris, Peter Larkham
June 22, 2016

The editors and contributors to this volume demonstrate how suburbs and the meaning of suburbanism change both with time and geographical location.Here the disciplines of history, geography and sociology, together with subdisciplines as diverse as gender studies, art history and urban morphology,...

Garden Suburbs of Tomorrow?: A New Future for the Cottage Estates

Garden Suburbs of Tomorrow?: A New Future for the Cottage Estates

1st Edition

Martin Crookston
March 14, 2016

Faced with acute housing shortages, the idea of new garden cities and suburbs is on the UK planning agenda once again, but what of the garden suburbs that already exist? Over the first six decades of the twentieth century, councils across Britain created a new and optimistic form of housing – the...

Great British Plans: Who made them and how they worked

Great British Plans: Who made them and how they worked

1st Edition

Ian Wray
October 01, 2015

Can the British plan? Sometimes it seems unlikely. Across the world we see grand designs and visionary projects: new airport terminals, nuclear power stations, high-speed railways, and glittering buildings. It all seems an unattainable goal on Britain’s small and crowded island; and yet perhaps...

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