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Routledge Library Editions: Urban Planning


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The volumes in this set, originally published between 1970 and 1998, draw together research by leading academics in the area of urban planning, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine teaching, urban markets, planning, transport planning, poverty, politics, forecasting techniques and an examination of the inner city in Europe and the US, whilst also exploring the general principles and practices of planning. This set will be of particular interest to students of sociology, geography, planning and urbanization respectively.

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America's Suburban Centers: The Land Use-Transportation Link

America's Suburban Centers: The Land Use-Transportation Link

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Robert Cervero
April 30, 2020

Originally published in 1989, America’s Suburban Centers looks at how America’s suburban workplaces are being increasingly designed for automobiles rather than people. The emergence of sprawling office complexes devoid of housing, shops and other facilities is giving rise to regional congestion...

Social Research Techniques for Planners

Social Research Techniques for Planners

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Thomas L. Burton, Gordon E. Cherry
April 30, 2020

Originally published in 1970 Social Planning Techniques for Town Planners introduces social research methods for town planners. The book places an emphasis on social research within the planning process, and addresses the problem faced by the research worker at successive stages of a research...

Regenerating the Inner City: Glasgow's Experience

Regenerating the Inner City: Glasgow's Experience

1st Edition

Forthcoming

David Donnison, Alan Middleton
April 30, 2020

Originally published in 1987, Regenerating the Inner City looks at the changes to Glasgow’s East End and how industrial closures and slum clearance projects have caused people to leave. This is reflected across the western world, and causes severe blows to cities where these industries are located....

Urban Transport Planning: Theory and Practice

Urban Transport Planning: Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Forthcoming

John Black
March 31, 2020

Originally published in 1981, Urban Transport Planning explains how the systems approach has been applied in the planning of multi-modal transport planning and to demonstrate how a city may be represented by land use zones superimposed with a transport network. It discusses theoretical developments...

Urbanization and Urban Planning in Capitalist Society

Urbanization and Urban Planning in Capitalist Society

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Michael Dear, Allen J. Scott
March 31, 2020

Originally published in 1981, Urbanization and Urban Planning in Capitalist Society, is a comprehensive collection of papers addressing urban crises. Through a synthesis of current discussions around various critical approaches to the urban question, the book defines a general theory of...

Metropolis 2000: Planning, Poverty and Politics

Metropolis 2000: Planning, Poverty and Politics

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Thomas Angotti
March 31, 2020

Originally published in 1993, Metropolis 2000 analyses 20th century metropolitan development and planning under the economic and environmental conditions of the world’s regions. Attempts to achieve the physical integration of the city without economic equality have failed. The book advances the...

The Urban and Regional Transformation of Britain

The Urban and Regional Transformation of Britain

1st Edition

Forthcoming

John Goddard, Anthony Champion
March 31, 2020

Originally published in 1983 The Urban and Regional Transformation of Britain, analyses economic and social changes recorded across the cities and regions of Britain since the Barlow Report. The collection analyses the whole country at a more detailed scale than the ten Standard Regions, for which...

Forecasting Techniques for Urban and Regional Planning

Forecasting Techniques for Urban and Regional Planning

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Brian Field, Bryan Macgregor
March 31, 2020

Originally published in 1987, Forecasting Techniques for Urban and Regional Planning is an introduction to the various analytical techniques which have been developed and applied in urban and regional analysis in planning practice. The subjects covered are population, housing, employment, transport...

Urban France

Urban France

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Ian Scargill
March 31, 2020

Originally published in 1983, Urban France examines the rapid growth in French cities between 1950-1980, and the serious consequences that have followed this rapid growth. This volume examines the nature of this urban explosion and the efforts of planners and others to find solutions to the...

Urban Planning in a Capitalist Society

Urban Planning in a Capitalist Society

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Gwyneth Kirk
March 31, 2020

Originally published in 1980, Urban Planning in a Capitalist Society addresses land use planning as both a technical and a political activity, involving the distribution of scarce resources – land and capital. The book reviews and assesses the strengths and weaknesses of several theoretical...

Urban Land and Property Markets in The Netherlands

Urban Land and Property Markets in The Netherlands

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Barrie Needham, Patrick Koenders, Bert Kruijt
March 31, 2020

Originally published in 1993, Urban Land and Property Markets in the Netherlands provides a detailed explanation of how the land and property markets of the Netherlands work. This book describes the scene extensively and goes deeper to explain the situation in the Netherlands, with commercial real...

Urban Markets: Developing Informal Retailing

Urban Markets: Developing Informal Retailing

1st Edition

Forthcoming

David Dewar, Vanessa Watson
March 31, 2020

Originally published in 1990, Urban Markets looks at how the informal sector of the economy should be encouraged to assist in the alleviation of problems of poverty and unemployment. Despite this rhetoric, few concrete, implementable ways have been developed. This book is concerned with one such...

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