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Actor Networks of Planning: Exploring the Influence of Actor Network Theory

Actor Networks of Planning: Exploring the Influence of Actor Network Theory

1st Edition

Yvonne Rydin, Laura Tate
October 12, 2017

Planning is centrally focused on places which are significant to people, including both the built and natural environments. In making changes to these places, planning outcomes inevitably benefit some and disadvantage others. It is perhaps surprising that Actor Network Theory (ANT) has only...

Making Prestigious Places: How Luxury Influences the Transformation of Cities

Making Prestigious Places: How Luxury Influences the Transformation of Cities

1st Edition

Mario Paris
August 03, 2017

Making Prestigious Places investigates the spatial dimension of luxury, both as a sector involving activities, operators and investments, and as a system of values acting as a catalyst for recent urban transformations. Luxury shares a well-established connection to the city, as a place of...

Planning Urban Places: Self-Organising Places with People in Mind

Planning Urban Places: Self-Organising Places with People in Mind

1st Edition

Mary Ganis
June 07, 2017

Urban change is often difficult because we are dealing with people’s elusive notions of place and perception, time and change. Urban design and planning in a changing urban context so that it remains relevant for people is elusive because the idea of place is embedded in memory and identity – but...

Territorial Governance across Europe: Pathways, Practices and Prospects

Territorial Governance across Europe: Pathways, Practices and Prospects

1st Edition

Peter Schmitt, Lisa Van Well
June 07, 2017

This book provides a comprehensive framework for analysing, comparing and promoting territorial governance in policy relevant research. It reveals in-depth considerations of the emergence, state-of-the art and evolution of the concept of territorial governance. A unique series of ten case studies...

Building the Inclusive City: Theory and Practice for Confronting Urban Segregation

Building the Inclusive City: Theory and Practice for Confronting Urban Segregation

1st Edition

Nilson Ariel Espino
May 25, 2017

Urban segregation is one of the main challenges facing urban development around the globe. The usual outcome of many urban development patterns is an unequal social geography, with the urban poor living in large clusters that are remote, isolated, dangerous or unhealthy. The result is inequality in...

The Robust City

The Robust City

1st Edition

Tony Hall
December 22, 2016

Cities expand, upwards and outwards, and their physical structure can last a very long time, not just tens but hundreds of years. Nevertheless, they are rarely designed for expansion. Their layout does not allow for extension or for the retrofitting of infrastructure and can constrain, and often...

Unfinished Places: The Politics of (Re)making Cairo’s Old Quarters

Unfinished Places: The Politics of (Re)making Cairo’s Old Quarters

1st Edition

Gehan Selim
November 10, 2016

The Emerging Politics of (Re) making Cairo's Old Quarters examines postcolonial planning practices that aimed to modernise Cairo’s urban spaces. The author examines the expanding field of postcolonial urbanism by linking the state’s political ideologies and systems of governance with methods of...

The Architecture of Phantasmagoria: Specters of the City

The Architecture of Phantasmagoria: Specters of the City

1st Edition

Libero Andreotti, Nadir Lahiji
November 07, 2016

In a time of mass-mediated modernity, the city becomes, almost by definition, a constitutively ‘mediated’ city. Today, more than ever before, the omnipresence of media in every sphere of culture is creating a new urban ontology, saturating, fracturing, and exacerbating the manifold experience of...

Capital Cities: Varieties and Patterns of Development and Relocation

Capital Cities: Varieties and Patterns of Development and Relocation

1st Edition

Vadim Rossman
October 28, 2016

The issue of capital city relocation is a topic of debate for more than forty countries across the world. In this first book to discuss the issue, Vadim Rossman offers an in-depth analysis of the subject, highlighting the global trends and the key factors that motivate different countries to...

The Empty Place: Democracy and Public Space

The Empty Place: Democracy and Public Space

1st Edition

Teresa Hoskyns
August 04, 2016

In The Empty Place: Democracy and Public Space Teresa Hoskyns explores the relationship of public space to democracy by relating different theories of democracy in political philosophy to spatial theory and spatial and political practice.  Establishing the theoretical basis for the study of public...

Public Space and Relational Perspectives: New Challenges for Architecture and Planning

Public Space and Relational Perspectives: New Challenges for Architecture and Planning

1st Edition

Chiara Tornaghi, Sabine Knierbein
August 04, 2016

Traditional approaches to understand space tend to view public space mainly as a shell or container, focussing on its morphological structures and functional uses. That way, its ever-changing meanings, contested or challenged uses have been largely ignored, as well as the contextual and on-going...

Heteroglossic Asia: The Transformation of Urban Taiwan

Heteroglossic Asia: The Transformation of Urban Taiwan

1st Edition

Francis Chia-Hui Lin
August 04, 2016

Heteroglossic Asia presents an analysis of geographic, historical, cultural, economic, spatial and political factors underlying Taiwan’s maritime urbanity by means of case studies based on Taipei and Kaohsiung; two cities which represent the multi-accentual character of Taiwan’s urban environment...

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