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Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City


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Urban Neighbourhood Formations: Boundaries, Narrations and Intimacies

Urban Neighbourhood Formations: Boundaries, Narrations and Intimacies

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Hilal Alkan, Nazan Maksudyan
April 14, 2020

This book examines the formation of urban neighbourhoods in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. It departs from ‘neighbourhoods’ to consider identity, coexistence, solidarity, and violence in relations to a place.   Urban Neighbourhood Formations revolves around three major aspects of making...

Neighbourhood Planning: Place, Space and Politics

Neighbourhood Planning: Place, Space and Politics

1st Edition

Janet Banfield
September 18, 2019

This book carries out an in-depth investigation of a neighborhood planning process that engages critically with the issues surrounding articulation of local concerns in a strategic manner and the prospects of implementing ‘bottom up’ community initiatives successfully. It highlights the dynamics...

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

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

1st Edition

Silvio Carta
June 25, 2019

Big Data, Code and the Discrete City explores how digital technologies are gradually changing the way in which the public space is designed by architects, managed by policymakers 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

Hans Skifter Andersen
May 21, 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

Balkanization (territorial fragmentation) is becoming a significant urban and geopolitical pursuit in contemporary times. Countries, cities and regions are ever increasingly voicing the desire for independence and balkanization from the nation or union they are a part of. This monograph generally...

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...

Rebel Streets and the Informal Economy: Street Trade and the Law

Rebel Streets and the Informal Economy: Street Trade and the Law

1st Edition

Alison Brown
December 19, 2018

Street trade is a critical and highly visible component of the informal economy, linked to global systems of exchange. Yet policy responses are dismissive and evictions commonplace. Despite being progressively marginalised from public space, street traders in the global south are engaged in spatial...

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...

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