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Urban communities books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Urban communities category. Presented with a red border are the Urban communities books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

Multi-Owned Property in the Asia-Pacific Region Rights, Restrictions and Responsibilities by Michelle Gabriel Multi-Owned Property in the Asia-Pacific Region Rights, Restrictions and Responsibilities

This book provides critical insight into the experience of multi-owned property, and showcases different cultural responses across the Asia-Pacific region. Escalating demand for properties within global cities has created exuberance around apartment living; however less well understood are the restrictions...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2017

Constructing Community Configurations of the Social in Contemporary Philosophy and Urbanism by Brian Elliott Constructing Community Configurations of the Social in Contemporary Philosophy and Urbanism

Constructing Community is a provocative and original analysis of the question of urban politics in contemporary liberal democracies.This book examines community from the particular perspective of the shaping and control of urban space in contemporary liberal democracies.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Identity, Justice and Resistance in the Neoliberal City by Gulcin Erdi Identity, Justice and Resistance in the Neoliberal City

This book details the current neoliberal restructuring of cities and its impact on the rise and spread of resistance and uprisings in different cities throughout the world.
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/09/2017

Greater than Ever New York's Ultimate Comeback Story by Daniel L. Doctoroff Greater than Ever New York's Ultimate Comeback Story

The former deputy mayor of New York City tells the story of the city's comeback after 9/11, offering lessons in resiliency under the most trying of circumstances, and a model for the rejuvenation of any city.
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/09/2017

Down and Out in New Orleans Transgressive Living in the Informal Economy by Peter J. Marina Down and Out in New Orleans Transgressive Living in the Informal Economy

In the years since Hurricane Katrina, the modern-day bohemians of New Orleans have found themselves forced to the edges of poverty by the new tourist economy. Modeling his work after George Orwell's Down and Out in Paris and London, the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

Leader Communities The Consecration of Elites in Djursholm by Mikael Holmqvist Leader Communities The Consecration of Elites in Djursholm

All around the world there are elite suburban communities: Palo Alto, California, and Greenwich, Connecticut, in the U.S.; Paris's Neuilly; and Oxshott outside London. These wealthy suburbs are home to the economic and social elites who work in the world's...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

Leader Communities The Consecration of Elites in Djursholm by Mikael Holmqvist Leader Communities The Consecration of Elites in Djursholm

All around the world there are elite suburban communities: Palo Alto, California, and Greenwich, Connecticut, in the U.S.; Paris's Neuilly; and Oxshott outside London. These wealthy suburbs are home to the economic and social elites who work in the world's...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2017

Data and the City by Rob (National University of Ireland, Ireland) Kitchin Data and the City
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There is a long history of governments, businesses, science and citizens producing and utilising data in order to monitor, regulate, profit from, and make sense of the urban world. Recently, we have entered the age of big data, and now...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2017

Data and the City by Rob (National University of Ireland, Ireland) Kitchin Data and the City
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There is a long history of governments, businesses, science and citizens producing and utilising data in order to monitor, regulate, profit from, and make sense of the urban world. Recently, we have entered the age of big data, and now...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

Benchmarking City-Regions by Igor (University of Oxford, UK) Calzada Benchmarking City-Regions
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In the modern world, as states find it increasingly difficult to manage their territories, politically and economically, territory - in a new form understood as the 'city-region' - has re-emerged as an important element in political life. The interests of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Moving Cities - Contested Views on Urban Life by Patricia Pereira Moving Cities - Contested Views on Urban Life

The texts of the book are focussing on the problems and challenges of the tendencies of re-urbanization especially in the European context. Migration, transnationalization and the arrising rpblems for the sicial structure and the social integration/disintegration are the main topics.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

The SAGE Handbook of the 21st Century City by Suzanne Hall The SAGE Handbook of the 21st Century City

Tackling the questions raised by twenty-first century urbanization, this handbook engages with contemporary debates and contributions to policy as well as looking at recent empirical and methodological shifts in the area
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Coming Soon

The New Urban Crisis Gentrification, Housing Bubbles, Growing Inequality, and What We Can Do About It by Richard Florida The New Urban Crisis Gentrification, Housing Bubbles, Growing Inequality, and What We Can Do About It

Cities are both the engines of innovation and the seedbeds of inequality - how can we keep what's good and break free of the bad?
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Posthuman Urbanism Mapping Bodies in Contemporary City Space by Debra Benita Shaw Posthuman Urbanism Mapping Bodies in Contemporary City Space

Posthuman Urbanism explores what it means to live in an urban environment with reference to posthuman theory. The book argues that contemporary science and technology offers radically different ways for changing the way we live in city spaces today.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Posthuman Urbanism Mapping Bodies in Contemporary City Space by Debra Benita Shaw Posthuman Urbanism Mapping Bodies in Contemporary City Space

Evaluates the relevance and usefulness of posthuman theory to understanding the urban subject and its conditions of possibility.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

City by Phil (University of Kent, UK) Hubbard City
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City provides an accessible yet critical introduction to one of the key ideas in human geography. While most of the world's population now lives in cities, the definition and theoretical specification of the city nonetheless remains elusive. In this extensively...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2017

City by Phil (University of Kent, UK) Hubbard City
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City provides an accessible yet critical introduction to one of the key ideas in human geography. While most of the world's population now lives in cities, the definition and theoretical specification of the city nonetheless remains elusive. In this extensively...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2017

The British New Towns A Programme without a Policy by Meryl Aldridge The British New Towns A Programme without a Policy

First published in 1979. Concern about the processes at work in Britain's urban areas, coupled with steep declines in the population projections, led to a review of urban and regional policies in the mid-1970s, with major implications for the new...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/10/2017

The Future of Urban Form The Impact of New Technology by John Brotchie The Future of Urban Form The Impact of New Technology

This book, first published in 1985, explores the ways in which the editors and contributors predicted the urban system, shaped by emerging technologies, would look like, both nationally and internationally. The technological changes covered include automation in the secondary sector,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/10/2017

Urban Living Labs Experimentation and Socio-technical Transitions by Simon Marvin Urban Living Labs Experimentation and Socio-technical Transitions

How can cities provide prosperity and social cohesion while achieving environmental sustainability? The book examines, informs and advances the governance of sustainability transitions through urban living labs (ULL). ULL are increasing across the globe as a means by which actors...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

Urban Living Labs Experimentation and Socio-technical Transitions by Simon Marvin Urban Living Labs Experimentation and Socio-technical Transitions

How can cities provide prosperity and social cohesion while achieving environmental sustainability? The book examines, informs and advances the governance of sustainability transitions through urban living labs (ULL). ULL are increasing across the globe as a means by which actors...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

Extreme Cities The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change by Ashley Dawson Extreme Cities The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change

A cutting exploration of how cities drive climate change while being on the frontlines of the coming climate crisis
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/10/2017

Soft City Picador Classic by Jonathan Raban Soft City Picador Classic

With an introduction by Iain Sinclair In the city we can live deliberately: inventing and renewing ourselves, carving out journeys, creating private spaces. But in the city we are also afraid of being alone, clinging to the structures of daily...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

Making Cities Global The Transnational Turn in Urban History by Thomas J. Sugrue Making Cities Global The Transnational Turn in Urban History


Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2017

The Globalizing Cities Reader by Xuefei (Michigan State University, US) Ren The Globalizing Cities Reader
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The newly revised Globalizing Cities Reader reflects how the geographies of theory have recently shifted away from the western vantage points from which much of the classic work in this field was developed. The expanded volume continues to make available...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

The Globalizing Cities Reader by Xuefei (Michigan State University, US) Ren The Globalizing Cities Reader
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The newly revised Globalizing Cities Reader reflects how the geographies of theory have recently shifted away from the western vantage points from which much of the classic work in this field was developed. The expanded volume continues to make available...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

How Places Make Us Novel Lbq Identities in Four Small Cities by Japonica Brown-Saracino How Places Make Us Novel Lbq Identities in Four Small Cities

We like to think of ourselves as possessing an essential self, a core identity that is who we really are, regardless of where we live, work, or play. But places actually make us much more than we might think, argues...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Other books in this genre

The African Metropolis Struggles over Urban Space, Citizenship, and Rights to the City by Toyin (University of Texas at Austin, USA) Falola The African Metropolis Struggles over Urban Space, Citizenship, and Rights to the City
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On a planet where urbanization is rapidly expanding, nowhere is the growth more pronounced than in cities of the global South, and in particular, Africa. African metropolises are harbingers of the urban challenges that lie ahead as societies grapple with...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/08/2017

An Ordinary City Planning for Growth and Decline in New Bedford, Massachusetts by Justin B. Hollander An Ordinary City Planning for Growth and Decline in New Bedford, Massachusetts

This book paints an intimate portrait of an overlooked kind of city that neither grows nor declines drastically. In fact, New Bedford, Massachusetts represents an entire category of cities that escape mainstream urban studies' more customary attention to global cities...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

After American Studies Rethinking the Legacies of Transnational Exceptionalism by Jeffrey Herlihy-Mera After American Studies Rethinking the Legacies of Transnational Exceptionalism

After American Studies is a timely critique of national and transnational approaches to community, and their forms of belonging and trans/patriotisms. Using reports in multicultural psychology and cultural neuroscience to interpret an array of cultural forms-including literature, art, film, advertising,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2017

The Millennial City Trends, Implications, and Prospects for Urban Planning and Policy by Markus Moos The Millennial City Trends, Implications, and Prospects for Urban Planning and Policy

Millennials have captured our imaginaries in recent years. The conventional wisdom is that this generation of young adults lives in downtown neighbourhoods near cafes, public transit and other amenities. Yet, this depiction is rarely unpacked nor problematized. Despite some commonalities,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2017

Making Prestigious Places How Luxury Influences the Transformation of Cities by Mario Paris Making Prestigious Places How Luxury Influences the Transformation of Cities

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,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

Latin Scenes Streetlife and Local Place in France, Spain, and the World by Terry Nichols Clark Latin Scenes Streetlife and Local Place in France, Spain, and the World

This volume will explore how scenes provide a new analytical frame to map and compare more precisely how and why neighborhoods, cities, countries, and regions vary across the globe. It will present unprecedented findings from Spain and France that will...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/08/2017

Motherhood, Poverty, and the WIC Program in Urban America Life Strategies by Suzanne Morrissey Motherhood, Poverty, and the WIC Program in Urban America Life Strategies


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

Understanding the City through its Margins Pluridisciplinary Perspectives from Case Studies in Africa, Asia and the Middle East by Ulrike Freitag Understanding the City through its Margins Pluridisciplinary Perspectives from Case Studies in Africa, Asia and the Middle East

Cities the world over and in particular developing countries suffer from uneven development and inequality. This is often coupled with the view that these inequalities constitute unfortunate anomalies. In contrast, this edited volume draws out the ways in which the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/07/2017

Diversity and Local Contexts Urban Space, Borders, and Migration by Jerome Krase Diversity and Local Contexts Urban Space, Borders, and Migration

In this book, an international team of urban anthropologists, sociologists, and ethnographers argue that politics, intergroup relations, and development in cities cannot be understood without reference to the local contexts that endow each city with specific characteristics. They also show...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/07/2017

Cities and the Circulation of Culture in the Atlantic World From the Early Modern to Modernism by Leonard Von Morze Cities and the Circulation of Culture in the Atlantic World From the Early Modern to Modernism

Investigating the dissemination of cultural forms between cities of the Atlantic world, this book attends to the forms and norms of cultural representation, examining topics such as the Portuguese Atlantic; the Spanish Empire; Albert-Charles Wulffleff and the Parc-Musee of Dakar,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/07/2017

Urban Flow Bike Messengers and the City by Jeffrey L. Kidder Urban Flow Bike Messengers and the City


Format: Paperback - Released: 11/07/2017

Cities for Profit The Real Estate Turn in Asia's Urban Politics by Gavin Shatkin Cities for Profit The Real Estate Turn in Asia's Urban Politics


Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2017

Cities for Profit The Real Estate Turn in Asia's Urban Politics by Gavin Shatkin Cities for Profit The Real Estate Turn in Asia's Urban Politics


Format: Hardback - Released: 07/07/2017

The Language of Cities by Deyan Sudjic The Language of Cities

The director of the Design Museum defines the greatest artefact of all time: the cityWe live in a world that is now predominantly urban. So how do we define the city as it evolves in the twenty-first century? Drawing examples...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/07/2017

Docklands Urban Change And Conflict In A Community In Transition by Janet Foster Docklands Urban Change And Conflict In A Community In Transition

This text is a sociological study of a community in transition and the impact of urban regeneration. The process of change on the Isle of Dogs is revealed from the differing perspectives of Islanders, developers and business, and yuppies attracted...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2017

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