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New and Published Books

  1. Reshaping City Governance

    London, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad

    By Nirmala Rao

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    India’s cities are in the midst of an unprecedented urban expansion. While India is acknowledged as a rising power, poised to emerge into the front rank of global economies, the pace and scale of its urbanisation calls for more effective metropolitan management if that growth is not to be...

    Published November 24th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Geographical Transformation of China

    Edited by Michael Dunford, Liu Weidong

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    The aim of this book is to examine the transformation of the geography of China in the years since the start of China's policy of reform and opening-up in 1978, as seen through the eyes of Chinese geographers. Throughout that period, Chinese geographers have studied these environmental, economic,...

    Published November 4th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Invisible Houses

    Rethinking and designing low-cost housing in developing countries

    By Gonzalo Lizarralde

    There is an increased interest among architects, urban specialists and design professionals to contribute to solve ‘the housing problem’ in developing countries. The Invisible Houses takes us on a journey through the slums and informal settlements of South Africa, India, Colombia, Honduras, El...

    Published November 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Cities of the Global South Reader

    Edited by Faranak Miraftab, Neema Kudva

    Series: Routledge Urban Reader Series

    The Cities of the Global South Reader adopts a fresh and critical approach to the fi eld of urbanization in the developing world. The Reader incorporates both early and emerging debates about the diverse trajectories of urbanization processes in the context of the restructured global alignments in...

    Published October 16th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Religion, Heritage and the Sustainable City

    Hinduism and urbanisation in Jaipur

    By Yamini Narayanan

    Series: Routledge Research in Religion and Development

    The speed and scale of urbanisation in India is unprecedented almost anywhere in the world and has tremendous global implications. The religious influence on the urban experience has resonances for all aspects of urban sustainability in India and yet it remains a blind spot while articulating...

    Published October 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Development and Underdevelopment in Historical Perspective

    Populism, Nationalism and Industrialisation

    By Gavin Kitching

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    How do the intellectual origins and historical background of western and other theories of development affect their relevance to contemporary Third-World conditions? This is the central question behind Gavin Kitching’s examination of ‘development studies’, first published in 1982, from its origins...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Rio de Janeiro

    Urban Life through the Eyes of the City

    By Beatriz Jaguaribe

    Series: CRESC

    "Through artistic imaginaries, media productions, social practices and spatial mappings, this book offers an insightful and original contribution to the understanding of Rio de Janeiro, one of the highly contested urban terrains in the world. Offering a rich diversity of examples extracted from...

    Published September 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Inclusive Urbanization

    Rethinking Policy, Practice and Research in the Age of Climate Change

    Edited by Krishna K. Shrestha, Hemant R. Ojha, Phil McManus, Anna Rubbo, Krishna Kumar Dhote

    How do we include and represent all people in cities? As the world rapidly urbanizes, and climate change creates global winners and losers, understanding how to design cities that provide for all their citizens is of the utmost importance. Inclusive Urbanization attempts to not only provide...

    Published August 11th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Planning and Design for Future Informal Settlements

    Shaping the Self-Constructed City

    By David Gouverneur

    This is the first book to address future informal settlements at the global scale. It argues that to foster favourable conditions for the sustainable evolution of future informal cities, planners must consider the same issues that are paramount in formal urban developments, such as provision of:...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Language of Global Development

    A Misleading Geography

    By Marcin Wojciech Solarz

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development and Society

    Terms such as "Third World", "developing countries" and "Global South" are ubiquitous in the discipline of development studies, but they are often poorly defined, ideologically weighted and misleading. Taking an intellectual history approach, this book examines the most commonly used spatial terms...

    Published July 15th 2014 by Routledge