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  • Planning Sustainable Cities and Regionsby Karen Chapple

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    As global warming advances, regions around the world are engaging in revolutionary sustainability planning - but with social equity as an afterthought. California is at the cutting edge of this movement, not only because its regulations actively reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but also because its pioneering environmental regulation, market innovation,... more...

  • Movements in the Cityby Vincenzo Ruggiero

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 84.95

    For 2nd and 3rd year courses in urban sociology, sociology of exclusion, social stratification, planning and cultural studies in departments of sociology and urban geography. This book provides an in depth examination of social movements and urban life in European cities today. Unique in its interdisciplinary approach, it covers traditional areas of... more...

  • Urban Sustainability in Theory and Practiceby Paul James

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Cities are home to the most consequential current attempts at human adaptation and they provide one possible focus for the flourishing of life on this planet. However, for this to be realized in more than an ad hoc way, a substantial rethinking of current approaches and practices needs to occur. Urban Sustainability in Theory and Practice responds... more...

  • Towards Low Carbon Cities in Chinaby Sun Sheng Han; Ray Green; Mark Y. Wang

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This book explores the relationship between urban form and greenhouse gas emissions in China, providing new insights for policy, urban planning and management. Drawing on the results of a four-year multidisciplinary research project, the book examines how factors such as urban households? access to services and jobs, land use mixes and provision... more...

  • Africa Rising?by Ian Taylor

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 29.15

    Africa is said to be rising, turning a definitive page in its history, heralding new and exciting possibilities for the continent. The Africa Rising discourse maintains that upsurge in economic growth comes with improved governance and endogenous dynamics; that the emerging economies, and especially the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India China, South Africa],... more...

  • Low Carbon Citiesby Steffen Lehmann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    Low Carbon Cities is a book for practitioners, students and scholars in architecture, urban planning and design. It features essays on ecologically sustainable cities by leading exponents of urban sustainability, case studies of the new directions low carbon cities might take and investigations of how we can mitigate urban heat stress in our cities?... more...

  • Rassismus und Bürgerrechteby Silvan Niedermeier

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2014; US$ 23.66

    Zahlreiche Skandale zeugen davon, dass polizeiliche Folterpraktiken trotz juristischer Verbote und moralischer Ablehnung weiterhin existieren. Besonders der Einsatz der Folter durch die USA nach den Anschlägen vom 11. September 2001 zeigt, dass die moderne Geschichte der Folter keine Geschichte ihres allmählichen Verschwindens ist. Die gegenwärtige... more...

  • Conflicts About Classby David J. Lee; Bryan S. Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95

    In recent years there has been growing debate among sociologists about the concept of class and its relevance to the highly industrialised world of the late twentieth century. This book makes available in a single volume all of the key contributions to this debate and takes it a step further with a number of specially commissioned pieces. An editorial... more...

  • City of Liesby Ramita Navai

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 26.99

    Rich, absorbing, and exotic— City of Lies travels up and down Vali Asr Street, Tehran?s pulsing thoroughfare, from the lavish shopping malls of Tajrish through the smog that lingers over the alleyways and bazaars of the city?s southern districts. Ramita Navai gives voice to ordinary Iranians forced to live extraordinary lives: the porn star, the... more...

  • Urban Social Geographyby Paul Knox; Steven Pinch

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    The 6th edition of this highly respected text builds upon the successful structure, engaging writing style and clear presentation of previous editions. Examining urban social geography from a theoretical and historical perspective, it also explores how it has developed into the modern day. Taking account of recent critical work, whilst simultaneously... more...