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  • Trans-Europe Express by Owen Hatherley
    Trans-Europe Express (Hardback) Owen Hatherley

    'A scathing, lively and timely look at the "European city", from one of our most provocative voices on culture and architecture today' Owen Jones...

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  • Hearthlands by Marianne Elliott
    Hearthlands (Paperback) Marianne Elliott

    Part memoir, part historical research, this book tells the story of the White City, an overlooked and under-documented time in Belfast's history. The story of a pre-Troubles Belfast in which Catholics and Protestants lived side by side.

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  • Estates by Lynsey Hanley
    Estates (Paperback) Lynsey Hanley

    Lynsey Hanley was born and raised just outside of Birmingham on what was then the largest council estate in Europe, and she has lived for years on an estate in London's East End. Writing with passion, humour and a sense of history, she recounts the rise of social housing a century ago, its adoption as a fundamental right by leaders of the social welfare state in the mid-century and its decline -...

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  • The Language of Cities by Deyan Sudjic
    The Language of Cities (Paperback) Deyan Sudjic

    The director of the Design Museum defines the greatest artefact of all time: the city...

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  • The New Localism by Bruce Katz
    The New Localism (English, Hardback) Bruce Katz, Jeremy Nowak

    Finding local solutions when the nation cannot, or will not. This book cites many positive examples of how cities across the US have taken the lead in dealing creatively with their local problems - even while the national government too often was gripped in partisan gridlock. The authors call for a twenty-first century localism, one attuned to the needs of all citizens.

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  • The New Science of Cities by Michael Batty
    The New Science of Cities (English, Paperback) Michael Batty

    A proposal for a new way to understand cities and their design not as artifacts but as systems composed of flows and networks.

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  • Code and Clay, Data and Dirt by Shannon Christine Mattern
    Code and Clay, Data and Dirt (English, Paperback) Shannon Christine Mattern

    For years, pundits have trumpeted the earthshattering changes that big data and smart networks will soon bring to our cities. But what if cities have long been built for intelligence, maybe for millennia? In Code and Clay, Data and Dirt Shannon Mattern advances the provocative argument that our urban spaces have been "smart" and mediated for thousands of years....

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  • On the Run by Alice Goffman
    On the Run (English, Paperback) Alice Goffman

    War on Drugs has done almost nothing to prevent drugs from being sold or used, but it has nonetheless created a little-known surveillance state in America's most disadvantaged neighborhoods. The author introduces you to an unforgettable cast of young African American men who are caught up in this web of warrants and surveillance.

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  • Walking Inside Out by Tina Richardson
    Walking Inside Out (English, Paperback) Tina Richardson

    This book brings together contemporary theorists and practitioners to critically explore the state of psychogeography today.

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  • The City of Tomorrow by Carlo Ratti
    The City of Tomorrow (English, Hardback) Carlo Ratti, Matthew Claudel

    An internationally renowned architect, urban planner, and scholar describes the major technological forces driving the future of cities

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  • Naked City by Sharon Zukin
    Naked City (English, Paperback) Sharon Zukin

    As cities have gentrified, educated urbanites have come to prize what they regard as "authentic" urban life: aging buildings, art galleries, small boutiques, upscale food markets, neighborhood old-timers, funky ethnic restaurants, and old, family-owned shops. These signify a place's authenticity, in contrast to the bland standardization of the suburbs and exurbs....

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  • City by Phil Hubbard
    City (English, Paperback) Phil Hubbard

    Revised edition of the author's City, 2006.

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  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
    Behind the Beautiful Forevers (English, Paperback) Katherine Boo

    A landmark debut from a Pulitzer-winning New Yorker journalist: if Dickens were alive today, this is the book he might have written about India

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  • The City Reader by Richard T. LeGates
    The City Reader (English, Paperback) Richard T. LeGates

    The sixth edition of the highly successful The City Reader juxtaposes the very best classic and contemporary writings on the city to provide the comprehensive mapping of the terrain of Urban Studies and Planning old and new. The City Reader is the anchor volume in the Routledge Urban Reader Series and is now integrated with all ten other titles in the series. This edition has been extensively...

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  • Urban Sociology by Mark Abrahamson
    Urban Sociology (English, Paperback) Mark Abrahamson

    Concise overview of the political and economic development of the world's cities, with a cultural perspective and case studies throughout, including support materials.

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  • The Great Cities in History by John Julius Norwich
    The Great Cities in History (Paperback) John Julius Norwich

    From the origins of urbanization in Mesopotamia to the global metropolises of today, great cities have marked the development of human civilization. This book tells their stories, from Uruk and Memphis to Tokyo and Sao Paulo.

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  • Happy City by Charles Montgomery
    Happy City (Paperback) Charles Montgomery

    Tells the story of how the solutions to this century's problems lie in unlocking the secrets to great city living. Drawing on the lessons from their stories, from brain science, and from the realm of urban experimentation, this book offers solutions we can all use to improve our lives and shows that simple changes can make all the difference.

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  • Inhabitable Infrastructures by Cj Lim
    Inhabitable Infrastructures (English, Paperback) Cj Lim

    Inhabitable Infrastructures: Science fiction or urban future?, the follow up to Food City and Smartcities and Eco-Warriors, from one of the world's leading urban design and architectural thinkers, explores the potential of climate change-related multi-use infrastructures that address the fundamental human requirements to protect, to provide and to participate. The stimulus for the infrastructures...

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  • Nairn's Towns 2016 by Ian Nairn
    Nairn's Towns 2016 (Paperback) Ian Nairn

    Sixteen short essays on places as varied as Glasgow and Norwich, Llanidloes and Sheffield, by the finest architectural writer of the twentieth century forming a lively introduction to many of the best towns and cities around the UK. Nairn's Towns has been an NHE best seller in hardback since 2013.

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  • Skateboarding, Space and the City by Iain Borden
    Skateboarding, Space and the City (English, Paperback) Iain Borden

    Skateboarders are an increasingly common feature of the urban environment - estimated at 40 million worldwide and creating a subculture of clothes, boards, music, slang and moves. This book demonstrates that street-style skateboarding offers a critique of architecture, the city and capitalism.

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