1. Cities series

    Series editor: John Rennie Short, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, US

    As we move into a more urban future, cities are the main setting for social change, economic transformations, political challenges and ecological concerns. This series aims to capture some of the excitement and challenges of understanding cities. It provides a forum for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary scholarship. International in scope, it will embrace empirical and theoretical studies, comparative and case study approaches. The series will provide a discussion site and theoretical platform for cutting edge research by publishing innovative and high quality authored, co-authored and edited works at the frontier of contemporary urban scholarship.

Books in this series

TOTAL: 8
  1. Smart Cities in the Post-Algorithmic Era

    Smart Cities in the Post-Algorithmic Era

    Edited by Nicos Komninos, Christina Kakderi
    Examining the changing nature of cities in the face of smart technology, this book studies key new challenges and capabilities defined by the Internet of Things, data science, blockchain and artificial intelligence. It argues that using algorithmic logic alone for automation and optimisation in modern smart cities is not sufficient, and analyses the importance of integrating this with strong participatory governance and digital platforms for community action. Learn More
    December 2019   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
    Availability: Not yet published
  2. The Politics and Practices of Apartment Living

    The Politics and Practices of Apartment Living

    Hazel Easthope
    The majority of people now live in cities and for many that means apartment living. Apartments are where we spend our time, make our homes, raise our families and invest our money. Apartment living requires that we try to get along with our neighbours and make decisions collectively about the management of our buildings. This book examines how different housing markets, development practices, planning regimes, legal structures and social and cultural norms affect people’s everyday experiences of apartment living. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
    Availability: In Stock
  3. The Internet City

    The Internet City

    Aharon Kellerman
    Exploring the history of the Internet, from pre-conception, to the possibilities of an Internet-based future, The Internet City presents ways in which the Internet and urban life intersect. The book interprets how the contemporary city is becoming fully based on Internet technologies in all of its major dimensions: the daily activities of urbanites and urban companies, the operations of urban systems, and the functioning of the upcoming driverless vehicles. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
    Availability: In Stock
  4. Varieties of Capital Cities

    Varieties of Capital Cities

    David Kaufmann
    The political and symbolic centrality of capital cities has been challenged by increasing economic globalization. This is especially true of secondary capital cities; capital cities which, while being the seat of national political power, are not the primary economic city of their nation state. David Kaufmann examines the unique challenges that these cities face entering globalised, inter-urban competition while not possessing a competitive political economy. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
    Availability: In Stock
  5. Governing Compact Cities

    Governing Compact Cities

    Philipp Rode
    Governing Compact Cities investigates how governments and other critical actors organise to enable compact urban growth, combining higher urban densities, mixed use and urban design quality with more walkable and public transport-oriented urban development. Philipp Rode draws on empirical evidence from London and Berlin to examine how urban policymakers, professionals and stakeholders have worked across disciplinary silos, geographic scales and different time horizons since the early 1990s. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
    Availability: In Stock
  6. How Great Cities Happen

    How Great Cities Happen

    John Stanley, Janet Stanley, Roslynne Hansen
    Urban planners in developed countries are pushing hard for closer integration of land use and transport. At the same time, gaps in knowledge and understanding are becoming more apparent, as the traditional focus has been on the shape of the city, rather than how it functions as a place to live and visit. How Great Cities Happen addresses this challenge by developing a wider, all-encompassing agenda for more productive, inclusive and sustainable cities. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
    Availability: In Stock
    2018   Paperback Price: $ 45.00   Web: $ 36.00
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  7. The Water-Sustainable City

    The Water-Sustainable City

    David L. Feldman
    Cities place enormous pressures on freshwater quality and availability because they are often located some distance from the water sources needed by their populations. This fact compels planners to build infrastructure to divert water from increasingly distant outlying rural areas, thus disrupting their social fabric and environment. In addition, increasing urbanization due to population growth, economic change, and sprawl places huge burdens upon the institutions, as well as the infrastructure, that deliver, protect, and treat urban water. This book assesses the challenges facing the world’s cities in providing reliable, safe, and plentiful supplies through infrastructural, economic, legal, and political strategies. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
    Availability: In Stock
    2018   Paperback Price: $ 40.00   Web: $ 32.00
    Availability: In Stock
  8. Cities as Political Objects

    Cities as Political Objects

    Edited by Alistair Cole, Renaud Payre
    Focusing on the city’s role as the nexus for new forms of relationships between politics, economics and society, this fascinating book views the city as a political phenomena. Its chapters unravel the city’s plural histories, contested political, legal and administrative boundaries, and its policy-making capacity in the context of multi-level and market pressures. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
    Availability: In Stock