Atlas of Improbable Places shows the modern world from surprising new vantage points that will inspire urban explorers and armchair travellers alike to consider a new way of understanding the world we live in.
This text, by an interdisciplinary team of international child-environment authorities, explores how crucial the relationship of the young and their surroundings is. Covering eight countries, it shows the enormous benefits of involving children in planning and implementing urban improvements.
A manual that shows how to conceptualize, structure and facilitate the participation of young people in the community development process. It is intended for urban planners, municipal officials, community development staff, non-governmental organizations, educators, youth-serving agencies, and youth advocates.
The ambivalent status of urban space in terms of emancipation, democratisation, justice and citizenship is central to recent work in urban geography. Through exploration of the tensions and possibilities between freedoms and constraints offered by the city, the authors build on current perspectives to present an analysis of urban experience.
Deputy Director of the Trust for Thanet archaeology, Gerald Moody, has used all the most up-to-date and new archaeological evidence to produce the only book available about the history and archaeology of the Isle of Thanet.
The Dictionary of Human Geography is the definitive guide to issues and ideas, methods and theories in human geography. Now in its fifth edition, this ground-breaking text has been comprehensively revised to reflect the changing nature and practice of human geography and its rapidly developing connections with other fields.
This book explores the role of cities, their influence and the transformations they have undertaken in the recent past, the ways in which cities regenerate, how plans change, how they are governed and how they react to the economic realities of the day. Bringing together studies from around the world at different scales.
Provides a systematic A-Z to understanding the city that explains the interrelations between society, culture and economy. This book features: Histories; Economies and Inequalities; Communities; and Order and Disorder.
Explains and interrogates these fundamental issues of research practice in the discipline. Concerned with examining the methodological challenges associated with that 'cultural turn', this title explains and discusses: qualitative and ethnographic methodologies; and the role and significance of quantitative and numerical methods.
This new dictionary provides over 2,000 clear and concise entries on human geography, covering basic terms and concepts as well as biographies, organisations, and major periods and schools. Authoritative and accessible, this is a must-have for every student of human geography, as well as for professionals and interested members of the public.
Suitable for students of urban and regional planning, this text gives an historical overview of the developments and changes in the theory and practice of planning, throughout the 20th century. It looks at the insights of the great figures who influenced the early planning movement, leading up to the creation of the post-war planning machine.
Offers a survey of environmental and cultural forces that have shaped the visual character and geographical diversity of the settled American landscape. This book examines the large-scale historical influences that have moulded the varied human adaptation of the continent's physical topography to its needs over more than 500 years.
A much-needed guide for students doing dissertations on urban issues and cities. Covering both qualitative and quantitative methods, a team of leading researchers show how particular methods are used successfully in urban research projects.
Students and instructors alike have hugely appreciated the innovative and engaging approach that the first edition of Environment and Society brought to the study of contemporary environmental challenges.
In this new edition of the standard text on the theory and practice of urban regeneration, there are case studies and examples of best practice throughout, and a whole section devoted to international and comparative regeneration.
This new dictionary provides a quick and authoritative point of reference for chemical engineering, covering areas such as materials, energy balances, reactions, and separations. It also includes relevant terms from the areas of chemistry, physics, mathematics, and biology.
Joan Thirsk was the leading English agrarian historian of the late 20th century. Her research explored regional farming, rural industry, changing tastes and fashions, and innovations in the rural economy. This book demonstrates Thirsk's relevance for historians today, presenting new work that has been influenced by her.
Planning historian Stephen Ward offers a timely new history of garden cities and new towns with the Hertfordshire exemplars as its focus. Yet this is not just a work of history: The Peaceful Path also examines the contemporary relevance of Ebenezer Howard's vision.
From the INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED author of the modern classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities Vital Little Plans weaves a lifetime of ideas from the most prominent urbanist of the twentieth century into a book that is indispensable to life in the twenty-first.
This leading text in the field provides a comprehensive assessment of the nature, extent and dimensions of international population movements and of their consequences. Thoroughly revised and updated, the 5th edition assesses the impact of the global economic crisis for migration and includes new material on climate change and migration.
With over 120,000 copies sold worldwide, Peter Dicken's Global Shift has been the definitive work on economic globalization for almost 30 years now. A tried, trusted and unrivalled resource for undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers across the social sciences, this is a seminal text from an internationally renowned author.
Describes the activities of the explorers and map-makers of Renaissance and early modern Europe; the role of geography during the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment and the Darwinian Revolution; and the interactions between geography and empire building in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Timely textbook to lead students through their essential fieldwork module. University level, up to date, and packed with applied content, it teaches students how to get the best out of fieldwork, link with their methods courses and use it in their research projects.
Divided into six parts, this book outlines the field of urban geography and explains the importance of a global perspective. It explores the growth of cities from the earliest times and examines the urban geography of the major world regions. It considers the dynamics of urban structure and land use change in Western cities.
This astute text on the changing nature of childhood focuses on three main issues: nation building and developing children, child participation and activism in the context of development, and globalization and children's lives in the context of what has been called 'the end of development'.
Presents an overview of the conceptual and theoretical debates, drawing upon the research from across the globe. This title is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students of geography, the social sciences and education.
Focusing on multi-ethnic interaction in an inner city area, this book addresses difficult issues that are often simplistically and negatively portrayed, challenging the stereotypical denigration of inner city life, and Muslim communities in particular.
Presenting an impassioned argument for revitalising our imagination of space, Doreen Massey takes on some well-established assumptions from philosophy, and some familiar ways of characterising the twenty-first century world, and shows how they restrain our understanding of both the challenge and the potential of space.
Of the two kinds of philosophical questions - epistemic and ethical - raised by the public debate about climate change, professional philosophers have dealt almost exclusively with the ethical. This book is the first to address both and examine the relationship between them.
"Designed to help students understand the multiple levels at which human populations respond to their surroundings, this essential text offers the most complete discussion of environmental, physiologic"