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Displacing Blackness: Power, Planning, and Race in Twentieth-Century Halifax
Displacing Blackness: Power, Planning, and Race in Twentieth-Century Halifax
By Ted Rutland

While focused on twentieth-century Halifax, Displacing Blackness develops broad insights about the possibilities and limitations of modern planning. Drawing connections between the history of planning and emerging scholarship in Black Studies, Ted Rutland positions anti-blackness at the heart of contemporary city-making.

Available Jul 2018
Growing a Sustainable City?: The Question of Urban Agriculture
Growing a Sustainable City?: The Question of Urban Agriculture
By Christina D. Rosan and Hamil Pearsall

Growing a Sustainable City? offers a critical analysis of the development of urban agriculture policies and their role in making post-industrial cities more sustainable.

Available Dec 2017
Old Europe, New Suburbanization?: Governance, Land, and Infrastructure in European Suburbanization
Old Europe, New Suburbanization?: Governance, Land, and Infrastructure in European Suburbanization
Edited by Nicholas A. Phelps

Old Europe, New Suburbanization? takes us on a journey of rediscovery into some of Europe’s oldest metropolises. The volume’s contributors reveal the great variety of patterns and processes of urbanization that make Europe a fruitful ground for furthering the diversity of global suburbanisms.

Published Aug 2017
What's in a Name?: Talking about Urban Peripheries
What's in a Name?: Talking about Urban Peripheries
Edited by Richard Harris and Charlotte Vorms

In What’s in a Name? editors Richard Harris and Charlotte Vorms have gathered together experts from around the world in order to provide a truly global framework for the study of the urban periphery.

Published Jul 2017
The National Mall: No Ordinary Public Space
The National Mall: No Ordinary Public Space
By Lisa Benton-Short

In The National Mall, Lisa Benton-Short explores the critical issues that are redefining and reshaping this extraordinary public space.

Published Jul 2016
Multicultural Cities: Toronto, New York, and Los Angeles
Multicultural Cities: Toronto, New York, and Los Angeles
By Mohammad Abdul Qadeer

In Multicultural Cities, Mohammad Abdul Qadeer offers a tour of three of North America’s premier multicultural metropolises – Toronto, New York, and Los Angeles

Published Mar 2016
Cities and the Politics of Difference: Multiculturalism and Diversity in Urban Planning
Cities and the Politics of Difference: Multiculturalism and Diversity in Urban Planning
Edited by Michael A. Burayidi

The essays in this collection cover the practical and theoretical issues that surround integrating considerations of diversity in all its forms and guises into planning practice and theory.

Published Nov 2015
The Mafia in Italian Lives and Literature: Life Sentences and Their Geographies
The Mafia in Italian Lives and Literature: Life Sentences and Their Geographies
By Robin Pickering-Iazzi

Pickering-Iazzi uses an array of cultural documents from 1990 to the present to examine the myths, values, codes of behaviour, and relationships produced by the Italian mafia through a wide cross-disciplinary lens.

Published Oct 2015
Social Infrastructure and Vulnerability in the Suburbs
Social Infrastructure and Vulnerability in the Suburbs
By Lucia Lo, Valerie Preston, Paul Anisef, Ranu Basu, and Shuguang Wang

Social Infrastructure and Vulnerability in the Suburbs examines how the combination of the low-density, car-centric geography of outer suburbs and neoliberal governance in the past several decades has affected disadvantaged populations in North American metro areas.

Published Mar 2015
Suburban Governance: A Global View
Suburban Governance: A Global View
Edited by Pierre Hamel and Roger Keil

Suburban Governance: A Global View is a groundbreaking set of essays by leading urban scholars that assess how governance regulates the creation of the world’s suburban spaces and everyday life within them.

Published Jan 2015