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Understanding Urbanism

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Accessibly written in a colloquial and approachable language, but grounded in research

  • Students will develop a critical understanding of the different ways architects, urban planners, urban designers, heritage professionals, engineers and other built environment and planning professionals approach the urban environment

  • Teaching directions are provided for lecturers that outline how to build local, contemporary case studies into the teaching materials presented in this textbook

  • Offers accompanying ‘Understanding Urbanism’ podcast for students and teachers, freely available to listen via Apple Podcasts

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Understanding Urbanism

    • Dallas Rogers
    Pages 1-13
  3. Indigenous Cities

    • Libby Porter
    Pages 15-26
  4. Economic Cities

    • Thomas Sigler, Glen Searle, Kirsten Martinus
    Pages 27-45
  5. Planned Cities

    • Adrienne Keane, Paul Jones
    Pages 47-60
  6. Designing Cities

    • Deena Ridenour, Tooran Alizadeh
    Pages 61-85
  7. Heritage Cities

    • James Lesh, Cameron Logan
    Pages 87-101
  8. Mobile Cities

    • Nina Verzosa, Crystal Legacy
    Pages 103-116
  9. Public Cities

    • Natalie Osborne, Tooran Alizadeh
    Pages 117-133
  10. Multicultural Cities

    • Jacqueline Nelson, Christina Ho
    Pages 135-149
  11. Digital Cities

    • Tooran Alizadeh, Kurt Iveson
    Pages 151-168
  12. Data, Science and Cities

    • Somwrita Sarkar, Reza Farid
    Pages 169-178
  13. Green Cities

    • Adrienne Keane, Peter Davies
    Pages 179-194
  14. Healthy Cities

    • Jennifer L. Kent, Susan Thompson
    Pages 195-210
  15. Political Cities

    • Dallas Rogers, Michael Mossman
    Pages 211-226

About this book

Understanding Urbanism presents built environment students with the latest approaches to studying urbanism. The book is written in an accessible and easy-to-understand format by leading urban academics and practitioners with decades of teaching and practical experience. As students move through the chapters, they will develop a critical understanding of the different ways architects, urban and social planners, urban designers, heritage professionals, engineers and other built environment professionals design our cities. Importantly, the book shows how and why the built environment professional of the future will need to work within the Indigenous context of cities in countries like Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Canada.

Keywords

  • City
  • Urban
  • Urbanism
  • Urban Planning
  • Architecture
  • Urban Design
  • Heritage
  • urban geography and urbanism

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney, Darlington, Australia

    Dallas Rogers, Adrienne Keane, Tooran Alizadeh

  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Technology Sydney, Broadway, Australia

    Jacqueline Nelson

About the editors

Dallas Rogers is Senior Lecturer and Associate Dean (Student Life) in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney. Dallas is a human geographer with a broad interest in the politics of land, real estate and urban development.

Adrienne Keane is Senior Academic Fellow and Associate Dean (Education) in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney. Adrienne is also a practicing urban planner with an interest in planning’s role in the conservation of environmental values, natural world heritage areas and bringing about green cities.

Tooran Alizadeh is Associate Professor of Urbanism and Telecommunication Planning and Director of Urban Design in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney. Tooran’s cross-disciplinary research is a reflection of her broad interests in strategic planning, spatial justice, and infrastructure.

Jacqueline Nelson is Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Communication, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney. Jacqueline’s research explores the politics and practice of anti-racism.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Understanding Urbanism

  • Editors: Dallas Rogers, Adrienne Keane, Tooran Alizadeh, Jacqueline Nelson

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-4386-9

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-15-4385-2

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-15-4386-9

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 226

  • Number of Illustrations: 12 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Human Geography, Urban Sociology

Buying options

eBook USD 34.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-981-15-4386-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 44.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)