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    Contested Spaces in Contemporary Turkey

    By Fatma Muge Gocek

    Hardback £70.46

    An analysis of the destructive impact of neoliberalism in contemporary Turkey, especially in relation to social space and resistance


    By Lauren Elkin

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    Part cultural meander, part memoir, Flaneuse traces the relationship between the city and creativity through a journey that begins in New York and moves us to Paris, via Venice, Tokyo and London, exploring along the way the paths taken by the flaneuses who have lived and walked in those cities.

    Scottish Economy

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    The Scottish economy is at the heart of contemporary constitutional and public policy debates. This substantial new edited collection, the first comprehensive and authoritative analysis for more than 60 years, is a timely update on the classic volume of the same name edited by Sir Alec Cairncross in 1954. It...

    Language of Cities

    By Deyan Sudjic

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    The director of the Design Museum defines the greatest artefact of all time: the city We live in a world that is now predominantly urban. So how do we define the city as it evolves in the twenty-first century? Drawing examples from across the globe, Deyan Sudjic decodes the underlying...

    City Unsilenced: Urban Resistance and Public Space in the Age of Shrinking Democracy

    Paperback £39.81

    What do the recent urban resistance tactics around the world have in common? What are the roles of public space in these movements? What are the implications of urban resistance for the remaking of public space in the "age of shrinking democracy"? To what extent do these resistances move from...

    Within Walking Distance

    By Philip Langdon

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    Draws on the successes of six diverse U.S. communities for creating compact, walkable neighbourhoods.

    Inhabitable Infrastructures

    By Cj Lim

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    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...

    Cities of Power

    By Goran Therborn

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    Why are cities centres of power? A sociological analysis of urban politics

    Who Cleans the Park?

    By Maud Simonet

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    America's public parks are in a golden age. Hundreds of millions of dollars both public and private fund urban jewels like Manhattan's Central Park. Keeping the polish on landmark parks and in neighborhood playgrounds alike means that the trash must be picked up, benches painted, equipment tested, and leaves raked....

    Human Targets

    By Victor M. Rios

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    At fifteen, Victor Rios found himself a human target flat on his ass amid a hail of shotgun fire, desperate for money and a place on the street. Faced with the choice of escalating a drug turf war or eking out a living elsewhere, he turned to a teacher, who...

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