Introducing the PHE series

Published by Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group. This series offers a unique window on the creation of the modern environment. Designed for an international readership, the emphasis is on: urban and regional planning recent as well as longer-term history what...

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AuthorJohn R. Gold and Margaret M. GoldPublishedApril 2024Themes
OlympicsParalympicsOlympic villagessustainabilityUrban regenerationSecurityTourism

Olympic Cities: City Agendas, Planning, and the World’s Games, 1896–2032

The first edition of Olympic Cities, published in 2007, provided a pioneering overview of the changing relationship between cities and the modern Olympic Games. This substantially revised and much enlarged fourth edition builds on the success of its predecessors....
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AuthorXiaofei ChenPublishedOctober 2022Themes
SupergridSuperblockDesign PhilosophyUrban StructureCultural influence

Supergrid and Superblock: Lessons in Urban Structure from China and Japan

The book opens with an introductory essay by Barrie Shelton in which he sets the scene for what is to follow, emphasizing how alien this structure was to Western urban design culture where radial patterns of development were the norm. Then, in her first...
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AuthorNick GreenPublishedJune 2022Themes
Britainurban historyHistorical GeographySpeculative Development

The Settlement Patterns of Britain: Past, Present and the Future Foretold in Eight Essays

In writing The Settlement Patterns of Britain Nick Green was inspired by the short story genre. His book is a collection of eight non-fiction short stories or essays, where the characters are the places, some of which appear more once, usually as bit-part...
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AuthorCecilia L. ChuPublishedMarch 2022Themes
Hong KongSegregationColonial DevelopmentSpeculative Development

Building Colonial Hong Kong: Speculative Development and Segregation in the City

In the 1880s, Hong Kong was a booming colonial entrepôt, with many European, especially British, residents living in palatial mansions in the Mid-Levels and at the Peak. But it was also a ruthless migrant city where Chinese workers shared bedspaces in...
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