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This list relates to the semester Semester Two 2018-2019 which does not start until 22/01/2019
  1. Lecture 1 Section 1 - Environmental Issues in the Urban Century 10 items
    1. In the nature of cities: urban political ecology and the politics of urban metabolism - Nikolas C. Heynen, Maria Kaika, E. Swyngedouw 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Further reading

    2. Climatopolis: how our cities will thrive in the hotter future - Matthew E. Kahn 2010

      Book Essential

    3. Suburban planet: making the world urban from the outside in - Roger Keil 2017

      Book Essential See Chapter 8 - The Urban Political Ecology of Suburbanisation

    4. Urban meltdown: cities, climate change and politics as usual - Clive Doucet, ebrary, Inc c2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential

    5. Nature and the city: making environmental policy in Toronto and Los Angeles - Gene Desfor, Roger Keil c2004

      Book Further reading

    6. Progress Report—Urban Political Ecology - Roger Keil 11/2005

      Article Further reading

    7. Whitehead, M. (forthcoming) Urban Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability' in Paddison, R. and Hutton, T.A. eds. Cities and Economic Change (Sage)

      Article Further reading available on Blackboard – provides a detailed discussion of the application of Kuznets Curve in urban studies

    8. Climate change and coastal cities: the case of Mombasa, Kenya - Cynthia Brenda Awuor, Victor Ayo Orindi, A. Ochieng Adwera 01/04/2008

      Article Further reading

  2. Lecture 1 Section 2 -Thinking about risk and vunerability in the city & Lecture 1 Section 3 Towards the resilient city 13 items
    1. Vulnerability - W. Neil Adger 2006-8

      Article Essential

    2. Ecological politics in an age of risk - Ulrich Beck 1995

      Book Essential

    3. Risk society: towards a new modernity - Ulrich Beck, NetLibrary, Inc 1992 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential

    4. Risk society: towards a new modernity - Ulrich Beck 1992 (1994 printing)

      Book Further reading

    5. Risk

      Chapter Further reading In: Giddens, A. Runaway world: how globalisation is reshaping our lives. London: Profile, 2002, pp. 20-35

    6. Scholarly networks on resilience, vulnerability and adaptation within the human dimensions of global environmental change - Marco A. Janssen, Michael L. Schoon, Weimao Ke, Katy Börner 2006-8

      Article Further reading

    7. Adaptation, adaptive capacity and vulnerability - Barry Smit, Johanna Wandel 2006-8

      Article Further reading

    8. Transition Urbanism and the Contested Politics of Ethical Place Making - Kelvin Mason, Mark Whitehead 03/2012

      Article Essential

    9. The third way: the renewal of social democracy Ch 2 - Anthony Giddens 1998

      Book Further reading

  3. Lecture 1 Section 4 A New era of Urban Ecological Security 2 items
    1. ‘Urban Ecological Security’: A New Urban Paradigm? - MIKE HODSON, SIMON MARVIN 03/2009

      Article Essential

  4. Lecture 2: Thinking about the city: The Birth and Death of the Urban Growth Machine 19 items
    1. Suburban planet: making the world urban from the outside in - Roger Keil 2017

      Book Essential Key reading for this lecture - see in particular Chapter 3 - Suburban Theory

    2. Splintering urbanism: networked infrastructures, technological mobilities and the urban condition - Stephen Graham, Simon Marvin 2001 (2005 printing)

      Book Further reading Chapter 2 - 4

    3. Harvey D. (2008) The Right to the City

      Article Further reading This is article in New Left Review on 'The Right to the City' is the first chapter of 'Rebel Cities' - a good flavour of the book which I highly recommend.

    4. Possible urban worlds

      Chapter Essential In: Harvey, D. Justice, nature and the geography of difference. Blackwell, 1996, pp. 403-438

    5. Consciousness and the urban experience - David Harvey 1985

      Book Further reading

    6. The urbanization of capital - David Harvey 1985

      Book Essential

    7. Social justice and the city - David Harvey 1973

      Book Further reading

    8. The urban experience - David Harvey 1989

      Book Essential

    9. The urban growth machine: critical perspectives two decades later - David Wilson, Andrew E. G Jonas, Association of American Geographers c1999

      Book Essential

    10. Urban growth machine - S Rodgers

      Chapter Essential In: Kitchin, R. & Thrift, N. (eds). International encyclopedia of human geography. Vol. 12, Elsevier, 2009, pp. 40-45

    11. Urban fortunes: the political economy of place - John R. Logan, Harvey Luskin Molotch c1987

      Book Essential Av

    12. The Urban question: a Marxist approach - Manuel Castells 1977

      Book Essential

    13. Suburban planet: making the world urban from the outside in - Roger Keil 2017

      Book Essential This is a key reading for theories of suburbanisation - see in particular Chapters 1-3

  5. Lecture 3: Desert Urbanism: Learning from Las Vegas and Dubai 15 items
    1. Dubai - Michael Pacione 2005-6

      Article Essential

    2. Dubai's Long Goodbye - ROBIN BLOCH 12/2010

      Article 

    3. Zeropolis: the experience of Las Vegas - Bruce Bégout 2003

      Book Essential

    4. Nature versus city: landscapes of Italian Fascism - Per Binde 1999

      Article Further reading general text on the urban disregard for nature, but not addressing desert urbanism directly.

    5. Dead cities, and other tales - Mike Davis 2002

      Book Essential Chapter 4

    6. Las Vegas: the social production of an all-American city - Mark Gottdiener, Claudia C. Collins, David R. Dickens 1999 (2000 printing)

      Book Essential

    7. The real Las Vegas: life beyond the strip - David Littlejohn, ebrary, Inc 1999 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential

    8. Dubai in extremis - R. G. Smith 01/12/2014

      Article Further reading

  6. Lecture 4: Disastrous cities: Geological Risk and Seismic Urbanism 17 items
    1. Institutions, routines, and crises - Aseem Inam 12/1999

      Article Further reading

    2. Land Use Planning for Seismic Safety: - Robert B. Olshansky 30/06/2001

      Article Further reading

    3. Ecology of fear: Los Angeles and the imagination of disaster - Mike Davis 1999

      Book Essential

    4. Dead cities, and other tales - Mike Davis 2002

      Book Essential see relevant chapters

    5. Land of sunshine: an environmental history of metropolitan Los Angeles - William Francis Deverell, Greg Hise c2005

      Book Essential

    6. Postmodern geographies: the reassertion of space in critical social theory - Edward W. Soja 2011

      Book Further reading See Chapters 7-9 for classic account of the postmodern nature of Los Angeles

    7. Postmodern geographies: the reassertion of space in critical social theory - Edward W. Soja 1989 (various printings)

      Book Further reading see Chapter 7-9 for classic account of the postmodern nature of Los Angeles

    8. Urban Politics and the Los Angeles School of Urbanism - M. Dear, N. Dahmann 04/01/2008

      Article Further reading

    9. Thirdspace: journeys to Los Angeles and other real-and-imagined places - Edward W. Soja 1996 (2004 printing)

      Book Further reading

    10. Institutions, routines, and crises - Aseem Inam 12/1999

      Article Further reading

    11. Land Use Planning for Seismic Safety: - Robert B. Olshansky 30/06/2001

      Article Further reading

  7. Lecture 7: Critical Perspectives on the Hydrological City 19 items
    1. Water on an urban planet: Urbanization and the reach of urban water infrastructure - Robert I. McDonald, Katherine Weber, Julie Padowski, Martina Flörke 07/2014

      Article 

    2. The power of water: developing dialogues between Foucault and Gramsci - Michael Ekers, Alex Loftus 2008

      Article Further reading

    3. Extract

      Chapter Further reading pp 170-91

    4. Concrete and clay: reworking nature in New York City - Matthew Gandy c2002

      Book Essential

    5. In the nature of cities: urban political ecology and the politics of urban metabolism - Nikolas C. Heynen, Maria Kaika, E. Swyngedouw 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter 9 & Chapter 11

    6. City of flows: modernity, nature, and the city - Maria Kaika 2005

      Book Essential

    7. Reworking hegemony in the urban waterscape - Alex Loftus, Fiona Lumsden 01/2008

      Article 

    8. The Desire to metabolize nature: Edward Loveden Loveden, William Vandersteghen and the disciplining of the river Thames (Chapter 6) - Stuart Oliver

      Chapter Essential In: Heynen, N., Kaika, M. and Swyngedouw, E. (eds). In the Nature of cities. Routledge, 2005, pp. 88-104 (online), pp. 93-109 (print)

    9. Urban Water: A Political-Ecology Perspective - ERIK SWYNGEDOUW , MARIA KAÏKA and ESTEBAN CASTRO 2002

      Article 

    10. Water on an urban planet: Urbanization and the reach of urban water infrastructure - Robert I. McDonald, Katherine Weber, Julie Padowski, Martina Flörke 07/2014

      Article Essential

  8. Lecture 6: Powering the City: Metropolitan Energy Insecurity 18 items
    1. The sustainable city in an age of globalization - Peter Hall

      Chapter Essential In: Girard, L. F. (ed). The Human sustainable city: challenges and perspectives from the habitat agenda. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003, pp. 55-70

    2. Sustainable cities or town cramming? - Peter Hall, Town and Country Planning Association (Great Britain) 1999

      Book Essential

    3. 'Third Wave' Sustainability? Smart Growth and Regional Development in the USA. - Krueger, Rob1 Krueger@wpi.eduGibbs, David2 d.c.gibbs@hull.ac.uk 2008

      Article Essential

  9. Lecture 5: Cities and Climate Change 17 items
    1. Urban meltdown: cities, climate change and politics as usual - Clive Doucet, ebrary, Inc c2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential

    2. Climatopolis: how our cities will thrive in the hotter future - Matthew E. Kahn 2010

      Book Essential

    3. Successful adaptation to climate change across scales - W. Neil Adger, Nigel W. Arnell, Emma L. Tompkins 2005-7

      Article 

  10. Lecture 7: The production and consumption of urban food 12 items
    1. In poor health: Supermarket redlining and urban nutrition - Elizabeth Eisenhauer 2001

      Article Further reading

    2. The world food problem - David B. Grigg 1993

      Book Further reading

    3. In the nature of cities: urban political ecology and the politics of urban metabolism - Nikolas C. Heynen, Maria Kaika, E. Swyngedouw 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter 8 - Justice of eating in the city: the political ecology of urban hunger

    4. Paradox of plenty: a social history of eating in modern America - Harvey A. Levenstein, ebrary, Inc 1993 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential

    5. McDonaldization: the reader - George Ritzer c2006

      Book Further reading

    6. Life in a 'Food Desert' - Whelan, AmandaWrigley, NeilWarm, DanielCannings, Elizabeth 2002

      Article 

    7. Assessing the Impact of Improved Retail Access on Diet in a 'Food Desert': A Preliminary Report. - Wrigley, NeilWarm, DanielMargetts, BarrieWhelan, Amanda 2002

      Article Further reading

    8. The Leeds “food deserts” intervention study: what the focus groups reveal - Neil Wrigley, Daniel Warm, Barrie Margetts, Michelle Lowe 02/2004

      Article Further reading

    9. Transition Urbanism and the Contested Politics of Ethical Place Making - Kelvin Mason, Mark Whitehead 03/2012

      Article Essential

    10. For hunger-proof cities: sustainable urban food systems - Mustafa Ko÷c, International Development Research Centre (Canada), ebrary, Inc c1999 (electronic resource)

      Book Further reading

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