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Regions Matter

by Collective

Why do some regions grow faster than others, and in ways that do not always conform to economic theory? This is a central issue in today’s economic climate, when policy makers are looking for ways to stimulate...


Eco2 Cities

by Hiroaki Suzuki & Arish Dastur

The Eco2 Cities approach is a point of departure for cities that would like to reap the many benefits of ecological and economic sustainability. It provides an analytical and operational framework that offers...


The Post-Growth Project: How the End of Economic Growth Could Bring a Fairer and Happier Society

by John Blewitt

This book challenges the assumption that it is bad news when the economy doesn't grow. For decades, it has been widely recognized that there are ecological limits to continuing economic growth and that different...


Race and Racism in International Relations: Confronting the Global Colour Line

by Alexander Anievas, Nivi MANCHANDA & Robbie Robbie Shilliam

International Relations, as a discipline, does not grant race and racism explanatory agency in its conventional analyses, despite such issues being integral to the birth of the discipline. Race and Racism in...


Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space

by Keller Easterling

Extrastatecraft controls everyday life in the city: it’s the key to power – and resistance – in the twenty-first century.

Infrastructure is not only the underground pipes and cables controlling our cities....


Gentrification: A Working-Class Perspective

by Kirsteen Paton

This book reconnects class and the urban through an ethnographically detailed analysis of a neighbourhood undergoing gentrification which historicises class formation, critiques policy processes and offers a...


Introducing Urban Design: Interventions and Responses

by Clara Greed & Marion Roberts

Introducing Urban Design: Interventions and Responses is a new departure in the town planning series under the editorship of Clara Greed. The dynamic new subject and profession of urban design straddles the...


Urban Transformations: Centres, Peripheries and Systems

by Daniel P. O'Donoghue

This book explores the role of cities, their influence and the transformations they have undertaken in the recent past, the ways in which cities regenerate, how plans change, how they are governed and how they...


Dealing with Deindustrialization: Adaptive Resilience in American Midwestern Regions

by Margaret Cowell

The late 1970s and 1980s saw a process of mass factory closures in cities and regions across the Midwest of the United States. What happened next as leaders reacted to the news of each plant closure and to...


More Than the Soil: Rural Change in Se Asia

by Jonathan Rigg

More than the Soil focuses on the social, cultural, economic and technological processes that have transformed rural areas of Southeast Asia. The underlying premise is that rural lives and livelihoods in this...


Complex Spatial Systems: The Modelling Foundations of Urban and Regional Analysis

by Alan G. Wilson

A comprehensive core text from the expert in the field introducing students to the main issues of spatial systems modelling and analysis.


Devising Consumption: Cultural Economies of Insurance, Credit and Spending

by Liz Mcfall

The book explores the vital role played by the financial service industries in enabling the poor to consume over the last hundred and fifty years. Spending requires means, but these industries offered something...


Investigating Town Planning: Changing Perspectives and Agendas

by Clara Greed

Following on from Introducing Town Planning andImplementing Town Planning, this third volume in the series examines the scope and nature of modern town planning in greater depth. It investigates the theories...


Creating Regenerative Cities

by Herbert Girardet

Large, modern cities have effectively declared their independence from nature. But while they take up only three percent of the world's land surface, their ecological footprints actually cover the entire globe....


Europe Rehoused

by Elizabeth Denby

Europe Rehoused was one of the most influential housing texts of the 1930s, and is still widely cited. Written by the housing consultant Elizabeth Denby (1894-1965) it offered a survey of the nearly two decades...


Ecological Urbanism: The Nature of the City

by Susannah Hagan

Ecological Urbanism: The Nature of the City asks the questions that are important inside and outside the built environment professions: what are climate change, urbanisation and ecology doing to the theory and...


Landscapes of Defence

by John R. Gold & George Revill

This is a key text on the very topical themes of power, defence and space.  Landscapes of Defence is an exciting collection of theoretical and empirical material from very well known contributors, desiged to...


Principles of Planology: Grondslagen Der Planologie

by JM de Casseres

Between the World Wars the talent of Dutch town planner J.M. de Casseres (1902-1990) found expression in two visionary books and a clutch of influential articles. In an in-depth article published in February...


The Condition, Improvement and Town Planning of the City of Calcutta and Contiguous Areas: The Richards Report: The Richards Report

by E. P. Richards

By 1900 the British had undertaken various types of urban planning in their colonial territories, but the early twentieth century brought new ideas and the birth of the modern planning movement. In India these...


Law and Economy in Planning

by Walter Firey

From the beginnings of human association, social planning has been an accepted method for effecting improvements in community, regional, and national life. In Law and Economy in Planning, Walter Firey has made...