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The Ward: The Life and Loss of Toronto's First Immigrant Neighbourhood

by John Lorinc, Michael McClelland & Ellen Scheinberg

The story of the growth and destruction of Toronto's first 'priority neighbourhood.'

Applying leadership and management in planning: Theory and practice

by Janet Morphet

Written by an experienced author and widely respected academic, this valuable book asks whether the planning system is to blame for the frequent criticism it receives and discusses the ways in which management...

A Prayer for the City

by Buzz Bissinger

In 1990, Buzz Bissinger's Friday Night Lights became an acclaimed bestseller and national sensation, igniting immediate debate about the role of high school football in small-town Texas.  Now, the Pulitzer...

Architecture, Liberty and Civic Order: Architectural Theories from Vitruvius to Jefferson and Beyond

by Carroll William, Professor Westfall

This book brings to light central topics that are neglected in current histories and theories of architecture and urbanism. These include the role of imitation in earlier centuries and its potential role in...

Mobility Patterns and Urban Structure

by Paulo Pinho & Cecilia Silva

Despite extensive efforts to understand the overall effect of urban structure on the current patterns of urban mobility, we are still far from a consensual perspective on this complex matter. To help build agreement...

How to save our town centres: A radical agenda for the future of high streets

by Julian Dobson

Written in an engaging and accessible style, How to save our town centres asks whether the internet has killed our high streets and how the relationship between people and places is changing, how business is...

Conflict, Improvisation, Governance: Street Level Practices for Urban Democracy

by David Laws & John Forester

Conflict, Improvisation, Governance presents a carefully crafted and edited collection of first hand accounts of diverse public sector and non-profit urban practitioners facing the practical challenges of "doing...

Urban Theory and the Urban Experience: Encountering the city

by Simon Parker

Urban Theory and the Urban Experience brings together classic and contemporary approaches to urban research in order to reveal the intellectual origins of urban studies and the often unacknowledged debt that...

Planning and LGBTQ Communities: The Need for Inclusive Queer Spaces

by Petra L. Doan

Although the last decade has seen steady progress towards wider acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals, LGBTQ residential and commercial areas have come under increasing...

The New American Suburb: Poverty, Race and the Economic Crisis

by Katrin B. Anacker

The majority of Americans live in suburbs and until about a decade or so ago, most suburbs had been assumed to be non-Hispanic White, affluent, and without problems. However, recent data have shown that there...

The Architecture of Home in Cairo: Socio-Spatial Practice of the Hawari's Everyday Life

by Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem

This book firstly describes the historical development of the domestic spaces (indoor and outdoor), and provides an inclusive analysis of spaces of everyday activities in the hawari of old Cairo. It then broadens...

Leading the inclusive city: Place-based innovation for a bounded planet

by Robin Hambleton

This engaging book argues that imaginative place-based leadership can enable citizens to shape the urban future while advancing social justice, promoting care for the environment and bolstering community empowerment....

Evidence-Based Public Management: Practices, Issues and Prospects: Practices, Issues and Prospects

by Anna Shillabeer, Terry F. Buss & Denise M. Rousseau

Evidence-based management (EBMgt) derives principles of good management from scientific research, meta-analysis, literature reviews, and case studies, and then translates them into practice. This book is the...

Political Marketing: Theoretical and Strategic Foundations: Theoretical and Strategic Foundations

by Wojciech Cwalina, Andrzej Falkowski & Bruce I. Newman

This is the first integrated theory-to-practice text on marketing's role in the political process. It

A New Scramble for Africa?: The Rush for Energy Resources in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Sören Scholvin

This book is the first to bring together comparative perspectives on the strategies of state and non-state actors involved in the exploitation of Sub-Saharan energy resources; the potential and pitfalls of new...

Governing Urban Regions Through Collaboration: A View from North America

by Joël| Thibert

This book critically re-evaluates the fundamental premise of the New Regionalism, which is that regional problems can be solved without regional/higher government. More specifically, this research concentrates...

Reconsidering Localism

by Simin Davoudi & Ali Madanipour

"Localism" has been deployed in recent debates over planning law as an anodyne, grassroots way to shape communities into sustainable, human-scale neighborhoods. But "local" is a moving category, with contradictory,...

Budgeting for Local Governments and Communities

by Douglas Morgan, Kent S. Robinson & Dennis Strachota

Budgeting for Local Governments and Communities is designed as the primary textbook for a quarter or semester-long course in public budgeting and finance in an MPA programme.

Many currently available texts for...

Community action and planning: Contexts, drivers and outcomes

by Nick Gallent & Daniela Ciaffi

Analyses the contexts, drivers and outcomes of community action and planning in the global north: from emergent neighbourhood planning in England to the community-based housing movement in New York, and from...

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...