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Community action and planning: Contexts, drivers and outcomes

by Gallent, Nick & Ciaffi, Daniela

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...


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

by Hambleton, Robin

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....


Dispatches Against Displacement: Field Notes from San Francisco's Housing Wars

by James Tracy

The true story of how gentrification, fueled by income inequality, decimated working people in San Francisco.


Governing Asia: Reflections on a Research Journey

by The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

These thirty-eight essays by the professors and research fellows of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy is dedicated to the tenth anniversary of the School. The core theme of the essays is governance in...


The collaborating planner?: Practitioners in the neoliberal age

by Clifford, Ben & Tewdwr-Jones, Mark

Aims to understand how both specific planning and broader public sector reforms have been experienced and understood by chartered town planners working in local authorities across Great Britain.


Finance for housing: An introduction

by Davis, Cathy

In this much-needed text, current housing finance issues (and their history) are linked with broader social policy and political themes. It covers the finance of building and refurbishment, managing and maintaining...


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...


Why I Walk: Taking a Step in the Right Direction

Landscape Urbanism and its Discontents: Dissimulating the Sustainable City

by Andrés Duany & Emily Talen

Landscape Urbanism vs. the New Urbanism—negotiating the relationship between cities and the natural world.


The Road to Renewal: Private Investment in the U.S. Transportation Infrastructure

by Richard R. Geddes

In The Road to Renewal, R. Richard Geddes surveys the current state of U.S. ground transportation and finds that, like the roads themselves, transportation policy is in desperate need of repair. A shift toward...


A Study on Globalizing Cities: Theoretical Frameworks and China's Modes

by Zhenhua Zhou

A Study on Globalizing Cities is the latest masterpiece by Zhou Zhenhua, a famous Chinese economist, who closely tracks the theoretical study of global cities and is actively engaged in the strategic research...


Territories and urbanisation in South Africa

by Frédéric Giraut & Céline Vacchiani-Marcuzzo

The DYSTURB database collates, harmonises and inter-relates over time the following different elements: a set of political, administrative and functional maps of the districts, provinces and urban areas; the...


Reinventing London

by Bridget Rosewell

London has enjoyed an extraordinary period of growth in the past generation, symbolized by the towers of Canary Wharf built on the skeleton of the old docks. Finance was at the heart of this, so how can London's...


Housing Policy at a Crossroads: The Why, How, and Who of Assistance Programs

by John C. Weicher

Since Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal, American housing policy has focused on building homes for the poor. Housing Policy at a Crossroads provides a comprehensive survey of past low-income housing programs...


Alternative Urban Futures: Planning for Sustainable Development in Cities throughout the World

by Raquel Pinderhughes

Alternative Urban Futures challenges existing models of urban development and promotes alternative paradigms, processes, and technologies designed to fulfill human needs and limit the harmful impacts of human...


Urban Informality: Transnational Perspectives from the Middle East, Latin America, and South Asia

by Nezar AlSayyad & Ananya Roy

The turn of the century has been a moment of rapid urbanization. Much of this urban growth is taking place in the cities of the developing world and much of it in informal settlements. This book presents cutting-edge...


The Beholden State: California's Lost Promise and How to Recapture It

by Brian C. Anderson

While there is plenty of literature on California’s history, topography, and attractions, The Beholden State: California's Lost Promise and How to Recapture It is the first book examining in rigorous detail...


Urban Nation

by Alan Broadbent

Canada’s cities are crippled by a lack of financial and governing clout. Their infrastructures are crumbling and their citizens are disaffected by the inability of municipal government—or any government,...


The Civic Health Diagnostic Workbook

by Sarah J. Read & Dave Overfelt

The Civic Health Diagnostic Workbook was written with purpose: to help you diagnose your community's "civic health", plan for effective public engagement, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of your engagement...


On Bicycles: 50 Ways the New Bike Culture Can Change Your Life

by Amy Walker

Amy Walker, who has been at the forefront of the urban cycling trend, presents stories by a diverse group of cycling enthusiasts and activists that, accompanied by the illustrations of bike culture artist Matt...