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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...


Community action and planning: Contexts, drivers and outcomes

by Nick Gallent & Daniela Ciaffi

With trust in top-down government faltering, community-based groups around the world are displaying an ever-greater appetite to take control of their own lives and neighbourhoods. Government, for its part, is...


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....


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.


The collaborating planner?: Practitioners in the neoliberal age

by Ben Clifford & Mark TEWDWR-JONES

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.


Understanding housing policy (second edition)

by Brian Lund

Understanding housing policy is an up-to-date text on a rapidly changing policy field written by an author with extensive experience in implementing housing policy.


Finance for housing: An introduction

by Cathy Davis

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...


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...


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...


Public Space and Relational Perspectives: New Challenges for Architecture and Planning

by Chiara Tornaghi & Sabine Knierbein

Traditional approaches to understand space tend to view public space mainly as a shell or container, focussing on its morphological structures and functional uses. That way, its ever-changing meanings, contested...


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...