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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...


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...


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 Internet and Democracy Building in Lusophone African Countries

by Susana Salgado

This timely book fills an important gap in the literature on the influence of the Internet and new media in Portuguese speaking African countries. Based on extensive field work throughout the region, the author...


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...


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...


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...