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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...


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

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


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...


Enough: Our Fight to Keep America Safe from Gun Violence

by Gabrielle Giffords & Mark Kelly

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, share their impassioned argument for responsible gun ownership.

After the 2011 Tucson shooting that nearly took her life, basic questions...


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...


Sunbelt Cities: Politics and Growth Since World War II

by Richard M. Bernard & Bradley R. Rice

Between 1940 and 1980, the Sunbelt region of the United States grew in population by 112 percent, while the older, graying Northeast and Midwest together grew by only 42 percent. Phoenix expanded by an astonishing...


Urban Transformations and the Architecture of Additions

by Rodrigo Perez de Arce

Rodrigo Perez de Arce's essay Urban Transformations and Architectural Additions was published during the formative stages of Post Modernism, at the point where theory was becoming seriously established. Jencks'...


New Ideals in the Planning of Cities, Towns and Villages

by John Nolen

John Nolen's New Ideals in the Planning of Cities, Towns, and Villages is the most thorough assessment of city planning written by an American practitioner before 1920. It records the interplay of urban reform...


Town Planning For Australia

by George Taylor

George Taylor's Town Planning for Australia was the first dedicated book on the subject of urban planning published in Australia. Journalistic and ideological in style, it sets out a robust vision for a specifically Australian...


Moscow in the Making

by Ernest Simon, Shena Simon & W. A. Robson

This book, published in 1937, reported on a four week visit to Moscow in 1936 to study the making of Moscow as a showpiece Soviet capital. At its core was the 1935 General Plan for the Reconstruction of Moscow...


Why I Walk: Taking a Step in the Right Direction