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The Islamist Phoenix: The Islamic State and the Redrawing of the Middle East

by Loretta Napoleoni

From its birth in the late 1990s as the jihadist dream of terrorist leader Abu Musab al Zarqawi, the Islamic State (known by a variety of names, including ISIS, ISIL, and al Qaeda in Iraq) has grown into a massive...


Industrial and Regional Policies in an Enlarging EU

by David Bailey & Lisa De Propris

After years of near 'disrepute' in official circles, Industrial Policy has made something of a comeback over the last few years and is now very much back on the agenda at national and EU levels, driven by concerns...


Emergent Urbanism: Urban Planning & Design in Times of Structural and Systemic Change

by Tigran Haas & Krister Olsson

Bringing together leading academics from across a range of disciplines, Emergent Urbanism identifies the specific issues dominating today's urban planning and urban design discourse, arguing that urban planning...


Measuring Public Space: The Star Model

by Georgiana Varna

This book shows how urban design can complement other disciplines when tackling the complex task of understanding and improving the built environment's public realm. It also bridges the gap between theory and...


Municipal Shared Services and Consolidation: A Public Solutions Handbook

by Alexander Henderson

Municipal Shared Services and Consolidation provides a comprehensive and clear review of the theories and practices of structuring and managing complex local government services. Intended for both students...


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...


European Integration and Rural Development: Actors, Institutions and Power

by Michael Kull

By examining the Community Initiative LEADER+ and setting this within a discussion of the state and structure of rural development policy, this book looks at the challenges, opportunities and policy options...


User-Fee-Funded Stormwater Programs

by Water Environment Federation

A complete overview of stormwater fee programs from inception to implementation


The Geography of Rural Change

by Brian Ilbery

The Geography of Rural Change provides a thorough examination of the processes and outcomes of rural change as a result of a period of major restructuring in developed market economies. After outlining the main...


The Geographies of Air Transport

by Andrew R. Goetz & Lucy Budd

Making a detailed contribution to geographies of air transport and aeromobility, this book examines the practices and processes that produce particular patterns of air transport provision both regionally and...


The Paradoxes of Planning: A Psycho-Analytical Perspective

by Sara Westin

Using a philosophical and psychoanalytical approach, this book critically examines expert knowledge within architecture and urban planning. Its point of departure is the 'gap' between visions and realities,...


Transport Systems, Policy and Planning: A Geographical Approach

by Rodney Tolley & Brian John Turton

Provides a unique review of the major spatial aspects of transport systems, a detailed analysis of transport problems in urban and rural areas, an evaluation of social and environmental impacts, and a planning...


Regional Energy Initiatives: Medreg and the Energy Community: Medreg and the Energy Community

by Carlo Cambini & Alessandro Rubino

This book focuses on the two intra-regional initiatives created for the development and integration of energy markets: the Energy Community and MedReg.

The Energy Community and MedReg, apart from their common...


Recycling and the Politics of Urban Waste

by Matthew Gandy

The affluence of western society has given rise to unprecedented quantities of waste, presenting one of the most intractable environmental problems for contemporary society. This book examines recycling and...


Fiscal Austerity and Innovation in Local Governance in Europe

by Carlos Nunes Silva & Ján| Bucek

This book offers a broad perspective on some of the organizational and financial problems faced by cities and local governments across Europe and analyses the reactions and reforms implemented to address current...


Rural Development: Putting the last first

by Robert Chambers

Rural poverty is often unseen or misperceived by outsiders. Dr Chambers contends that researchers, scientists, administrators and fieldworkers rarely appreciate the richness and validity of rural people's knowledge...


Urban Transport Environment and Equity: The Case for Developing Countries

by Eduardo Alcantara Vasconcellos

Traditional transport planning has generated transport systems that propagate an unfair distribution of accessibility and have environmental and safety issues. This book highlights the importance of social and...


Cities as Engines of Sustainable Competitiveness: European Urban Policy in Practice

by Leo van den Berg, Jan van der Meer & Luis Carvalho

Reflecting on two decades of 'competitiveness-oriented' urban policies in Europe, this book investigates the current challenges cities face to sustain their economic position and how this can be balanced with...


Biowaste and Biological Waste Treatment

by Gareth Evans

With growing public pressure and increasingly stringent environmental legislation, the waste industry is now being called upon to develop more sustainable methods of dealing with refuse. Coupled with moves to...


Squatter Citizen: Life in the Urban Third World

by Jorge E. Hardoy & David Satterthwaite

'one of the best contemporary statements of what is occurring in the growth of urban places in the Third World' Environment and Planning 'a book that should enjoy a wide appeal: as a plea for adoption of the...