Publishing with a purpose
Institutionalisation, Place-Making and City Building
Spanning multiple countries across South America, Europe and Africa, this book uses an international comparative perspective to investigate the phenomenon of self-building for low and middle income groups in urban areas, examining the tensions between regulation and self-regulatory initiatives.
The Hidden Reality Behind the Housing Crisis
The complex and self-serving nexus behind the UK’s housing crisis is laid bare in this passionate book from Bob Colenutt. Investigating the network of landowners, house-builders, financial backers and politicians, he reveals how we have been forced to accept the cycle of low supply and high prices, and proposes solutions to the housing emergency.
Available open access under CC-BY-NC license. This book brings together the insights and experiences of a diverse group of of government leaders, academics and third sector practitioners to set out new evidence-based strategies and solutions to end homelessness for good.
The Contrasting Experiences of Ireland, Denmark and Finland
Providing an in-depth exploration of the experiences of Ireland, Denmark and Finland in their various initiatives designed to end homelessness, this book presents an authoritative comparative account of policies and strategies that have worked, along with an exposition of those that have not.
A Blueprint for Policy and Practice
Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. Bringing to light the most contemporary research, policy and practice, this book presents stark evidence from Irish experience to argue that we need to urgently reimagine the root causes of homelessness and provides a robust evidence base to reimagine how we respond to homelessness.
The ‘Bedroom Tax’, Austerity and Housing Insecurity
Few aspects of austerity politics have been as divisive as the ‘Bedroom Tax’. This book provides a vivid and authoritative assessment of the impact of social housing reform on tenants and society, using personal stories from one estate to explore its connections to issues including housing precarity, poverty and damage to social networks.
Housing, Gender and Care in Times of Crisis
Setting out both new empirical material and new conceptual terrain, this book draws on approaches from human geography, social policy, feminist and political theory to explore issues of home and care in times of crisis.
This short offers an introductory overview of the practice of planning for those with little or no prior knowledge, considering the processes of development and looking at current and future pressures, dynamics and challenges.
Focusing on house building and conservation politics in England, Spiers uses his considerable experience and extensive research to demonstrate why the current model doesn’t work, and why there needs to be both planning reform and a more active role for the state, including local government.