Publishing with a purpose
The Irish Housing Crisis and How to Solve It
Hearn contextualises the Irish housing crisis within its broader global context and examines its origins in terms of the extension of neoliberalism, marketisation and financialisation in housing. Using real voices and stories, he shows how the crisis is having profound impacts on equality, wellbeing and health.
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.
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 book shows that transport matters and examines how and why efficient and effective transport is fundamental to all manner of public policy goals. Contributors explore transport’s social, economic and environmental consequences and demonstrate how we could do things differently to promote a better future for everyone.
How New Forms of Technocracy Are Shaping Contemporary Cities
This book uses an international perspective to look at the sources of conflict and cooperation between the different landscapes of knowledge driving contemporary urban change, and the rise of new technocracy in urban governance.
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.
Decision-Making and Practice in the UK
Written in an accessible style, this comprehensive yet concise text book gives students essential background and contextual information supported by practical and applied discussion to help even those with no planning law knowledge engage in the subject and understand planning in the real world.
This book analyses the roots of the current housing crisis in England, critically reviewing the development of policy under successive UK Governments and presenting a specific critique of the current Conservative Government’s housing and planning reforms.
Power to the People?
A critical analysis of neighbourhood planning. Setting empirical evidence from the UK against international examples, the Editors engage in broader debates on the purposes of planning and the devolution of power to localities.