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Inside High-Rise Housing

Condominium and Home in the Vertical City

As cities sprawl skywards and private renting expands, this compelling geographic analysis of property identifies high-rise development’s overlooked hand in social segregation and urban fragmentation, and raises bold questions about the condominium’s prospects.

Bristol Uni Press

Social Housing, Wellbeing and Welfare

Bridging housing studies and social policy, this book analyses competing interpretations of the role and value of social housing in the UK.

The author provides new research on the relationship between housing and wellbeing, and challenges the pervasive policy and social consensus that owner-occupation is the ‘natural’ choice of aspiring people.

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Globalising Cities

An Introduction

This key, concise textbook builds on foundational ideas in urbanization and globalization research with a focus on their interrelationships, considering the impact upon urban spaces across the spectrum of population size, economic strength, political power, and environmental risk.

Policy Press

Rural Places and Planning

Stories from the Global Countryside

This book provides a compact analysis for students and early-career practitioners of the critical connections between place capitals and the broader practices of planning, seeded within rural communities. It introduces the breadth of the discipline, presenting examples of what planning means and what it can achieve in different rural places.

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Managing Cities at Night

A Practitioner Guide to the Urban Governance of the Night-time Economy

Urban experts consider the future of night-time economies’ governance during the pandemic and beyond in this scholarly and accessible guide. They use global case studies to illustrate a range of socio-economic issues in cities after dark, and investigate the role of public and private sectors and leaders in shaping urban planning and policy.

Bristol Uni Press

Concrete Cities

Why We Need to Build Differently

Global building and construction cultures are hard-wired to constructing too much, too badly, with major social and ecological consequences. Rob Imrie calls us to build less and to build better as a pre-requisite for enhancing welfare and well-being.

Bristol Uni Press

Land Renewed

Reworking the Countryside

Exploring the challenges of climate change, Brexit and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, Peter Hetherington argues that we need to re-shape the countryside with an adventurous new agenda for rural life outside the EU.

Bristol Uni Press

The New Urban Ruins

Vacancy, Urban Politics and International Experiments in the Post-Crisis City

This book provides an innovative perspective to consider contemporary urban challenges through the lens of urban vacancy. The contributors develop new empirical insights that rethink ruination, urban development and political contestation over the re-use of vacant spaces in post-crisis cities across the globe.

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Volume 1: Community and Society

Contributions to this volume engage directly with different urban communities around the world. They give voice to those who experience poverty, discrimination and marginalisation in order to put them in the front and centre of planning, policy and political debates that make and shape cities.

Bristol Uni Press

Volume 3: Public Space and Mobility

This international volume explores the transformations of public space and public transport in response to COVID-19, both those resulting from official governmental regulations and from everyday practices of urban citizens. The contributors discuss how the virus made urban inequalities clearer, and redefined public spaces in the “new normal”.

Bristol Uni Press

Volume 4: Policy and Planning

Drawing from case studies across the globe, this book explores how the pandemic and the policies it has prompted have caused changes in the ways cities function. The contributors examine the advancing social inequality brought on by the pandemic and suggest policies intended to contain contagion whilst managing the economy in these circumstances.

Bristol Uni Press