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Why Travel?

Understanding our Need to Move and How it Shapes our Lives

This book brings together leading experts to show how our travel choices are shaped by a wide range of social, physical, psychological and cultural factors, which have profound implications for the design of future transport policies.

Bristol Uni Press

Hope Under Neoliberal Austerity

Responses from Civil Society and Civic Universities

This book explores the ways in which communities are responding today’s society as government policies are increasingly promoting privatisation, deregulation and individualisation of responsibilities, providing insights into the efficacy of these approaches through key policy issues including access to food, education and health.

Policy Press

Why Face-to-Face Still Matters

The Persistent Power of Cities in the Post-Pandemic Era

Why do businesses still value urban life over the suburbs or countryside? This accessible book makes the case for Face-to-Face contact, still considered crucial to many 21st century economies, and provides tools for thinking about the future of places from market towns to World Cities.

Bristol Uni Press

Estate Regeneration and its Discontents

Public Housing, Place and Inequality in London

Using original interviews with estate residents in London, Watt provides a vivid account of estate regeneration and its impacts on marginalised communities in London, showing their experiences and perspectives. He demonstrates the dramatic impacts that regeneration and gentrification can have on socio-spatial inequality.

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The Politics and Ideology of Planning

Marshall examines the ideological structuring of current planning models and the interplay of political interests. He analyses attempts at planning reform by recent governments to show how we can generate more effective political engagements for common gain.

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Reviving Local Authority Housing Delivery

Challenging Austerity Through Municipal Entrepreneurialism

This book provides crucial insight into the fight back against austerity by local authorities through emerging forms of municipal entrepreneurialism in housing delivery, examines what this means for the changing relationship between local and central government and provides new ways of thinking about meeting housing need within and beyond the UK.

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Co-Creation in Theory and Practice

Exploring Creativity in the Global North and South

This book analyses a diverse range of experiences of Co-Creation in neighbourhood settings across the Global North and Global South. It brings together a unique collection of researchers, artists, residents and policymakers, all exploring creative ways to address neighbourhood challenges and effect change towards more socially just cities.

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Understanding Affordability

The Economics of Housing Markets

Written by two distinguished housing economists, this ambitious book tackles one of the most important socio-economic issues facing households today. Drawing from theoretical and empirical frameworks, the authors challenge conventional wisdoms in housing economics and policy and offer innovative recommendations to improve housing affordability.

Bristol Uni Press

Creating Community-Led and Self-Build Homes

A Guide to Collaborative Practice in the UK

Examines ‘self-build housing’ and ‘community-led housing’, discussing the commonalities and distinctions between these in practice, and what could be learned from other initiatives across Europe.

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Housing Shock

The Irish Housing Crisis and How to Solve It

Hearne 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.

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The Self-Build Experience

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.

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Using Evidence to End Homelessness

Available open access under CC-BY-NC license. This book brings together the insights and experiences of a diverse group of government leaders, academics and third sector practitioners to set out new evidence-based strategies and solutions to end homelessness for good.

Policy Press