Publishing with a purpose
A Cross National Analysis of Area-Based Initiatives
This book compares the impacts of ABIs in two deprived urban areas in England and Germany on organisations and development actors at the neighbourhood level. It applies a mixed method approach to help the reader with a wider spectrum of illustrations and is aimed at those studying and working in the field of urban regeneration and planning.
Beyond Growth Dependence
This timely book provides a fresh analysis of the limitations of the growth-dependence planning paradigm and considers alternative urban development models, ways of protecting and enhancing existing low value land uses and means of managing community assets within the built environment
New Perspectives on Sustainable Travel
This book uses innovative research methods to examine why so many people fail to travel in ways that are deemed by most to be desirable - on foot or by bike. It proposes evidence-based policy solutions that could increase levels of walking and cycling substantially.
In this much-needed text, current housing finance issues (and their history) are linked with broader social policy and political themes. It covers the finance of building and refurbishment, managing and maintaining property for all the different tenures and discusses whether current arrangements are sustainable.
The key debate in this timely book is whether social policy and people's homes should be so closely connected, especially when housing markets are so volatile. The author argues that housing, having been a relatively neglected field of public policy, is now rightfully re-established as a major pillar of the post-industrial welfare state.
Aspirations, needs and policy
Lifetime attitudes to housing have changed, with new population dynamics driving the market and a greater emphasis on consumption. This important contribution to the literature argues that how we think about households and their housing needs to be recast to acknowledge this changed environment and provide a more powerful conceptual framework.