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New Developments in Urban Governance

Rethinking Collaboration in the Age of Austerity

Presenting the findings of a major Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) project into urban austerity governance in eight cities across the world, this book offers comparative reflections on the myriad experiences of collaborative governance and its limitations.

Bristol Uni Press

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.

Policy Press

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

Volume 2: Housing and Home

This book casts light on how the virus has impacted the experience of home and housing through the lens of wider urban processes around transportation, land use, planning policy, racism and inequality, and offers crucial insights for reforming cities to be more resilient to future crises.

Bristol Uni Press

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

Secondary Cities

Exploring Uneven Development in Dynamic Urban Regions of the Global North

This book explores cities and intra-regional relational dynamics to challenge common representations of urban development ‘success’ and ‘failure’. It provides innovative alternative relations and development strategies that reimagine the subordinate status of secondary cities.

Bristol Uni Press