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Exploring the Production of Urban Space

Differential Space in Three Post-Industrial Cities

This important book engages critically with Lefebvre’s spatial theories and challenges recent thinking about the nature of urban space. Research in three iconic post-industrial cities in the UK and North America, explains how urban public spaces, including differential space are socially produced.

Policy Press

Restructuring Public Transport through Bus Rapid Transit

An International and Interdisciplinary Perspective

A wide range of contributors bring expertise from both developed and developing countries, to provide a big picture assessment of Bus Rapid Transit as part of an affordable process for restructuring transit systems

Policy Press

At Home with Autism

Designing Housing for the Spectrum

Grounded in an extensive array of research sources, this valuable book introduces readers to conditions and aspirations of adults on the autism spectrum that demand a new approach to how we provide, locate, design and develop homes in which they live.

Policy Press

After Urban Regeneration

Communities, Policy and Place

Focusing on the history and theory of community in urban policy, and including a unique set of case studies that draw on artistic and cultural community work, After urban regeneration engages with debates on how urban policy has changed and continues to change following the financial crash of 2008

Policy Press

Social-Spatial Segregation

Concepts, Processes and Outcomes

This edited volume, bringing together leading researchers from the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe, offers a new approach to conceptualising segregation.

Policy Press

Accommodating Difference

Evaluating Supported Housing for Vulnerable People

This important book explores the impact of different forms of policy and practice on the lives of vulnerable people, arguing for a flexible policy approach that places people in control of their own lives and creates housing options that effectively improve the well-being of those who live in them.

Policy Press

Renewing Europe's Housing

Expert contributors provide contemporary comparative accounts of housing renewal policy and practice in nine European countries. Shared concerns over energy conservation, social protection and inclusion, and the roles and responsibilities of public and private sectors, form the basis of a proposed policy agenda for housing renewal across Europe.

Policy Press

Community Action and Planning

Contexts, Drivers and Outcomes

Analyses the contexts, drivers and outcomes of community action and planning in the global north: from emergent neighbourhood planning in England to the community-based housing movement in New York, and from active citizenship in the Dutch new towns to associative action in Marseille.

Policy Press

Sustainable London?

The Future of a Global City

Edited by Rob Imrie and Loretta Lees

An exploration of the rise of sustainable development policies in London by international authors. Essential reading for urban practitioners and policy makers, and students in social, urban and environmental geography, sociology and urban studies.

Policy Press

The Collaborating Planner?

Practitioners in the Neoliberal Age

Aims to understand how both specific planning and broader public sector reforms have been experienced and understood by chartered town planners working in local authorities across Great Britain.

Policy Press

Regenerating Deprived Urban Areas

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.

Policy Press

The Future of 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

Policy Press