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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

Affordable Housing in US Shrinking Cities

From Neighborhoods of Despair to Neighborhoods of Opportunity?

With almost one in ten post-industrial US cities shrinking in recent years, this book looks at the reasons for the failure (and success) of affordable housing experiences in these cities, stressing the importance of siting affordable housing in areas that ensure more equitable urban revitalisation.

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

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

Bringing Home the Housing Crisis

Politics, Precarity and Domicide in Austerity London

Often portrayed as an apolitical space, this book demonstrates that home is in fact a highly political concept. This book explores the legislative changes dismantling vulnerable groups’ rights to decent and affordable housing.

Policy Press

Building on the past

Visions of housing futures

Despite the improved supply and quality of housing in the UK and Europe, the future of housing remains uncertain. Is decent, affordable housing an achievable goal? How far will governments seek to shape the market and respond to demographic pressures? This book looks at the big questions housing as a key indicator of social and economic well-being.

Policy Press

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.

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

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

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

Contesting Airport Expansion

Depoliticisation, Technologies of Government and Post-Aviation Futures

This book analyses airport expansion and aviation as a policy problem to illuminate wider debates about policy analysis and examines the role of expert commissions in seeking to depoliticisation of ongoing controversies.

Policy Press