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  • Strategic Planning for Contemporary Urban Regionsby Alessandro Balducci; Valeria Fedeli; Gabriele Pasqui

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This book is an account of how the Milan Provincial Administration and a team of researchers from Milan Polytechnic worked together to develop a new 'Strategic Plan' for Milan's urban region. Informed by innovative conceptions of both how to understand cities in the contemporary world, and engage in strategic planning work, this experience has already... more...

  • Steering Sustainability in an Urbanising Worldby Anitra Nelson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Sustainability has become the key challenge for urban planners, housing and infrastructure policy makers. Citizens are increasingly encouraged to live more compactly; in denser urban developments, to use less water and other natural resources and to choose public transport. While councils, government agencies and private business invest in a broad... more...

  • Social Innovation and Territorial Developmentby Diana MacCallum; Serena Vicari Haddock; Frank Moulaert

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The concept of social innovation offers an alternative perspective on development and territorial transformation, one which foregrounds innovation in social relations. This volume presents a broad-ranging and insightful exploration of social innovation and how it can affect life, society and economy, especially within local communities. It addresses... more...

  • State-led Privatisation and the Demise of the Democratic Stateby Mike Raco

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    For decades now we have been told that we are living through a governance revolution. Gone are the days when government agencies and bureaucrats told us what to do and how to do it. We are no longer clients of the state but empowered citizens who are able to take greater control over our own lives and the activities of those who govern in our name.... more...

  • Reinventing the Cityby Ronaldo Munck

    Liverpool University Press 2003; US$ 72.99

    'The City' has always been a strong focal point for critical social enquiry given its undisputed centrality for human life in the modern era. More recently, there has been a surge of interest in the postmodern city, the most popular subject being Los Angeles and the 'global city' - the New Yorks, Londons and Tokyos of the world - cities linked together... more...

  • A Planner's Encounter with Complexityby Gert de Roo; Elisabete A. Silva

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Spatial planning is about dealing with our 'everyday' environment. In A Planner's Encounter with Complexity we present various understandings of complexity and how the environment is considered accordingly. One of these considerations is the environment as subject to processes of continuous change, being either progressive or destructive, evolving... more...

  • Reshaping Planning with Cultureby Greg Young

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Planning is described as being increasingly sidelined by the impacts of neo-liberal restructuring. At the same time, 'culture' is nowadays seen as the world's key intellectual resource possessing new creative weight in sociological, economic and environmental terms. This book argues that, in the light of this cultural turn, there is the opportunity... more...

  • Understanding China's Urbanizationby Li Zhang; Richard LeGates; Min Zhao

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 40.00

    China’s urbanization is one of the great earth-changing phenomena of recent times. The way in which China continues to urbanize will have a critical impact on the world economy, global climate change, international relations and a host of other critical issues. Understanding and responding to China’s urbanization is of paramount importance... more...

  • Fuzzy Planningby Gert de Roo; Geoff Porter

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Many of the key notions associated with spatial planning are essentially ?fuzzy? in their nature. For example, while almost everyone accepts ?sustainability? as an important goal of planning, the actions of the actors involved can render the achieved ?sustainability? minimal, or even counterproductive. Putting forward an innovative way of looking at... more...

  • Insuring Lifeby Luis Lobo-Guerrero

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book is a contribution to the scholarly engagement with the wider problem of governing through risk and the politics of uncertainty. It takes life insurance as an empirical site from which to ask: what is the kind of governance created through insurance an instance of, and how does it contribute to the transcendence of liberalism?? By making... more...