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Based on over a decade of publishing the highest quality research, the Urban and Regional Planning and Development Series has developed a strong profile. It is internationally recognised for its high quality research monographs. The emphasis is on presenting original research findings which are informed by theoretical sophistication and methodological rigour. It is avowedly global in its outlook, with contributions welcomed from around the world. The series is open to contributions from a wide variety of disciplines, including planning, geography, sociology, political science, public administration and economics.

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Habitus: A Sense of Place

Habitus: A Sense of Place

2nd Edition

By Emma Rooksby, Jean Hillier
June 28, 2005

Habitus is a concept developed by the late French sociologist, Pierre Bourdieu, as a 'sense of one's place...a sense of the other's place'. It relates to our perceptions of the positions (or 'place') of ourselves and other people in the world in which we live and how these perceptions affect our ...

Community Indicators Measuring Systems

Community Indicators Measuring Systems

1st Edition

Edited By Rhonda Phillips
September 25, 2017

Community indicators measuring systems represent a mechanism to improve monitoring and evaluation in planning, incorporating citizen involvement and participation. They reflect the interplay between social, environmental and economic factors affecting a region's or community's well-being, and, as ...

A Region in Transition North East England at the Millennium

A Region in Transition: North East England at the Millennium

1st Edition

By John Tomaney, Neil Ward
June 28, 2017

The UK has now joined a Europe-wide trend towards more devolved forms of government (e.g. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland Assemblies). In the context of this general trend towards regionalizm as a focus for public policy and as a source of cultural and political identity, an interdisciplinary...

Evaluating British Urban Policy Ideology, Conflict and Compromise

Evaluating British Urban Policy: Ideology, Conflict and Compromise

1st Edition

By Suet Ying Ho
March 06, 2017

Since the Conservative government of the late 70s introduced its stringent spending policy, a 'value for money' ideology has dictated most new approaches to policy management. As a result, monitoring and evaluation have become an integral part in the policy process. Focusing on the experience of ...

Geography and Economy in South Africa and its Neighbours

Geography and Economy in South Africa and its Neighbours

1st Edition

By Christian M. Rogerson, Anthony Lemon
April 30, 2017

The dismantling of the apartheid regime in South Africa caused massive transformation in both geographical and economic terms, not only in this country but also in the region as a whole. As the post-apartheid government enters its second term, this captivating volume assesses its progress in ...

Evolving Cities Geocomputation in Territorial Planning

Evolving Cities: Geocomputation in Territorial Planning

1st Edition

Edited By Lidia Diappi
February 27, 2017

Geocomputation has come of age. The whirlwind of change experienced in Geographical Information Science (GIS) - developments in IT, and new data gathering and earth observing technologies - has taken GIS beyond mere data and towards its analysis, modeling, and use in problem solving. ...

Infrastructure Provision and the Negotiating Process

Infrastructure Provision and the Negotiating Process

1st Edition

Edited By Frank Ennis
November 16, 2016

The provision of infrastructure for urban developments is increasingly becoming a highly contentious and important issue in planning negotiations. By drawing together a range of case studies from North America, Australia and Europe, this book compares how a number of planning systems deal with ...

Planning in a Global Era

Planning in a Global Era

1st Edition

By Andy Thornley, Yvonne Rydin
November 11, 2016

Globalization was the buzzword of the last decade. Advances in communication technology, computing and air travel have all contributed to the establishment of what has been referred to as a 'network society' that encompasses the globe. Such arguments clearly have a significance on planning - an ...

Rethinking European Spatial Policy as a Hologram Actions, Institutions, Discourses

Rethinking European Spatial Policy as a Hologram: Actions, Institutions, Discourses

1st Edition

By Valeria Fedeli, Luigi Doria
December 07, 2016

Bringing together case studies from several European countries, this book provides an in-depth examination of the evolution of European spatial policy. Contributors focus on changes to the design and implementation of European policies at both national and local levels and examine institutional ...

Revitalising Deprived Urban Neighbourhoods An Assisted Self-Help Approach

Revitalising Deprived Urban Neighbourhoods: An Assisted Self-Help Approach

1st Edition

By Colin C. Williams, Jan Windebank
October 19, 2016

Governments in Western Europe and North America have placed job creation initiatives at the heart of their policy for revitalizing deprived neighbourhoods. However, relying on this alone is problematic and these governments are becoming increasingly interested in finding ways of enabling ...

Spatial Planning and Urban Development in the New EU Member States From Adjustment to Reinvention

Spatial Planning and Urban Development in the New EU Member States: From Adjustment to Reinvention

1st Edition

Edited By Uwe Altrock, Simon Güntner, Sandra Huning, Deike Peters
October 26, 2016

Accession to the EU in May 2004 was a historic milestone for the spatial and urban development of the new member states. Meanwhile, the social and economic transition during the pre-accession phase already brought about radical changes in national urban systems and new challenges for regional ...

The Dublin-Belfast Development Corridor: Ireland’s Mega-City Region?

The Dublin-Belfast Development Corridor: Ireland’s Mega-City Region?

1st Edition

Edited By John Yarwood
October 19, 2016

The aim of the Dublin-Belfast Development Corridor is to link several towns and cities by various modes of communication in order to create a poly-centric mega-city region in Ireland on a scale large enough to compete with the major urban clusters of continental Europe. This volume brings together ...

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