Three books have been published by Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD) researchers in recent months.
Tim Dixon, Professor of Real Estate, and OISD Director (Co-Director OSID:RELP) is co-author with Dr Andrea Colantonio, (formerly at OISD but now at LSE) of Urban Regeneration and Social Sustainability: Best Practice from European Cities. The book also has contributions from other OISD researchers, including Dr Juliet Carpenter and Austine Ng'ombe. The authors offer a comprehensive European perspective to identify best practice in sustainable urban regeneration in five major cities in Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, and the UK. The book, which is based on research which was funded through the EIB EIBURS research programme in OISD, examines social sustainability and analyses its meaning and significance – an area of research which has, until now, been comparatively neglected. Urban Regeneration and Social Sustainability: Best Practice from European Cities is published by Wiley-Blackwell.
OISD climate change experts Elizabeth Wilson and Dr Jake Piper explore a wide range of issues in a comprehensive book on the relationship between our changing climate and spatial planning. They suggest ways we can address the challenges by taking a longer-sighted approach to our preparation for the future. As well planning professionals, this book will appeal to politicians and the interested public, and will act as a useful reference for postgraduate planning, geography, urban studies, urban design and environmental studies students. Spatial Planning and Climate Change, by Elizabeth Wilson and Jake Piper, is published by Routledge in its Natural and Built Environment Series.
A third book, Territorial Development, Cohesion and Spatial Planning, Knowledge and Policy Development in an Enlarged EU, is co-edited by OISD researcher Richard Nunes, along with Neil Adams, and Giancarlo Cotella. It is published by Routledge in its series Regions and Cities. This book examines some of the evolving challenges faced by EU regional policy in light of enlargement focussing on the experiences of Central and Eastern Europe.
News Item Dated:
22nd November 2010
Urban Regeneration and Social Sustainability: Best Practice from European cities 2010 Wiley-Blackwell
Spatial Planning and Climate Change 2010 Routledge