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Remaking London: Decline and Regeneration in Urban Culture by Ben Campkin
"Ben Campkin’s thoughtful and timely book is a welcome addition to the current debate about regeneration"
In Remaking London Ben Campkin provides a lucid and stimulating historical account of urban regeneration, exploring how decline and renewal have been imagined and realised at different scales. Focusing on present-day regeneration areas that have been key to the capital's modern identity, Campkin explores how these places have been stigmatised through identification with material degradation and spatial and social disorder.
Remaking London from Ben Campkin has been very well received, prompting positive reviews from Anna Minton (author of Ground Control), the Guardian's Dave Hill.
A major new report published by Atkins in a unique partnership with the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and UCL Development Planning Unit (DPU) argues that Future Proofing Cities is about utilising and developing the capacities of cities to respond to the risks associated with climate change, resource scarcities and damage to ecosystems in away that catalyses inclusive urban development.
Adriana Allen, Vanesa Castan Broto, Caren Levy and Linda Westman from the DPU, were responsible for providing strategic guidance throughout the development of the project’s analytical framework and for the production of five in-depth case studies that provide a nuanced exploration of the combined challenges and opportunities for future proofing urban development in Bangkok, Maputo, Bangalore, Karachi and Nairobi.
THE HEURISTICS OF MAPPING URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE is a platform initiated in February 2012 by the DPU (Development Planning Unit). Through a heuristic process which involves an international network of researchers, activists, and organisations, the platform aims to apprehend how place-making practices by ordinary citizens reinforce, resist or transform the production or reproduction of injustices in cities.
For more information on this activity, please visit the DPU's page for The heuristics of mapping urban environmental change.
Urban Constellations edited by Prof. Matthew Gandy (UCL, Geography) is an essay collection brings together a range of cutting-edge international scholarship on cities, urbanization and urban culture. For more information and to purchase the book please visit the Jovis website.
- For more information and to purchase the book please visit the Jovis website.
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Urban Reflections: Narratives of Place, Planning and Change by Prof Mark Tewdwr-Jones (UCL Bartlett:Planning) looks at how places change, the role of planners in bringing about urban change, and the public's attitudes to that change.
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