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Questioning Planetary Illiberal Geographies Territory, Space and Power Edited by Jason Luger, Northumbria University Newcastle, United Kingdom This book engages with current debates on ‘planetary urbanization’ and the nature of urban political theory but notably considers the implications of illiberalism on space, territory, and power. Such a focus is timely, as illiberalism (across various settings […]

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Climate Governance and Urban Planning: Implementing Low-Carbon Development Patterns By Deborah Heinen, HafenCity Universität, Germany Urban planning as a discipline is deeply integral to implementing a low-carbon future. This book fosters an understanding for how the rules-in-use that govern urban planning influence the ability to implement low-carbon development patterns. Drawing on the theoretical foundations of the […]

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Edited By Peter Karl Kresl [], Charles P. Vaughn Professor of Economics Emeritus, Bucknell University, USA; President, Global Urban Competitiveness Project, USA Plenty has been written on the competitiveness of megacities, capital cities, and regional hubs. Cities in developing countries have not yet received the same attention – this book fills that gap. An international team […]

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Universities and Regional Engagement From the Exceptional to the Everyday  Edited By Tatiana Iakovleva, Elisa Thomas, Laila Nordstrand Berg, Rómulo Pinheiro, Paul Benneworth The study of universities’ role in regional engagement has traditionally been focusing on exceptional cases. This book presents a reconceptualization which embraces its underlying complexity and proposes a roadmap for a renewed research […]

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Planning Regional Futures Edited By John Harrison, Daniel Galland, Mark Tewdwr-Jones   Planning Regional Futures is an intellectual call to engage planners to critically explore what planning is, and should be, in how cities and regions are planned. This is in a context where planning is seen to face powerful challenges – professionally, intellectually and practically – in […]

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