Policy Press

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Cities and communities

Over half the world’s population live in cities and urban areas with significant ramifications for climate change.

With Asia and Africa set to have the largest – and fastest - increase in urbanisation by the 2050 the Global South is a critical area for study accompanying and informing work on the Global North.

Our publishing on key issues around urbanisation - including housing, inadequate and overburdened services, pollution, overcrowded or inaccessible public transport - addresses many of the challenges posed in the UN Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.

The Urban Policy, Planning and the Built Environment series looks in particular at the contested nature of government intervention in the urban land and housing market, and how urban governance, planning and design processes respond to increasing social complexity, socio-spatial diversity and the goal of democratic renewal.

Bristol University Press and Policy Press are signed up to the UN SDG Publishers Compact. In Cities and communities, we aim to address the following goals:

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