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Whose Land Is Our Land?

The Use and Abuse of Britain's Forgotten Acres

In this provocative book, journalist Peter Hetherington argues that Britain, particularly England, needs an active land policy to protect against record land price increases that threaten food security and housing provision for Britain’s expanding population.

Policy Press

Urgent Business

Five Myths Business Needs to Overcome to Save Itself and the Planet

Combining academic insight and inspiring real-world examples this book offers a new business model which argues that all companies should become responsible businesses, transforming the sustainability agenda into a more holistic and systemic approach.

Bristol Uni Press

Urban Environments in Africa

A Critical Analysis of Environmental Politics

Explores the impact of Africa’s rapidly growing urban population on local resources and the environment, acknowledging the clash between Western focus on sustainable development and the lived realities of residents of often poor, informal settlements.

Policy Press

Unsustainable

The Urgent Need to Transform Society and Reverse Climate Change

This book is an urgent call to reimagine our social, political and economic systems so that we might transform to a sustainable society. It assesses the roles of governments, business and individuals, and shows how barriers to change can be overcome through a rethinking of our societal and economic values.

Bristol Uni Press

The Transport Debate

This book is a highly readable introduction to the transport debate from two experts in the field. The book follows members of the Smith family as they uncover a wide array of transport issues. This lively and engaging approach will make the book ideal for a wide readership.

Policy Press

Towards Just and Sustainable Economies

The Social and Solidarity Economy North and South

Academics from a range of disciplines and from a number of European and Latin American countries come together to question what it means to have a ‘sustainable society’ and to ask what role alternative social and solidarity economies can play.

Policy Press

Towards a New Civic Bureaucracy

Lessons from Sustainable Development for the Crisis of Governance

Matthew Quinn plots a landmark reimagination of governance and public administration, underpinned by sustainable development and civic republicanism.

Policy Press

Sustainable London?

The Future of a Global City

Edited by Rob Imrie and Loretta Lees

An exploration of the rise of sustainable development policies in London by international authors. Essential reading for urban practitioners and policy makers, and students in social, urban and environmental geography, sociology and urban studies.

Policy Press

Sustainable Human Development Across the Life Course

Evidence from Longitudinal Research

Edited by Prerna Banati

EPDF and EPUB available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. This book presents impactful findings from international longitudinal studies that responded to the Agenda 2030 commitment to “leave no-one behind”.It provides actionable strategies for policy makers and practitioners to strengthen the global Sustainable Development Goals framework.

Bristol Uni Press

Sustainable Hedonism

A Thriving Life that Does Not Cost the Earth

Drawing on modern science and ancient Greek philosophy, this book calls on us to explore our collective and personal convictions about success and good life. It challenges the mainstream worldview, rooted in economics, that equates happiness with pleasure, and encourages greed, materialism, egoism and disconnection.

Bristol Uni Press

Spatial Planning and Resilience Following Disasters

International and Comparative Perspectives

International contributors from academia, research, policy and practice use their experience and knowledge to explore on-going efforts to improve spatial resilience across the globe and predict future trends.

Policy Press

The Short Guide to International Development

By providing a succinct evaluation of competing approaches to, and perspectives on, the idea and practice of international development, this book offers students across the social sciences a distinct and invaluable introduction to the field.

Policy Press