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  1. Interview with Bruce Stephenson

    Bruce Stephenson has worked as a professor, public planner and a consultant. He is a leading expert on John Nolen, the visionary founding father of American city planning. Stephenson’s definitive biography, John Nolen, Landscape Architect and City Planner, illuminates the art Nolen practiced and the legacy he left. He also wrote the Introduction to a re-issued edition of Nolen’s most far-reaching book, New Ideals in the Planning of Villages, Towns, and Cities. At Rollins College, Stephenson and his students offer plans to solve the problems suburban sprawl has created in Orlando, Florida. Presently he is building on his study of Lewis Mumford’s vision for Portland, Oregon. He plans to document how Portland became a Mecca of urban sustainability, and a model for Orlando.    

  2. Q&A with Victor Deupi, author of ‘Architectural Temperance’

    Victor Deupi, author of Architectural Temperance, discusses his book and what lead him to explore why a powerful nation like Spain would temper its own building traditions with the more cosmopolitan trends associated with Rome; oftentimes at the expense of its own national and regional traditions.

  3. An Introduction to Political Geography

    Space, Place and Politics, 2nd Edition
    By Martin Jones, Rhys Jones, Michael Woods, Mark Whitehead, Deborah Dixon, and Matthew Hannah

    An Introduction to Political Geography continues to provide a broad-based introduction to contemporary political geography for students following undergraduate degree courses in geography and related subjects. The text explores the full breadth of contemporary political geography, covering not only traditional concerns such as the state, geopolitics, electoral geography and nationalism... Read more...

  4. An Introduction to Sustainability

    Environmental, Social and Personal Perspectives
    By Martin Mulligan

    An Introduction to Sustainability provides students with a comprehensive overview of the key concepts and ideas which are encompassed within the growing field of sustainability. The book teases out the diverse but intersecting domains of sustainability and emphasises strategies for action. Read more...

  5. Want, Waste or War?

    The Global Resource Nexus and the Struggle for Land, Energy, Food, Water and Minerals
    By Philip Andrews-Speed, Raimund Bleischwitz, Tim Boersma, Corey Johnson, Geoffrey Kemp, and Stacy D. VanDeveer

    The nexus approach, conceptualized as attention to resource connections and their governance ramifications, calls attention to the sustainability of contemporary consumer resource use, lifestyles and supply chains. This book sets out an analytical framework for understanding these nexus issues and the related governance challenges and opportunities. Read more...

  6. Uncertainty and the Philosophy of Climate Change

    Matin Bunzl, author of Uncertainty and the Philosophy of Climate Change, discusses the philosophical challenge and moral implications of climate change.

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  7. Interview with Marian Adolf and Nico Stehr, authors of Knowledge

    Marian Adolf and Nico Stehr, have answered a few questions for us about their book, Knowledge, which published earlier this year. Find out what makes this book ideal for students, and which academic courses will benefit through the use of this book.

    Read the interview here >>>

  8. The ‘Irish’ Family

    Edited by Linda Connolly

    When situated in the wider European context, ‘the Irish family’ has undergone a process of profound transformation and rapid change in very recent decades. Recent data cites a significant increase in one parent households and a high non-marital birth rate for instance alongside the emergence of cohabitation, divorce, same sex families and reconstituted families... Read more...

  9. Surveillance in Europe

    Edited by David Wright and Reinhard Kreissl

    Surveillance in Europe is an accessible, definitive and comprehensive overview of the rapidly growing multi-disciplinary field of surveillance studies in Europe. Written by experts in the field, including leading scholars, the Companion’s clear and up to date style will appeal to a wide range of scholars and students in the social sciences, arts and humanities... Read more...

  10. Life and Death Decisions

    The Quest for Morality and Justice in Human Societies, 2nd Edition
    By Sheldon Ekland-Olson

    Issues of Life and Death such as abortion, assisted suicide, capital punishment and others are among the most contentious in many societies. Whose rights are protected? How do these rights and protections change over time and who makes those decisions? Based on the author’s award-winning and hugely popular undergraduate course at the University of Texas, this book explores these questions and the fundamentally sociological processes which underlie the quest for morality and justice in human societies... Read more...

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