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Social Justice in Contemporary Housing: Applying Rawls’ Difference Principle

1st Edition

Helen Taylor
August 14, 2018

Philosophy is not usually seen as a guidance for modern housing policy, but in this new book, Dr Helen Taylor argues that there is something innovative, unusual, and worth discussing about the application of philosophy to housing. The philosophical framework used within this book is John Rawls’...

Making Progress in Housing: A Framework for Collaborative Research

1st Edition

Sean McNelis
July 27, 2018

This book presents a new approach to housing research, one that is relevant to all the social sciences. Housing research is diverse and operates across many disciplines, approaches and methods making collaboration difficult. This book outlines a methodological framework that enables researchers...

Wicked Valuations: People and Landed Property

1st Edition

Michael McDermott
July 26, 2018

Traditional valuation approaches are increasingly recognised as being insufficient to address the wicked valuation problems of the diverse peoples and groups that inhabit the globe from north, south, east to west. This book demonstrates the limitations of science and, in particular economics, as...

Town and Infrastructure Planning for Safety and Urban Quality: Proceedings of the XXIII International Conference on Living and Walking in Cities (LWC 2017), June 15-16, 2017, Brescia, Italy

1st Edition

Michèle Pezzagno, Maurizio Tira
July 16, 2018

Today, citizens advocate greater environmental sustainability, better services and the improvement of urban quality by promoting safer mobility, especially for the most vulnerable road users. Addressing these issues, Town and Infrastructure Planning for Safety and Urban Quality contains papers...

Residential Satisfaction and Housing Policy Evolution

1st Edition

Clinton Aigbavboa, Wellington Thwala
July 12, 2018

This book explores residential satisfaction and housing policy trends in developing nations by using subsidised low-income housing examples in South Africa, Ghana and Nigeria as case studies. While there has been much documentation on the formation of residential satisfaction and the evolution of...

Frontiers of Space Risk: Natural Cosmic Hazards & Societal Challenges

1st Edition

Richard J. Wilman, Christopher J. Newman
June 15, 2018

CHOICE Recommended Title, March 2019 This book brings together diverse new perspectives on current and emerging themes in space risk, covering both the threats to Earth-based activities arising from space events (natural and man-made), and those inherent in space activity itself. Drawing on the...

Understanding Community Economic Growth and Decline: Strategies for Sustainable Development

1st Edition

Gerald L. Gordon
June 12, 2018

This book presents a fully comprehensive look at what all communities—large and small, urban and rural—can do to grow and sustain their local economic bases. It examines the causes of economic decline for localities as well as the economic “product” being marketed to employers, the process of...

The Need for Critical Thinking and the Scientific Method

1st Edition

Finlay MacRitchie
May 14, 2018

The book exposes many of the misunderstandings about the scientific method and its application to critical thinking. It argues for a better understanding of the scientific method and for nurturing critical thinking in the community. This knowledge helps the reader to analyze issues more objectively...

Water Policy and Planning in a Variable and Changing Climate

1st Edition

Kathleen A. Miller, Alan F. Hamlet, Douglas S. Kenney, Kelly T. Redmond
March 29, 2018

Water Policy and Planning in a Variable and Changing Climate addresses the current challenges facing western water planners and policy makers in the United States and considers strategies for managing water resources and related risks in the future. Written by highly-regarded experts in the...

Ethics for the Public Service Professional

2nd Edition

Aric W. Dutelle, Randy S. Taylor
December 22, 2017

Headlines of public service corruption scandals are painful reminders of the need for continuing education in the subjects of ethics and integrity. Public service professionals employed as government officials, forensic scientists, investigators, first responders, and those within the legal and...

Drought, Risk Management, and Policy: Decision-Making Under Uncertainty

1st Edition

Linda Courtenay Botterill, Geoff Cockfield
November 22, 2017

Australia and the United States face very similar challenges in dealing with drought. Both countries cover a range of biophysical conditions, both are federations that provide considerable responsibility to state governments for water and land management, and both face the challenges in balancing...

Land Use–Transport Interaction Models

1st Edition

Rubén Cordera, Ángel Ibeas, Luigi dell’Olio, Borja Alonso
November 15, 2017

Transport and the spatial location of population and activities have been important themes of study in engineering, social sciences and urban and regional planning for many decades. However, an integrated approach to the modelling of transport and land use has been rarely made, and common practice...

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