European Spatial Research and Policy


Book Reviews


A Tale of More than Two Cities: Deconstructing Sustainable Urbanity: OECD, Rethinking Urban Sprawl: Moving towards Sustainable Cities, OECD Publishing, Paris 2018, 166 pages; Nico TILLIE, Synergetic Urban Landscape Planning in Rotterdam: Liveable Low-Carbon Cities, TU Delft, Delft 2018, 284 pages; Ashley DAWSON, Extreme cities: The peril and promise of urban life in the age of climate change, Verso, New York 2019, 378 pages. Ari-Veikko ANTTIROIKO, Wellness City, Health and Well-Being in Urban Economic Development, Palgrave Pivot, Cham 2018, 159 pages. Alex JOHNSON, Book Towns. Forty-Five Paradises of the Printed Word, Frances Lincoln, an imprint of the Quarto Group, London 2018, 192 pages. Rachel DODDS, Richard W. BUTLER (eds.), Overtourism: Issues, Realities and Solutions, De Gruyter, Berlin/Boston, 2019, 288 pages.




BATTY, M. (2018), Inventing Future Cities. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

BEAUREGARD, R.A. (2015), Planning Matter. Acting With Things, Chicago, IL: Chicago University Press.

BRILLEMBOURG, A. (2016), ‘Resilient Infrastructure’, [in:] BABER, M. (ed.) Scaling Infrastructure, New York NY: Princeton Architectural Press.

DAWSON, A. (2019), Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change, New York, NY: Verso.

DUANY, A. and TALEN, E. (eds.) (2013), Landscape Urbanism and its Discontents: Dissimulating the Sustainable City, Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Publishers.

FLAVELLE, C. (2017), ‘Trump Disbands Group Meant to Prepare Cities for Climate Shocks’, Bloomberg.com, 4 Dec 2017.

FORSYTH, A., SALOMON, E. and SMEAD, L. (2017), Creating Healthy Neighbourhoods. Evidence-Based Planning and Design Strategies, Chicago: American Planning Association.

GRAEBER, D. (2015), The Utopia of Rules. On Technology, Stupidity and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy, Brooklyn, NY: Melville House.

KARPPI, I. and VAKKURI, J. (2019), ‘Organising Complexity: Creating Boundary Objects for Sustainable Urban Development’, [in:] KANGAS, A., KUJALA, J., HEIKKINEN, A., LÖNNQVIST, A., LAIHONEN, H. and BETHWAITE J. (eds.), Leading Change in a Complex World: Transdisciplinary Perspectives, Tampere: Tampere University Press. http://tampub.uta.fi/handle/10024/105096

KARPPI, I. and VAKKURI, J. (2020), ‘Becoming Smart? Pursuit of Sustainability in Urban Policy Design’, Public Management Review, DOI: 10.1080/14719037.2020.1718188

KEENAN, J.M. (2013), Adaptive Capacity of Commercial Real Estate Firms to Climate Change in NYC, CURE/GSAPP, New York, NY: Columbia University.

KUNSTLER, J.H. (1993), The Geography of Nowhere. The Rise and Decline of America’s Man-Made Landscape, New York: NY: Touchstone/Simon and Schuster.

LATOUR, B. (1994), ‘Pragmatogonies. A Mythical Account of How Humans and Nonhumans Swap Properties’, American Behavioral Scientist 37 (6), pp. 791–808.

McKIBBEN, B. (2019), ‘How we survived climate change’, Time, Special climate issue, 194 (23 Sep 2019), pp. 14–20.

McPHEARSON, T., PICKETT, S.T.A., GRIMM, N.B., NIEMELÄ, J., ALBERTI, M., ELMQVIST, T., WEBER, Ch., HAASE, D., BREUSTE, J. and QURESHI, S. (2016), ‘Advancing Urban Ecology toward a Science of Cities’, BioScience, 66 (3), pp. 198–212.

MILMAN, O. (2019), ‘Climate change group scrapped by Trump reassembles to issue warning’, Grist 6 Apr 2019. https://grist.org/article/climate-change-group-scrapped-by-trump-reassembles-to-issue-warning/

MOSKOWITZ, P. (2018), How to Kill a City. Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighbourhood, New York, NY: Bold Type Books.

OECD (2018), Rethinking Urban Sprawl: Moving towards Sustainable Cities, Paris: OECD Publishing.

OVINK, H. and BOEIJENGA, J. (2018), Too Big. Rebuild by Design: A Transformative Approach to Climate change, Rotterdam: nai010 publishers.

PAANS, O. and PASEL, R. (2014), Situational Urbanism. An Adaptive Methodology for Urban Transformation, Berlin: Jovis.

PIRANI, R. and TOLKOFF, L. (2014), Lessons from Sandy. Federal Policies to Build Climate-Resilient Coastal Regions, Boston, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

ROTTLE, N. and YOCOM, K. (2010), Ecological Design, Lausanne: AVA Publishing.

SEGALOV, M. (2018), Resist! How to be an Activist in the Age of Defiance, London: Laurence King Publishing.

SHELLER, M. (2018), Mobility Justice. The Politics of Movement in an Age of Extremes, London: Verso.

SWYNGEDOUW, E. (2006), ‘Circulations and Metabolisms: (Hybrid) Natures and (Cyborg) Cities’, Science as Culture 15 (2), pp. 105–121.

TILLIE, N. (2018), Synergetic Urban Landscape Planning in Rotterdam: Liveable Low-Carbon Cities, Delft: TU Delft.

TOWNSEND, A.M. (2014), Smart Cities. Big Data, Civic Hackers and the Quest for a New Utopia, New York, NY: Norton.

Van DYCK, D., DEFORCHE, B., CARDON, G. and De BOUDEAUDHUIJ, I. (2009), ‘Neighbourhood Walkability and its Particular Importance for Adults with a Preference for Passive Transport’, Health & Place 15 (2009), pp. 496–504.

VIRILIO, P. (2007), The Original Accident. Cambridge: Polity Press.

WELLS, M., TIMMER, F. and CARR, A. (2011), ‘Understanding Drivers and Setting Targets for Biodiversity in Urban Green Design’, [in:] YEANG, K. and SPECTOR, A. (eds.), Green Design. From Theory to Practice. London: Black Dog Publishing.

UNWTO (2018), ‘Overtourism’? Understanding and Managing Urban Tourism Growth beyond Perceptions, Madrid: World Tourism Organization.

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