Publications

MUI authored and edited books in 2019-20

The Urban Design Process

Credit(s): Black, Sonbli
Publisher: Lund Humphries
Info: 'The Urban Design Process' provides a clear guide to the urban-design process, helping planners and all those involved in shaping our built environment to understand what makes a successful urban design.

Grounding Urban Natures: Histories and Futures of Urban Ecologies

Credit(s): Ernstson, Sörlin (editors)
Publisher: 
MIT Press
Info: 
Case studies from cities on five continents demonstrate the advantages of thinking comparatively about urban environments.

Everyday Life in Austerity: Family, Friends and Intimate Relations

Credit(s): Hall
Publisher: 
Springer
Info:
 This book develops a relational approach to everyday austerity. It reveals how austerity is a deeply personal and social condition, with impacts that spread across and between everyday relationships, spaces and temporal perspectives.

Why Plan? Theory for Practitioners

Credit(s): Haughton, White
Publisher: 
Lund Humphries
Info:
 Why do we plan? Who decides how and where we plan and what we should value? How do theories and ideologies filter down into real policies and plans which affect our lives?

Deeper City: Collective Intelligence and the Pathways from Smart to Wise

Credit(s): Ravetz
Publisher: Routledge
Info: 'Deeper City' is the first major application of new thinking on ‘deeper complexity’, applied to grand challenges such as runaway urbanization, climate change and rising inequality.

Convivial Cultures in Multicultural Cities: Polish Migrant Women in Manchester and Barcelona

Credit(s): Rzepnikowska
Publisher: Routledge 
Info: This book examines the complex encounters between Polish migrant women and local populations in Manchester and Barcelona, with attention to the ways in which difference is negotiated and managed through everyday practices of conviviality, which help to overcome hierarchies and create elements of sameness.

Nairobi in the Making: Landscapes of Time and Urban Belonging

Credit(s): Smith
Publisher: Boydell and Brewer 
Info: 'Nairobi in the Making' examines the making and remaking of Nairobi, one of Africa's most fragmented, vibrant cities, contributing to debates on urban anthropology, the politics of the past and postcolonial materialities.

Architecture in Global Socialism: Eastern Europe, West Africa, and the Middle East in the Cold War

Credit(s): Stanek
Publisher: Princeton University Press 
Info: How socialist architects, planners, and contractors worked collectively to urbanize and develop the Global South during the Soviet era.

The New Architecture of Science: Learning from Graphene

Credit(s): Novoselov, Yaneva
Publisher: World Scientific 
Info: 'The New Architecture of Science' explores how the architecture of advanced nanoscience labs affects the way scientists think, conduct experiments, interact and collaborate.