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  1. Advanced Introduction to Social Innovation

    Advanced Introduction to Social Innovation

    Frank Moulaert, Diana MacCallum
    Social innovation (SI) has, in the last decade or so, become an important idea and concept in policy, practice and scholarship surrounding human development. It is often seen as an antidote to narrowly defined technological and market-oriented modes of innovation. Its historical significance and development, tied to centuries of struggles for social change, remain under-appreciated and unacknowledged. This Advanced Introduction explores the historical and contemporary meanings of social innovation and its relationship with political and social movements. It develops an understanding of SI as a form of ethical practice for meeting needs, transforming social relations, and collectively empowering communities to shape the future. Additionally, it proposes that ethical research should aim to be socially innovative in this sense and provides concrete suggestions of how this concern can be embodied in action-research and community development methodologies. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 99.95   Web: $ 89.96
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    2019   Paperback Price: $ 24.95   Web: $ 19.96
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  2. A Research Agenda for New Urbanism

    A Research Agenda for New Urbanism

    Edited by Emily Talen
    New Urbanism, a movement devoted to building walkable, socially diversity cities, has garnered some successes and some failures over the past several decades. A Research Agenda for New Urbanism is a forward-looking book composed of chapters by leading scholars of New Urbanism. Authors focus on multiple topics, including affordability, transportation, social life and retail to highlight the areas of research that are most important for the future of the field. The book summarizes what we know and what we need to know to provide a research agenda that will have the greatest promise and most positive impact on building the best possible human habitat—which is the aim of New Urbanism. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  3. Advanced Introduction to the Creative City

    Advanced Introduction to the Creative City

    Charles Landry
    Written by the leading authority Charles Landry, inventor of the concept of the creative city, this timely book offers an insightful and engaging introduction to the field. Exploring the development of the concept, it discusses the characteristics of cities, the qualities of creativity, the creative and regeneration repertoires and the gentrification dilemma. Other key topics of this definitive work include ambition and creativity, cities and psychology, digitization and the creative bureaucracy. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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    2019   Paperback Price: $ 24.95   Web: $ 19.96
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  4. Smart Cities in the Post-algorithmic Era

    Smart Cities in the Post-algorithmic Era

    Edited by Nicos Komninos, Christina Kakderi
    Examining the changing nature of cities in the face of smart technology, this book studies key new challenges and capabilities defined by the Internet of Things, data science, blockchain and artificial intelligence. It argues that using algorithmic logic alone for automation and optimisation in modern smart cities is not sufficient, and analyses the importance of integrating this with strong participatory governance and digital platforms for community action. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 150.00   Web: $ 135.00
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  5. Social Innovation as Political Transformation

    Social Innovation as Political Transformation

    Edited by Pieter Van den Broeck, Abid Mehmood, Angeliki Paidakaki, Constanza Parra
    This book is an introduction to the works of a collective of academics on social innovation and socio-political transformation. It offers a critique of the dominance of market-based logics and extractivism in the age of neoliberalism. Calling for systemic change, the authors invite the reader to engage in the analysis and practice of socially innovative initiatives and, by doing so, contribute to the co-construction of a sustainable, solidarity-based and regenerative society. Learn More
    February 2020   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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