Books, Reports & Newsletters

Solving Complex Problems - This book is addressed to architects as well as to urban and spatial planners, and likewise to politicians and managers. After all, all of these different professionals are repeatedly confronted with the task of handling complex, multidisciplinary problems which cannot be solved by applying routine solutions but, indeed, can be successfully addressed by applying the probje.-solving system described in this book. Author: Walter Schonwandt, Stuttgart University

Learning to be Capitalists: Entrepreneurs in Vietnam's Transition Economy by Annette Miae Kim, Associate Professor, M.I.T. published by Oxford University Press.

Planning Sustainable Cities: Global Report on Human Settlements 2009; UN Habitat
Planning Sustainable Cities reviews recent urban planning practices and approaches, discusses constraints and conflicts therein, and identifies innovative approaches that are more responsive to current challenges of urbanization. Many planning academics were involved in the production of the book. Background studies are also available from the report's web page.

Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning
Volumes 1 - 5 are available.
Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning published by Routledge, offers a selection of the best urban planning scholarship from each of the world's planning school associations. The award winning papers presented illustrate the concerns and the discourse of planning scholarship communities and provide a glimpse into planning theory and practice by planning academics around the world. All those with an interest in urban and regional planning will find this collection valuable in opening new avenues for research and debate. This book is published in association with the Global Planning Education Association Network (GPEAN), and the nine planning school associations it represents, who have selected these papers based on regional competitions.