Policy Press has recently published a number of new titles in environmental and urban studies.  These include:

Mapping environmental sustainability: Reflecting on systemic practices for participatory research

Edited by Sue Oreszczyn and Andy Lane  –  Hardback £75.00 ISBN: 978-1-4473-3157-5; epub £26.99 ISBN: 978-1-4473-3531-3; Amazon Kindle £26.99 ISBN: 978-1-4473-3532-0; epdf ISBN: 978-1-4473-3158-2  –  Explains the development of visual mapping techniques with practical case studies that describe their application in environmental sustainability projects, from working with farmers and their networks to using visual mapping with indigenous communities and managing coastal environments.

The human atlas of Europe: A continent united in diversity

By Dimitris Ballas, Danny Dorling and Benjamin Hennig  –  Paperback £20.00 ISBN: 978-1-4473-1354-0; epdf ISBN: 978-1-4473-3290-9  –  Written by leading international authors, this timely atlas explores Europe’s society, culture, economy, politics and environment using state of the art mapping techniques. It addresses fundamental questions around social cohesion and sustainable growth as Europe negotiates the UK’s exit while continuing through the economic crisis.

Towards just and sustainable economies: The social and solidarity economy North and South

Edited by Peter North and Molly Scott Cato  –  Hardback £75.00 ISBN: 978-1-4473-2722-6; epub £24.99 ISBN: 978-1-4473-2726-4; Amazon Kindle £24.99 ISBN: 978-1-4473-2727-1; epdf ISBN: 978-1-4473-2725-7  –  Academics from a range of disciplines and from a number of European and Latin American countries come together to question what it means to have a ‘sustainable society’ and to ask what role alternative social and solidarity economies can play.

Urban environments in Africa

By Garth Myers  –  Hardback £70.00 ISBN: 978-1-4473-2291-7; Paperback £24.99 ISBN: 978-1-4473-2292-4; epub £24.99 ISBN: 978-1-4473-2295-5; Amazon Kindle £24.99 ISBN: 978-1-4473-2296-2; epdf ISBN: 978-1-4473-2294-8  –  Explores the impact of Africa’s rapidly growing urban population on local resources and the environment, acknowledging the clash between Western focus on sustainable development and the lived realities of residents of often poor, informal settlements.

Environment in the lives of children and families: Perspectives from India and the UK

By Ann Phoenix, Janet Boddy, Catherine Walker and Uma Vennam  –  Hardback £45.00 ISBN: 978-1-4473-3919-9; epub £8.99 ISBN: 978-1-4473-3920-5; Amazon Kindle £8.99 ISBN: 978-1-4473-3921-2;  –  Based on involved creative, qualitative work with families in India and the UK who live in different contexts, this book illuminates how environmental practices are negotiated within families, and how they relate to values, identities, and society.