Books and eBooks available from London Public Library on Hoopla and Libby.

  1. Hope Matters: Why Changing the Way We Think is Critical to Solving the Environmental Crisis, Elin Kelsey (2020). In the face of extreme eco-anxiety, scholar and award-winning author Elin Kelsey argues that our hopelessness, while an understandable reaction, is hampering our ability to address the very real problems we face.
  2. Born to Walk: the Transformative Power of a Pedestrian Act, Dan Rubinstein (2015). Journalist Dan Rubinstein travels around North America and the U.K. on foot in his quest to learn more about the physiological, psychological, and other benefits of walking. Along the way, Rubinstein walks the beat with police officers in inner-city Philadelphia, follows an ancient pilgrimage route in Wales, and joins Canadian aboriginal people on an arduous two-and-a-half week winter trek.
  3. Better Buses Better Cities: How to Plan, Run, and Win the Fight for Effective Transit, Steven Higashide (2019). Better bus systems will create better cities for all citizens. The consequences of subpar transit service fall most heavily on vulnerable members of society. Transit systems should be planned to be inclusive and provide better service for all. These are difficult tasks that require institutional culture shifts; doing all of this requires resilient organizations and transformational leadership.
  4. Perfect City: An Urban Fixer's Global Search for Magic in the Modern Metropolis, Joe Berridge  (2019). Joe Berridge, one of the world's leading urban planners, takes us on an insider's tour of the world's largest and most diverse cities to examine what's working and not working, what's promising and what needs to be fixed in the contemporary megalopolis.
  5. Comparative Urban Research from Theory to Practice (2020). Best practices for developing and deploying different forms of trans-disciplinary co-production, covering topics including neighbourhood transformation and housing justice, sustainable urban and transport development, urban food security and cultural heritage.