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Creative Interventions in the City, 2019/20, Semester 1
Lisa Matera
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Theorising the City

Andreotti Libero and Costa Xavier. 1996. Theory of the dérive and other situationist writings on the city. Barcelona : Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona.

Bates, Catherine. 2013. Sustainable urban foraging in the Canadian metropolis: rummaging through Rita Wong's Forage and Nicholas Dickner's Nikolski. British Journal of Canadian Studies. 26 (2) 191-212,297.  (Available online)

Blomley, Nicholas K. 2004. Unsettling the city : urban land and the politics of property. London: Routledge (Available online)  

de Certeau, Michel. 1988. The practice of everyday life. Berkeley, California: University of California Press.  

Davis, Mike. 2006. City of Quarz: excavating the future in Los Angeles London: Verso. (Available online). 


Deslandes, A. 2017. Sanctuary cities are as old as the bible. [Online]. [Accessed September 27 2019]. Available from:  

Desmond, Matthew. 2016. Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city London : Allen Lane

Dibazar, Pedram; Naeff, Judith. 2019. Visualizing the street: new practices of documenting, navigating and imagining the city.  Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. (Available online). 

Harvey, David. 2012. Rebel cities. London: Verso.

Jayne, M and Ward, K. 2017. Urban theory: new critical perspectives. London: Routledge.

Knox, P. 2010. Cities and design. London: Routledge.

The city reader - University of Leeds

Kim, Annette. 2015. Sidewalk City: Re-mapping Public Space in Ho Chi Minh CityUniversity of Chicago Press: 2015.

LeGates, R., & Stout, F. 2011. The city reader. 5th ed. London: Routledge.

Lemes de Oliveira, Fabiano. (eds); Mell, Ian. (eds). 2019. Planning Cities with Nature Theories, Strategies and MethodsCham : Springer International Publishing. Available online.

Minton, A. 2009. Ground Control: Fear and happiness in the twenty-first century city. London: Penguin

Parker, Simon. 2015. Urban theory and the urban experience. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge. Available online.

Rosenfeld, L and Wacquant, L. 2009.  Exploring the city with Bourdieu : Applying Pierre Bourdieu's theories and methods to study the community. Saarbrücken, Germany : VDM Verlag Dr. Müller.

Stein, S. 2019. Capital City: Gentrification and the real estate stateLondon: Verso. 

Tonkiss, F. 2005. Space, the city and social theory: social relations and urban forms. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Walls, R. 2011. Visibility in Vancouver: Screen Stories and Surveillance of the Downtown Eastside. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham. 

Zukin, S. 2010. Naked city : the death and life of authentic urban places. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Available online)


Researching the city

Pauwels, L. 2016. Visually researching and communicating the city: A systematic assessment of methods and resources. International Journal of Communication 10, pp. 1309-1330. (Available online)

Ward, K. 2014. Researching the city. Los Angeles; London, etc.: Sage. 

Urban Geography. Online Journal which publishes original papers on problem-oriented current research by geographers and other social scientists on urban policy; race, poverty, and ethnicity in the city; international differences in urban form and function; historical preservation; the urban housing market; and provision of services and urban economic activity.

Research on Leeds

Adams, S., Alexander, E., Henderson-Merrygold, J., Moore, C., Skehan, H., Smith, H., & Sparks, A. (2014). Religious Mapping of Chapeltown: The Complexity of Community and Identity in Chapeltown. University of Leeds Community Religions Project.  

Leeds City Council. 2018. Leeds Inclusive Growth Strategy. [Online]. [Accessed August 31 2018]. Available from:

Mason, A. (1994). Religion in Leeds . Far Thrupp: Sutton.   Minnis, J., & Mitchell, T. (2007). Religion and place in Leeds. Swindon: English Heritage.  

Meegan, R. 2014.City profile - Leeds. Cities.42, pp. 42-53 [Online] [Accessed October 1 2018]. Available from:

Mitchell, W. 2000. A history of Leeds. Chichester, West Sussex: Phillimore.  

Saunders, D., & Lester, P. (2014). From the Leylands to Leeds 17 : Jewish Leeds in words and images . Leeds: [Leylands Books].   

Unsworth, R., & Stillwell, J. (2004). Twenty-first century Leeds : geographies of a regional city . Leeds: University of Leeds.  

Waterman, S. (2003). The Jews of Leeds in 2001: portrait of a community . London: Institute for Jewish Policy Research. 


Conceptualising & Theorising Community Development

Buchroth, Ilona and Parkin, Christine. (eds). 2010. Using theory in youth and community work practice. Exter: Learning Matters.

Collingwood, Lori and Gonzalez O'Brien, Benjamin. 2017. Sanctuary Cities.  Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Craig, Gary and Mayo, Marjorie.  1995. Community empowerment. London: Zed Books.

Gilchrist, Alison. 2009. The well connected community: a networking approach to community development. 2nd ed, Bristol: Policy Press.  

Gilchrist, Alison and Taylor, Marilyn . 2016. A short guide to community development. 2nd ed. Bristol: Policy Press.

Jeffs, Tony and Smith, Mark. 1996. Informal education, democracy and learning. Derby: Education Now Books.

Kratzman, McKnight, John. 1998. Building communities from the inside out. Chicago: ACTA publications.  

Ledwith, Margaret. 2011. Community development. 2nd ed. Bristol: Policy Press.  

Pitchford, Michael.  2008. Making spaces for community development.  Bristol: Policy Press.

Popple, Keith. 2017. Analysing community work. 2nd ed. Maidenhead: Open University Press.  

Putman, R.D., 2000, Bowling Alone, New York; Simon and Schuster Paperbacks.

McKnight, John and Block, Peter. 2010. The abundant community.  San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc.

Twelvetrees, Alan. 2002. Community work. 3rd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave.


Participatory community development

Cornwall, Andrea. 2011. Participation Reader. London. Zed.

Cook, Bill and Kothari, Uma.( eds) Participation, the new tyranny. London: Zed.

Fitzsimons, A., Hope, M., Cooper, C., Russell, K. 2011. Empowerment and Participation in Youth Work. Exeter: Learning Matters.

Goodson, Lisa and Phillimore Jenny. 2012. Community Research for Participation.  Bristol: Policy Press.

Sapin, Kate. 2013. Essential skills for youth workers. 2nd ed. London: Sage Publications.


Funding proposal and project management training

Heneron, Paul and Thomas, David, N. 2002. Skills in neighbourhood work. 3rd ed.  London: Routledge.

Mizrahi, Terry and Morrison, John D.  1993. Community Organisation and Social Administration, Birmingham: The Haworth Press.

Murray, Robin, Caulier-Grice and Mulgan, Geoff. 2010. The open book of social innovation.  London: The Young Foundation

This list was last updated on 12/11/2019