Simon Marvin’s latest book ‘Retrofitting Cities: Priorities, Governance and Experimentation’ co-edited with Mike Hodson, comparatively explores how urban scale retrofitting can be conceptualised as a socio-technical transition.

The book critically compares and contrasts different national styles of response in cities of the north and global south; and, to develop new research and policy agendas on future development of progressive retrofitting.

Bringing together a group of researchers from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds that reflect the complexity of the research challenge, Retrofitting Cities looks across different infrastructures and types of built environment, dealing with diverse urban contexts and examining formal as well as community responses.

This is a uniquely practical book for urban planning and policy professionals as well as for researchers in urban studies and urban design.