Nothing is better than meeting colleagues and friends at conferences, and here at UBC Press we’re committed to keeping our relationship with you going strong. So, we have taken our Urban Studies and Planning conference exhibit online.

Here you will find:

  • an invitation to meet with James MacNevin, Senior Editor for Urban Studies and Planning
  • important new books in urban studies and planning
  • special conference discounts on our print books and e-books
  • information on how to get review and examination copies
Recent and Forthcoming Books
Vancouver and the Challenges of Reconciliation, Social Justice, and Sustainable Development

Planning on the Edge explores the reality behind the rhetoric of Vancouver’s reputation as a sustainable city and paves the way for developing Vancouver and its region into a place that is both economically sustainable and socially just.

Social and Spatial Polarization in Canadian Cities

Changing Neighbourhoods offers revealing insights into the way that Canadian cities have grown increasingly unequal and polarized since 1980, identifying the causal factors driving neighbourhood change and their troubling implications.

This is the remarkable story, told by a key insider, about Vancouver’s dramatic transformation from a typical mid-sized North American city into an inspiring world-class metropolis celebrated for its liveability, sustainability, and vibrancy.

Contesting Infrastructures

Digital Lives in the Global City asks how digital technologies are remaking urban life around the world, from migrant work in Singapore to digital debt in Toronto, illegal buildings in Mumbai, and targeted policing in New York.

You can find our selection of new titles in Urban Studies and Planning, or browse all books in this subject area published by us and the publishers we distribute in Canada.

Receive a conference discount of 20% off all urban studies and planning print books and 30% off e-books at until May 31, 2020. Free shipping is available on print book orders over $40.00. When ordering print books, use the discount code CabinFever at the checkout, and for e-books, Housebound. For US orders, visit and receive a 20% conference discount on print books. Use discount code EX56677 at the checkout.

Let's get your manuscript published!

Are you working on a book manuscript? Or do you have questions about publishing? James MacNevin, Senior Editor for Urban Studies and Planning, would like to talk to you.

“I hope everyone in the Urban Affairs community is keeping well. While we’re not able to meet in person this year, I’m always available to connect or reconnect by email, phone, or video conference. I’d love to learn about your new projects and chat about the possibility of publishing in our diverse and rapidly growing urban studies list. Please feel free to email me anytime at to submit a proposal or set up a time to talk.”
Examination and Desk Copies
Looking for a course book? You can request an examination copy by completing our online exam copy order form. If you have any questions, Liz Hudson can help you out. She can be reached at
Review Copies
Are you a book review editor? Did you find something that has review potential for your journal? Contact Kerry Kilmartin, publicist, at
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