A new book authored by Matthew Carmona and Filipa Wunderlich of UCL's Bartlett School of Planning explores critiques of contemporary public space that argue that free rein has too often been given to the market to shape urban public space in its own interests, rather than in that of the public. Through exploring the design, development, use and management of spaces in London built or refurbished since 1980, Capital Spaces: The Multiple Complex Public Spaces of a Global City asks is it really that bad? Further details can be found at: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415527095/