"… the book is a valuable and detailed addition to the literature on the human senses, urban design and planning, and space and place. It combines rich qualitative data and examples of how smells are mediators and signals of urban life and for urban planners and politicians. With the necessary geographic sensitivity of designing and planning built environments also according to the sense of smell, the applicability and alignment of other planning methods and policies can be attained." – Bodo Kubartz, Independent Scholar, Brüggen, Germany
"Victoria Henshaw wants to bring our sense of smell back to the fore -- and is building a collaborative odour map to help. Her recent book, Urban Smellscapes, argues that scent has been crucially overlooked in urban planning."
Oliver Wainwright, Wired Magazine