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- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 30.00
Can a bold investment in education turn around the economy of an entire city? Gene I. Maeroff, former national education correspondent for the New York Times , explores how the nonprofit group Say Yes to Education has instituted a network of reforms in Syracuse, New York, that aim to expand the city's the middle class by supporting its children. more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 27.99
A globe-trotting, eye-opening exploration of how cities can?and do?make us happier people Charles Montgomery?s Happy City will revolutionize the way we think about urban life. After decades of unchecked sprawl, more people than ever are moving back to the city. Dense urban living has been prescribed as a panacea for the environmental and... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 176.00
This book looks at slums and social exclusion in the four major megacities of India and Brazil, and analyzes the interrelationships between urban policies and housing and environmental issues. The challenges posed in Delhi, Mumbai, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo have spurred public reformers into action through housing, rehabilitation and conservation... more...
- Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 12.99
?The government in the past created one American Dream at the expense of almost all others: the dream of a house, a lawn, a picket fence, two children, and a car. But there is no single American Dream anymore.? For nearly 70 years, the suburbs were as American as apple pie. As the middle class ballooned and single-family homes and cars became... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00
Based on extensive ethnographic and quantitative research, conducted in Ukraine and Russia between 2004 and 2012, this book?s central argument is that for many people the informal economy, such as cash in hand work, subsistence production and the use of social networks, is of great importance to everyday life. Formal work is both a facilitator of... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2013; US$ 29.95
A revolution is stirring in America. Across the nation cities and metropolitan areas, and the networks of pragmatic leaders who govern them, are taking on the big issues that Washington won't, or can't, solve. They are reshaping our economy and fixing our broken political system. The Metropolitan Revolution is a national movement, and the book... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95
Sustainability assessment is now emerging as a more transparent, comprehensive, integrated and far-sighted approach to decision making. Its basic demand is that all significant undertakings must make a positive contribution to sustainability. To apply this test, decision makers need criteria based on the core requirements of sustainability and the... more...
- Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 75.00
The Sinai Peninsula links Asia and Africa and for millennia has been crossed by imperial armies from both the east and the west. Thus, its Bedouin inhabitants are by necessity involved in world affairs and maintain a complex, almost urban, economy. They make their home in arid mountains that provide limited pastures and lack arable soils and must... more...