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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95
Worldwide, disasters and climate change pose a serious risk to sustainable urban development, resulting in escalating human and economic costs. Consequently, city authorities and other urban actors face the challenge of integrating risk reduction and adaptation strategies into their work. However, related knowledge and expertise are still scarce and... more...
- Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung 2014; US$ 5.74
Immer mehr Bürger wollen jenseits der traditionellen Kanäle mitreden und mitentscheiden. Innerhalb der Verwaltung gibt es häufig noch Vorbehalte gegen Bürgerbeteiligung. Wie können die Hemmnisse überwunden werden? Wo liegen die Chancen von Bürgerbeteiligung aus Sicht von Politik und Verwaltung? Welche Faktoren sind für den Erfolg einzelner Projekte... more...
- Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 2014; US$ 31.29
Angesichts der nun seit Jahren angespannten Finanzlage in den öffentlichen Haushalten stehen gerade überschuldete Städte und Gemeinden vor großen Herausforderungen, insbesondere wenn es um eine aktive Rolle bei der Entwicklung, Ausarbeitung und Umsetzung kommunaler Ziele und Handlungsfelder geht. In Zeiten leerer Kassen müssen neue Strategien für eine... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
This text addresses the difficulties of balancing the imperatives of sustainability with the pressing challenges facing some of the world's most underdeveloped areas. Various perspectives are brought to bear on issues from economics and theories of health through to the foundations of sustainability. All the key contemporary developments are dealt... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 39.95
This volume is based on an international literature search of the best urban planning practices being used in cities throughout the world. The best practices from dozens of cities are described in detail. Such topics as green technology, conservation, infrastructure maintenance, alternative energy, downtown business districts, and recycling are covered,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00
Tropical Architecture, although now a highly contested and debated term, is the name given to European modern architecture that has been modified to suit the climatic and sometimes cultural context of hot countries. These hot countries were labelled ?the tropics? and were often European colonies, or countries that had recently won their independence.... more...
- SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 40.00
Urban Villager is a superbly etched and finely detailed representation of the life of an ?urban villager? in a modern satellite town of India. It describes how Delhi, as a city, is growing radially, stretching its way into the rural fringes of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh that border the city to form the National Capital Region. Through the microcosm... more...
- African Minds 2013; US$ 24.95
Trading Places is about urban land markets in African cities. It explores how local practice, land governance and markets interact to shape the ways that people at societys margins access land to build their livelihoods. The authors argue that the problem is not with markets per se, but in the unequal ways in which market access is structured.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
The world's population is rapidly urbanizing but the affluence and development often associated with cities are far from equitably or sustainably distributed. Where it was once taken for granted that responsibility for urban development lay with the state, increasingly the emphasis has shifted to market-driven and public-private sector initiatives,... more...