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- Brookings Institution Press 2005; US$ 24.95
"The product of a multiyear project looking at how government policies shape growth patterns in five metropolitan areas--Los Angeles, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Philadelphia--this book examines how these sunbelt and frostbelt metro areas have tried to use policy reform to address their individual development challenges"--Provided by publishe more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2005; US$ 26.95
Provides a closer look at the unprecedented social and economic changes taking place in the nation's oldest and newest communities, and explores the implications for a diverse set of policy areas, including metropolitan development patterns, immigrant incorporation, and the promotion of affordable housing and homeownership. more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 159.00
Spatial deconcentration of economic activities, particularly the growth of suburban office, retail and entertainment concentrations, has become a prime concern in European metropolitan areas. This book provides a cross-national comparative perspective on employment deconcentration within selected metropolitan areas in Europe. Whereas most debate over... more...
- IOS Press 2007; US$ 55.00
In understanding and explaining the functioning of cities, contemporary urban and regional studies attribute great significance to relationships between cities. This book focuses on relationships between cities in polycentric urban regions (PURs), which are regions containing proximate but distinct cities that are rather similar in size. more...
- Westview Press 2010; US$ 50.00
Now revised and updated, this groundbreaking text utilizes an integrated sociospatial paradigm to consider the role of race, class, gender, lifestyle, economics, culture, and politics on the development of metropolitan areas. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 44.95
In this book, the first on the planning history of Jarkarta, able expert Christopher Silver describes how planning has shaped urban development in Southeast Asia, and in particular how its largest city, Jakarta, Indonesia, was transformed from a colonial capital of approximately 150,000 in 1900 to a megacity of 12?13 million inhabitants in 2000. ... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95
Megalopolis was the name given to a Peloponnesian city that was founded around 371- 368 BCE. Though planned on a grand scale, the city failed to realize the dreams of the founders, and it declined by the late Roman period. In 1957, the renowned geographer Jean Gottman applied the term in his description of the densely populated area of the northeastern... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 159.00
This book shows the impact of globalization on Southeast Asia, which over a few decades has evolved from a loose set of war-torn ex-colonies to being a centre of global manufacturing. Focusing on cities, the authors explain the emergence of modern Southeast Asia and its increasing integration into the world economy by showing how technological change,... more...