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Sustainable Development

  • Sufficiency Thinkingby Gayle C. Avery; Harald Bergsteiner

    Allen & Unwin 2016; US$ 25.00

    The first systematic account of the powerful decision-making framework which is being applied across all areas of life in Thailand to build a fair, resilient and sustainable economy and society. more...

  • Development Economicsby Gérard Roland

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 277.95

    Gerard Roland's new text, Development Economics, is the first undergraduate text to recognize the role of institutions in understanding development and growth. Through a series of chapters devoted to specific sets of institutions, Roland examines the effects of institutions on growth, property rights, market development, and the delivery of public... more...

  • Secondary Cities and Developmentby Lochner Marais; Etienne Nel; Ronnie Donaldson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The role secondary cities play in the global space economy and national urban hierarchies is increasingly receiving attention from scholars and international agencies, most notably the Cities Alliance. Secondary Cities and Development considers the role of secondary cities through the lens of South Africa, a middle-income country with characteristics... more...

  • Disasters and Social Resilienceby Helen J. Boon; Alison Cottrell; David King

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The interconnectedness of communities, organisations, governing bodies, policy and individuals in the field of disaster studies has never been accurately examined or comprehensively modelled. This kind of study is vital for planning policy and emergency responses and assessing individual and community vulnerability, resilience and sustainability as... more...

  • Blue Skies over Beijingby Matthew E. Kahn; Siqi Zheng

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 32.95

    Over the last thirty years, even as China's economy has grown by leaps and bounds, the environmental quality of its urban centers has precipitously declined due to heavy industrial output and coal consumption. The country is currently the world's largest greenhouse-gas emitter and several of the most polluted cities in the world are in China. Yet,... more...

  • Urban Recycling Cooperativesby Jutta Gutberlet

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Solid waste is a major urban challenge worldwide and decisions over which technologies or methods to apply can have beneficial or detrimental long-term consequences. Inappropriate management of solid waste can lead to damaging environmental impacts, particularly in the megacities of the Global South. Urban Recycling Cooperatives explores the multiple... more...

  • Assessing the Societal Implications of Emerging Technologiesby Evan S. Michelson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    A growing problem of interest in the field of science and technology policy is that the next generation of innovations is arriving at an accelerating rate, and the governance system is struggling to catch up. Current approaches and institutions for effective technology assessment are ill suited and poorly designed to proactively address the multidimensional,... more...

  • Against Corruptionby

    The Stationery Office Ltd 2016; US$ 0.00

    Corruption is the cancer at the heart of many of the world?s problems. It destroys jobs and holds back growth. It fuels instability and terrorism. It traps the poorest in poverty. It even corrodes trust in the sports we love. In this collection of essays leading politicians, activists, journalists and academics begin a global debate about how we... more...

  • Technology and the Cityby Tan Yigitcanlar

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The interplay between smart urban technologies and city development is a relatively uncharted territory. Technology and the City aims to fill that gap, exploring the growing importance of smart technologies and systems in contemporary cities, and providing an in-depth understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of smart urban technology... more...

  • Smaller Cities in a World of Competitivenessby Peter Karl Kresl; Daniele Ietri

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Much recent research in Urban Studies has concentrated on the notion of the ?global city? but discussion has also covered a larger set of mega cities, with populations in excess of 10 million. This analysis has begged the question of the optimal size for a city ? is larger always better? Smaller Cities explores the advantages and disadvantages... more...