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  • Economies in Transitionby Professor Gérard Roland

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 120.00

    The twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall saw many reflect on the political, economic and social changes of recent years. The legacy of communism and the economic prospects of post-communist countries are rigorously analysed in this stimulating study of the long term consequences of transition. more...

  • The Woodlandsby Roger Galatas; James Barlow

    Urban Land Institute 2004; US$ 34.95

    Get a behind-the-scenes look into The Woodlands, an innovative new town that was built from the ground up near Houston, Texas. This is the story of the people who were instrumental in developing it and the experiences and challenges they had in creating a better, "new" hometown. more...

  • The Good Food Revolutionby Will Allen

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 9.99

    A pioneering urban farmer and MacArthur Genius Award-Winner points the way to building a new food system that can feed- and heal- communities. The son of a sharecropper, Will Allen had no intention of ever becoming a farmer himself. But after years in professional basketball and as an executive for Kentucky Fried Chicken and Procter & Gamble,... more...

  • Triumph of the Cityby Edward Glaeser

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 10.44

    In 2009, for the first time in history, more than half the world's population lived in cities. In a time when family, friends and co-workers are a call, text, or email away, 3.3 billion people on this planet still choose to crowd together in skyscrapers, high-rises, subways and buses. Not too long ago, it looked like our cities were dying, but in fact... more...

  • THE GREAT URBANIZATION OF CHINAby Ding Lu

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 164.00

    As China rises to become the world's largest economy, half a billion rural villagers are expected to become urban residents in the coming decades. The great urbanization of the world's most populated country is sure to be one of the most far-reaching social-economic events in the 21st century. This book provides a clear and comprehensive review... more...

  • Triumph of the Cityby Edward Glaeser

    Pan Macmillan UK 2011; US$ 15.45

    In 2009, for the first time in history, more than half the world's population lived in cities. In a time when family, friends and co-workers are a call, text, or email away, 3.3 billion people on this planet still choose to crowd together in skyscrapers, high-rises, subways and buses. Not too long ago, it looked like our cities were dying, but in fact... more...

  • A Workbook on Planning for Urban Resilience in the Face of Disastersby Fatima Shah; Federica Ranghieri

    World Bank Publications 2012; US$ 9.99

    This Workbook offers a step-by-step guide for city officials in proactively planning for natural disasters and climate change impacts. It is based on learning from three cities in Vietnam - Ha Noi, Can Tho, and Dong Hoi – that developed Local Resilience Action Plans (LRAPs) containing a set of prioritized actions, related to both infrastructure... more...

  • Wissenstransfer deutscher Universitätenby Marcel Hülsbeck

    Springer 2011; US$ 49.95

    Marcel H lsbeck untersucht die Determinanten der Umsetzung von universit ren Forschungsergebnissen in technologische Innovationen, denn obwohl Deutschland zu den gr ten Wissensproduzenten weltweit geh rt, rangiert es beim Transfer dieses Wissens in die Praxis nur auf Platz 18 von 27 EU-Staaten. more...

  • Urban and Regional Policy and Its Effectsby Margaret Weir; Nancy Pindus; Howard Wial; Harold Wolman

    Brookings Institution Press 2012; US$ 32.95

    The mission of the Urban and Regional Policy and Its Effects series is to inform policymakers, practitioners, and scholars about the effectiveness of select policy approaches, reforms, and experiments in addressing the key social and economic problems facing today's cities, suburbs, and metropolitan areas. Volume four of the series introduces... more...

  • Land Ownership Inequality and Rural Factor Markets in Turkeyby Fatma Gül Ünal

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 105.00

    Ünal uses Turkey as a case study to investigate the effectiveness and efficiency of land and labor markets in spreading economic opportunities within agriculture and its ability to reduce rural poverty.  more...