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- World Bank Publications 2010; US$ 19.99
This book examines the conceptual foundations of participatory approaches to building local institutions and builds an analytical framework in which civic participation is viewed as a potential solution to specific civil society, market, and government failures. It then uses this framework to review the evidence on the efficacy of participatory pproaches... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95
For decades, neighbourhoods been pivotal sites of social, economic and political exclusion processes, and civil society initiatives, attempting bottom-up strategies of re-development and regeneration. In many cases these efforts resulted in the creation of socially innovative organizations, seeking to satisfy the basic human needs of deprived population... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 134.95
This book provides a critique of the knowledge business, and describes and evaluates its different manifestations in, and impacts on, the university sector. Through a focus in the social sciences and in particular housing and urban studies, this volume draws on a wide range of experiences, both in the UK and further a field, to illustrate the changing... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 47.56
In large cities in developed countries, the share of manufacotruing has declined drastically in the last decades and the share of service has grown as many manufacturing firms have closed or moved to lower-cost locations. The process of deindustrialization is often seen as part of the inevitable shift towards a knowledge based economy and urban economies... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 47.56
In this volume, we examine the challenges and opportunities created by global migration at the start of the 21st century. Our focus extends beyond economic impact to questions of international law, human rights, and social and political incorporation. We examine immigrant outcomes and policy questions at the global, national, and local levels. Our... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95
Over the last decade, commentaries and research on urban tourism precincts have predominantly focused on: their role in the tourism attractions mix; their physical and functional forms; their economic significance; their role as a catalyst for urban renewal; their evolution and associated development processes; and, perhaps more broadly, their role,... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 29.95
Urban and Regional Policy and Its Effects, the third in a series, sets out to inform policymakers, practitioners, and scholars about the effectiveness of select policy approaches, reforms, and experiments in addressing key social and economic problems facing cities, suburbs, and metropolitan areas. more...
- Springer 2010; US$ 199.00
This book contains twelve selected papers presented at the International Workshop on Traffic Data Collection and its Standardization held on September 8-9th 2008 in Barcelona. Organized and chaired by Barcelo and Kuwahara, the workshop was intended to examine the purposes and quality of data and how it is collected and used in traffic analysis, with... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 115.00
Regional management has taken on a new role and is becoming more important. This book explores the challenges of European, US and Asian companies. It outlinines how regional headquarters can develop into Dynamic Competence Relay centers to master these challenges. more...
- Springer 2010; US$ 179.00
The effective planning of residential location choices is one of the great challenges of contemporary societies and requires forecasting capabilities and the consideration of complex interdependencies which can only be handled by complex computer models. This book presents a range of approaches used to model residential locations within the context... more...