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  • Sunbelt/Frostbeltby Janet Rothenberg Pack

    Brookings Institution Press 2005; US$ 24.99

    Metropolitan growth and development results from a complex mix of factors. Consumer preferences, growth and geographical shifts in population, increasing incomes, market restructuring, quality of schools, and location of affordable housing are just a few that play a critical role. Other important influences include state and local interactions, historical... more...

  • The Geography of Opportunityby Xavier de Souza Briggs; William Julius Wilson

    Brookings Institution Press 2006; US$ 29.99

    A popular version of history trumpets the United States as a diverse "nation of immigrants," welcome to all. The truth, however, is that local communities have a long history of ambivalence toward new arrivals and minorities. Persistent patterns of segregation by race and income still exist in housing and schools, along with a growing emphasis on... more...

  • Tense Commandmentsby Pietro S. Nivola

    Brookings Institution Press 1996; US$ 19.99

    During the past decade, dozens of large cities lost population as jobs and people kept moving to the suburbs. Despite widespread urban revitalization and renewal, one fact remains unmistakable: when choosing where to live and work, Americans prefer the suburbs to the cities. Many underlying causes of the urban predicament are familiar: disproportionate... more...

  • The Education Gapby William G. Howell; Paul E. Peterson

    Brookings Institution Press 2006; US$ 22.99

    The voucher debate has been both intense and ideologically polarizing, in good part because so little is known about how voucher programs operate in practice. In The Education Gap, William Howell and Paul Peterson report new findings drawn from the most comprehensive study on vouchers conducted to date. Added to the paperback edition of this groundbreaking... more...

  • Economic Impact or Contributionby Murat Arik

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    This book contributes to the applied regional economic literature by providing a framework for handling a diverse set of projects and providing detailed case studies of fieldwork regarding the health care industry, higher education institutions, the nonprofit sector, infrastructure investment, and a major musical entertainment event. more...

  • Towards Healthy Citiesby Alexander Otgaar; Jeroen Klijs

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This book explores the conditions needed to make public and private investments in healthy cities most effective. The authors argue that three conditions are essential for such investments: citizen empowerment, corporate responsibility and a coordinated improvement of urban health conditions. Using an integrated approach to health in line with the... more...

  • Everything in Its Placeby David B. Audretsch

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 23.99 US$ 20.63

    Every city, region, and state wants to improve. However, while the field of strategic management exists in business schools to guide firms and organizations, no such analogous field exists for places. Everything in Its Place weaves together theories, empirical evidence, and case studies from a broad spectrum of scholarly disciplines and combines... more...

  • Community Management of Urban Open Spaces in Developing Economiesby Bharati Mohapatra

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2016; US$ 85.00

    Dr. Bharati Mohapatra examines the social, functional, physical and emotional aspects of neighborhood Open Space and the attitude of people for community participation in managing the Open Space, as well as development of a framework for community participation by integrating the social, psychological and spatial attributes. more...

  • Foreign Direct Investment and Urban Growth in Chinaby Lei Wang

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This book puts forward an institutional explanation of the recent dynamics of foreign direct investment (FDI) in China. It argues that the concentration of FDI in the Chinese manufacturing economy since the beginning of this century is largely the result of China's entrepreneurial urban growth strategy, which was in turn motivated by the overall political... more...

  • Summary of Putin Countryby . Instaread

    iDreamBooks Inc 2016; US$ 2.99

    Summary of Putin Country by Anne Garrels | Includes Analysis Preview: Putin Country is an account of foreign correspondent Anne Garrels?s travels in, and study of, Chelyabinsk, Russia. Chelyabinsk is a region of south central Russia located at the southern end of the Ural mountain chain, on the border of Europe and Asia. Although cosmopolitan... more...