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  • Managing Fragile Regionsby Rongxing Guo; Carla Freeman

    Springer 2010; US$ 139.00

    This book gathers the work of leading scholars from several disciplines on fragile regions, especially those regions seeking to preserve, strengthen or create processes to restore or re-establish security and effective social and economic management. It tackles the multifarious issues that shape and affect fragile regions, drawing upon a wide range... more...

  • Infrastructure Productivity Evaluationby Wouter Jonkhoff; Walter Manshanden

    Springer 2011; US$ 49.95

    Infrastructure construction and use is at the heart o the current political debate. Not only are European member state governments investing large amounts of money to alleviate the harmful effects of the economic downturn due to the credit crisis, EU accession countries receive large amounts of cohesion funds for infrastructure purposes. Infrastructure... more...

  • The End of the Suburbsby Leigh Gallagher

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99

    ?The government in the past created one American Dream at the expense of almost all others: the dream of a house, a lawn, a picket fence, two children, and a car. But there is no single American Dream anymore.? For nearly 70 years, the suburbs were as American as apple pie. As the middle class ballooned and single-family homes and cars became... more...

  • Urban Risk Assessmentsby Eric Dickson; Judy L. Baker; Daniel Hoornweg

    World Bank Publications 2012; US$ 24.99

    This book presents a framework, the Urban Risk Assessment, for assessing disaster and climate risk in cities which is intended to assist in decision-making, urban planning, and designing risk management programs. The approach seeks to strengthen coherence and consensus within and across cities in understanding and planning for risk from natural disasters... more...

  • From Neighborhoods to Nationsby Yannis M. Ioannides

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 65.00

    Just as we learn from, influence, and are influenced by others, our social interactions drive economic growth in cities, regions, and nations--determining where households live, how children learn, and what cities and firms produce. From Neighborhoods to Nations synthesizes the recent economics of social interactions for anyone seeking to understand... more...

  • Urban Growth and Spatial Transition in Nepalby Elisa Muzzini; Gabriela Aparicio

    World Bank Publications 2012; US$ 19.99

    Nepal: Urban Growth and Spatial Transition carries out an initial assessment of Nepal’s urban growth and spatial transformation, with a focus on spatial demographic and economic trends, economic growth drivers and infrastructure requirements of Nepal’s urban regions. The book notes that Nepal is the fastest urbanizing country in South Asia.... more...

  • The Little Data Book on Africa 2012/2013by World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2013; US$ 9.99

    The Little Data Book on Africa 2012/2013 is a pocket edition of Africa Development Indicators 2012/2013. It contains some 115 key indicators on economics, human development, governance, and partnership and is intended as a quick reference for users of the Africa Development Indicators 2010 book and African Development Indicators Online. The country... more...

  • The Metropolitan Revolutionby Bruce Katz; Jennifer Bradley

    Brookings Institution Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Across the US, cities and metropolitan areas are facing huge economic and competitive challenges that Washington won't, or can't, solve.? The good news is that networks of metropolitan leaders ? mayors, business and labor leaders, educators, and philanthropists ? are stepping up and powering the nation forward. These state and local leaders are doing... more...

  • Citizen?s Income and Welfare Regimes in Latin Americaby Rubén Lo Vuolo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 105.00

    This book describes the Basic Income proposal as a model to reform policies of income transfers in Latin America. A study that covers many topics and many countries, looking back at both the genesis and support of current focalized and conditional programs and forward to see how and whether the BI proposal can be adapted for use in the region. more...

  • Leadership and Placeby Chris Collinge; John Gibney; Chris Mabey

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    This book makes an important contribution to the discussion of the contemporary leadership challenges in the context of sustainable place shaping. This collection first appeared as a special issue of Policy Studies and is now published by kind permission in the Regional Studies Association book series, Regions and Cities . more...