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  • Lessons for the Urban Centuryby Patricia Clarke Annez

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 9.99

    The world’s urban population doubled between 1970 and 2008, growing from 1.5 billion to 3 billion people. Future world population growth will be concentrated in developing countries—the majority in medium-size and smaller cities and towns. International institutions and governments alike face the challenge of efficiently financing the massive... more...

  • Regional Policy, Economic Growth and Convergenceby Juan R. Cuadrado-Roura

    Springer 2009; US$ 149.00

    Spain represents, without any doubt, a very rich and interesting case-study regarding regional problems and regional development policies. This book intends to analyze the regional policies practiced, their objectives, instruments and effects, and provide an analysis on the impact of investments in infrastructure, human capital and other factors. more...

  • Regional Cohesionby Piotr Pachura

    Springer 2009; US$ 189.00

    This book presents an interdisciplinary analysis of EU regional cohesion based on a network and clusters approach. The author explores the question if and how the presence of network structures supports the effectiveness of transformation in EU regions, in particular with a focus on non-pecuniary factors of regional growth. For a theoretical foundation... more...

  • Controversies in Local Economic Developmentby Martin Perry

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    This book will discuss seven controversies in local economic development, including knowledge and learning, the provision of resources to nurture entrepreneurial talent, innovation, clusters of enterprise and inward investment. more...

  • The Citizens at Riskby Pedro Jacobi; Marianne Kjellen; Gordon McGranahan; Jacob Songsore; Charles Surjadi

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    Local environments such as cities and neighbourhoods are becoming a focal point for those concerned with environmental justice and sustainability. The Citizens at Risk takes up this emerging agenda and analyses the key issues in a refreshingly simple yet sophisticated style. Taking a comparative look at cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America, the... more...

  • The Little Data Book on Africa 2010by World Bank Group

    World Bank Publications 2010; US$ 9.99

    The Little Data Book on Africa 2010' is a pocket edition of 'Africa Development Indicators 2010'. 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.... more...

  • Cost-Minimizing Choice Behavior in Transportation Planningby Sven B. Erlander

    Springer 2010; US$ 189.00

    This book stems from a desire to understand the underlying assumptions and structure of the choice probability models most often used in transportation planning. The book investigates how far a new way of defining cost minimizing behavior can take us. All commonly used choice probability distributions of the logit type - log linear probability functions... more...

  • 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...

  • Roots and Routes of Development in China and Indiaby Jos Gommans; Harriet Zurndorfer

    BRILL 2008; US$ 138.00

    This volume brings together some of the very best of half a century of enduring scholarship in the Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient. The selected articles show how historians have developed their understanding of economic and social change in China and India. As introduced by two of its current editors, these seminal studies... more...