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  • 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

    Despite the radical transformation of society associated with globalisation, shifting patterns of demography and the revolution in information and communication technologies over the last two decades, we remain profoundly attached to place in economic, social, cultural and emotional terms. The idea of sustainable place shaping has made its way to... more...

  • Reforming a School System, Reviving a Cityby Gene I. Maeroff

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 30.00

    Can a bold investment in education turn around the economy of an entire city? Gene I. Maeroff, former national education correspondent for the New York Times , explores how the nonprofit group Say Yes to Education has instituted a network of reforms in Syracuse, New York, that aim to expand the city's the middle class by supporting its children. more...

  • Old Industrial Cities Seeking New Road of Industrializationby Mark Wang; Zhiming Cheng; Pingyu Zhang

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 129.00

    This book aims to investigate how cities in China's rust belt restructure their urban industries and economies. Over the years, China's "economic miracle" has been mainly attributed to rapid development in its coastal region, where the majority of research into the country's development has originated from. Development in the... more...

  • The Inevitable Cityby Scott Cowen; Betsy Seifter; Walter Isaacson

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    The incredible story of how New Orleans came back after Hurricane Katrina stronger than before, and how its success can be reproduced, from the man who spearheaded the efforts more...