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  • The End of the Suburbsby Leigh Gallagher

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99

    According to Fortune ?s Leigh Gallagher, powerful social, economic, and demographic forces are converging to render the suburbs unnecessary, and even undesirable, for an everincreasing number of Americans. Gallagher introduces us to a cast of innovators who are redefining the American dream away from the traditional bucolic subdivision. She reveals... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Interregional Input-Output Analysis of the Chinese Economyby Shinichi Ichimura; Hui-Jiong Wang

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2003; US$ 123.00

    This book presents pioneering work on an interregional input-output table of the Chinese economy and its applications to the analysis of interregional and interindustrial relations in China. It is the fruit of the authors' joint efforts of more than five years to establish a solid basis for the analysis of interregional relations in China, in... more...

  • Public Space in Urban Asiaby William S. W. Lim

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 75.00

    Over the past few decades, rapid urbanisation has threatened to erode public space, especially in emerging economies. Market forces that prioritise profit generation are allowed to construct venues of consumption in its place. Though their physical appearance may resemble traditional public space, in reality, they are greatly restrictive and diminished... more...