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  • 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$ 110.00

    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...

  • 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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 32.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Urban Economics and Urban Policyby P. C. Cheshire; M. Nathan; H. G. Overman

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    ‘Urban Economics and Urban Policy pulls together cutting-edge developments in urban and regional economics and draws out their implications for urban policy. This new urban economics goes beyond simple comparative advantage and cost competitiveness of cities, and beyond simple views of capital and labor. It develops a much more complex and realistic... more...