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  • Hedonic Methods in Housing Marketsby Andrea Baranzini; Jose Ramirez; Caroline Schaerer; Philippe Thalmann

    Springer 2008; US$ 179.00

    Cities are growing worldwide and their sprawl is increasingly challenged for its pressure on open spaces and environmental quality. Economic arguments can help to decide about the trade-off between preserving environmental quality and developing housing and business surfaces, provided the benefits of environmental quality are adequately quantified.... more...

  • European Metropolitan Housing Marketsby Ake E. Andersson; Lars Pettersson; Ulf Strömquist

    Springer 2007; US$ 209.00

    This book provides a comprehensive analysis of housing theory and policy with a focus on metropolitan regions. The results are based on case studies of twelve European metropolitan regions, including expert panels organized in each. Using an approach from the field of industrial economics, the analysis is divided into the three related stages 'structure',... more...

  • Growth and Innovation of Competitive Regionsby Lanfranco Senn

    Springer 2008; US$ 179.00

    Investigates the dynamics of regional performance in advanced countries and the mechanisms that allow some regions to grow more rapidly than others. This work shows how the capability of regions to innovate is enhanced by a number of factors, including entrepreneurship, clustering, creativity, and technologies. more...

  • Stock Management for Sustainable Urban Regenerationby Y. Fujino; T. Noguchi

    Springer 2008; US$ 129.00

    Deals with theories and technologies for longevity, maintenance, disaster prevention, risk management, renovation and recycling of infrastructure as well as historical and cultural approaches to city and architectural planning. This book is suitable for working architects, civil engineers, city planners, and government officials. more...

  • Indiaby Arvind Panagariya

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 18.99

    Preface. PART I: Growth and Economic Reforms. 1. Distinguishing Four Phases. 2. Phase I (195165): Takeoff Under a Liberal Regime. 3. Phase II (196581): Socialism Strikes with Vengeance. 4. Phase III (198188): Liberalization by Stealth. 5. Phase IV (19882006): Triumph of Liberalization. 6. A Tale of Two Countries: India and the Republic of Korea. PART... more...

  • Sustainability Assessmentby Bob Gibson; Selma Hassan; James Tansey

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Kitchen Table Sustainabilityby Steph Vajda

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 34.95

    First Published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • China and Europeby Klaus Kunzmann; Willy A Schmid; Martina Koll-Schretzenmayr

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    China and Europe  address the challenges for the cities and regions of Europe that may be the consequences of such development trends. Contributions by policy-makers and academic observers will prepare the ground for debating the dimensions ?economy?, ?knowledge and culture?, ?environment and mobility?, ?quality of life?, and ?governance? of this... more...

  • Urbanization and Growthby Robert M. Buckley

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 29.99

    • Why is productivity higher in cities? • Does urbanization cause growth or does growth cause urbanization? • Do countries achieve rapid growth or high incomes without urbanization? • How can policy makers reap the benefits of urbanization without paying too high a cost? • Does supporting urbanization imply neglecting rural... more...

  • Africa Development Indicators 2008/2009by World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 49.99

    Africa Development Indicators 2008/09 (ADI) provides the most detailed collection of data on Africa available in one volume. It puts together data from different sources, making it an essential tool for policy makers, researchers, and other people interested in Africa. This year’s ADI addresses the issue of youth employment. The report shows that... more...