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  • 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...

  • Knowledge, Innovation and Spaceby C. Karlsson; B. Johansson; K. Kobayashi

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    The contributions in this volume extend our understanding about the different ways distance impacts the knowledge conversion process. Knowledge itself is a raw input into the innovation process which can then transform it into an economically useful output such as prototypes, patents, licences and new companies. New knowledge is often tacit and thus... more...

  • Lewisian Turning Point in the Chinese Economyby Ryoshin Minami; Fumio Makino; Kwan S. Kim

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This volume is concerned with labor market developments in China from a comparative perspective on selected East and South Asian countries. It closely examines the changing structure of China's labor market in the context of the Lewisisan turning point in ecomomic development. more...

  • Industrial Clusters, Migrant Workers, and Labour Markets in Indiaby Shuji Uchikawa

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 110.00

    This book analyzes three points: employment conditions for migrant workers, the impact of industrialization as part of industrial clusters upon surrounding and outlying villages, and the labour market in industrial clusters. This book examines the cases of two newly developed industrial clusters: Ludhiana in Punjab and Tiruppur in Tamil Nadu. more...

  • Place Branding through Phases of the Imageby Staci M. Zavattaro

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    In Place Branding through Phases of the Image , Zavattaro explains how city promotional strategies can take the place of corporate governance structures through phases of the image. more...

  • The Professor and the Presidentby Stephen Hess

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 15.00

    What happens when a conservative president makes a liberal professor from the Ivy League his top urban affairs adviser? The president is Richard Nixon, the professor is Harvard's Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Of all the odd couples in American public life, they are probably the oddest. Add another Ivy League professor to the White House staff when Nixon... 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...

  • 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...

  • Controversies in Local Economic Developmentby Martin Perry

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    Efforts to promote the economic development of individual localities engage the attention of academics, students and professionals. Many such analysts argue that competitive advantage can be fostered within local economies, complimenting the advent of a more globalised economy. Intensified efforts to build new economic foundations show no sign of... more...