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- Springer 2007; US$ 219.00
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...
- 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...
- Springer 2008; US$ 149.00
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...
- Springer 2008; US$ 209.00
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...
- 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 years ADI addresses the issue of youth employment. The report shows that... more...
- World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 9.99
A pocket-sized reference on key development data for over 50 countries in Africa, this book provides profiles of each country with 54 development indicators about people, environment, economy, technology, infrastructure, trade and finance. A must have for anyone interested in today's development challenges in sub-Saharan Africa. more...
- 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 138.00
Microregionalism and World Order is a pioneering work on the least understood aspect of regionalism. Leading specialists analyze the form microregionalism takes in different parts of the world, including the Americas, Asia Pacific and Africa. By illustrating the complex relationship amongst the political, economic and social dimensions of microregionalism,... more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 159.00
Globalization has rendered many economic and social urban functions obsolete. Large cities face a form of implosion, which necessitates a rethinking of both contents and containers. This book focuses on the latter aspect. It presents a model of complex urban interventions. more...
- World Bank Publications 2010; US$ 19.99
This book examines the conceptual foundations of participatory approaches to building local institutions and builds an analytical framework in which civic participation is viewed as a potential solution to specific civil society, market, and government failures. It then uses this framework to review the evidence on the efficacy of participatory pproaches... more...