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  • Communicating Global to Local Resiliencyby Emily Polk

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    In light of impending global climate and financial crises, it is imperative to analyze models for positive social change that are focused on building community resiliency and sustainability. This book explores the communication processes of the Transition Movement, a community-led global social movement, as it was adapted in a local context. ... more...

  • Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, vol. 5Bby Gilles Duranton; Vernon Henderson; William Strange

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 174.95

    Developments in methodologies, agglomeration, and a range of applied issues have characterized recent advances in regional and urban studies. Volume 5 concentrates on these developments while treating traditional subjects such as housing, the costs and benefits of cities, and policy issues beyond regional inequalities. Contributors make a habit of... more...

  • Land Delivery Systems in West African Citiesby Alain Durand-Lasserve; Ma˙lis Durand-Lasserve; Harris Selod

    World Bank Publications 2015; US$ 24.99

    Urban and peri-urban land markets in rapidly expanding West African cities operate within and across different coexisting tenure regimes and involve complex procedures to obtain or make land available for housing. Because a structured framework lacks for the analysis of such systems, this book proposes a systemic approach and applies it to Bamako and... more...

  • Cities and Partnerships for Sustainable Urban Developmentby Peter Karl Kresl

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    Over the past two decades, sustainability has become a principal concern for city administrators. It is a more than just environmental entailing economic, demographic, governance, social, and amenity aspects. After a short introduction to some theory, this book provides broad coverage of these aspects and their manifestations in Asia, Africa, Europe... more...

  • Building Assets, Building Creditby Nicolas P. Retsinas; Eric S. Belsky; Edward Gramlich

    Brookings Institution Press 2005; US$ 29.95

    "Examines the path from basic banking services to creditmaking decisions to mortgage lending that can give low-income individuals and communities the opportunity to build assets through credit, highlighting the need for transparency in the subprime market, buyer education, and borrower safeguards"--Provided by publisher. more...

  • Fiscal Health for Local Governmentsby Beth Walter Honadle; Beverly Cigler; James M. Costa

    Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 60.95

    This examination of the fiscal health of local governments offers a "how-to" approach to identifying and solving financial problems. It will serve as a primer for readers interested in understanding financial processes and alternatives, and as a practical guide for those who need access to fiscal measurement tools. Its principal selling point lies... more...

  • The Value Chain of Foreign Aidby Christian Schabbel

    Physica-Verlag HD 2007; US$ 209.00

    Despite an improved analytical knowledge of poverty, a complex multilateral transfer system of official development assistance (ODA), and a list of clearly defined objectives (Millennium Development Goals), poverty reduction in low-income countries remains a great challenge for researchers and practitioners alike. After an era of pessimism, recent... more...

  • Regional Disparities in Small Countriesby Daniel Felsenstein; Boris A. Portnov

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 219.00

    This book challenges the common perception that significant regional disparities do not exist in small countries. As small developed countries become increasingly competitive and their economic structures resemble those of the large, a re-assessment of the regional consequences of these changes is of timely importance. Regional Disparities in Small... more...

  • Entrepreneurship in the Regionby Michael Fritsch; Jürgen Schmude

    Springer US 2007; US$ 199.00

    Entrepreneurship in the Region approaches many different aspects of entrepreneurship from a regional perspective. The regional influences on entrepreneurship analyzed entail regional peculiarities and disparities in new business formation processes, the success and the employment effects of new firms, the importance of social capital and of network... more...

  • Spatial Data Infrastructure for Urban Regenerationby Yukio Sadahiro

    Springer 2008; US$ 129.00

    This book considers the use of spatial data infrastructure in both the study and practice of urban regeneration. Topics range from the development of spatial data infrastructure to its application to urban regeneration studies, so that readers can grasp the whole process of urban regeneration with that infrastructure. Undergraduate and graduate students... more...