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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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
Sustainability assessment is now emerging as a more transparent, comprehensive, integrated and far-sighted approach to decision making. Its basic demand is that all significant undertakings must make a positive contribution to sustainability. To apply this test, decision makers need criteria based on the core requirements of sustainability and the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 36.95
Kitchen Table Sustainability offers a unique view of sustainability through the lens of community engagement. It takes sustainability out of the ivory towers of universities, government departments and planners to the kitchen tables of the world. This practical guide distils decades of wisdom from community planning, engagement and sustainability... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95
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...
- 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...
- 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...