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- 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$ 144.00
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95
Instead of a top-down approach, this book looks at the impact of bottom-up neighbourhood based initiatives. It analyses and documents a variety of innovative local urban strategies in European cities and their impact on wider urban socio-economic and political restructuring processes. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 134.95
This book provides a critique of the knowledge business, and describes and evaluates its different manifestations in, and impacts on, the university sector. Through a focus in the social sciences and in particular housing and urban studies, this volume draws on a wide range of experiences, both in the UK and further a field, to illustrate the changing... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 29.95
Urban and Regional Policy and Its Effects, the third in a series, sets out to inform policymakers, practitioners, and scholars about the effectiveness of select policy approaches, reforms, and experiments in addressing key social and economic problems facing cities, suburbs, and metropolitan areas. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 115.00
Regional management has taken on a new role and is becoming more important. This book explores the challenges of European, US and Asian companies. It outlinines how regional headquarters can develop into Dynamic Competence Relay centers to master these challenges. more...
- Springer 2010; US$ 179.00
The effective planning of residential location choices is one of the great challenges of contemporary societies and requires forecasting capabilities and the consideration of complex interdependencies which can only be handled by complex computer models. This book presents a range of approaches used to model residential locations within the context... more...