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Urban & Regional

  • Arts, Culture and the Making of Global Citiesby L. Kong; C. Chia-ho; C. Tsu-Lung

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    While global cities have mostly been characterized as sites of intensive and extensive economic activity, the quest for global city status also increasingly rests on the creative production and consumption of culture and the arts. Arts, Culture and the Making of Global Cities examines such ambitions and projects undertaken in five major cities in Asia:... more...

  • The Regional and Urban Policy of the European Unionby P. McCann

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    The regional and urban development policy of the European Union, or more precisely, EU Cohesion Policy, is undergoing change. This development is driven by the enormous transformations in European regions and by shifts in thinking and analysis. The issues raised by the changes to regional and urban development policy in Europe span many academic disciplines... more...

  • Property Rights, Land Values and Urban Developmentby L. Tian

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    This book presents an analysis of betterment and compensation issues under the Land Use Rights (LURs) System in China since 1988. The topic originates from the observation of widening inequity and increasing uncertainty associated with the failure of government to adequately address betterment and compensation issues. An analytical framework of institutions... more...

  • Entrepreneurship, Human Capital, and Regional Developmentby Rui Baptista; João Leitão

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 179.00

    This book makes original contributions to the literature on clusters, human capital, and regional development by focusing on the link between entrepreneurship and economic growth, aiming for a better understanding of the dynamics of growth determined by the entrepreneur?s action in the regional space. The focus is therefore on critical reflection... more...

  • Screw the Valleyby Timothy Sprinkle

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2015; US$ 24.95

    The most exciting high-tech startups are escaping the expensive and inbred environment of Silicon Valley. Welcome to the future. Entrepreneurs know they must embrace innovation to excel—starting with where they locate their new venture. Fortunately, budding companies seeking fertile ground have more options today than ever before. Screw the Valley... more...

  • Circus Maximusby Andrew Zimbalist

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 19.00

    The numbers are staggering: China spent $40 billion to host the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing and Russia spent $50 billion for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. Brazil's total expenditures are thought to have been as much as $20 billion for the World Cup this summer and Qatar, which will be the site of the 2022 World Cup, is estimating that it will... more...

  • Public Choice Economics and the Salem Witchcraft Hysteriaby Franklin G. Jr. Mixon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    Public Choice Economics and the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria provides an economics perspective on the witchcraft episode, and adds to the growing body of work analyzing prominent historical events using the tools of economics. more...

  • Unequal Ageing in Europeby Gianni Betti; Francesca Bettio; Thomas Georgiadis; Platon Tinios

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00

    Unequal Ageing in Europe explores the gender pension gap across the 28 member states of the European Union, plus Iceland and Norway. more...

  • Towards a Dynamic Regional Innovation Systemby Wenying Fu

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 0.00

    Embedding the theoretical discussion on the framework of evolutionary regional innovation systems (RIS), this book reveals the informal nature of the emerging RIS in China, within which interactive learning is organized on the basis of social networks. Furthermore, in a comparative study in the Pearl River Delta, China demonstrates that dirigiste governance... more...

  • East Asia's Changing Urban Landscapeby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2015; US$ 24.99

    Urbanization is transforming the developing world. However, understanding the pace, scale, and form of urbanization has been limited by a lack of consistent data. East Asia’s Changing Urban Landscape aims to address this problem by using satellite imagery and other data to measure urban expansion across the East Asia and Pacific region between... more...