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Urban & Regional

  • Social Dynamics of the Urbanby N. Jayaram

    Springer India 2017; US$ 106.37

    This volume emphasises the sociological view that cities are primarily about people, not places or buildings, and explores the social dynamics of urban space in globalising India. Distinguishing between ‘locale’ and ‘milieu’ and the community–cosmopolitanism dialectic in urban areas, it elucidates the thematic for urban sociology today. ... more...

  • An Ordinary Cityby Justin B. Hollander

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 94.55

    This book paints an intimate portrait of an overlooked kind of city that neither grows nor declines drastically. In fact, New Bedford, Massachusetts represents an entire category of cities that escape mainstream urban studies’ more customary attention to global cities (New York), booming cities (Atlanta), and shrinking cities (Flint).  New Bedford-style... more...

  • Renewable Energy Clustersby Gudrun Jaegersberg; Jenny Ure

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 118.19

    Taking eleven countries in Europe, Canada, South Africa, America, Latin America and Australia, this book discusses recurring barriers to cluster development in the renewable energy sector. The authors look at the real-world dynamics and tensions between stakeholders on the ground, with a particular focus on the relationships between SMEs and other... more...

  • The Economy of South Asiaby Tirthankar Roy

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 122.22

    This book explores the historical roots of rapid economic growth in South Asia, with reference to politics, markets, resources, and the world economy. Roy posits that, after an initial slow period of growth between 1950 and the 1980s, the region has been growing rapidly and fast catching up with the world on average levels of living. Why did this... more...

  • The Internal Impact and External Influence of the Greek Financial Crisisby John Marangos

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 122.22

    This contributed volume explores the political economy and socioeconomic aspects of the Greek Financial Crisis both within the country's borders and as part of the global economy. With chapters authored by international experts, this book examines and explicitly deals with specific and important issues that have been ignored by the dominant socioeconomic... more...

  • Energy Efficiency and the Future of Real Estateby N. Edward Coulson; Yongsheng Wang; Clifford A. Lipscomb

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 118.19

    This book explores how energy efficiency is a major component in the development of sustainable real estate. Efficiency is one of the most frequently-mentioned aspects of government policies for green building design in the United States and around the world.  There has been a significant amount of effort devoted to the creation of green practices... more...

  • The Constitution of the Cityby Allen J. Scott

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 42.51

    This book presents an exploratory account of the origins and dynamics of cities. The author recounts how the essential foundations of the urbanization process reside in two interrelated forces. These are the tendency for many different kinds of human activity to gather together to form functional complexes on the landscape, and the multifaceted intra-urban... more...

  • Modelling with the Master Equationby Günter Haag

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 106.37

    This book presents the theory and practical applications of the Master equation approach, which provides a powerful general framework for model building in a variety of disciplines. The aim of the book is to not only highlight different mathematical solution methods, but also reveal their potential by means of practical examples. Part I of the book,... more...

  • Time, Space and Capitalby Åke E. Andersson; David Emanuel Andersson

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2017; US$ 40.00

    In this challenging book, the authors demonstrate that economists tend to misunderstand capital. Frank Knight was an exception, as he argued that because all resources are more or less durable and have uncertain future uses they can consequently be classed as capital. Thus, capital rather than labor is the real source of creativity, innovation, and... more...

  • Entrepreneurial Neighbourhoodsby Maarten van Ham; Darja Reuschke; Reinout Kleinhans; Colin Mason; Stephen Syrett

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2017; US$ 40.00

    Despite the growing evidence on the importance of the neighbourhood, entrepreneurship studies have largely neglected the role of neighbourhoods. This book addresses the nexus between entrepreneurship, neighbourhoods and communities, confirming not only the importance of ‘the local’ in entrepreneurship, but also filling huge gaps in the... more...