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Urban & Regional

  • Community Activation for Integral Developmentby Ronnie Lessem

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 70.00

    As mass global and social media communications spread across the globe, we are seeing a need for a change in the way we approach issues of political and economic development. The effects of these growing communications are that, on the one hand, we see the significance of place rising, while on the other, marginalized people clamour to be heard... more...

  • Global Citiesby Greg Clark

    Brookings Institution Press 2016; US$ 14.99

    Why have some cities become great global urban centers, and what cities will be future leaders? From Athens and Rome in ancient times to New York and Singapore today, a handful of cities have stood out as centers of global economic, military, or political power. In the twenty-first century, the number of truly global cities is greater than ever... more...

  • Regional Integration Processes in the Commonwealth of Independent Statesby Katarzyna Czerewacz-Filipowicz; Agnieszka Konopelko

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 127.99

    This book investigates the economic, political and cultural factors that influence regional economic integration processes as well as international political cooperation in the area of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The authors analyze market integration manifested in interregional trade, investment and service connections. Taking a... more...

  • Investment and Competitiveness in Africaby Diery Seck

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 106.66

    The book provides a detailed analysis of the nature and determinants of finance and trade and their relationship with Africa?s competitiveness.  Investment is examined in its various forms (financial vs. physical), and sources (private, public, domestic and FDI), as well as its relation to the size of domestic markets and export potential. The... more...

  • Methoden, Netzwerke und Steuerung der Wirtschaftsförderungby Mattias Böhle

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 13.44

    Das Lehrbuch bildet das Modul Methoden, Netzwerke, Steuerung ab und zeigt wesentliche Grundlagen für die Ausgestaltung einer Wirtschaftsförderungstätigkeit auf. Im Spannungsfeld zwischen steigenden Anforderungen von Seiten der Wirtschaft, durch zunehmenden Standortwettbewerb und nicht zuletzt Ressourcenbegrenztheit der öffentlichen Haushalte, muss... more...

  • Transport Systems of Russian Citiesby Mikhail Blinkin; Elena Koncheva

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 106.66

    This volume discusses post-socialist urban transport functioning and development in Russia, within the context of the country?s recent transition towards a market economy. Over the past twenty-five years, urban transport in Russia has undergone serious transformations, prompted by the transitioning economy. Yet, the lack of readily available statistical... more...

  • Urban Morphology and Housing Marketby Yang Xiao

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 106.66

    This book is devoted to fill the ?urban economics niche? and conceptualize a framework for valuing the urban configuration via local housing market. Advanced network analysis techniques are employed to capture the centrality features hindered in street layout. The author explores the several effects of urban morphology via housing market over two... more...

  • Innovative ICT Industrial Architecture in East Asiaby Hitoshi Hirakawa; Nobuhiro Takahashi; Ferdinand C. Maquito; Norio Tokumaru

    Springer Japan 2016; US$ 74.66

    This book aims to shed light on the potentially innovative ICT (information and communication technology) architectures from an East Asian regional perspective. The business environment brought about by the development of ICT intensified global competition and caused dramatic changes in the industrial architecture. Firms that are involved in manufacturing... more...

  • Airline Economicsby Giovanni Alberto Tabacco

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 45.86

    This book presents an original empirical investigation of the market structure of airline city pair markets, shedding new light on the workings of competitive processes between firms. Examining a cross-section of US airline city pairs, Tabacco proposes for the first time that the industry can be understood as a natural oligopoly, each airline market... more...

  • Policies and Practices in Italian Welfare Housingby Nadia Caruso

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 45.86

    This book offers a European perspective on urban planning and spatial design by outlining housing policies in Southern Europe and their evolution. Through a unique case study on the city of Turin it explores social innovation and the relationship between the urban regeneration process and housing practices. The case study is a useful example in the... more...