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  • Strategic Environmental Assessment: Integrating Landscape and Urban Planningby Fabio Cutaia

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 99.00

    This book explores the opportunities offered by Strategic Environmental Assessment in the context of guaranteeing the synchronized integration of landscape (in all its aspects) within urban plans, thereby helping to overcome the constraints of rigidly framed, sector-focused laws and a purely aesthetic concept of landscape. In pursuit of this goal,... more...

  • A Century of Changeby Yi Wang

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the evolution of Beijing?s urban structure in the 20th century, analyzing essential social and economic changes in the housing sector. Focusing on the urban changes that took place under the market economy after 1978 and beyond, the book addresses the demolition of courtyard houses in Beijing?s old city,... more...

  • The Political Economy of China's Great Transformationby Xingyuan Feng; Christer Ljungwall; Sujian Guo

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The Political Economy of China?s Great Transformation consists of three parts: first, covering the current political transformation, providing a general political background for the socio-economic, fiscal and urban and rural transformation. The book analyses the economic transformation and addresses the shortcomings of existing interpretations... more...

  • Special Economic Zones in Indiaby Arpita Mukherjee; Parthapratim Pal; Saubhik Deb; Subhobrota Ray; Tanu M Goyal

    Springer India 2016; US$ 159.00

    This book examines India?s ten years of experience developing Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and the performance of SEZs in the context of India?s growing international engagement, its endeavours to attract domestic and foreign investment in manufacturing and services and its aim to increase and diversify exports of goods and services. SEZs are industrial... more...

  • Dull Disasters?by Daniel J. Clarke; Stefan Dercon

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 15.99 US$ 13.75

    Shows how countries and international agencies can better prepare for natural disasters such as typhoons, earthquakes, floods, and drought. more...

  • Traffic Networks as Information Systemsby Jean-Pierre Aubin; Anya Désilles

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2016; US$ 129.00

    This authored monograph covers a viability to approach to  traffic management by advising to vehicles circulated on the network the velocity they should follow for satisfying global traffic conditions;. It presents an investigation of three structural innovations:   The objective is to broadcast at each instant and at each position the advised... more...

  • Spatial Network Databy Dev Oliver

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 54.99

    This brief explores two of the main challenges of spatial network data analysis: the many connected components in the spatial network and the many candidates that have to be processed. Within this book, these challenges are conceptualized, well-defined problems are explored, and critical techniques are discussed. The process of summarizing spatial... more...

  • Decentralisation and Regional Developmentby Eva Dick; Karin Gaesing; Daniel Inkoom; Teodoro Kausel

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    This book analyzes decentralisation, regionaldevelopment paths and success factors in different governance sectors in Ghana,the Philippines, Tanzania and Chile, and discuss overarching aspects ofrelevance. Decentralisation, which refers to the delegation of administrativeresponsibilities, political decision-making and fiscal powers to lower levelsof... more...

  • The Socioeconomic Evolution of the European Unionby Mirela Marcu?

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 54.99

    This volume explores the role of territory in the creation, maintenance and extension of a new type of frontier, the electronic frontier, from a social and economic point of view. It  departs from the earlier concepts of borders ? state, social, economic, ethnic, religious, etc. ? to investigate the fluidity of borders and their shift towards... more...

  • Self-determinable Development of Small Islandsby Masahide Ishihara; Eiichi Hoshino; Yoko Fujita

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 179.00

    This book aims to clarify the present situation of the relations between small island countries and territories on the one hand and the great powers, mainland areas, and mega-islands on the other, and explores how small island countries and territories preserve and build their identity under globalization. This book is divided into five parts. The... more...