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Urban & Regional

  • Urban Economics and Urban Policyby P. C. Cheshire; M. Nathan; H. G. Overman

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    ‘Urban Economics and Urban Policy pulls together cutting-edge developments in urban and regional economics and draws out their implications for urban policy. This new urban economics goes beyond simple comparative advantage and cost competitiveness of cities, and beyond simple views of capital and labor. It develops a much more complex and realistic... more...

  • The Inevitable Cityby Scott Cowen; Betsy Seifter; Walter Isaacson

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    The incredible story of how New Orleans came back after Hurricane Katrina stronger than before, and how its success can be reproduced, from the man who spearheaded the efforts more...

  • Selling the Welfare Stateby Ray Forrest; Alan Murie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 50.00

    Originally published in 1988, this book offers the first comprehensive and critical analysis of the privatisation of public housing in Britain. It outlines the historical background to the growth of public housing and the developing political debatea surrounding its disposal. The main emphasis in the book, however, is on the ways in which privatisation... more...

  • China’s Urbanization and the World Economyby F. Zhang

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    ‘This is an original reading by a Chinese economist on the grand topic of China’s urbanisation. Through gathering a vast amount of raw materials available in Chinese, the book deliberately maintains its indigenous flavour and introduces rich and timely information to the outside world, on topical issues such as household registration (hukou)... more...

  • Preserving South Street Seaportby James M. Lindgren

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 59.00

    Preserving South Street Seaport tells the fascinating story, from the 1960s to the present, of the South Street Seaport District of Lower Manhattan. Home to the original Fulton Fish Market and then the South Street Seaport Museum, it is one of the last neighborhoods of late 18th- and early 19th-century New York City not to be destroyed by urban... more...

  • Change Leadership in Developing Countriesby Franca Ovadje

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    In Change Leadership for Developing Countries , Franca Ovadje offers readers a comprehensive and integrative model for the design, implementation and evaluation of organizational change. This unique book embodies an African perspective, discussing the specific needs and issues associated with leading change within the institutional, economic, social,... more...

  • Cities, State and Globalizationby Tassilo Herrschel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    This book makes a new contributution to the current lively debate on city regional governance, offering a genuinely comparative approach, covering Europe (East and West) and North America, and thus different ?cultures? of city regionalism. more...

  • Municipal Financesby Catherine D. Farvacque-Vitkovic; Mihaly Kopanyi

    World Bank Publications 2014; US$ 29.99

    The Municipal Finance Handbook aims to help local government practitioners, particularly staff of medium and large cities, improve strategic management of municipal finances. The demands for pragmatic knowledge are fueled in part by decentralization and fiscal pressures, as transfer of responsibilities from central to local governments are not often... more...

  • East Asia Pacific at Workby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2014; US$ 24.99

    The unprecedented progress of East Asia Pacifi c is a triumph of working people. Countries that were low-income a generation ago successfully integrated into the global value chain, exploiting their labor-cost advantage. In 1990, the region held about one-third of the world's labor force. Leveraging this comparative advantage, the share of global... more...

  • Learning from Megadisastersby Federica Ranghieri; Mikio Ishiwatari

    World Bank Publications 2014; US$ 29.99

    While not all natural disasters can be avoided, their impact on a population can be mitigated through effective planning and preparedness. These are the lessons to be learned from Japan's own megadisaster: the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, the fi rst disaster ever recorded that included an earthquake, a tsunami, a nuclear power plant accident,... more...