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  • Building the Skylineby Jason M. Barr

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 33.99

    Jason Barr chronicles the economic history of the Manhattan skyline. Part I lays out the historical background that established Manhattan's real estate trajectory. Part II focuses specifically on the economic history of skyscrapers and the skyline, investigating the reasons for their heights, frequencies, locations, and shapes. more...

  • Dynamics and Resilience of Informal Areasby Sahar Attia; Shahdan Shabka; Zeinab Shafik; Asmaa Ibrahim

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    This volume provides visionary approaches within the multi-disciplines engaged with informal settlements covering three main themes; ?Innovative Policies and Strategies to Informal Urbanism?; ?Production, Operation and the Life-World of Urban Space? and finally ?The Dynamics of Informal Settlements?.  The book reflects multi-disciplinary experiences... more...

  • Economic Integration, Currency Union, and Sustainable and Inclusive Growth in East Africaby Almas Heshmati

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    This edited volume focuses on economic integration, currency union, and sustainable and inclusive growth in East Africa. It consists of twelve interrelated studies that provide a comprehensive picture of the state and determinants of economic development and cooperation among countries in East Africa, such as Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania.... more...

  • Impact Assessment in Tourism Economicsby Álvaro Matias; Peter Nijkamp; João Romão

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    This book presents a series of studies on the socio-economic impacts of tourism, with a special focus on the determinants of tourism competitiveness at the destination level. The authors offer a systematic overview of this important issue, presenting relevant empirical studies from different parts of the world, based on modern theoretical approaches... more...

  • Was ist eine Smart City?by Gordon Müller-Seitz; Mischa Seiter; Patrick Wenz

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 19.99

    Dieses Fachbuch beschreibt die zentralen Herausforderungen, mit denen sich Städte konfrontiert sehen und zeigt Ansätze, welche Handlungsoptionen sich den Städten aus Sicht des Städtemanagements bieten. Angesichts der in Deutschland und weltweit zu beobachtenden steigenden Urbanisierung ist die Auseinandersetzung mit Smart Cities ein zentrales gesellschaftspolitisches... more...

  • Community Management of Urban Open Spaces in Developing Economiesby Bharati Mohapatra

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2016; US$ 85.00

    Dr. Bharati Mohapatra examines the social, functional, physical and emotional aspects of neighborhood Open Space and the attitude of people for community participation in managing the Open Space, as well as development of a framework for community participation by integrating the social, psychological and spatial attributes. more...

  • Foreign Direct Investment and Urban Growth in Chinaby Lei Wang

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This book puts forward an institutional explanation of the recent dynamics of foreign direct investment (FDI) in China. It argues that the concentration of FDI in the Chinese manufacturing economy since the beginning of this century is largely the result of China's entrepreneurial urban growth strategy, which was in turn motivated by the overall political... more...

  • Economics of Urban Externalitiesby Shiva Raj Adhikari

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 54.99

    Thisbook provides a fresh look at measuring negative externalities in theurbanization process. Meeting the challenges that come hand-in-hand with thecontemporary age of rapid urbanization demands more extensive empiricalknowledge. While most urbanization research focuses on positive externalities,this book is designed to offer insights into possible... more...

  • The Fluid City Paradigmby Maurizio Carta; Daniele Ronsivalle

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 99.00

    This book presents a new paradigm of knowledge and action withrespect to urban waterfronts and the ?fluid city paradigm,?explaining its methodological framework and describing an integrated andcreative planning approach in which waterfront regeneration is pursued as a keyurban-renewal strategy. It focuses especially on the WATERFRONT project (?WaterAnd... more...

  • Dynamic Locational Phases of Economic Activity in the Globalized Worldby Toshiharu Ishikawa

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 89.99

    This book clarifies the mechanisms of economicglobalization in changing industries? locations and shows how industries? locations have changedthrough those mechanisms. First, the book deals with the retailing industry.Introducing the concept of a contactprice into the market area analysis, it is shown in Part I that retailers?market areas and prices... more...