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  • CITIESby Kathleen M. Reilly; Tom Casteel

    Nomad Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    To a child, a city is a chaotic, vibrant community whose workings can seem quite mysterious. How did people create subways? How does the water get to the very top of a skyscraper? Is there any organization to a bustling metropolis? Cities: Discover How They Work gives kids a view into the inner functioning of urban areas. They?ll learn about all... more...

  • Built as a Cityby David Sheppard

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 11.99

    In this major study, so highly-rated at the time of publication (1974), David Sheppard, the then new Bishop of Liverpool, focuses on the big city and more particularly on those groups of citizens who feel most powerless and hemmed in. With themes as relevant today as they ever were, this is an essential title in understanding the role of the Church... more...

  • Finance & Development, September 2007by International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

    International Monetary Fund 2007; US$ 5.00

    The September 2007 issue of F&D looks at the growth of cities and the trend toward urbanization. Within the next year, for the first time in history, more than 50 percent of the world's population will be living in urban rather than rural areas. What are the economic implications of this urban revolution? Economists generally agree that urbanization,... more...

  • Urbane Ungleichheitenby Peter A. Berger; Carsten Keller; Andreas Klärner; Rainer Neef

    Springer 2013; US$ 39.99

    ?Moderne, funktional differenzierte, gleichzeitig aber vertikal stratifizierte Gesellschaften sind urban geprägt. Ihre Ungleichheitsstrukturen haben nicht nur soziale, sondern auch räumliche Dimensionen, die sich in Differenzen innerhalb von Städten, zwischen verschiedenen Städten, aber auch im Verhältnis zwischen Städten und dem ländlich geprägten... more...

  • Urban Innovation Systemsby Willem van Winden; Erik Braun; Alexander Otgaar; Jan-Jelle Witte

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Why are some regions and cities so good at attracting talented people, creating high-level knowledge, and producing exciting new ideas and innovations? What are the ingredients of success? Can innovative cities be created and stimulated, or do they just flourish by mere chance? This book analyses the development and management of innovation systems... more...

  • The Future of Citiesby Andrew Blowers; Chris Hamnett; Philip Sarre

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    This collection of readings draws on material from a wide range of sources - from the past and present and from literature and technology - and is concentrated on the areas which seem most relevant to the planning of the future city - what is happening to the city and what we can do about it. The readings have been selected and organised to present... more...

  • Tell Chuera. Kharab Sayyar und die Urbanisierung der westlichen Djaziraby Ralph Hempelmann

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 89.95

    Zwischen 1999 und 2007 wurden in Tell Chuera und dem nahegelegenen Kharab Sayyar (Nordsyrien) Schichtenabfolgen vom Beginn des dritten Jahrtausends v. Chr. freigelegt. Sie stammen größtenteils aus der Zeit vor der "zweiten urbanen Revolution", als auch Tell Chuera eine "Stadt" mit 80 Hektar und Monumentalbauten wurde, und bieten daher wichtige Informationen... more...

  • Illuminating How Identities, Stereotypes and Inequalities Matter through Gender Studiesby Nicole Farris; Mary Ann Davis; D'Lane R. Compton

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This collection highlights and extends contemporary women's and gender studies by presenting theoretical analyses and innovative research conceptualizations, applications and methodologies via a diverse variety of popular-in-the-classroom topics, such as changing masculinities; comedic/dramatic portrayals of ethnicity and discrimination; stigma and... more...

  • The Empty Placeby Teresa Hoskyns

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    In The Empty Place: Democracy and Public Space Teresa Hoskyns explores the relationship of public space to democracy by relating different theories of democracy in political philosophy to spatial theory and spatial and political practice.? Establishing the theoretical basis for the study of public space, Hoskyns examines the rise of representative... more...

  • Migration from and towards Bulgaria 1989?2011by Tanya Dimitrova; Thede Kahl

    Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 41.30

    After the fall of communism in 1989 Bulgaria experiences strong waves of emigration. According to recent estimations, about 2 million Bulgarians live abroad. Since 1989, migration flows often have changed their direction, intensity and patterns; however, their main characteristic remains their constancy. The articles in the present collection describe... more...