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  • Institutional Lifeby Neil L. Shumsky

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 195.00

    First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Historic Cities of the Islamic Worldby Clifford Edmund Bosworth

    BRILL 2007; US$ 264.00

    This book contains articles on historic cities of the Islamic world, ranging from West Africa to Malaysia, which over the centuries have been centres of culture and learning and of economic and commercial life, and which have contributed much to the consolidation of Islam as a faith and as a social and political institution. The articles have been... more...

  • Future Cities: All That Mattersby Camilla Ween

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 15.00

    In Future Cities: All that Matters Camilla Ween will outline the challenges of meeting the anticipated growth of world cities over the next few decades. By 2030 it is predicted that between 80-90 % of the world's population will be living in cities, in several countries this will be 100%; Singapore is already classified as having a 100% urban population.... more...

  • Großprojekte der Stadtentwicklung in der Krise.by Jan Stöß

    Duncker & Humblot 2009; US$ 78.99

    Hauptbeschreibung Die städtebauliche Entwicklungsmaßnahme war in den 90er Jahren der große Hoffnungsträger der kommunalen Baulandmobilisierung. In dieser Phase gingen viele Gemeinden unter dem Eindruck der Wohnungsnot Ende der achtziger Jahre und den Wachstumserwartungen in Folge der Vereinigung von einem dauerhaft erhöhten Bedarf an Wohnungen, Gewerbeflächen... more...

  • Developing Living Citiesby World Scientific

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 101.00

    With more and more of the world's population projected to live in urban areas, the life and death of cities has become a key factor in urban development considerations. This book attempts to bring an original contribution on the analysis of creating living cities. It advances the concept and framework of a "living city" and also explicates... more...

  • The Ottoman Slave Trade and Its Suppression: 1840-1890by Ehud R. Toledano

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 40.95

    This book is a historical account of the slave trading system of the Ottoman Empire in the second half of the nineteenth century and of the attempts, which were eventually successful, to suppress it. Originally published in 1983. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print... more...

  • Boom Townsby Stephen Walters

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    American cities, once economic and social launch pads for their residents, are all too often plagued by poverty and decay. One need only to look at the ruins of Detroit to see how far some once-great cities have fallen, or at Boston and San Francisco for evidence that such decline is reversible. In Boom Towns , Stephen J.K. Walters diagnoses the... more...

  • Upscaling Downtownby Richard E. Ocejo

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Once known for slum-like conditions in its immigrant and working-class neighborhoods, New York City?s downtown now features luxury housing, chic boutiques and hotels, and, most notably, a vibrant nightlife culture. While a burgeoning bar scene can be viewed as a positive sign of urban transformation, tensions lurk beneath, reflecting the social conflicts... more...

  • Die erschöpfte Gesellschaftby Stephan Grünewald

    Campus Verlag 2013; US$ 18.34

    Die Deutschen stehen unter Druck: Ihnen wird immer mehr Leistung, immer höhere Effizienz abverlangt. Im Alltag hetzen sie von einem Termin zum nächsten, ihr Berufs- und Privatleben ist mit ständig neuen Anforderungen überfrachtet. Permanent perfekt zu funktionieren ist das oberste Gebot. Zugleich erscheint vielen Menschen angesichts täglicher Krisen-... more...

  • Industrial Citiesby Christoph Bernhardt; Hans-Peter Dörrenbächer; Simon Gunn; Christine Hannemann; Martina Heßler; Martin Jemelka; Henry Keazor; Robert Lewis; Timo Luks; Rebecca Magdin; Jörg Plöger; Richard Rodger; Rolf Sachsse; Adelheid von Saldern; Ondrej Sevecek; Judith Thissen; Clemens Zimmermann; Clemens Zimmermann

    Campus Verlag 2013; US$ 37.77

    Ob Birmingham, Rotterdam oder Wolfsburg: Industriestädte haben nicht nur völlig unterschiedliche Gesichter, sie unterliegen auch einem bemerkenswerten zeitlichen Wandel. Die Autoren behandeln die Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft der Industriestadt als europäisches Phänomen. Aus soziologischer, historischer, geografischer und medialer Perspektive... more...