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  • Port-City Interplays in Chinaby James Jixian Wang

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Based on the author’s own research and investigations into more than 25 port cities in China over the past 18 years, this book provides vivid stories about China and challenges existing theories on port development. This book answers the following questions from a geographical perspective: how has port growth been speeded up and realized under... 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...

  • The Economics of Urban Property Marketsby Paschalis A. Arvanitidis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    This book examines the relationship between the property market and urban economy. The stimulus for this work was provided by the seemingly ever-accelerating process of urban economic change and the noticeable failure of existing studies to adequately explore the pivotal role that the property market plays in this process. Drawing on institutional... more...

  • Territorial Cohesion in Rural Europeby Andrew K. Copus; Philomena de Lima

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    This book reflects on how the economies, social characteristics, ways of life and global relationships of rural areas of Europe have changed in recent years. This reveals a need to refresh the concepts we use to understand, measure and describe rural communities and their development potential. This book argues that Europe has 'outgrown' many of the... more...

  • Elgar Companion to Sustainable Citiesby D. A. Mazmanian; H. Blanco

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 60.00

    Against a backdrop of unprecedented levels of urbanization, 21st century cities across the globe share concerns for the challenges they face. This Companion provides a framework for understanding the city as a critical building block for a more sustainable future within broader subnational, national and continental contexts, and ultimately, within... more...

  • Civil Engineering and Urban Planning IIIby Kouros Mohammadian; Konstadinos G. Goulias; Elif Cicek; Jieh-Jiuh Wang; Chrysanthos Maraveas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 219.00

    Civil Engineering and Urban Planning III addresses civil engineering and urban planning issues associated with transportation and the environment. The contributions not only highlight current practices in these areas, but also pay attention to future research and applications, and provide an overview of the progress made in a wide variety of topics... more...

  • The Life of the Cityby Julian Brigstocke

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    The Life of the City is a bold and innovative reassessment of the early urban avant-garde movements that sought to re-imagine and reinvent the experiential life of the city. Constructing a ground-breaking theoretical analysis of the relationships between biological life, urban culture, and modern forms of biopolitical ‘experiential authority’,... more...

  • Remaking China's Great Citiesby Samuel Y. Liang

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    China?s rapid urbanization has restructured the great socialist cities Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou into mega cities that embrace global capitalism. This book focuses on the urban transformations of these three cities: Beijing is the nation?s political and cultural capital; Shanghai is the economic and financial powerhouse; and Guangzhou is the... more...

  • Inclusive Urbanizationby Krishna K. Shrestha; Hemant R. Ojha; Phil McManus; Anna Rubbo; Krishna Kumar Dhote

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    How do we include and represent all people in cities? As the world rapidly urbanizes, and climate change creates global winners and losers, understanding how to design cities that provide for all their citizens is of the utmost importance. Inclusive Urbanization attempts to not only provide meaningful, practical guidance to urban designers, managers,... more...