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  • The Bulldozer in the Countrysideby Adam Rome

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 23.00

    Scholarly history of efforts to reduce the environmental costs of US suburban development. more...

  • Participatory Rural Appraisalby N. Narayanasamy

    SAGE India 2008; US$ 11.88

    Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) methods, now known as Participatory Learning. and Action (PLA), have been extensively used in development research, action and. evaluation. This book is based on the author’s decade-long intensive field. experience—each method is explained by drawing on field-based illustrations. The book vividly describes... more...

  • The Great Inversion and the Future of the American Cityby Alan Ehrenhalt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    In The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City we travel the nation with Alan Ehrenhalt, one of our leading urbanists, as he explains how America?s cities are changing, what makes them succeed or fail, and what this means for our future. Just a couple of decades ago, we took it for granted that inner cities were the preserve of immigrants... more...

  • Paris Rebornby Stephane Kirkland

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 2.99

    Stephane Kirkland gives an engrossing account of Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann, and one of the greatest transformations of a major city in modern history Traditionally known as a dirty, congested, and dangerous city, 19th Century Paris, France was transformed in an extraordinary period from 1848 to 1870, when the government launched a huge campaign... more...

  • Happy Cityby Charles Montgomery

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 15.98

    Happy City is the story of how the solutions to this century's problems - from climate change to overpopulation - lie in unlocking the secrets to great city living This is going to be the century of the city. But what actually makes a good city? Why, really, are some cities a joy to live in? As writer and journalist Charles Montgomery reveals,... more...

  • Cities of Knowledgeby Margaret Pugh O'Mara

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    What is the magic formula for turning a place into a high-tech capital? How can a city or region become a high-tech powerhouse like Silicon Valley? For over half a century, through boom times and bust, business leaders and politicians have tried to become "the next Silicon Valley," but few have succeeded. This book examines why high-tech development... more...

  • Infrastructure to 2030by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 63.00

    Infrastructures are the very foundation of modern economies and societies.  Energy, transport, water, telecommunications, all will continue to be essential to future development and growth. However, infrastructure investment requirements over the coming decades will be massive, running into trillions of dollars. Part of this investment... more...

  • OECD Territorial Reviews - Luxembourgby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 56.00

    In the short span of just a few decades, Luxembourg has moved from a steel-based economy to one more broadly based on financial services.  But being nestled between three other countries, each with their own infrastructure and development issues presents challenges.  This review examines the economic trends and disparities within the region,... more...

  • OECD Regions at a Glance 2007by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 70.00

    Just 10% of regions accounted for more than half of total employment creation in most OECD countries between 1998 and 2003. This means that national growth tends to be driven by the dynamism of a small number of regions. Policy makers need sound statistical information on the source of regional competitiveness, but such information is not always available.... more...

  • OECD Territorial Reviews Yucatan, Mexicoby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 56.00

    The Mexican state of Yucatán, with its strategically important location near the United States, Central America and the Caribbean, is one of the most dynamic regions in the OECD. Yucatán is also a land of contrasts. It is a lagging but growing region, offering a high quality of life and vast natural resources, yet suffering from problems... more...