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  • Urban Transport in the Developing Worldby Harry T. Dimitriou; Ralph Gakenheimer

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    The twenty thematic chapters in this book provide a broad set of perspectives on the plight, possibilities and opportunities of urban transport in the developing world set against the challenges of sustainable development. The contributors expertly set the international context of transport policy-making and planning for developing cities and present... more...

  • Knowledge Partnering for Community Developmentby Robyn Eversole

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    Effective community development means that many different stakeholders have to work together: governments, development organizations and NGOs, and most importantly, the people they serve. Knowledge Partnering for Community Development teaches community development professionals how to mediate community needs and development agendas to make community-based... more...

  • Research Methods in Urban and Regional Planningby Xinhao Wang; Rainervom Hofe

    Springer 2008; US$ 219.00

    This book provides an up-to-date introduction to the fundamental methods related to planning and human services delivery. These methods aid planners in answering the following crucial questions about human activities within a given community: "Who are they?" (demographic analysis); "What do they do?" (economic analysis); "Where... more...

  • Walkable Cityby Jeff Speck

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 16.99

    Jeff Speck has dedicated his career to determining what makes cities thrive. And he has boiled it down to one key factor: walkability.      The very idea of a modern metropolis evokes visions of bustling sidewalks, vital mass transit, and a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly urban core. But in the typical American city, the car is still king, and downtown... more...

  • Transport, the Environment and Securityby Rae Zimmerman

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    Effective means of transport are critical under both normal and extreme conditions, but modern transport systems are subject to many diverse demands. This path-breaking book uniquely draws together the typically conflicting arenas of transport, the environment and security, and provides collective solutions to their respective issues and challenges.... more...

  • International Handbook on Mega-Projectsby H. Priemus; B. van Wee

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 60.00

    This comprehensive and accessible Handbook presents state-of-the-art research on the decision-making processes in the deliverance of mega-projects - large infrastructure projects for the transportation of people and/or goods. The expert contributors explore how decisions are made at different stages in mega-projects and the multi-actor relationships... more...

  • Megaprojects and Riskby Bent Flyvbjerg; Nils Bruzelius; Werner Rothengatter

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 28.00

    A fascinating account of the problems and possible solutions involved in managing megaprojects. more...

  • Governance for Urban Sustainability and Resilienceby J. van der Heijden

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    Cities, and the built environment more broadly, are key in the global response to climate change. This groundbreaking book seeks to understand what governance tools are best suited for achieving cities that are less harmful to the natural environment, are less dependent on finite resources, and can better withstand human-made hazards and climate risks. more...

  • Urban Ecologyby Richard T. T. Forman

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 48.00

    The first richly illustrated worldwide portrayal of urban ecology, tying together organisms, built structures, and the physical environment around cities. more...

  • Rural Planning in Developing Countriesby David Dent; Olivier Dubois; Barry Dalal-Clayton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.50

    This book provides an international perspective on rural planning, focused on developing countries. It examines conventional development planning and innovative local planning approaches, drawing together lessons from recent experience of rural planning and land use. The authors examine past and current practice and ways that land use planning and... more...