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- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2010; US$ 70.00
This review of regional innovation assesses how to improve Catalonia's current strategy and actions in order to boost its innovation system through both its own programmes and those of Spain and the European Union. It finds that with over seven million inhabitants and a GDP of around EUR 204 billion, Catalonia is not only an important region within... more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 135.00
The current literature compartmentalizes the complex issue of water and wastewater into its discrete components; technology, planning, policy, construction, economics, etc. Considered from the perspective of sustainability, however, water in the urban environment must be approached as a single resource that can be continuously reused and recycled. ... more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 85.00
Development of brownfield land can address shortfalls in the availability of land for housing and other buildings, but these sites present a range of problems that must be overcome in any successful development. Land, Development and Design addresses all of the issues in the context of the reuse of urban land, providing a solid, readable overview... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2010; US$ 42.00
In the context of the economic recovery and public budget cuts, policy silos and fragmented short-term policy interventions have become luxuries that our economies can no longer afford. Government intervenes in a myriad of ways at the local level, and rarely are these interventions co-ordinated effectively. Most of us are familiar with policy silos.... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2010; US$ 54.00
Located on the southern coast of China, Guangdong is the countrys most populous and rich province. It has 95.4 million inhabitants and provides one-eighth of the national GDP. A key development feature of Guangdong has been processing trade, which has allowed companies to profit from importing materials, assembling goods and exporting... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2011; US$ 54.00
Regions in Switzerland are performing well in many respects. They have high levels of GDP per capita and low unemployment rates, and some regions show impressive growth rates. In addition, Swiss regions have not been confronted with the challenges faced by many similar regions in the OECD, such as limited access to services and population decline... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1991; US$ 26.00
A major rlement of China's economic modernization has been the reform of its land tenure system and the development of its construction industry.These changes, which have accepted the principles of paying for the right to use land and of profit-makingby construction companies, have been dramatic. So has the attraction of foreign investors to joint... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2011; US$ 56.00
The Basque Country region in Spain is world renowned for a successful industrial transformation, the urban regeneration of Bilbao, cultural distinctiveness, unique governance arrangements and high wealth levels. Over the last 30 years, the region has implemented its science, technology and innovation (STI) policy driven by a need to boost industrial... more...