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- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 57.95
After years of being regarded as a regulatory tool, spatial planning is now a key agent in delivering better places for the future. Dealing with the role of spatial planning in major change such as urban extensions or redevelopment, this book asks how it can deliver at the local level. Setting out the new local governance within which spatial planning... more...
- 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$ 140.00
The book that breaks new ground for creating water centric cities of the future Outdated water and wastewater practices in conjunction with increased consumption from a growing population have left today's urban communities perilously close to running dry?or ironically?being inundated with stormwater-related floods. Water Centric Sustainable Communities... more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 88.00
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...