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  • The Community Planning Handbookby Nick Wates

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Growing numbers of residents are getting involved with professionals in shaping their local environment, and there is now a powerful menu of tools available, from design workshops to electronic maps. The Community Planning Handbook is the essential starting point for all those involved: planners and local authorities, architects and other practitioners,... more...

  • Regional Development and Proximity Relationsby A. Torre; F. Wallet

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    The notion of proximity is increasing in popularity in economic and geographic literature, and is now commonly used by scholars in regional science and spatial economics. Few academic works, however, have explored the link between regional development and proximity relations. This comprehensive book redresses the balance with its assessment of the... more...

  • Twentieth-Century Suburbsby C.M.H Carr; J.W.R Whitehand

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Garden suburbs were the almost universal form of urban growth in the English-speaking world for most of the twentieth century. Their introduction was probably the most fundamental process of transformation in the physical form of the Western city since the Middle Ages. This book describes the ways in which these suburbs were created, particularly by... more...

  • Smog Alertby Derek Elsom

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95

    The world's cities are choking on pollution from traffic and industry. With the health of over 1.6 billion people under threat, poor urban air quality is fast becoming one of them most pressing environmental problems of our times. Smog Alert examines the causes and scale of urban air pollution, identifying who is most at risk, and what particular... more...

  • International Intervention in a Secular Ageby Audra Mitchell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    International intervention is not just about ?saving? human lives: it is also an attempt to secure humanity?s place in the universe. This book explores the Western secular beliefs that underpin contemporary practices of intervention?most importantly, beliefs about life, death and the dominance of humanity. These beliefs shape a wide range of practices:... 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 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 - 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 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...

  • OECD Territorial Reviews Madrid, Spainby OECD Publishing

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

    Madrid has experienced impressive dynamic economic growth in recent years, making the best of the positive business cycle in Spain. The capital region absorbs more than a half of the total FDI in Spain and has extended its economic relations with Latin American countries. Growth has occurred largely in the service sector (financial, banking, business... more...