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  • New Orleans Under Reconstructionby Carol M. Reese; Michael Sorkin; Anthony Fontenot; Mike Davis

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 34.95

    When the levees broke in August 2005 as a result of Hurricane Katrina, 80 percent of the city of New Orleans was flooded, with a loss of 134,000 homes and 986 lives. In particular, the devastation hit the vulnerable communities the hardest: the old, the poor and the African American. The disaster exposed the hideous inequality of the city. In response... more...

  • The Urban Sectionby Robert Mantho

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    The design of streets, and the connections between streets of different character, is the most important task for architects and urbanists working in an urban context. Considered at two distinct spatial scales ? that of the individual street ? the Street Section ? and the complex of city streets ? the City Transect ? Urban Section identifies a range... more...

  • Dealing with Deindustrializationby Margaret Cowell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    The late 1970s and 1980s saw a process of mass factory closures in cities and regions across the Midwest of the United States. What happened next as leaders reacted to the news of each plant closure and to the broader deindustrialization trend that emerged during this time period is the main subject of this book. It shows how leaders in eight metropolitan... more...

  • Creating Regenerative Citiesby Herbert Girardet

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Large, modern cities have effectively declared their independence from nature. But while they take up only three percent of the world?s land surface, their ecological footprints actually cover the entire globe. Humanity is building an urban future, yet urban resource use is threatening the future of humanity and the natural world. To meet the aspirations... more...

  • Investigating Town Planningby Clara Greed

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 84.95

    Following on from Introducing Town Planning and Implementing Town Planning , this third volume in the series examines the scope and nature of modern town planning in greater depth. It investigates the theories and preoccupations which inform the current planning agenda, compares this with earlier objectives, and discusses likely future trends. ... 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...

  • 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...