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  • A Country of Citiesby Vishaan Chakrabarti; Norman Foster; SHoP Architects

    Metropolis Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    In A Country of Cities , author Vishaan Chakrabarti argues that well-designed cities are the key to solving America's great national challenges: environmental degradation, unsustainable consumption, economic stagnation, rising public health costs and decreased social mobility. If we develop them wisely in the future, our cities can be the force leading... more...

  • Custodians of Placeby Paul G. Lewis; Max Neiman

    Georgetown University Press 2009; US$ 22.50

    What types of cities tend to aggressively pursue industrial or retail firms? What types of cities tend to favor housing over business development? What motivates cities to try to slow residential growth? Custodians of Place answers these and many other questions. more...

  • Ecology Against Capitalismby John Bellamy Foster

    Monthly Review Press 2002; US$ 20.00

    In recent years John Bellamy Foster has emerged as a leading theorist of the Marxist perspective on ecology. His seminal book Marx's Ecology (Monthly Review Press, 2000) discusses the place of ecological issues within the intellectual history of Marxism and on the philosophical foundations of a Marxist ecology, and has become a major point of reference... more...

  • Empowering Neighborhood Revitalizationby Celine Gipoulon

    The German Marshall Fund of the United States 2015; US$ 2.99

    This report focuses on the participation of community-based organizations in neighborhood revitalization. more...

  • Finance & Development, March 2007by International Monetary Fund

    International Monetary Fund 2007; US$ 5.00

    The Two Faces of Financial Globalization looks at the phenomenon of rising cross-border financial flows-credited with boosting growth in developing countries but also blamed for the emerging market crises of the late 1980s and 1990s. The lead article puts together a framework for analyzing studies about the costs and benefits of financial globalization.... more...

  • Finance & Development, September 2007by International Monetary Fund

    International Monetary Fund 2007; US$ 5.00

    The September 2007 issue of F&D looks at the growth of cities and the trend toward urbanization. Within the next year, for the first time in history, more than 50 percent of the world's population will be living in urban rather than rural areas. What are the economic implications of this urban revolution? Economists generally agree that urbanization,... more...

  • Fundamentals of Plan Makingby Edward J. Jr. Jepson; Jerry Weitz

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 64.95

    Urban and regional planning programs aspire to prepare practitioners to write and implement plans, primarily at the local level of government. These programs are very much "professional" in their aspirations, as opposed to research oriented. Yet, academic planning programs often place greater emphasis on theory than practice. For decades, the planning... more...

  • Governing the Cityby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 63.00

    How do cities govern themselves as they grow bigger? The answer can shape the competitiveness and quality of life in those cities and depends on a number of factors, ranging from the country's institutional framework to the cities' specific socioeconomic dynamics. This report presents a typology of metropolitan governance arrangements observed... more...

  • Greening the Built Environmentby Maf Smith; John Whitelegg; Nick J. Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    This work aims to provide a possible specification of the problems involved in greening the built environment and an articulation of the solutions. It begins with a discussion of sustainability as a concept and its applicability to contemporary towns and cities. The following chapters take up particular aspects of the built environment and sustainability... more...