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  • Handbook on Green Infrastructureby Danielle Sinnett; Nicholas Smith; Sarah Burgess

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 60.00

    Green infrastructure is widely recognised as a valuable resource in our towns and cities and it is therefore crucial to understand, create, protect and manage this resource. This Handbook sets the context for green infrastructure as a means to make urban environments more resilient, sustainable, liveable and equitable. It then provides a comprehensive... more...

  • How to Live in the Cityby The School of Life; Hugo Macdonald

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 7.24

    Building a relationship with a city is a lot like building a relationship with another person - just as cities can be intoxicating, generous and inspiring, so they can also be dangerous, fickle and impenetrable. How to Live in the City is a book for navigating and nurturing this important relationship. Hugo Macdonald believes you need to feel a... 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...

  • Leading the inclusive cityby Robin Hambleton

    Policy Press 2014; US$ 33.26

    This engaging book argues that imaginative place-based leadership can enable citizens to shape the urban future while advancing social justice, promoting care for the environment and bolstering community empowerment. more...

  • Legislating Privacyby Priscilla M. Regan

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    While technological threats to personal privacy have proliferated rapidly, legislation designed to protect privacy has been slow and incremental. In this study of legislative attempts to reconcile privacy and technology, Priscilla Regan examines congressional policy making in three key areas: computerized databases, wiretapping, and polygraph testing.... more...

  • Local and Globalby Jordi Borja; Manuel Castells

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    This text challenges the belief that cities will eventually disappear as territorial forms of social organization as new information technologies permit the articulation of social processes without regard for distance, arguing that the specific role of cities will become more important, and proposing that a dynamic and creative relationship be built... more...

  • Measuring Well-being in Mexican Statesby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 22.00

    The report provides a comprehensive picture on the territorial differences in many well-being dimensions across the 31 Mexican states and the Federal District. It represents a sound base for state and local policy makers, political leaders and citizens to better understand people’s living conditions, gauge progress in various aspects of economy... more...

  • The Metropolitan Centuryby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 42.00

    The report provides an outline of recent and likely future urbanisation trends and discusses the consequences. The world is in the middle of an urbanisation process that will cause urbanisation rates to rise from low double digit rates to more than 80% by the end of the century. It argues that this is both a great opportunity and a great challenge,... more...

  • Municipalities and Community Participationby Janelle Plummer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 72.95

    'Among all the literature on participation, this is the first book I know that focuses on municipal authorities. It... also has particular importance both for higher levels of government (at national or provincial/state level) and for international agencies. Firstly, it is a reminder of the importance of well-functioning municipal governments for reducing... more...

  • OECD Green Growth Studies Green Growth in Bangkok, Thailandby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 25.00

    This publication is the first case study of the Urban Green Growth in Dynamic Asia project. The project explores how to promote green growth in fast-growing cities in Asia by examining policies and governance practices that encourage greening and competitiveness in a rapidly expanding economy. It is part of the OECD Green Growth Studies series, which... more...