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  • Global gentrificationsby Loretta Lees; Hyun Bang Shin

    Policy Press 2015; US$ 47.95

    This comprehensive book uses a rich array of case studies from cities in Asia, Latin America, Africa, Southern Europe, and beyond to highlight the intensifying global struggle over urban space and underline gentrification as a growing and important battleground in the contemporary world. more...

  • Bauen als Politikumby Johanna Tiedtke-Braschos

    Tectum Verlag 2015; US$ 29.23

    Wer Macht über das Bauen hat, der hat zwangsläufig auch Macht über die Wirkungen des Bauens auf Individuum und Gesellschaft. Aber welchen Einfluss hat die Politik genau auf das Bauen ? und welchen Einfluss das Bauen auf die Politik? Johanna Tiedtke-Braschos geht dieser Kernfrage in verschiedenen historischen und politischen Kontexten auf den Grund:... 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...

  • 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...

  • Geometric Design of Roads Handbookby Keith M. Wolhuter

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 260.00

    Explore the Art and Science of Geometric Design The Geometric Design of Roads Handbook covers the design of the visible elements of the road?its horizontal and vertical alignments, the cross-section, intersections, and interchanges. Good practice allows the smooth and safe flow of traffic as well as easy maintenance. Geometric design is... more...

  • Location, Transport and Land-Useby Yupo Chan

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2005; US$ 319.00

    Identifies the underlying principles that govern siting, community development, and product/service delivery. Included are step-by-step procedures to perform: site location, land-use planning, location-routing, competitive allocation of products/services and spatial forecasting. more...

  • OECD Territorial Reviews - Istanbul, Turkeyby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 56.00

    Istanbul, the demographic and economic heart of Turkey, has gone through enormous changes over the past century. This mega-city of about 15 million inhabitants has seen its population increased more than tenfold since 1950. Over time, it has established itself as the industrial, financial and logistics centre of the country, producing almost one-third... more...

  • OECD Territorial Reviews - Norwayby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 56.00

    Few other countries feature the combination of very low population densities and difficult topography that hinders communication, in addition to a variety of contrasting climates. But the “Nordic welfare model” strives, with a good degree of success, to offer equal living conditions to all citizens by providing proper access to quality public... more...

  • OECD Territorial Reviews Randstad Holland, Netherlandsby OECD Publishing

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

    The Randstad is a poly-centric urban area in western Netherlands, comprising Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and several smaller cities. It is one of the most densely populated areas in the OECD, and has developed into an advanced urban economy with many leading sectors, such as logistics, horticulture and financial services. The Randstad... more...

  • OECD Territorial Reviews Milan, Italyby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 50.00

    Milan has earned a high-profile reputation as a centre of advanced functions, in addition to being an international capital of fashion and design. However, both internal and external challenges are putting strains on Milan’s aspiration to become a southern European and Mediterranean hub.  This review highlights Milan’s potential to capitalise... more...