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  • 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...

  • A Prayer for the Cityby Buzz Bissinger

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.00

    In 1990, Buzz Bissinger's Friday Night Lights became an acclaimed bestseller and national sensation, igniting immediate debate about the role of high school football in small-town Texas.  Now, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist does for big cities what he did for small towns in this epic story of one remarkable politician's efforts to save a dying... more...

  • Applying leadership and management in planningby Janet Morphet

    Policy Press 2015; US$ 38.95

    Written by an experienced author and widely respected academic, this valuable book asks whether the planning system is to blame for the frequent criticism it receives and discusses the ways in which management theories, tools and techniques can be applied to planning. more...

  • Cities and the Urban Land Premiumby Henri L.F. de Groot; Gerard Marlet; Coen Teulings; Wouter Vermeulen

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    After a long period of suburbanisation, cities have been in vogue again since the 1980s. But why are people prepared to spend far more money on a small house in the city than on a large house in the countryside - and why doesn't this apply to all cities? This book shows that the appeal of the city in the 21st century is not only determined by the... 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...

  • 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...

  • The short guide to urban policyby Claire Edwards; Rob Imrie

    Policy Press 2015; US$ 20.00

    This text makes sense of the multiple ways in which urban issues and problems have been addressed in different places at different times. From initiatives that focus on social tensions within the urban realm, to those which seek to develop cities as economic entities, it provides an accessible discussion and critique of some key approaches. more...

  • Show Me A Heroby Lisa Belkin

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; Not Available

    NOW AN HBO MINISERIES Not in my backyard -- that's the refrain commonly invoked by property owners who oppose unwanted development. Such words assume a special ferocity when the development in question is public housing. Lisa Belkin penetrates the prejudices, myths, and heated emotions stirred by the most recent trend in public housing as she re-creates... 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...