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  • Urban Planning Theory since 1945by Nigel Taylor

    SAGE Publications 1998; US$ 65.00

    Following the Second World War, modern systems of urban and regional planning were established in Britain and most other developed countries. In this book, Nigel Taylor describes the changes in planning thought which have taken place since then. He outlines the main theories of planning, from the traditional view of urban planning as an exercise... more...

  • Improving Municipal Solid Waste Management in Indiaby Da Zhu

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 29.99

    Solid Waste Management (SWM) is a matter of great concern in the urban areas of developing countries. The municipal authorities who are responsible for managing municipal solid waste are unable to discharge their obligations effectively because they lack the in-house capacity to handle the complexities of the process.It is heartening to see that the... more...

  • Turning a Town Aroundby Anthony Hall

    Wiley 2008; US$ 114.00

    This good practice guide addresses practical action and shows planners and developers how to incorporate design principles into policy, make design briefing effective, and prepare for successful negotiation. more...

  • Regions Matterby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2009; US$ 48.00

    Why do some regions grow faster than others, and in ways that do not always conform to economic theory? This is a central issue in today’s economic climate, when policy makers are looking for ways to stimulate new and sustainable growth. OECD work suggests that there is no one-size-fits-all answer to regional growth policy. Rather, regions grow... more...

  • Urban and Regional Policy and Its Effects, 1by Howard Wial; Margery Austin Turner; Harold Wolman

    Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    The goal of this book, the first in a series, is to bring policymakers, practitioners, and scholars up to speed on the state of knowledge on various aspects of urban and regional policy. What do we know about the effectiveness of select policy approaches, reforms, or experiments on key social and economic problems facing cities, suburbs, and metropolitan... more...

  • From Despair to Hopeby Henry G. Cisneros; Lora Engdahl

    Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    As pressing economic and quality of life issues heighten calls for increased federal engagement in America’s cities, this new book offers cause for optimism and lessons for policy innovators. From Despair to Hope documents the evolution of HOPE VI, one of the most ambitious urban redevelopment initiatives in the past half century and a true federal-urban... more...

  • Science and Technology for Developmentby James Smith

    Zed Books 2009; US$ 19.95

    In Science and Technology for Development, James Smith explores the complex relationship between society and technology, and the potential for science to make sustainable contributions to global development. Drawing on case studies from Africa, Latin America and Asia, the author argues that we need to think carefully about science and development,... more...

  • Contracting for Better Placesby M. van der Veen

    IOS Press 2009; US$ 116.00

    Large-scale urban development projects aim to create better places in underused or deteriorated areas. For their realization, cooperation between planning authorities and market parties is indispensable. This book focuses on the development agreements that these parties close. It is suitable for academics as well as practitioners. more...

  • OECD Territorial Reviews: Switzerland 2002by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2002; US$ 58.00

    The review points to the need to redesign regional policy. The ongoing reform of fiscal federalism, supposed to foster subnational autonomy and to reduce disparities more effectively, is an important step towards balanced regional development. The review emphasises the need to extend regional policy to the entire country, and to link it more strongly... more...

  • OECD Regions at a Glance 2005by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 56.00

    OECD Regions at a Glance presents a series of indicators for OECD countries that will enable policy makers and analysts to evaluate differences in economic performance among regions and to better design and assess regional policies. Organised around three major themes, the book first examines regions' contributions to national growth in population,... more...