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  • 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...

  • Design Guidelines in American Citiesby John Punter

    Liverpool University Press 1999; US$ 32.50

    This book is a study of design initiatives and policies in five US West Coast cities – Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Irvine and San Diego – all of which have had particularly interesting experience of relevance to urban design practice in Britain and other countries. more...

  • Changing Institutional Landscapes for Implementing Wind Powerby Sylvia Breukers

    Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 69.50

    Provides insight in the political-institutional conditions that have impeded and encouraged onshore wind power implementation in the Netherlands, England and the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia more...

  • OECD Territorial Reviews Copenhagen, Denmarkby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2009; US$ 54.00

    The Copenhagen metropolitan region accounts for nearly half of Denmark's national output and plays a key role for the country as a whole.  Nevertheless, it has witnessed only modest economic growth over the last decade. This review of metropolitan area policy for Copenhagen examines key challenges including modest economic growth, scarcity... more...

  • Improving Institutions for Green Landscapes in Metropolitan Areasby E. Van Rij

    IOS Press 2008; US$ 87.00

    Investigates how various institutions for green landscapes in metropolitan areas work, which problems hamper them, and how these institutions can be improved. This title formulates the following themes such as: landscape and institutional developments, the market or government dilemma, and the network or hierarchy dilemma. more...

  • The Institutionalisation of European Spatial Planningby B. Waterhout

    IOS Press 2008; US$ 65.00

    The Institutionalisation of European Spatial Planning aims to clarify the enterprise of European spatial planning. The emphasis of the book lies on the need for a better understanding of the process of European integration in general. It particularly points at the emerging middle range theories that used concepts that were showing similarity to those... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...