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City Planning & Urban Development

  • Accumulation by Dispossessionby

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 36.00

    This book is a collection of essays written by famous theoreticians and academics in the area of urban studies on the transformation process of cities and its socio-economic ramifications. These essays analyze the signs of spatial crisis in metropolises, revealing the contradictory processes of integration and segmentation that characterize the critical... more...

  • Green Cities of Europeby

    Island Press/Center for Resource Economics 2012; Not Available

    In the absence of federal leadership, states and localities are stepping forward to address critical problems like climate change, urban sprawl, and polluted water and air. Fortunately, they have dynamic, innovative models outside U.S. borders. Green Cities of Europe draws on the world's best examples of sustainability to show how other cities can... 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...

  • Water Purification Using Heat Pumpsby F A Holland *Decd*; C.L. Heard; F.A. Holland; S. Santoyo; J. Siqueiros

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 231.00

    This book is the result of a long-term co-operative research and professional development programme between the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE), Mexico, and the University of Salford, UK. It provides the design basis for the fabrication of small and large scale commercial absorption heat pump systems, and includes a comprehensive treatment... more...

  • Historic Preservationby Michael A. Tomlan

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 57.69

    This well-illustrated book offers an up-to-date synthesis of the field of historic preservation, cast as a social campaign concerned with the condition, treatment and use of the legacy of existing properties in the United States. Drawing on a wide range of research, experience and scholarship over the last fifty years, it allows us to re-think past... more...

  • Subprime Citiesby Manuel B. Aalbers

    Wiley 2012; US$ 40.95 US$ 35.49

    Subprime Cities: The Political Economy of Mortgage Markets presents a collection of works from social scientists that offer insights into mortgage markets and the causes, effects, and aftermath of the recent 'subprime' mortgage crisis. Provides an even-handed and detailed analysis of mortgage markets and the recent housing crisis Features... more...

  • Popular Housing and Urban Land Tenure in the Middle Eastby Myriam Ababsa; Baudouin Dupret

    American University of Cairo Press 2012; US$ 38.99

    Irregular or illegal housing constitutes the ordinary condition of popular urban housing in the Middle East. Considering the conditions of daily practices related to land and tenure mobilization and of housing, neighborhood shaping, transactions, and conflict resolution, this book offers a new reading of government action in the cities of Amman, Beirut,... more...

  • Sharing the Cityby John Abbott

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    While the rate of urbanisation in the developing world has increased dramatically over the past 20 years, governments' capacity to support urban growth has, in many cases, failed to keep up with this trend. Non-governmental organisations working in the field have long advocated community management of the urban environment as the best solution to this... more...

  • Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Urban Development in Africaby John Abbott

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 152.95

    This book shows for the first time how green infrastructure can work in an African urban context. On one level it provides a major rethinking of the role of infrastructure in urban society since the creation of networked infrastructure in the early twentieth century. On another, it explores the changing paradigms of urban development through the fundamental... more...