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City Planning & Urban Development

  • Megaregionsby J. Harrison; M. Hoyler

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    By critically assessing the opportunities and challenges posed by planning and governing at the megaregional scale, this innovative book examines the latest conceptualizations of trans-metropolitan landscapes. In doing so, it seeks to uncover whether megaregions are a meaningful new spatial framework for the analysis of cities in globalization. Situated... more...

  • Arts, Culture and the Making of Global Citiesby L. Kong; C. Chia-ho; C. Tsu-Lung

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    While global cities have mostly been characterized as sites of intensive and extensive economic activity, the quest for global city status also increasingly rests on the creative production and consumption of culture and the arts. Arts, Culture and the Making of Global Cities examines such ambitions and projects undertaken in five major cities in Asia:... more...

  • The Regional and Urban Policy of the European Unionby P. McCann

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    The regional and urban development policy of the European Union, or more precisely, EU Cohesion Policy, is undergoing change. This development is driven by the enormous transformations in European regions and by shifts in thinking and analysis. The issues raised by the changes to regional and urban development policy in Europe span many academic disciplines... more...

  • Governing Urban Regions Through Collaborationby Joël Thibert

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    This book critically re-evaluates the fundamental premise of the New Regionalism, which is that regional problems can be solved without regional/higher government. More specifically, this research concentrates on the effect of bottom-up, state-mandated and functional collaboration, the moderating role of regional awareness, governmental initiative... more...

  • A New Scramble for Africa?by Sören Scholvin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    This book is the first to bring together comparative perspectives on the strategies of state and non-state actors involved in the exploitation of Sub-Saharan energy resources; the potential and pitfalls of new forms of cooperation on energy southwards of the Sahara and the domestic opportunities and challenges of the present energy resource boom. It... more...

  • Action Research for Sustainabilityby Jonas Egmose

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    How can action research further new research orientations towards sustainability? This book, empirically situated in the field of upstream public engagement, involving local residents, researchers and practitioners in bottom-up processes deliberating on urban sustainability, answers this question by analysing processes of social learning. Through analyses... more...

  • Urban Politicsby Myron Levine

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 84.95

    This popular text mixes classic theory and research on urban politics with the most recent developments and data in urban and metropolitan affairs. Its balanced and realistic approach helps students understand the nature of urban politics and the difficulty of finding effective "solutions" in a suburban and global age. The ninth edition has been... more...

  • The Urban Climate Challengeby Craig Johnson; Noah Toly; Heike Schroeder

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 130.00

    Drawing upon a variety of empirical and theoretical perspectives , The Urban Climate Challenge provides a hands-on perspective about the political and technical challenges now facing cities and transnational urban networks in the global climate regime. Bringing together experts working in the fields of global environmental governance, urban sustainability... more...

  • Urban Destination Marketing in Contemporary Europeby John Heeley

    Channel View Publications 2015; US$ 35.00

    This book aims to unite theory and practice in the field of destination marketing. It attempts to reconcile the gap between the academic literature on urban destination marketing and the manner in which it is actually undertaken by destination marketing organisations (DMOs). While analysing and critically assessing the current destination marketing... more...

  • Präqualifikation im Vergaberechtby Jörn-Michael Bartels

    Tectum Verlag 2015; US$ 30.10

    Privatwirtschaftliche Unternehmen beteiligen sich jährlich an einer Vielzahl von öffentlichen Ausschreibungen, und die Bürokratie zwingt die Unternehmen bei jeder Bewerbung zur Bearbeitung identischer Formulare - besonders im öffentlichen Baubereich müssen die Unternehmer sämtliche Eignungsnachweise immer wieder einreichen. Gerade die Unternehmen,... more...