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City Planning & Urban Development

  • Elgar Companion to Sustainable Citiesby D. A. Mazmanian; H. Blanco

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 60.00

    Against a backdrop of unprecedented levels of urbanization, 21st century cities across the globe share concerns for the challenges they face. This Companion provides a framework for understanding the city as a critical building block for a more sustainable future within broader subnational, national and continental contexts, and ultimately, within... more...

  • Travel and Transformationby Garth Lean; Russell Staiff; Emma Waterton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Bringing together geographers, sociologists, cultural researchers, philosophers, anthropologists, visual researchers, literary scholars and heritage researchers, this volume explores what it means to transform through travel in a modern, mobile world. In doing so, it draws upon a wide variety of traveller perspectives - including tourists, backpackers,... more...

  • Port Management and Operationsby Maria G. Burns

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 89.95

    With 80 percent of the world?s commodities being transported by water, ports are the pillars of the global economy. Port Management and Operations offers readers the opportunity to enhance their strategic thinking and problem-solving skills, while developing market foresight. It examines global port management practices at the regulatory, commercial,... more...

  • The Geographies of Air Transportby Andrew R. Goetz; Lucy Budd

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Making a detailed contribution to geographies of air transport and aeromobility, this book examines the practices and processes that produce particular patterns of air transport provision both regionally and globally. In so doing, it updates the seminal contributions of Eva Taylor (1945), Kenneth Sealy (1957), Brian Graham (1995) to the study of air... more...

  • Reversing Urban Declineby Mark S. Rosentraub

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 69.95

    Detroit?s bankruptcy is the most severe example of the financial implications of the movement of wealth to the suburbs. When residents and businesses leave, central cities have a disproportionate share of most regions? lower-income households. At the same time, many central cities collect less revenue as states cut financial support. So, we are left... more...

  • Reinventing Developmentby Lord Mawuko-Yevugah

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book shows how the new architecture of aid has important implications in three distinct but related ways: the discursive construction and production of post-colonial societies; the changing focus of Western aid and development policy interventions; and the reproduction of the politics of inclusive exclusion. The author provides detailed and original... more...

  • Transforming U.S. Energy Innovationby Laura Diaz Anadon; Matthew Bunn; Venkatesh Narayanamurti

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    This is an analytical assessment of how the government can accelerate development and deployment of energy technologies, for researchers and policy makers. more...

  • Reconstructing Italyby Stephanie Zeier Pilat

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Drawing on the writings of the architects, government documents, and including brief passages from works of neorealist literature and descriptions of neorealist films by Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italo Calvino and others, this book presents a portrait of the postwar struggle to define a post-Fascist Italy. more...

  • Reconstructing Italyby Stephanie Zeier Pilat

    Oscar Test Publisher 2014; US$ 20.00

    Drawing on the writings of the architects, government documents, and including brief passages from works of neorealist literature and descriptions of neorealist films by Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italo Calvino and others, this book presents a portrait of the postwar struggle to define a post-Fascist Italy. more...

  • The Social Roots of Riskby Kathleen Tierney

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    The first decade of the 21st century saw a remarkable number of large-scale disasters. Earthquakes in Haiti and Sumatra underscored the serious economic consequences that catastrophic events can have on developing countries, while 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina showed that first world nations remain vulnerable. The Social Roots of Risk argues against... more...