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- CRC Press 2015; US$ 119.95
This book offers insights into the scope of data mining initiatives, including their socio-economic and legal implications to stakeholders, organizations, and society. There is a current paucity of literature with emphasis on developing countries or relatable cases with relevance to their specific contexts. Most current publications focus on technical... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95
The majority of Americans live in suburbs and until about a decade or so ago, most suburbs had been assumed to be non-Hispanic White, affluent, and without problems. However, recent data have shown that there are changing trends among U.S. suburbs. This book provides timely analyses of current suburban issues by utilizing recently published data from... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95
This book firstly describes the historical development of the domestic spaces (indoor and outdoor), and provides an inclusive analysis of spaces of everyday activities in the hawari of old Cairo. It then broadens its analysis to other parts of the city, highlighting different customs and representations of home in the city at large. Cairo, in the context... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00
Offers a transnational history of Pakistan's development in the 1950s and 1960s and the creation of the capital city Islamabad. more...
- Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00
Covering a period from the late eighteenth century to today, this volume explores the phenomenon of urban violence in order to unveil general developments and historical specificities in a variety of Middle Eastern contexts. By situating incidents in particular processes and conflicts, the case studies seek to counter notions of a violent Middle... more...
- OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 63.00
How do cities govern themselves as they grow bigger? The answer can shape the competitiveness and quality of life in those cities and depends on a number of factors, ranging from the country's institutional framework to the cities' specific socioeconomic dynamics. This report presents a typology of metropolitan governance arrangements observed... more...
- OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 42.00
The report provides an outline of recent and likely future urbanisation trends and discusses the consequences. The world is in the middle of an urbanisation process that will cause urbanisation rates to rise from low double digit rates to more than 80% by the end of the century. It argues that this is both a great opportunity and a great challenge,... more...
- OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 33.00
Prepared at the request of the City of Venice, this report explores the implications for Venice of the adoption in 2014 of new legislation on the governance of metropolitan cities. It builds on the analysis of the OECD Territorial Review of Venice (2010), analysing a number of different "functional geographies" of the larger urban region... more...
- 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...
- 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...