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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95
As levels of urbanization increase around the world, the growing concentrations of population and economic activity increases vulnerability to natural disasters. Interdependencies among urban populations mean that damage to the built environment, including water, sewer and energy infrastructure, can affect millions. Even if there is no change in the... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 139.95
Many of our global cities are distressed and facing a host of issues: economic collapse in the face of rising expectations, social disintegration and civil unrest, and ecological degradation and the threats associated with climate change, including more frequent and more severe natural disasters. Our long-held assumptions about man and nature and... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 79.99
Creating Civic Engagement in Urban Public Art addresses these and other critical questions. It demonstrates how public art can build community unity, identity and cohesiveness. The focus of this original work is how cities engage their citizens through public art. Through case studies of cities that have public art programs - some successful at... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 60.00
Transport economics and policy analysis is a field which has seen major advances in methodology in recent decades, covering issues such as estimating cost functions, modelling of demand, dealing with externalities, examining industry ownership and structure, pricing and investment decisions and measuring economic impacts. This Handbook contains reviews... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00
The European railway sector has undergone profound and predominantly institutional changes over the past 20 years, due to the initiatives of the European Commission. This book constitutes a first systematic assessment and account of the recent transformations of the industry along a series of critical yet contentious issues such as competition, unbundling,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
Today, urban scholars think of cities and regions as evolving through networks of human associations, technologies, and natural ecologies. This being the case, planners are faced with the?task of navigating a profoundly material world. Planning?with and for humans alone is unacceptable: in the unfolding of urban processes, non-human things cannot... more...
- CRC Press 2015; US$ 59.95
The climate has changed and communities across America are living with the consequences: rapid sea level rise, multi-state wildfires, heat waves, and enduring drought. Living with Climate Change: How Communities Are Surviving and Thriving in a Changing Climate details the steps cities are taking now to protect lives and businesses, to reduce their... more...
- CRC Press 2015; US$ 69.95
"Alvarez drives home the point that for buildings and communities located in hurricane-prone regions, it is not a question of whether the area will be impacted, but when it will be impacted. The book makes a strong case for taking responsibility to understand the vulnerabilities of buildings and structures to hurricane impacts." ?Timothy Reinhold,... more...