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- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 45.95
For the first time in human history more people now live and towns and cities than in rural areas. In the wealthier countries of the world, the transition from predominantly rural to urban habitation is more or less complete. But in many parts of Africa, Asia and Latin America, urban populations are expanding rapidly. Current UN projections indicate... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 149.95
The key aim of this volume is to demonstrate ways in which an understanding of history can be used to inform present-day transport and mobility policies. This is not to say that history repeats itself, or that every contemporary transport dilemma has an historical counterpart: rather, the contributors to this book argue that in many contexts of transport... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 149.95
The long-term development of public green spaces such as parks, public gardens, and recreation grounds in London during the twentieth century is a curiously neglected subject, despite the fact that various kinds of green spaces cover huge areas in cities in the UK today. This book explores how and why public green spaces have been created and used... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2016; US$ 69.99
Weltweit sind viele natürliche Biotope (u.a. Moore, Wälder, Flussauen) und durch historische Nutzung entstandene Ökosysteme (u.a. Heiden, Trockenrasen) stark beeinträchtigt oder zerstört worden, sodass wichtige Leistungen für den Menschen verloren gegangen sind und sie nicht mehr nachhaltig genutzt werden können. Dieser Trend kann nur durch eine zielgerichtete... more...
- Springer New York 2016; US$ 27.99
This book takes you on a unique journey through American history, taking time to consider the forces that shaped the development of various cities and regions, and arrives at an unexpected conclusion regarding sustainability. From the American Dream to globalization to the digital and information revolutions, we assume that humans have taken control... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 60.00
Green infrastructure is widely recognised as a valuable resource in our towns and cities and it is therefore crucial to understand, create, protect and manage this resource. This Handbook sets the context for green infrastructure as a means to make urban environments more resilient, sustainable, liveable and equitable. It then provides a comprehensive... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 7.24
Building a relationship with a city is a lot like building a relationship with another person - just as cities can be intoxicating, generous and inspiring, so they can also be dangerous, fickle and impenetrable. How to Live in the City is a book for navigating and nurturing this important relationship. Hugo Macdonald believes you need to feel a... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95
Urban shrinkage is rising to the top of the political agenda in Europe as more cities are shrinking in the prolonged economic downturn we encounter. Coupled with unprecedented budgetary austerity and rapidly ageing populations, ?stagnating? and ?shrinking? cities have emerged as a key challenge for policy and practice for decades to come. Local actors... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00
This book explores how the weather and city-form impact the mind, and how city-form and mind interact. It builds on Merleau-Ponty?s contention that mind, the human body and the environment are intertwined in a singular composite, and on Walter Benjamin?s suggestion that mind and city-form, in mutual interaction, through history, have set the course... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 160.00
The debate on the competitiveness of local and regional clusters in the current globalized markets is a priority as globalization puts pressure on such production systems and forces them to find new ways of competition and sustainability. Many traditional clusters may be constrained by the growth of transnational value chains and production networks... more...