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  • Urban Design in the Arab Worldby Professor Robert Saliba; Professor Matthew Carmona

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    The Arab World is perceived to be a region rampant with constructed and ambiguous national identities, overwhelming wealth and poverty, religious diversity, and recently the Arab uprisings, a bottom-up revolution shaking the foundations of pre-established, long-standing hierarchies. It is also a region that has witnessed a remarkable level of transformation... more...

  • Slavery behind the Wallby Theresa A. Singleton

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95

    Cuba had the largest slave society of the Spanish colonial empire and thus the most plantations. The lack of archaeological data for interpreting these sites is a glaring void in slavery and plantation studies. Theresa Singleton helps to fill this gap with the presentation of the first archaeological investigation of a Cuban plantation written by... more...

  • Eliten im Vielvölkerreichby Tim Buchen; Malte Rolf

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 98.00

    This volume presents the lives of mobile elites and their impact on the processes of change in the Russian and Austro-Hungarian empires during the second half of the 19 th century. Using the notion of ?imperial biographies,? it illuminates connections between individual life stories and the course of empire, giving due attention to personal... more...

  • Städtische Quartiere gestaltenby Judith Knabe; Anne van Rießen; Rolf Blandow

    transcript 2015; US$ 24.54

    Was sind lebenswerte Quartiere? Welche Möglichkeiten und Grenzen kommunaler Konzepte der städtischen Quartiersentwicklung gab und gibt es? Vor dem Hintergrund aktueller gesellschaftlicher sowie politischer Entwicklungen und Herausforderungen werden in diesem Band zentrale Fragen der Quartiersentwicklung diskutiert. Aus der Sicht von verschiedenen wissenschaftlichen... more...

  • Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics SETby Gilles Duranton; Vernon Henderson; William Strange

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 299.95

    Developments in methodologies, agglomeration, and a range of applied issues have characterized recent advances in regional and urban studies. Volume 5 concentrates on these developments while treating traditional subjects such as housing, the costs and benefits of cities, and policy issues beyond regional inequalities. Contributors make a habit of... more...

  • Interculturalism in Citiesby Ricard Zapata-Barrero

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    Cities are increasingly recognized as new players in diversity studies, and many of them are showing evidence of an intercultural shift. As an emerging concept and policy, interculturalism is becoming the most pragmatic answer to concrete concerns in cities. Within this framework, this book covers two major concerns: how to conceptualize and how to... more...

  • Suburban Dreamsby Greg Dickinson

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    Starting with the premise that suburban films, residential neighborhoods, chain restaurants, malls, and megachurches are compelling forms ( topos ) that shape and materialize the everyday lives of residents and visitors, Greg Dickinson?s Suburban Dreams offers a rhetorically attuned critical analysis of contemporary American suburbs and the ?good... more...

  • Urban Economics and Land Use in America: The Transformation of Cities in the Twentieth Centuryby Alan Rabinowitz

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    This is a book about the reality of place in America, the events and influences that led to the America we recognize today. It is a book about the growth of American cities and their suburbs during the twentieth century, about institutions and metropolitan governance, about real estate development and finance, about housing and the lack of it, about... more...

  • Nachbarschaftsrecht - inkl. Arbeitshilfen onlineby Kathrin Gerber; Andrea Nasemann

    Haufe Lexware Verlag 2015; US$ 20.53

    <!-- Generated by XStandard version 2.0.1.0 on 2015-06-11T13:30:35 --><p>Hier erhalten Sie rechtssichere und leicht verständliche Antworten auf alle Fragen zum Nachbarschaftsrecht. Zwei erfahrene Rechtsexpertinnen und Beraterinnen von Haus + Grund München beschreiben, welche Rechte und Pflichten Nachbarn haben.</p><p>Das Buch... more...

  • The New Urban Agendaby Bill Freeman; Christopher Hume

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 10.99

    Equal parts history, social science, and call to action, The New Urban Agenda focuses on fixing the major issues facing the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Award-winning author Bill Freeman shows how cities have overcome them in the past, and gives level-headed advice for tackling Toronto's biggest challenges. more...