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  • Planning and the Rural Environmentby Joan Davidson; Gerald Wibberley

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

    Planning and the Rural Environment examines the environmental issues affecting countryside planning. Emphasis is placed on the look and feel of the open countryside, the function and appearance of the rural environment, rather than the problems of its people and the settlements in which they live. Also discussed is the conflict of interest generated... more...

  • The Environment of Human Settlements Human Well-Being in Citiesby P. Laconte; G. Epstein; J.E. Gibson

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

    The Environment of Human Settlements: Human Well-Being in Cities, Volume 1 contains the proceedings of the Conference on the Environment of Human Settlements: Human Well-Being in Cities, held in Brussels, Belgium, in April 1976. The papers focus on the environmental implications of human settlements, with emphasis on the well-being of people living... more...

  • Stadtökosystemeby Jürgen Breuste; Stephan Pauleit; Dagmar Haase; Martin Sauerwein; Martin Lay

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2016; US$ 26.64

    Dieses Lehrbuch zu Stadtökosystemen beantwortet wichtige Fragen, die sich zum ökologischen Aufbau, zu den Funktionen und zur sozial-ökologischen Entwicklung von Städten weltweit stellen. Ausgehend davon, wie sich Städte heute in einer immer stärker urban werdenden Welt entwickeln, werden ökologische Herausforderungen für Städte des 21. Jahrhunderts... more...

  • Economic Transformation of a Developing Economyby Lakhwinder Singh; Nirvikar Singh

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 91.98

    Foreword by Prof. Kaushik Basu This book traces the development experience of one of India?s most dynamic and prosperous states, Punjab, which has provided the country with a much-needed degree of food security. The relative regression of Punjab?s economy in the post-economic reforms period and slow current economic growth give cause for... more...

  • ECOWAS Lawby Jerry Ukaigwe

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 91.98

    This book analyses the emerging jurisprudence of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and seamlessly knits together all the disparate texts, policies and judicial decisions into a single, coherent resource. The work is deliberately crafted to address the lack of a comprehensive resource on the subject, and guide lawyers, policy-makers,... more...

  • Models of Urban & Regional Systems in Developing Countriesby George Chadwick

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

    This work is concerned with the understanding of the structure and behaviour of urban and regional systems in developing countries. Professor Chadwick considers not only how such systems change, but also how they might be changed by some form of manipulation. Both these purposes necessarily involve the activity of modelling the systems concerned.... more...

  • Blood and Earthby Kevin Bales

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 27.00

    For readers of such crusading works of nonfiction as Katherine Boo?s Beyond the Beautiful Forevers and Tracy Kidder?s Mountains Beyond Mountains comes a powerful and captivating examination of two entwined global crises: environmental destruction and human trafficking?and an inspiring, bold plan for how we can solve them.   A leading expert... more...

  • Integration of Infrastructures in Europe in Historical Comparisonby Gerold Ambrosius; Christian Henrich-Franke

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 91.98

    This book compares the cross-border integration of infrastructures in Europe such as post, telecommunication and transportation in the 19th century and the period following the Second World War. In addition to providing a unique perspective on the development of cross-border infrastructures and the international regimes regulating them, it offers... more...

  • From Boom to Bubbleby Rachel Weber

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    During the Great Recession, the housing bubble took much of the blame for bringing the American economy to its knees, but commercial real estate also experienced its own boom-and-bust in the same time period. In Chicago, for example, law firms and corporate headquarters abandoned their historic downtown office buildings for the millions of brand-new... more...

  • Making the Missionby Ocean Howell

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    In the aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, residents of the city?s iconic Mission District bucked the city-wide development plan, defiantly announcing that in their neighborhood, they would be calling the shots. Ever since, the Mission has become known as a city within a city, and a place where residents have, over the last century, organized... more...