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  • Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Livesby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2012; US$ 54.00

    Recognising both the complexity of skills policies and the potential for peer learning, the OECD has developed a global Skills Strategy that helps countries to identify the strengths and weaknesses of their national skills systems, benchmark them internationally, and develop policies that can transform better skills into better jobs, economic growth... more...

  • Colonial Urban Developmentby Anthony D. King

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    The Study focuses on the social and, more especially, the cultural processes governing colonial urban development and develops a theory and methodology to do this. The author demonstrates how the physical and spatial arrangements characterizing urban development are unique products of a particular society, to be understood only in terms of its values,... more...

  • Joseph W. Young, Jr., and the City Beautifulby Joan Mickelson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 49.95

    Joseph W. Young, Jr., was acknowledged as one of the five or six major city builders in boomtime Florida. From practically nothing in 1920 he created Hollywood By-the-Sea with an elegant Beaux Arts plan of circles and lakes, calling it a "City Beautiful," an ideal first propounded by Daniel Burnham of Chicago. Young had a rare talent for... more...

  • Small Town Sustainabilityby Paul Knox; Heike Mayer

    Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 42.00

    In an age where the globalization process is threatening the uniqueness and vitality of small towns, and where most urban planning discourse is directed at topics such as metropol-regions or mega-regions and world cities, the authors here emphasize the need to critically reflect on the potential of small towns. The second edition is expanded... more...

  • The collaborating planner?by Ben Clifford; Mark Tewdwr-Jones

    Policy Press 2013; US$ 99.00

    This new book aims to understand how both specific planning and broader public sector reforms have been experienced and understood by chartered town planners working in local authorities across Great Britain. more...

  • Urban and Regional Data Managementby Claire Ellul; Sisi Zlatanova; Massimo Rumor; Robert Laurini

    CRC Press 2013; US$ 145.95

    The Urban Data Management Society has organised international symposia at various locations throughout Europe since 1971, and UDMS 2013 marks its second visit to London. From its outset, UDMS has highlighted changes and trends in urban data and urban data management. However, the rate of emergence of new data and new technologies has never been as... more...

  • Third World Urbanizationby J. Abu-Lughod; R. Jr Hay

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

     This book was first published in 1977. more...

  • Das Venezianische Stadtrecht Paduas von 1420by Sven Ufe Tjarks

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 224.00

    Venedig, die Serenissima Repubblica, galt einst als Herrscherin des östlichen Mittelmeeres. Dieses Bild prägt unsereVorstellung von der Seemacht Venedig bis heute. Das Meer war über Jahrhunderte die Quelle von Reichtum und Macht für die Venezianer, während man dem eigenen Hinterland den Rücken kehrte. Dennoch hat Venedig seit dem 15. Jahrhundert... more...

  • Urban Remote Sensingby Qihao Weng; Dale A. Quattrochi

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 125.95

    Driven by advances in technology and societal needs, the next frontier in remote sensing is urban areas. With the advent of high-resolution imagery and more capable techniques, the question has become "Now that we have the technology, how do we use it?" The need for a definitive resource that explores the technology of remote sensing and the issues... more...

  • Applied Urban Analysisby Ian Cullen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Much of the theoretical literature in planning and human geography at present is materialist in perspective. This offers a powerful critique but locates the dynamics of urban systems too specifically in just one basic social relationship. It fails to provide an intellectual base broad enough for constructive, detailed urban analysis, partly because... more...