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  • Urban Competitivenessby Iain Begg

    Policy Press 2002; US$ 41.95

    The question of what makes some cities more successful than others has become an increasingly important policy issue. This topical book is the first to explore facets of competitiveness in a systematic way that combines theory, evidence and policy implications. Bringing together leading experts on urban economic performance, it provides a new look... more...

  • Urban Renaissanceby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2000; US$ 68.00

    Belfast is at a turning point in its history. If it is to succeed as the peace process advances, the achievements of past urban regeneration efforts need to be evaluated in order to set in place effective policies and strategies for the future. Beginning with environmental priorities, Laganside Corporation, a limited life public body responsible for... more...

  • Puzzling Neighbourhood Effectsby W. Doff

    IOS Press 2010; US$ 65.00

    Like other West European countries, the Netherlands are facing a growing uneasiness about its changing demographics. It is within this context that animated discussions concerning immigrant neighbourhoods dominate. The general opinion is that living in such neighbourhoods hinders the 'integration' of immigrants into Dutch society. This book... more...

  • Multimedia Explorations in Urban Policy and Planningby Leonie Sandercock; Giovanni Attili

    Springer 2010; US$ 269.00

    The book is a collection of essays exploring the potential of multimedia to enrich and transform the planning field. By multimedia the authors refer to a broad range of new information and communication technologies (from film and video to digital ethnography and the internet), which are opening up new possibilities in planning practices, processes,... more...

  • Smart Citiesby Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften acatech

    Springer 2011; US$ 29.99

    Seit 2007 wohnt erstmals mehr als die H lfte der Menschheit in Ballungsr umen, im Jahr 2030 werden es 60 Prozent sein. Mit der weltweiten Urbanisierung w chst der Bedarf an vernetzten Technologien. Deutschland hat gute Chancen, sich als f hrender Anbieter solcher Smarter Technologien zu etablieren wenn daf r die Rahmenbedingungen geschaffen werden.... more...

  • Urban and Regional Data Managementby Sisi Zlatanova; Hugo Ledoux; Elfriede M. Fendel; Massimo Rumor

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 154.95

    Human activities as well as various natural phenomena change the environment and impact on the quality of life. Analysis of those dynamics is required for a better understanding of urban modifications, and to facilitate urban growth and development. Research related to the management of urban data has a long tradition. Through the years a variety... more...

  • Beyond Smart Citiesby Tim Campbell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    This book draws on quantitative and qualitative data with concrete case studies to show how networks already operating in cities are used to foster and strengthen connections in order to achieve breakthroughs in learning and innovation. more...

  • Planning for Olympic Legaciesby Eva Kassens-Noor

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95

    When a city wins the right to hold the Olympics, one of the oft cited advantages to the region is the catalytic effect upon the urban and transport projects of the host cities. However, with unparalleled access to documents and records, Eva Kassens-Noor questions and challenges this fundamental assertion of host cities who claim to have used the Olympic... more...

  • Reviving Critical Planning Theoryby Tore Øivin Sager

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    Discussing some of the severe criticism of communicative planning theory (CPT), this book goes on to suggest how theorists and planners can respond to it. Looking at issues of power, politics and ethics in relation to planning, this book has lessons for both theorists and practicing planners, whether critics or advocates of CPT. more...

  • Small Town Sustainabilityby Paul Knox; Heike Mayer

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 52.00

    Kleinstädte spielen eine entscheidende Rolle innerhalb regionaler Wirtschaftssysteme. Die Autorenveranschaulichen, wie diesedie Herausforderung einer globalisierten Welt annehmen können, und stellen beispielhaftBewegungen vor, die örtliche Kulturen, Traditionen, Identitäten und Nachhaltigkeit effektiv zu fördern wissen. more...