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- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95
The promise of competitiveness and economic growth in so-called smart cities is widely advertised in Europe and the US. The promise is focussed on global talent and knowledge economies and not on learning and innovation. But to really achieve smart cities ? that is to create the conditions of continuous learning and innovation ? this book argues that... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
During World War II, many European government authorities and planners believed that the damage caused by bombing constituted a great opportunity to transform their cities. Even as the fighting continued, a great many plans were drawn up, and this has been the subject of much scholarship. However, what is often overlooked is wartime planning in cities... more...
- Elsevier Science 2002; US$ 265.00
If the modern city is a monument to anything, it is a monument to man's inefficiency. Our cities are plagued by problems of congestion, waste, and pollution that deplete natural resources, damage the environment and reduce the quality of life of citizens. The irony is, as this fascinating new study shows, that it doesn't have to be like this. Building... more...
- Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95
Cities in Action focuses on the planning of cities. The book first discusses the planning of cities wherein planning is considered as a protective device that influences orderly procedure and cooperation among citizens. Accessibility is seen as an influential factor in the rise and distribution of cities. The text underscores that along with the rise... more...
- Urban Land Institute 1998; US$ 18.99
Author Bill Hudnut draws on his past experience as mayor of Indianapolis to describe his vision for dealing with diversity, encouraging sustainable development, finding alternatives to sprawl, managing technological change, regional collaboration, improving government efficiency, and more. more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 114.95
Updated in its 10th edition, Contemporary Urban Planning provides readers with in-depth coverage of the historic, economic, political, legal, and environmental factors affecting urban planning as well as specific chapters on the various fields of planning. With updated coverage of the Obama administration's response to the present economic downturn,... more...
- 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...