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  • Metropolitan Governance in Deutschlandby Karsten Zimmermann; Hubert Heinelt

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 39.99

    Das Buch schildert die Grundproblematik des Regierens in Ballungsräumen und gibt einen Überblick über die dominierenden Paradigmen und Leitideen der letzten 60 Jahre, die jeweils die konkrete Gestaltung von Organisationsformen anleiteten. Ob und wie Governance-Arrangements in Ballungsräumen in der Lage sind, die besonderen Herausforderungen einer politischen... more...

  • The New Urban Sociologyby Ray Hutchison; Mark Gottdiener; Michael T. Ryan

    Westview Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    This groundbreaking text, now in its fifth edition, utilizes an integrated sociospatial paradigm to consider the role of race, class, gender, environment, economics, culture, and politics on the development of metropolitan areas . more...

  • Future Megacities 4: Local Action and Participationby Ulrike Schinkel; Angela Jain; Sabine Schröder

    Jovis Berlin 2015; US$ 20.03

    Bei der Entwicklung von Megastädten wird die Wichtigkeit von zivilgesellschaftlich initiierten bottom-up-Ansätzen oft ebenso unterschätzt wie die Bedeutung der lokalen Ebene als Umsetzungsebene. Anhand von sieben Fallstudien des Future-Megacities-Programms zur Anpassung an den Klimawandel und zur Reduzierung von Treibhausgas-Emissionen zeigt dieser... more...

  • Statik und Prozessby Hermann Korte

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 39.99

    Skepsis und Engagement ? mit diesen Begriffen lässt sich die Grundhaltung von Hermann Korte, einem der einflussreichsten Soziologen in Deutschland, umschreiben. Ob das Wesen der Städte oder die gegenwärtige Utopie das Thema ist, äußerst kenntnisreich und anschaulich beschreibt er in seinen Essays die Gesellschaft im Spannungsfeld von Statik und Prozess. more...

  • Redefining Urban and Suburban Americaby Alan Berube; Bruce Katz; Robert E. Lang

    Brookings Institution Press 2005; US$ 26.95

    Provides a closer look at the unprecedented social and economic changes taking place in the nation's oldest and newest communities, and explores the implications for a diverse set of policy areas, including metropolitan development patterns, immigrant incorporation, and the promotion of affordable housing and homeownership. more...

  • Sunbelt/Frostbeltby Janet Rothenberg Pack

    Brookings Institution Press 2005; US$ 24.95

    "The product of a multiyear project looking at how government policies shape growth patterns in five metropolitan areas--Los Angeles, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Philadelphia--this book examines how these sunbelt and frostbelt metro areas have tried to use policy reform to address their individual development challenges"--Provided by publishe more...

  • Synergy in Polycentric Urban Regionsby E. Meijers

    IOS Press 2007; US$ 55.00

    In understanding and explaining the functioning of cities, contemporary urban and regional studies attribute great significance to relationships between cities. This book focuses on relationships between cities in polycentric urban regions (PURs), which are regions containing proximate but distinct cities that are rather similar in size. more...

  • Communication, Public Opinion, and Globalization in Urban Chinaby Francis L.F. Lee; Chin-Chuan Lee; Mike Z. Yao; Tsan-Kuo Chang; Fen Jennifer Lin; Chris Fei Shen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    As China is increasingly integrated into the processes of economic, political, social, and cultural globalization, important questions arise about how Chinese people perceive and evaluate such processes. At the same time, international communication scholars have long been interested in how local, national, and transnational media communications shape... more...

  • Metropolitan Sustainabilityby F Zeman

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 325.00

    Global populations have grown rapidly in recent decades, leading to ever increasing demands for shelter, resources, energy and utilities. Coupled with the worldwide need to achieve lower impact buildings and conservation of resources, the need to achieve sustainability in urban environments has never been more acute. This book critically reviews the... more...

  • Thick Spaceby Dorothee Brantz; Sasha Disko; Georg Wagner-Kyora

    transcript 2014; US$ 38.92

    Could the concepts of »metropolitanism« and »thick space« aid our understanding of historical and contemporary urban change? Essays by scholars from both sides of the Atlantic provide interdisciplinary approaches to the complex dynamics of large-scale urbanization. The book opens with conceptual questions regarding the development of metropoles and... more...