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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$ 33.99

    “ The New Urban Sociology is an indispensable textbook for an urban sociology course with students from multiple disciplines. Exemplary in its combination of accessibility, coverage, and theoretical sophistication, the text conveys rather complex notions at the intersection of economics, politics, and culture with admirable lucidity.? ?Gabriel Santos,... more...

  • Local Action and Participationby Ulrike Schinkel; Angela Jain; Sabine Schröder

    JOVIS Verlag 2015; US$ 18.70

    The significance of bottom-up approaches initiated by civil society as well as the importance of the local level as the level for implementation is often overlooked when dealing with megacity developments. The main aim of this volume is to retrospectively trace participatory and local action approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation in... 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...

  • Employment Deconcentration in European Metropolitan Areasby Eran Razin; Martin Dijst; Carmen Vazquez

    Springer 2007; US$ 239.00

    Spatial deconcentration of economic activities, particularly the growth of suburban office, retail and entertainment concentrations, has become a prime concern in European metropolitan areas. This book provides a cross-national comparative perspective on employment deconcentration within selected metropolitan areas in Europe. Whereas most debate over... 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$ 140.00

    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$ 36.34

    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...