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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...

  • 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; Not Available

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Planning the Megacityby Christopher Silver

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 44.95

    In this book, the first on the planning history of Jarkarta, able expert Christopher Silver describes how planning has shaped urban development in Southeast Asia, and in particular how its largest city, Jakarta, Indonesia, was transformed from a colonial capital of approximately 150,000 in 1900 to a megacity of 12?13 million inhabitants in 2000. ... more...

  • Cities, Transport and Communicationsby Howard Dick; Peter Rimmer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 176.00

    This book shows the impact of globalization on Southeast Asia, which over a few decades has evolved from a loose set of war-torn ex-colonies to being a centre of global manufacturing. Focusing on cities, the authors explain the emergence of modern Southeast Asia and its increasing integration into the world economy by showing how technological change,... more...

  • Beyond Edge Citiesby Richard D. Bingham; William M. Bowen; Yosra Amara

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 150.00

    In his influential 1991 book Edge City, Joel Garreau argued that every American city "is growing in the fashion of Los Angeles, with multiple urban cores". He named these cores "edge cities" because they perform all of the city functions, but rise in places that were farmlands or villages only decades ago, far from the old downtowns. This new book... 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...