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  • 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 Planning in Britainby Peter Roberts; Kevin Thomas; Gwyndaf Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    Metropolitan Planning in Britain is the first comparative analysis and assessment of metropolitan areas and their strategic planning for almost two decades. Changes in population distribution, styles of local government, business practices, and attitudes to the environment have all had an impact on cities in recent years which planners and other... more...

  • Global Metropolitanby John Rennie-Short

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    Exploring the connections between globalization and urbanization, this notable book places particular emphasis on understanding the economic function of global cities, the political process of globalizing cities, and the cultural significance of cosmopolitan cities. The book explores the meaning of the globalizing project in cities: the maintaining,... more...

  • Livable Cities?by Peter Evans

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 31.95

    The sprawling cities of the developing world are vibrant hubs of economic growth, but they are also increasingly ecologically unsustainable and, for ordinary citizens, increasingly unlivable. Pollution is rising, affordable housing is decreasing, and green space is shrinking. Since three-quarters of those joining the world's population during the next... more...

  • Redefining Urban and Suburban America, Volume 1by Bruce J. Katz; Robert E. Lang

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 26.95

    Redefining Urban and Suburban America explores demographic trends and their complexities, along with their implications for the policies and politics shaping metropolitan America. The shifts discussed here have significant influence in demand for housing and schools, childcare and healthcare, as well as private goods and services. more...

  • Don't Call It Sprawlby William T. Bogart

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 26.00

    Bogart puts the current policy debate over urban sprawl into a broader analytical context. more...

  • The Polycentric Metropolisby Peter Hall; Kathy Pain

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 130.95

    A new 21st century urban phenomenon is emerging: the networked polycentric mega-city region. Developed around one or more cities of global status, it is characterized by a cluster of cities and towns, physically separate but intensively networked in a complex spatial division of labour. This book describes and analyses eight such regions in North West... more...

  • Liquid Cityby John R Short

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 40.95

    Megalopolis was the name given to a Peloponnesian city that was founded around 371- 368 BCE. Though planned on a grand scale, the city failed to realize the dreams of the founders, and it declined by the late Roman period. In 1957, the renowned geographer Jean Gottman applied the term in his description of the densely populated area of the northeastern... more...

  • World Cities in a World-Systemby Paul L. Knox; Peter J. Taylor

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 43.00

    Seventeen essays by leading researchers in the area of world cities and the economic factors. more...

  • Metropolitan Regionsby Johan Klaesson; Börje Johansson; Charlie Karlsson

    Springer 2012; US$ 179.00

    Metropolitan growth has been dramatic in the past several decades, and today metropolitan regions are recognized as the main driving forces in national growth and development as well as in national and global innovation processes. The purpose of this book is to contribute to a better understanding of how metropolitan regions and their subsystems interact... more...