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  • 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 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$ 28.00

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

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

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 239.00

    European metropolitan areas have experienced a marked reorganization associated with the processes of globalization and the European integration of economic act- ities on various spatial scales. Much of this change is particularly evident at the edge of central cities, further away at suburban locations and on the fringes of expanding metropolitan... 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...