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  • Livable Cities?by Peter Evans

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 31.95 US$ 25.56

    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...

  • Don't Call It Sprawlby William T. Bogart

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    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$ 206.85

    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...

  • 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$ 37.00 US$ 30.34

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

  • Metropolitan Regionsby Johan Klaesson; Borje Johansson; Charlie Karlsson

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 152.41

    Metropolitan regions are increasingly recognized as the national growth and development engines in a globalizing world as well as the driving forces in national and global innovation processes. This book presents a detailed analysis of metropolitan regions. more...

  • The Metropolitan Revolutionby Jon C. Teaford

    Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 34.99

    In this absorbing history, Jon C. Teaford traces the dramatic evolution of American metropolitan life. At the end of World War II, the cities of the Northeast and the Midwest were bustling, racially and economically integrated areas frequented by suburban and urban dwellers alike. Yet since 1945, these cities have become peripheral to the lives of... more...

  • Land Subsidence Analysis in Urban Areasby David G. Zeitoun; Eliyahu Wakshal

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 130.64

    This book?s engineering approach to identifying causes of land subsidence in delta cities is based on the Biot system of equations. These advanced computational methods, used in Bangkok, will aid the compensation process in subsidence-derived damages claims. more...

  • Cities for Smart Environmental and Energy Futuresby Stamatina Th. Rassia; Panos M. Pardalos

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 97.97

    Cities for Smart Environmental and Energy Futures  presents works written by eminent international experts from a variety of disciplines including architecture, engineering and related fields. Due to the ever-increasing focus on sustainable technologies, alternative energy sources, and global social and urban issues, interest in the energy systems... more...