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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 151.87
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...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 18.23
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...
- 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...
- 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...