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  • The New Urban Sociologyby Ray Hutchison; Mark Gottdiener; Michael T. Ryan

    Westview Press 2014; US$ 33.99

    This groundbreaking text, now in its fifth edition, utilizes an integrated sociospatial paradigm to consider the role of race, class, gender, environment, economics, culture, and politics on the development of metropolitan areas . 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...

  • 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$ 140.00

    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...

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

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    Cities built on unconsolidated sediments consisting of clays, silt, peat, and sand, are particularly susceptible to subsidence.  Such regions are common in delta areas, where rivers empty into the oceans, along flood plains adjacent to rivers, and in coastal marsh lands.  Building cities in such areas aggravates the problem for several reasons:1. ... more...