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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...

  • Cities, Transport and Communicationsby Howard Dick; Peter Rimmer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 168.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Springer 2007; US$ 239.00

    Spatial deconcentration of economic activities, particularly the growth of suburban office, retail and entertainment concentrations, has become a prime concern in European metropolitan areas. This book provides a cross-national comparative perspective on employment deconcentration within selected metropolitan areas in Europe. Whereas most debate over... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...