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  • Urban Competitivenessby Peter Kresl; Daniele Ietri

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    During the past 25 years the burden of managing economic policy for competitiveness has devolved to cities and to urban regions. National governments have increasingly been focused on staving off fiscal collapse. Mayors and local administrations have become very creative and active in looking after the state of their local economy and have developed... more...

  • The Aging Population and the Competitiveness of Citiesby Peter Karl Kresl; Daniele Ietri

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00

    While much of the current literature on the economic consequences of an aging population focuses on the negative aspects, this enlightening book argues that seniors can bring significant benefits - such as vitality and competitiveness - to an urban economy. more...

  • European Cities and Global Competitivenessby Peter Karl Kresl; Daniele Ietri

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    Europe is in a troubled state. The macro-economic situation is in dire straits, national governments are close to being dysfunctional, and Europeans are facing austerity and relative decline. The one bright spot on this horizon is the potential for positive action at the level of the city or of urban regions. In this book, the authors have assembled... more...

  • Smaller Cities in a World of Competitivenessby Peter Karl Kresl; Daniele Ietri

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Much recent research in Urban Studies has concentrated on the notion of the ‘global city’ but discussion has also covered a larger set of mega cities, with populations in excess of 10 million. This analysis has begged the question of the optimal size for a city – is larger always better? Smaller Cities explores the advantages and disadvantages... more...

  • Creating Cities/Building Citiesby Peter K. Kresl; Daniele Ietri

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2017; US$ 40.00

    For the past 150 years, architecture has been a significant tool in the hands of city planners and leaders. In Creating Cities/Building Cities, Peter Karl Kresl and Daniele Ietri illustrate how these planners and leaders have utilized architecture to achieve a variety of aims, influencing the situation, perception and competitiveness of their cities. more...

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