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  • The Global Urban Competitiveness Report – 2013by Pengfei Ni; Peter Karl Kresl; Wei Liu

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    The Global Urban Competitiveness Report - 2013 is an empirical study and evaluation of the sustainable competitiveness of 500 cities around the world from regional, national and other perspectives. This one-of-a-kind resource draws on a wealth of data sources, all of which are described and assessed, and involve urban economics, geography, urban studies,... more...

  • Islamabad and the Politics of International Development in Pakistanby Markus Daechsel

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 26.00

    This book offers a transnational history of Pakistan's development in the 1950s and 1960s, and the creation of the capital city Islamabad. more...

  • Urban Ecosystemsby Frederick R. Adler; Colby J. Tanner

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 58.00

    An accessible introduction to the unifying principles of ecology through the exploration of urban ecosystems. more...

  • Infrastructure to 2030by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 63.00

    Infrastructures are the very foundation of modern economies and societies.  Energy, transport, water, telecommunications, all will continue to be essential to future development and growth. However, infrastructure investment requirements over the coming decades will be massive, running into trillions of dollars. Part of this investment... more...

  • OECD Territorial Reviews - Luxembourgby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 56.00

    In the short span of just a few decades, Luxembourg has moved from a steel-based economy to one more broadly based on financial services.  But being nestled between three other countries, each with their own infrastructure and development issues presents challenges.  This review examines the economic trends and disparities within the region,... more...

  • OECD Regions at a Glance 2007by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 70.00

    Just 10% of regions accounted for more than half of total employment creation in most OECD countries between 1998 and 2003. This means that national growth tends to be driven by the dynamism of a small number of regions. Policy makers need sound statistical information on the source of regional competitiveness, but such information is not always available.... more...

  • OECD Territorial Reviews Yucatan, Mexicoby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 56.00

    The Mexican state of Yucatán, with its strategically important location near the United States, Central America and the Caribbean, is one of the most dynamic regions in the OECD. Yucatán is also a land of contrasts. It is a lagging but growing region, offering a high quality of life and vast natural resources, yet suffering from problems... more...

  • OECD Territorial Reviews Madrid, Spainby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 56.00

    Madrid has experienced impressive dynamic economic growth in recent years, making the best of the positive business cycle in Spain. The capital region absorbs more than a half of the total FDI in Spain and has extended its economic relations with Latin American countries. Growth has occurred largely in the service sector (financial, banking, business... more...

  • OECD Reviews of Regional Innovation - North of England, United Kingdomby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 42.00

    With 14.5 million inhabitants and an economy worth over EUR 290 billion, the North of England is larger than many European countries. At the heart of the industrial revolution, the region has been a historic centre for world-changing innovation in transport, computing and in vitro fertilisation. Yet, in the wake of massive losses in manufacturing employment... more...

  • Custodians of Placeby Paul G. Lewis; Max Neiman

    Georgetown University Press 2009; US$ 22.50

    What types of cities tend to aggressively pursue industrial or retail firms? What types of cities tend to favor housing over business development? What motivates cities to try to slow residential growth? Custodians of Place answers these and many other questions. more...