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City Planning & Urban Development

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  • More than Mayor or Managerby James H. Svara; Douglas J. Watson

    Georgetown University Press 2010; US$ 35.95

    Different forms of city government are in widespread use across the United States. The two most common structures are the mayor-council form and the council-manager form. In many large U.S. cities, there have been passionate movements to change the structure of city governments and equally intense efforts to defend an existing structure. Charter change... more...

  • The End of the Suburbsby Leigh Gallagher

    Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.00

    “The government in the past created one American Dream at the expense of almost all others: the dream of a house, a lawn, a picket fence, two children, and a car. But there is no single American Dream anymore.” For nearly 70 years, the suburbs were as American as apple pie. As the middle class ballooned and single-family homes and cars became more... more...

  • Governing the Metropolitan Region: America's New Frontier: 2014by David Y Miller; Raymond Cox

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.96

    This text is aimed at the basic local government management course (upper division or graduate) that addresses the structural, political and management issues associated with regional and metropolitan government. It also can complement more specialized courses such as urban planning, urban government, state and local politics, and intergovernmental... more...

  • The Cityby Andrew Lees

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 13.99

    The City: A World History depicts the rise of urban centers from the middle of the fourth century BCE to the early twenty-first century. It begins in the ancient Near East, and traces urban growth and its effects throughout Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas. more...

  • Economics of Agglomerationby Masahisa Fujita; Jacques-Francois Thisse

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 46.00

    This book explains the economic rationale for the clustering of firms and households. more...

  • Hungry Cityby Carolyn Steel

    Random House 2013; US$ 14.09

    *Cities cover just 2% of the world's surface, but consume 75% of the world's resources *Global food production increased by 145% in the last 4 decades of the 20th century - yet an estimated 800 million people are still hungry *In 2005 British supermarkets sent half a million tonnes of edible food to landfill - the whole food sector put together sent... 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...