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  • Historic Cities of the Islamic Worldby C. Edmund Bosworth

    BRILL 2007; US$ 264.00

    This book contains articles on historic cities of the Islamic world, ranging from West Africa to Malaysia, which over the centuries have been centres of culture and learning and of economic and commercial life, and which have contributed much to the consolidation of Islam as a faith and as a social and political institution. The articles have been... more...

  • Competitiveness and Growth in Brazilian Citiesby Ming Zhang

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 14.99

    The book contributes to answering the questions raised by mayors, governors, and federal government officials in Brazil: “What can cities do to improve economic performance and create jobs?” The question is approached through a review of theories and policy options for city competitiveness, preliminary benchmarking of Brazilian cities.The... more...

  • Urban Renaissance: Glasgowby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 100.00

    This urban renaissance review of Glasgow looks back over the 1990s, when a succession of strategic initiatives and major events brought regeneration to several key parts of the city, including along the banks of the Clyde, and helped lift investment and activity.  This book provides a policy tool kit for Glasgow, with the aim of improving the... more...

  • Redefining Territoriesby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2002; US$ 33.00

    This publication reports on current definitions and uses of functional regions in the OECD countries. It sets forth the reasons that prompt countries to formulate such entities, takes stock of responsibilities and prerogatives existing at these echelons, and tallies their financial resources.The publication is an assessment of the relevance of using... more...

  • Towards a New Role for Spatial Planningby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 75.00

    There is an emerging consensus concerning a new strategic mode for spatial policy. In the past, planning resulted in zoned land uses characterised by a rigid separation of housing from leisure and workplaces. This strongly sectoral approach is breaking down under the pressure of environmental problems, technological innovations, and a societal demand... more...

  • Urban Mindscapes of Europeby Godela Weiss-Sussex; Franco Bianchini

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 84.00

    Urban mindscapes are structures of thinking about a city, built on conceptualisations of the city’s physical landscape as well as on its image as transported through cultural representation, memory and imagination. This book pursues three main strands of inquiry in its exploration of these ‘landscapes of the mind’ in a European context.... more...

  • La compétitivité urbaine à l'ère de la nouvelle économieby Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay; Rémy Tremblay

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2006; US$ 36.75

    Certains soutiennent que les villes doivent se concurrencer pour attirer les talents, que les cités créatives sont les seules qui ont de l'avenir alors que d'autres estiment qu'il faut développer les interactions et les échanges de savoirs Cet ouvrage fait le point sur ces thèses et présente des études... more...

  • Grands projets urbains et requalificationby Gilles Sénécal; Jacques Malézieux; Claude Manzagol

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2002; US$ 21.00

    Comment transformer de manière accélérée et plus ou moins drastique la vocation et l'aspect de certaines zones et concrétiser une vision de ce qu'elles devraient être en termes d'activités. Les projets analysés dans cet ouvrage peuvent être regroupés en trois catégories: 1) les grands... more...

  • Réanimation urbaine et pouvoir localby Richard Morin

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1987; US$ 5.25

    Cet ouvrage s’adresse aux étudiants, professeurs et chercheurs en aménagement, en urbanisme, en géographie, en sociologie, en science politique, en design de l’environnement, etc. Il intéressera aussi les professionnels et autres intervenants des affaires municipales, de l’aménagement urbain et du développement... more...

  • British Capitalism and Caribbean Slaveryby Barbara Lewis Solow; Stanley L. Engerman

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 46.00

    These essays explore the relationship between Great Britain and her plantation slave colonies in the Caribbean. more...