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  1. The Global Urban Competitiveness Report – 2013

    The Global Urban Competitiveness Report – 2013

    Edited by Pengfei Ni, Peter Karl Kresl, Wei Liu
    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, regional economics and many other fields. Using a sophisticated methodology and a team of 100 researchers from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the book not only ranks these cities but also presents a treasury of information with regard to the strengths and weaknesses of each city in relation to each other. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 133.00   Web: $ 119.70
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  2. Cities and the Urban Land Premium

    Cities and the Urban Land Premium

    Henri L.F. de Groot, Gerard Marlet, Coen Teulings, Wouter Vermeulen
    After a long period of suburbanisation, cities have been in vogue again since the 1980s. But why are people prepared to spend far more money on a small house in the city than on a large house in the countryside – and why doesn't this apply to all cities? This book shows that the appeal of the city in the 21st century is not only determined by the production side of the economy, but also by the consumption side: its array of shops, cultural activities and, for example, an historic city centre. All these factors not only translate into land prices that are worlds apart but, in terms of production, into different wages for urban and rural citizens. This book maps out these differences. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 99.95   Web: $ 89.96
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  3. The Regional and Urban Policy of the European Union

    The Regional and Urban Policy of the European Union

    Philip McCann
    The regional and urban development policy of the European Union, or more precisely, EU Cohesion Policy, is undergoing change. This development is driven by the enormous transformations in European regions and by shifts in thinking and analysis. The issues raised by the changes to regional and urban development policy in Europe span many academic disciplines and build on different research methodologies. A broad approach is required in order to address these issues and this book explicitly incorporates insights from a range of different disciplines. After examining the major regional and urban features of the European economy and discussing the analytical underpinnings of the current re-design to EU Cohesion Policy, the book also aims to provide a road map of the various EU regional and urban data-sources which are available to researchers and policy-makers. This book is aimed at all economists, geographers, regional scientists, spatial planners, transportation scientists, sociologists, urban studies researchers, environmental scholars, political scientists and policy-analysts who are interested in regional and urban issues. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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    2016   Paperback Price: $ 45.00   Web: $ 36.00
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  4. Property Rights, Land Values and Urban Development

    Property Rights, Land Values and Urban Development

    Li Tian
    This book presents an analysis of betterment and compensation issues under the Land Use Rights (LURs) System in China since 1988. The topic originates from the observation of widening inequity and increasing uncertainty associated with the failure of government to adequately address betterment and compensation issues. An analytical framework of institutions and property rights is employed to examine socio-economic impacts under the LURs system, in particular, the role of the state is analyzed to explore the effects of government intervention in land markets. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 115.00   Web: $ 103.50
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  5. Cities and Private Planning

    Cities and Private Planning

    Edited by David Emanuel Andersson, Stefano Moroni
    Through comprehensive case studies of privately planned cities and neighbourhood in Asia, Europe and North America, this book characterizes the theoretical basis and empirical manifestations of private urban planning. In this innovative volume, Andersson and Moroni develop an under-studied aspect of urban planning and re-evaluate conceptions of our urban future. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  6. Urban Economics and Urban Policy

    Urban Economics and Urban Policy

    Paul C. Cheshire, Max Nathan, Henry G. Overman
    In this bold, exciting and readable volume, Paul Cheshire, Max Nathan and Henry Overman illustrate the insights that recent economic research brings to our understanding of cities, and the lessons for urban policy-making. The authors present new evidence on the fundamental importance of cities to economic wellbeing and to the enrichment of our lives. They also argue that many policies have been trying to push water uphill and have done little to achieve their stated aims; or, worse, have had unintended and counterproductive consequences. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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    2015   Paperback Price: $ 39.95   Web: $ 31.96
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  7. China’s Urbanization and the World Economy

    China’s Urbanization and the World Economy

    Fan Zhang
    This innovative book places China’s urbanization within a broader global context, including a detailed estimate of China’s total domestic market and its impact on the world economy. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  8. Urban Competitiveness and Innovation

    Urban Competitiveness and Innovation

    Edited by Pengfei Ni, Zheng Qiongjie
    Against the backdrop of today’s climate of economic globalization and the rapid development of information, this timely book explores the complex concept of competitiveness between cities. The expert contributors illustrate that innovation is a prerequisite for increasing urban competitiveness, and highlight the various ways that urban innovation-based competitiveness can be approached. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 133.00   Web: $ 119.70
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  9. Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Urban Economies

    Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Urban Economies

    Edited by Peter Karl Kresl, Jaime Sobrino
    In this timely Handbook, seventeen renowned contributors from Asia, the Americas and Europe provide chapters that deal with some of the most intriguing and important aspects of research methodologies on cities and urban economies. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 256.00   Web: $ 230.40
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    2014   Paperback Price: $ 65.00   Web: $ 52.00
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  10. A World in Emergence

    A World in Emergence

    Allen J. Scott
    Beginning with the recent history of capitalism and urbanization and moving into a thorough and complex discussion of the modern city, this book outlines the dynamics of what the author calls the third wave of urbanization, characterized by global capitalism’s increasing turn to forms of production revolving around technology-intensive artifacts, financial services, and creative commodities such as film, music, and fashion. The author explores how this shift toward a cognitive and cultural economy has caused dramatic changes in the modern economic landscape in general and in the form and function of world cities in particular. Armed with cutting-edge research and decades of expertise, Allen J. Scott breaks new ground in identifying and explaining how the cities of the past are being reshaped into a complex system of global economic spaces marked by intense relationships of competition and cooperation. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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    2014   Paperback Price: $ 29.95   Web: $ 23.96
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  11. Studies in Applied Geography and Spatial Analysis

    Studies in Applied Geography and Spatial Analysis

    Edited by Robert Stimson, Kingsley E. Haynes
    This timely and fascinating book illustrates how applied geography can contribute in a multitude of ways to assist policy processes, evaluate public programs, enhance business decisions, and contribute to formulating solutions for community-level problems. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  12. European Cities and Global Competitiveness

    European Cities and Global Competitiveness

    Edited by Peter Karl Kresl, Daniele Ietri
    The volume begins with an Introduction, followed by a set of three papers in Part Two examining European urban competitiveness from the standpoints of measurement and policy. This section also provides a case study of the cities of one country – Italy – from which the reader can gain an understanding of the current position of European cities as well as what might be possible going forward. Experience has shown that perhaps the most crucial element in competitiveness enhancement is good and effective governance. To that end, Part Three examines structural aspects of urban government, including polycentric regions, wide metropolitan cooperation, the role of social actors and territorial aggregation. Part Four treats issues of innovation from two perspectives and provides a case study from Eindhoven, while also covering social issues such as demographics, participation, social exclusion and mobility. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  13. The Global Urban Competitiveness Report – 2011

    The Global Urban Competitiveness Report – 2011

    Pengfei Ni
    the competitiveness of 500 cities around the world. This one-of-a-kind annual resource draws on a wealth of data sources, all of which are described and assessed. Using a sophisticated methodology and a team of 100 researchers from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the book not only ranks these cities but also presents a treasury of information with regard to the strengths and weaknesses of each city in relation to each other. The book includes a full discussion of the factors that create urban competitiveness and what sorts or categories of cities are most competitive, and comments on the policies and initiatives that are adopted by the most competitive cities. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 181.00   Web: $ 162.90
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  14. Handbook of Creative Cities

    Handbook of Creative Cities

    Edited by David Emanuel Andersson, Åke E. Andersson, Charlotta Mellander
    With the publication of The Rise of the Creative Class by Richard Florida in 2002, the ‘creative city’ became the new hot topic among urban policymakers, planners and economists. Florida has developed one of three path-breaking theories about the relationship between creative individuals and urban environments. The economist åke E. Andersson and the psychologist Dean Simonton are the other members of this ‘creative troika’. In the Handbook of Creative Cities, Florida, Andersson and Simonton appear in the same volume for the first time. The expert contributors in this timely Handbook extend their insights with a varied set of theoretical and empirical tools. The diversity of the contributions reflect the multidisciplinary nature of creative city theorizing, which encompasses urban economics, economic geography, social psychology, urban sociology, and urban planning. The stated policy implications are equally diverse, ranging from libertarian to social democratic visions of our shared creative and urban future. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 280.00   Web: $ 252.00
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    2013   Paperback Price: $ 73.00   Web: $ 58.40
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  15. Sustainable Cities

    Sustainable Cities

    Edited by Maddy Janssens, Dino Pinelli, Dafne C. Reymen, Sandra Wallmann
    This book focuses on cities, their relationships with each other and the disparities between them. Analysing cities as the places where diversity is especially apparent, where cultural richness is experienced and where conflicts often erupt, it illustrates how cultures and cultural diversity interact with economic growth and development. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  16. New Directions in Economic Geography

    New Directions in Economic Geography

    Edited by Bernard Fingleton
    This important book explores original and alternative directions for economic geography following the revolution precipitated by the advent of so-called ‘new economic geography’ (NEG). Whilst, to some extent, the volume could be regarded as part of the inevitable creative destruction of NEG theory, it does promote the continuing role of theoretical and empirical contributions within spatial economic analysis, in which the rationale of scientific analysis and economic logic maintain a central place. With contributions from leading experts in the field, the book presents a comprehensive analysis of the extent to which NEG theory is supported in the real world. By exploring whether NEG theory can be effectively applied to provide practical insights, the authors highlight novel approaches, emerging trends, and promising new lines of enquiry in the wake of advances made by NEG. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  17. Planning Cities for the Future

    Planning Cities for the Future

    Peter Karl Kresl
    Planning Cities for the Future links the study of urban economic competitiveness with urban planning and is able to ascertain the crucial factors for success in this area of public policy. These factors include effective governance, leadership and monitoring of performance. The author also reveals how economic turbulence – macro-economic stagnation, the emergence of competitors such as China and Central Europe and the introduction of the euro for example – all have distinct impacts on the economic development of cities. He also suggests that today’s economic strengths may create tomorrow’s social pathologies, a fact which city planners must always keep in mind. Peter Kresl’s book offers examples of cities that got it right and others that did not. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  18. Land Use Planning

    Land Use Planning

    Edited by Hugo Priemus, Kenneth Button, Peter Nijkamp
    This is an authoritative collection of papers that are generally regarded as landmarks in the history of land use planning in the western world. A wide variety of leading articles have been selected for this comprehensive volume, which covers topics such as: urban form and urban dynamics; urban development and methods of urban analysis; land use planning methods and network cities and urban networks. The articles span both time and geography and will appeal to scholars and practitioners alike. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 287.00   Web: $ 258.30
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  19. Planning History and Methodology

    Planning History and Methodology

    Edited by Michael Wegener, Kenneth Button, Peter Nijkamp
    Planning as deliberate preparation for future action is as old as human history. Agricultural land allocation and cities were always planned, as were military warfare and defence. With the growing complexity of society in the 19th century, however, planning became a discipline and profession. Since then, not only has the perception of planning and its role in society undergone significant change, but its instruments and methods have also evolved. This collection of classic papers by leading individuals of their day reflects how thinking about planning has changed over time. It also includes seminal papers on the methodology of planning to show how sophisticated techniques have been developed to meet the diverse demands of planning in a rapidly changing world. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 245.00   Web: $ 220.50
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  20. Clusters and Globalisation

    Clusters and Globalisation

    Edited by Christos Pitelis, Roger Sugden, James R. Wilson
    Clusters and Globalisation brings together scholars with different perspectives and theoretical groundings, and from different disciplines, to consider conceptual arguments and case study material. In doing so the volume identifies key characteristics and requirements of the forms of cluster that are especially significant for the attainment of economic success in a globalising world. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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