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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 Partnerships for Sustainable Urban Development

    Cities and Partnerships for Sustainable Urban Development

    Edited by Peter Karl Kresl
    Over the past two decades, sustainability has become a principal concern for city administrators. It is a more than just environmental entailing economic, demographic, governance, social, and amenity aspects. After a short introduction to some theory, this book provides broad coverage of these aspects and their manifestations in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. The contributors discuss, in detail, topics surrounding measurement, growth strategy, citizen participation, revitalization, and competitiveness. Though each of the cities discussed – ranging from Shanghai, to Barcelona, to Montreal – are distinct, there are similarities that connect them all. The book highlights their common elements to provide a feasible outcome for sustainable urban development. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  3. 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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  4. Interculturalism in Cities

    Interculturalism in Cities

    Edited by Ricard Zapata-Barrero
    Cities are increasingly recognized as new players in diversity studies, and many of them are showing evidence of an intercultural shift. As an emerging concept and policy, interculturalism is becoming the most pragmatic answer to concrete concerns in cities. Within this framework, this book covers two major concerns: how to conceptualize and how to implement intercultural policies. Through the use of theoretical and comparative case studies, the current most prominent contributors in the field examine an area that multicultural policies have missed in the past: interaction between people from different cultures and national backgrounds. By compiling the recent research in Europe and elsewhere this book concludes that interculturalism is becoming both an attractive and efficient new paradigm for diversity management. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 119.00   Web: $ 107.10
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  5. Arts, Culture and the Making of Global Cities

    Arts, Culture and the Making of Global Cities

    Lily Kong, Ching Chia-ho, Chou Tsu-Lung
    While global cities have mostly been characterized as sites of intensive and extensive economic activity, the quest for global city status also increasingly rests on the creative production and consumption of culture and the arts. Arts, Culture and the Making of Global Cities examines such ambitions and projects undertaken in five major cities in Asia: Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei and Singapore. Providing a thorough comparison of their urban imaging strategies and attempts to harness arts and culture, as well as more organically evolved arts activities and spaces, this book analyses the relative successes and failures of these cities. Offering rich ethnographic detail drawn from extensive fieldwork, the authors challenge city strategies and existing urban theories and reveal the many complexities in the art of city-making. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  6. Megaregions

    Megaregions

    Edited by John Harrison, Michael Hoyler
    By critically assessing the opportunities and challenges posed by planning and governing at the megaregional scale, this innovative book examines the latest conceptualizations of trans-metropolitan landscapes. In doing so, it seeks to uncover whether megaregions are a meaningful new spatial framework for the analysis of cities in globalization. Situated within the broader contours of global urban analysis, the book draws together a range of thought-provoking contributions from scholars engaged in the study of trans-metropolitan regions. It thereby provides multiple paths of access for those wishing to familiarize themselves with this topical area of global urban studies. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 133.00   Web: $ 119.70
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  7. 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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  8. Accessibility and Spatial Interaction

    Accessibility and Spatial Interaction

    Edited by Ana Condeço-Melhorado, Aura Reggiani, Javier Gutiérrez
    The concept of accessibility is linked to the level of opportunities available for spatial interaction (flows of people, goods or information) between a set of locations, through a physical and/or digital transport infrastructure network. Accessibility has proved to be a crucial tool for understanding the framework of sustainability policy in light of best practice planning and decision-making processes. Methods such as cost–benefit analysis, multi-criteria analysis and risk analysis can benefit greatly from embedding accessibility results. This book presents a cohesive collection of recent studies, modeling and discussing spatial interaction by means of accessibility indicators Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 126.00   Web: $ 113.40
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  9. Governance for Urban Sustainability and Resilience

    Governance for Urban Sustainability and Resilience

    Jeroen van der Heijden
    Cities, and the built environment more broadly, are key in the global response to climate change. This groundbreaking book seeks to understand what governance tools are best suited for achieving cities that are less harmful to the natural environment, are less dependent on finite resources, and can better withstand human-made hazards and climate risks. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  10. Elgar Companion to Sustainable Cities

    Elgar Companion to Sustainable Cities

    Edited by Daniel A. Mazmanian, Hilda Blanco
    Against a backdrop of unprecedented levels of urbanization, 21st century cities across the globe share concerns for the challenges they face. This Companion provides a framework for understanding the city as a critical building block for a more sustainable future within broader subnational, national and continental contexts, and ultimately, within a global systems context. It discusses the sustainable strategies being devised, as well as the methods and tools for achieving them. Examples of social, economic, political and environmental sustainable policy strategies are presented and the extent to which they actually increase sustainability is analyzed. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 240.00   Web: $ 216.00
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    2016   Paperback Price: $ 55.00   Web: $ 44.00
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  11. 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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  12. Healthy Cities

    Healthy Cities

    Chinmoy Sarkar, Chris Webster, John Gallacher
    Mounting scientific evidence generated over the past decade highlights the significant role of our cities’ built environments in shaping our health and well-being. In this book, the authors conceptualize the ‘urban health niche’ as a novel approach to public health and healthy-city planning that integrates the diverse and multi-level health determinants present in a city system. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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    2016   Paperback Price: $ 55.00   Web: $ 44.00
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  13. Sustainable Urban Water Environment

    Sustainable Urban Water Environment

    Ashantha Goonetilleke, Tan Yigitcanlar, Godwin A. Ayoko, Prasanna Egodawatta
    This multi-disciplinary book provides practical solutions for safeguarding the sustainability of the urban water environment. Firstly, the importance of the urban water environment is highlighted and the major problems urban water bodies face and strategies to safeguard the water environment are explored. Secondly, the diversity of pollutants entering the water environment through stormwater runoff are discussed and modelling approaches for factoring in climate change and future urban and transport scenarios are proposed. Thirdly, by linking the concepts of sustainable urban ecosystems and sustainable urban and transport development, capabilities of two urban sustainability assessment models are demonstrated. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  14. Private Rental Housing

    Private Rental Housing

    Edited by Tony Crook, Peter A. Kemp
    A new focus on private renting has been brought into sharp relief by the global financial crisis, with its profound impact on mortgage finance, housing markets and government budgets. Written by specially commissioned international experts and structured around common themes, this timely book explores the nature and role of private renting in eight advanced economies around the world. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  15. Changing Urban and Regional Relations in a Globalizing World

    Changing Urban and Regional Relations in a Globalizing World

    Edited by Kathy Pain, Gilles Van Hamme
    In this important book, Kathy Pain and Gilles Van Hamme bring together a prestigious group of contributors to provide a systematic assessment of the dynamic, multi-scale network restructuring and spaces of flows associated with globalization that have shaped Europe’s contemporary position in the world during the past decade. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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    2015   Paperback Price: $ 45.00   Web: $ 36.00
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  16. 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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  17. Coordinating Urban and Rural Development in China

    Coordinating Urban and Rural Development in China

    Ye Yumin, Richard LeGates
    This detailed study offers a succinct yet comprehensive introduction to China’s crucial policy to coordinate urban and rural development. It describes the theoretical, political, and economic reasons why China allowed a large gap between urban and rural incomes, public services, and quality of life to emerge, and the recent national and local government efforts to narrow this inequality. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 170.00   Web: $ 153.00
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  18. Regenerative Sustainable Development of Universities and Cities

    Regenerative Sustainable Development of Universities and Cities

    Edited by Ariane König
    Now that the Earth has reached the limits of its biophysical carrying capacity, we have to change technologies, social practices and social norms relating to material production and consumption to ensure that we do not further jeopardize the functioning of our planet’s life support systems. Through research, education and civic engagement, universities have a pivotal role to play in this transition. This timely book explores how universities are establishing living laboratories for sustainable development, and examines the communication networks and knowledge infrastructures that underpin impact both on and beyond the campus. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  19. 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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  20. Extraordinary Cities

    Extraordinary Cities

    Peter J. Taylor
    In this innovative, ambitious and wide-ranging book, Peter Taylor demonstrates that cities are the epicenters of human advancement. In exploring cities as sites through which economies flourish, by harnessing the creative potential of myriad communication networks, the author considers cities from varying temporal and spatial perspectives. Four stories of cities are told: the origins of city networks; the domination of cities by world-empires; the genesis of a singular modern creative interval in which innovation culminates in today’s globalised cities; and finally, the need for cities to act as centres for human creativity to produce a more resilient global society in the current crisis century. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 168.00   Web: $ 151.20
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    2014   Paperback Price: $ 55.00   Web: $ 44.00
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