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  1. Creative Cities, Cultural Clusters and Local Economic Development

    Creative Cities, Cultural Clusters and Local Economic Development

    Edited by Philip Cooke, Luciana Lazzeretti
    This book analyses the economic development of cities from the ‘cultural economy’ and ‘creative industry’ perspectives, examining and differentiating them as two related but distinct segments of contemporary city economies. The authors argue that although they are normally conflated, the first is largely subsidized while the second is highly entrepreneurial hence they actually make very different kinds of contribution to a city’s character, attractiveness and competitiveness. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
    Availability: Out of Stock
  2. 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
    Availability: In Stock
  3. Managing Cities in Developing Countries

    Managing Cities in Developing Countries

    Meine Pieter van Dijk
    Urban management is a relatively new topic, which has gained increasing importance due to a rise in urbanization and a wave of decentralization programs in recent decades. This innovative book is the first systematic treatment of the critical urban management issues facing developing countries. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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    2008   Paperback Price: $ 56.00   Web: $ 44.80
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  4. Innovation Strategies in Interdependent States

    Innovation Strategies in Interdependent States

    John de la Mothe
    Examining the issues facing smaller regions and countries, John de la Mothe explores how innovation, strategy and interdependence shape their performance, competition, and futures. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
    Availability: In Stock
  5. City Taxes, City Spending

    City Taxes, City Spending

    Edited by Amy Ellen Schwartz
    An illustrious group of economists contribute to this volume honoring Dick Netzer, the public finance economist well-known for his research on state and local taxation, the provision of urban public services, and non-profit organizations. Following in his tradition, the contributors apply microeconomics to real world problems facing urban areas and use statistical analysis to gain insight into practical solutions. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  6. Property Rights, Planning and Markets

    Property Rights, Planning and Markets

    Chris Webster, Lawrence W.-C. Lai
    This book represents a major innovation in the institutional analysis of cities and their planning, management and governance. Using concepts of transaction costs and property rights, the work shows systematically how urban order evolves as individuals co-operate in cities for mutual gain. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 129.00   Web: $ 116.10
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    2005   Paperback Price: $ 61.00   Web: $ 48.80
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  7. Innovation and the Growth of Cities

    Innovation and the Growth of Cities

    Zoltán J. Ács
    This new and original book by Zoltan Acs explores the relationship between industrial innovation and economic growth at the regional level, and reaches conclusions as to why some regions grow but others decline. While the analysis draws on industrial organization, labor economics, regional science, geography and entrepreneurship, the book focuses on innovation and the growth of cities by the use of endogenous growth theory. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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    2003   Paperback Price: $ 60.00   Web: $ 48.00
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  8. Combating Urban Inequalities

    Combating Urban Inequalities

    Edmundo Werna
    This book analyses the relationship between urban management and the unequal pattern of provision of urban services in developing countries. It starts from the premise that socio-economic inequalities constitute a significant development problem. The book shows how the existence of inequalities may in distinct ways enhance the inadequate living conditions of the poor – either in psychological and/or material terms. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
    Availability: In Stock