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  1. 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: $ 152.00   Web: $ 136.80
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  2. Local Climate Change Law

    Local Climate Change Law

    Edited by Benjamin J. Richardson
    This timely study offers a multi-jurisdictional perspective, featuring international contributors who examine both theoretical and practical dimensions of how localities are addressing climate mitigation and adaptation in Australia, Canada, China, Europe, South Africa and the United States, as well as considering the place of localities in global climate law agreements and transnational networks. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 181.00   Web: $ 162.90
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  3. Migration in Britain

    Migration in Britain

    Tony Fielding
    Migration in Britain takes a fresh look at the patterns of migration at both the regional and local levels and develops new theoretical frameworks and novel methods to explain these patterns. It anticipates British society and its internal migration flows fifty years hence in the absence of climate change, and comes to judgments about how and in what ways these migration flows might be affected by climate change. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  4. Building Prosperous Knowledge Cities

    Building Prosperous Knowledge Cities

    Edited by Tan Yigitcanlar, Kostas Metaxiotis, Francisco Javier Carrillo
    This unique book reveals the procedural aspects of knowledge-based urban planning, development and assessment. Concentrating on major knowledge city building processes, and providing state-of-the-art experiences and perspectives, this important compendium explores innovative models, approaches and lessons learnt from a number of key case studies across the world. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 191.00   Web: $ 171.90
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  5. Making Capitalism in Rural China

    Making Capitalism in Rural China

    Michael Webber
    This stimulating and challenging book explores the duplicitous nature of development in China. On the positive side, it brings longer and healthier lives; fewer children dead before they are five years old; more comfort and security from famine and disaster; more education; more communication; more travel; less war. But from another, darker perspective, development brings violence to some people – those who are in the way of the new things, those who cannot adapt to the new ways – and it threatens old knowledges, habits and societies as it disrupts old power structures. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  6. New Directions in Social Impact Assessment

    New Directions in Social Impact Assessment

    Edited by Frank Vanclay, Ana Maria Esteves
    This important new book outlines current developments in thinking in the field of Social Impact Assessment (SIA). It advances the theory and practice of SIA, and argues that a dramatic shift is required in the way socioeconomic studies and community participation is undertaken. The book emphasizes that, much more than the act of predicting impacts in a regulatory context, SIA needs to be the process of managing the social aspects of development and that there needs to be a holistic and integrated approach to impact assessment. It stresses that greater attention needs to be given to ensuring that the goals of development are attained and enhanced. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 186.00   Web: $ 167.40
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  7. Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Second Tier Regions

    Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Second Tier Regions

    Heike Mayer
    Second tier high-tech regions are taking a different path than their well-known counterparts such as Silicon Valley or Route 128 around Boston. They may lack many prerequisites of growth such as a world-class research university or high levels of venture capital funding. Often, however, they can successfully leverage anchor firms and entrepreneurial spinoffs. This book explores the evolution of these regions in the United States. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 131.00   Web: $ 117.90
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  8. The Geography of Creativity

    The Geography of Creativity

    Gunnar Törnqvist
    What is creativity and who exactly is creative? In this insightful and highly readable book, Gunnar Törnqvist attempts to answer these questions by arguing that geographical millieux are hotbeds for creativity and renewal – places where pioneers in art, technology and science have gathered and developed their special abilities. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  9. The Asian Mediterranean

    The Asian Mediterranean

    François Gipouloux
    This insightful book draws upon a wide range of disciplines – political economy, geography and international relations – to examine how Asia has returned to its central position in the world economy. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 167.00   Web: $ 150.30
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  10. City Distribution and Urban Freight Transport

    City Distribution and Urban Freight Transport

    Edited by Cathy Macharis, Sandra Melo
    City distribution plays a key role in supporting urban lifestyles, helping to serve and retain industrial and trading activities, and contributing to the competitiveness of regional industry. Despite these positive effects, it also generates negative (economic, environmental and social) impacts on cities worldwide. Relatively little attention has been paid to these issues by researchers and policymakers until recently. The analyses found in City Distribution and Urban Freight Transport aim to improve knowledge in this important area by recognizing and evaluating the problems, with a focus on urban freight transport systems. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  11. Brands and Branding Geographies

    Brands and Branding Geographies

    Edited by Andy Pike
    Despite overstated claims of their ‘global’ homogeneity, ubiquity and contribution to ‘flattening’ spatial differences, the geographies of brands and branding actually do matter. This vibrant collection provides a comprehensive reference point for the emergent area of brand and branding geographies in a multi-disciplinary and international context. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 168.00   Web: $ 151.20
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  12. Innovation and Technological Catch-Up

    Innovation and Technological Catch-Up

    Edited by Elisa Giuliani, Andrea Morrison, Roberta Rabellotti
    Since the beginning of the 1990s, the supremacy of ‘Old World’ countries (France and Italy) in the international wine market has been challenged by new players, such as Australia, Argentina, Chile and South Africa, which are recording stunning performances in terms both of export volume and value. This book demonstrates that such a spectacular example of catch-up goes beyond simply copying new technologies; it entails creative adaptation and innovation, and introduces a new growth trajectory in which consistent investments in research and science play a key role. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 129.00   Web: $ 116.10
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    2013   Paperback Price: $ 46.00   Web: $ 36.80
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  13. Reshaping Regional Policy

    Reshaping Regional Policy

    Edited by Harry W. Richardson, Chang-Hee Christine Bae, Sang-Chuel Choe
    Originally initiated by the Presidential Committee on Regional Development in South Korea, this wide-ranging volume investigates the new directions in regional development policy taking shape around the world. In addition to contributions with individual emphasis on regional policy in Korea, the book compares, contrasts and extends regional policy thought in the European Union and other Asian countries. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 168.00   Web: $ 151.20
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    2012   Paperback Price: $ 65.00   Web: $ 52.00
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  14. Housing Markets and the Global Financial Crisis

    Housing Markets and the Global Financial Crisis

    Edited by Ray Forrest, Ngai-Ming Yip
    Housing markets are at the centre of the recent global financial turmoil. In this well-researched study, a multidisciplinary group of leading analysts explores the impact of the crisis within, and between, countries. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 138.00   Web: $ 124.20
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    2012   Paperback Price: $ 46.00   Web: $ 36.80
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  15. Low Carbon Communities

    Low Carbon Communities

    Edited by Michael Peters, Shane Fudge, Tim Jackson
    Community action is a vital strategy in the fight against climate change and has increasingly informed government policy, academic inquiry and grassroots action since the start of this century. This timely and engaging volume explores both the promise of community-based action in tackling climate change and some of its limitations. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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    2012   Paperback Price: $ 46.00   Web: $ 36.80
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  16. The Sustainability of Cultural Diversity

    The Sustainability of Cultural Diversity

    Edited by Maddy Janssens, Myriam Bechtoldt, Arie de Ruijter, Dino Pinelli, Giovanni Prarolo, Vanja M.K. Stenius
    This engaging book addresses the question of how diverse communities, whether in a nation, city or organization, can live together and prosper whilst retaining and enjoying their cultural differences. This is a particularly pertinent issue in the context of the modern world where mass migration and immigration are pervasive global phenomena. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 168.00   Web: $ 151.20
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  17. Towards Effective Place Brand Management

    Towards Effective Place Brand Management

    Edited by Gregory Ashworth, Mihalis Kavaratzis
    Many facets of place branding, such as identities, image, promotion or sense of place, have been around for a long time. However, the need to analyse their nature in the context of branding and to examine their relationships in detail has grown rapidly in the last decade or so, as places all over the world have put branding activities higher than ever in their agenda. This important new book examines and clarifies key aspects of the recently popularised concept of place branding, expounding many controversies, confusions and discords in the field. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  18. The Aging Population and the Competitiveness of Cities

    The Aging Population and the Competitiveness of Cities

    Peter Karl Kresl, Daniele Ietri
    While much of the current literature on the economic consequences of an aging population focuses on the negative aspects, this enlightening book argues that seniors can bring significant benefits – such as vitality and competitiveness – to an urban economy. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  19. Rural Transformations and Development – China in Context

    Rural Transformations and Development – China in Context

    Edited by Norman Long, Jingzhong Ye, Yihuan Wang
    This unique book explores the varied perspectives on contemporary processes of rural transformation and policy intervention in China. The expert contributors combine a critical review of current theoretical viewpoints and global debates with a series of case studies that document the specificities of China’s pathways to change. Central issues focus on the dynamics of state–peasant encounters; the diversification of labour and livelihoods; out-migration and the blurring of rural and urban scenarios; the significance of issues of ‘value’ and ‘capital’ and their gender implications; land ownership and sustainable resource management; struggles between administrative cadres and local actors; and the dilemmas of ‘participatory’ development. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 168.00   Web: $ 151.20
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  20. The Great Migration

    The Great Migration

    Edited by Xin Meng, Chris Manning, Li Shi, Tadjuddin Nur Effendi
    This fascinating study compares and contrasts the immense internal migration movements in China and Indonesia. Over the next two decades, approximately two-thirds of the rural labour force is expected to migrate, transforming their respective societies from primarily rural to urban based. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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