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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Creative Knowledge Cities

    Creative Knowledge Cities

    Edited by Marina van Geenhuizen, Peter Nijkamp
    This book adopts a holistic, integrated and pragmatic approach to exploring the myths, concepts, policies, key conditions and tools for enhancing creative knowledge cities, as well as expounding potentially negative impacts of knowledge based city policies. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 205.00   Web: $ 184.50
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  8. 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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  9. International Handbook of Globalization and World Cities

    International Handbook of Globalization and World Cities

    Edited by Ben Derudder, Michael Hoyler, Peter J. Taylor, Frank Witlox
    This Handbook offers an unrivalled overview of current research into how globalization is affecting the external relations and internal structures of major cities in the world. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 290.00   Web: $ 261.00
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    2015   Paperback Price: $ 65.00   Web: $ 52.00
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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: $ 133.00   Web: $ 119.70
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  13. Economic Strategies for Mature Industrial Economies

    Economic Strategies for Mature Industrial Economies

    Edited by Peter Karl Kresl
    The global economy has transformed during the last few decades. Though the changes have benefited some, many mature industrial economies have not been treated well by the changes they have seen and have been forced to adapt to dramatically altered circumstances. In this collection of original papers, economists and geographers from Asia, North America and Europe examine the policy initiatives that have succeeded in their countries. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 141.00   Web: $ 126.90
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  14. 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: $ 157.00   Web: $ 141.30
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  15. 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: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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
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  19. 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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  20. The Growth of Cities

    The Growth of Cities

    Edited by Zoltán J. Ács
    To understand why some regions grow and others stagnate, we need to understand the interactions between economic growth, economic geography and the economics of innovation. Each of these individual approaches has strengths and weaknesses, but when integrated it is possible, as evidenced by this volume, to develop an appropriate model of technology-led regional economic development. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 350.00   Web: $ 315.00
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