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  1. 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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  2. Social Capital and Rural Development in the Knowledge Society

    Social Capital and Rural Development in the Knowledge Society

    Edited by Hans Westlund, Kiyoshi Kobayashi
    Social capital is often considered a key factor for local development. This book analyzes the role of social capital for rural areas’ survival and development in the current age of metropolitan growth – an era in which urban is the norm and where rural areas must adapt to this new situation and build innovative urban-rural relations. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  3. The International Handbook on Social Innovation

    The International Handbook on Social Innovation

    Edited by Frank Moulaert, Diana MacCallum, Abid Mehmood, Abdelillah Hamdouch
    The contributors provide an overview of theoretical perspectives, methodologies and instructive experiences from all continents, as well as implications for collective action and policy. They argue strongly for social innovation as a key to human development. The Handbook defines social innovation as innovation in social relations within both micro and macro spheres, with the purpose of satisfying unmet or new human needs across different layers of society. It connects social innovation to empowerment dynamics, thus giving a political character to social movements and bottom-up governance initiatives. Together these should lay the foundations for a fairer, more democratic society for all. 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. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. China’s Peasants and Workers: Changing Class Identities

    China’s Peasants and Workers: Changing Class Identities

    Edited by Beatriz Carrillo , David S.G. Goodman
    The expert contributors illustrate how the development of the urban economic environment has led to changes in the urban working class, through an exploration of the workplace experiences of rural migrant workers, and of the plight of the old working class in the state-owned sector. They address questions on the extent to which migrant workers have become a new working class, are absorbed into the old working class, or simply remain as migrant workers. Changes in class relations in villages in the urban periphery – where the urbanization drive and in-migration has lead to a new local politics of class differentiation – are also raised. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 111.00   Web: $ 99.90
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  9. Community Co-Production

    Community Co-Production

    Edited by Jane Farmer, Carol Hill, Sarah-Anne Muñoz
    This book addresses a clutch of contemporary societal challenges including: aging demography and the consequent need for extended care in communities; public service provision in an era of retrenching welfare and global financial crises; service provision to rural communities that are increasingly ‘hollowed out’ through lack of working age people; and, how best to engender the development of community social enterprise organizations capable of providing high quality, accessible services. It is packed with information and evidence garnered from research into the environment for developing community social enterprise and co-producing services; how communities react to being asked to co-produce; what to expect in terms of the social enterprises they can produce; and, how to make them happen. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  10. Regional Integration and Economic Development in South Asia

    Regional Integration and Economic Development in South Asia

    Edited by Sultan Hafeez Rahman, Sridhar Khatri, Hans-Peter Brunner
    This book considers the leadership of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and the interaction with civil society in the process of South Asian regional cooperation and integration, and discusses how the emerging urgency in the provision of regional public goods provides an excellent opportunity to add to the successes in South Asian regional integration. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 201.00   Web: $ 180.90
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. International Handbook of Urban Policy, Volume 3

    International Handbook of Urban Policy, Volume 3

    Edited by H. S. Geyer
    This important Handbook reveals that most urban growth takes place in the less developed world and much of it represents over-urbanization – that is, urbanization in which most migrants cannot effectively compete for employment, cannot find adequate shelter and do not have the means to feed themselves properly. Yet, compared to rural poverty, urban poverty is widely regarded as the lesser of the two evils. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 204.00   Web: $ 183.60
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  15. 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: $ 159.00   Web: $ 143.10
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    2013   Paperback Price: $ 65.00   Web: $ 52.00
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Climate Change and Human Security

    Climate Change and Human Security

    Michael R. Redclift, David Manuel-Navarette, Mark Pelling
    The challenge presented by climate change is, by its nature, global. The populations of the Mexican Caribbean, the focus of this book, are faced by everyday decisions not unlike those in the urban North. The difference is that for the people of the Mexican Caribbean evidence of the effects of climate change, including hurricanes, is very familiar to them. This important study documents the choices and risks of people who are powerless to change the economic development model which is itself forcing climate change. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 116.00   Web: $ 104.40
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  19. Academic Entrepreneurship and Community Engagement

    Academic Entrepreneurship and Community Engagement

    Edited by Bruce Kingma
    This poignant study presents a collection of research on entrepreneurship and community engagement. The context of this book is Syracuse University’s award winning model of Scholarship in Action with its emphasis on sustainable campus–community entrepreneurial partnerships and its resultant ‘Syracuse Miracle’, the transformation that has occurred in the Central New York community thanks to the university’s partnership with the community to drive social, environmental, and economic development. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 116.00   Web: $ 104.40
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  20. Regional and Urban Policy and Planning on the Korean Peninsula

    Regional and Urban Policy and Planning on the Korean Peninsula

    Chang-Hee Christine Bae, Harry W. Richardson
    The potential for reunification of the two Koreas, whether in the short or long term, argues for a comprehensive look at policy and planning issues that encompass the peninsula as a whole. This book deals with spatial policy issues in both South and North Korea in a broad and non-political way. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 159.00   Web: $ 143.10
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    2013   Paperback Price: $ 57.00   Web: $ 45.60
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