Triumph of the City

Triumph of the City Author Edward Glaeser
ISBN-10 1101475676
Release 2011-02-10
Pages 352
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A pioneering urban economist presents a myth-shattering look at the majesty and greatness of cities America is an urban nation, yet cities get a bad rap: they're dirty, poor, unhealthy, environmentally unfriendly . . . or are they? In this revelatory book, Edward Glaeser, a leading urban economist, declares that cities are actually the healthiest, greenest, and richest (in both cultural and economic terms) places to live. He travels through history and around the globe to reveal the hidden workings of cities and how they bring out the best in humankind. Using intrepid reportage, keen analysis, and cogent argument, Glaeser makes an urgent, eloquent case for the city's importance and splendor, offering inspiring proof that the city is humanity's greatest creation and our best hope for the future. "A masterpiece." -Steven D. Levitt, coauthor of Freakonomics "Bursting with insights." -The New York Times Book Review



Alles nur symbolisch

Alles nur symbolisch Author Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger
ISBN-10 9783412210618
Release 2013-11
Pages 472
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Gesellschaftliche Ordnung wurde in der Vormoderne ganz wesentlich durch symbolische Kommunikation gestiftet und stabilisiert, aber auch angefochten und immer aufs Neue austariert – so lautete eine zentrale Prämisse der Arbeit des Sonderforschungsbereichs 496 der Universität Münster, der Ende 2011 seine Arbeit beendet hat. Unter der Leitfrage »Alles nur symbolisch?« wird in diesem Band eine Bilanz gezogen, indem nicht nur die Erträge des Forschungsverbundes dokumentiert, sondern auch kritische Einwände zur Diskussion gestellt werden. Das geschieht aus der Perspektive der Mittelalterlichen und Neueren Geschichte, der Rechtsgeschichte, der Kunstgeschichte sowie der Literatur- und Musikwissenschaft.



40 Jahre St dtebauf rderung 50 Jahre Nachmoderne

40 Jahre St  dtebauf  rderung   50 Jahre Nachmoderne Author Arbeitskreis Stadterneuerung an deutschsprachingen Hochschulen
ISBN-10 9783798324206
Release 2012
Pages 381
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Das Jahrbuch Stadterneuerung 2012 ist das 20. Jahrbuch, nachdem kurz nach der Wende 1990/91 die erste Ausgabe erschienen war. Zentraler Anlass für die aktuell geleistete Reflexion über Errungenschaften, Standortbestimmung und Perspektiven der Stadterneuerung war das 40jährige Jubiläum des Städtebauförderungsgesetzes, das 1971 eine einzigartige Erfolgsgeschichte der deutschen Stadtpolitik einleitete und bis heute als Besonderes Städtebaurecht in weiterentwickelter Form den rechtlichen Rahmen der Bund-Länder- Städtebauförderung und damit die Stadterneuerung in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland maßgeblich bestimmt. Der Band ordnet die Stadterneuerung aufbauend auf Schlüsselwerken der Kritik am modernen Städtebau wie dem 1961 erschienene Buch „Death and Life of Great American Cities“ von Jane Jacobs historisch in die Entwicklung des nachmodernen Städtebaus ein. Er untersucht vor dem Hintergrund der zweifelsfrei anerkannten Leistungen und der Vielzahl von Brüchen, Irrwegen, Experimenten und Umdeutungen der Bestandsentwicklungspolitik, welche gesellschaftlichen Kräfte, Stationen und Leitbilder maßgeblich für die Herausbildung der nachmodernen Stadterneuerung waren, wie die seitdem erzielten Ergebnisse der Stadterneuerung zu bewerten sind und welcher Stellenwert den Leitvorstellungen der Stadtplanung und Stadterneuerung im Spannungsfeld gesellschaftlicher Tendenzen und Umbrüche zukommt.Im Mittelpunkt steht dabei die Herausbildung der noch immer gültigen Grundprinzipien einer Bestandspolitik, die Zug um Zug auf weitere Quartierstypen und stadtentwicklungspolitische Herausforderungen angepasst und übertragen wurden. Neben der beziehungsreichen Nachzeichnung und Einordnung des historischen Wandels in der Planungs- und insbesondere Stadterneuerungskultur wird also auch die Wirkungsmächtigkeit nachmoderner Prinzipien wie Nutzungsmischung, Kompaktheit, Blockrandbebauung an Korridorstraßen oder Parzellenstädtebau reflektiert, die sich erst allmählich über die Bestandsentwicklung wieder in Städtebau und Stadtentwicklung durchzusetzen begannen, heute aber – zumindest auf der Leitbildebene – fast unumstritten scheinen.



Happiness and Place Why Life Is Better Outside of the City

Happiness and Place  Why Life Is Better Outside of the City Author Adam Okulicz-Kozaryn
ISBN-10 9781137436337
Release 2015-07-23
Pages 130
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This book is about places - cities, suburbs and towns - and happiness of people living there. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, Okulicz-Kozaryn examines the relations between human happiness and the infrastructure of the places they live. This thought-provoking book argues for the overlooked idea that we are happiest in smaller areas.



Technology and the Resilience of Metropolitan Regions

Technology and the Resilience of Metropolitan Regions Author Michael A. Pagano
ISBN-10 9780252097140
Release 2015-04-30
Pages 176
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Can today's city govern well if its citizens lack modern technology? How important is access to computers for lowering unemployment? What infrastructure does a city have to build in order to attract new business? In this new collection, Michael A. Pagano curates engagement with such questions by public intellectuals, stakeholders, academics, policy analysts, and citizens. Each essay explores issues related to the impact and opportunities technology provides in government and citizenship, health care, workforce development, service delivery to citizens, and metropolitan growth. As the authors show, rapidly emerging technologies and access to such technologies shape the ways people and institutions interact in the public sphere and private marketplace. The direction of metropolitan growth and development, in turn, depends on access to appropriate technology scaled and informed by the individual, household, and community needs of the region. Contributors include Randy Blankenhorn, Bénédicte Callan, Jane Fountain, Sandee Kastrul, Karen Mossberger, Dan O'Neil, Michelle Russell, Alfred Tatum, Stephanie Truchan, Darrel West, and Howard Wial.



The Locavore s Dilemma

The Locavore s Dilemma Author Pierre Desrochers
ISBN-10 9781586489410
Release 2012-06-05
Pages 288
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A new generation of food activists has come to believe that “sustainable farming” and “eating local” are the way to solve a host of perceived problems with our modern food supply system. By combining healthy eating and a high standard of environmental stewardship, these locavores think, we can also deliver important economic benefits and increase food security within local economies. But after a thorough review of the evidence, economic geographer Pierre Desrochers and policy analyst Hiroko Shimizu have concluded these claims are mistaken. In The Locavore’s Dilemma, they explain the history, science, and economics of food supply to reveal what locavores miss or misunderstand: the real environmental impacts of agricultural production; the drudgery of subsistence farming; and the essential role large-scale, industrial producers play in making food more available, varied, affordable, and nutritionally rich than ever before in history. At best, they show, locavorism is a well-meaning marketing fad among the world’s most privileged consumers. At worst, it constitutes a dangerous distraction from solving serious global food issues. Deliberately provocative, but based on scrupulous research and incontrovertible scientific evidence, The Locavore’s Dilemma proves that: • Our modern food-supply chain is a superior alternative that has evolved through constant competition and ever-more-rigorous efficiency. • A world food chain characterized by free trade and the absence of agricultural subsidies would deliver lower prices and more variety in a manner that is both economically and environmentally more sustainable. • There is no need to feel guilty for not joining the locavores on their crusade. Eating globally, not only locally, is the way to save the planet.



Geofusion

Geofusion Author Norbert Csizmadia
ISBN-10 PKEY:6610000035670
Release 2017-11-06
Pages 408
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We live in a unique “geo” ages, in the first decade of the 21st century, a geoeconomic era where geography is appreciated again. The 21st century encompasses political and economic games where the multi-polar world, a new world order and a new value system develop new actors and new industries, in a boundless world, where technology an innovation generates new boundaries. The location of the countries is key in taking over the new economic power centers, countries, cities and city-states. It is a knowledge & creativity era (technology + knowledge + geography = “technknowledgeography” or Geofusion) where education and innovation are the most important investment. The explorers of the 21st century rely on their inner compass in an age where information is the raw material of the future. Knowledge is the currency of this future involving individual ideas and creativity. This is a fusion of age, which is also the age of networks. The universe of geoeconomy is the main issue in how this “Geofusion” is special to our moment and opportunity, which can give lasting value to the world. Drawn with knowledge, the 21st century map of the new breed of compasses is utilized to discover and conform this new world! “This special geopolitical “guidebook” illustrated richly, with 100 maps, infographics and facts, gives an answer how to foresight the global processes on the basis of the latest geographic-economic and urban research results.



Urban Politics

Urban Politics Author Myron Levine
ISBN-10 9781317516798
Release 2015-02-20
Pages 420
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This popular text mixes classic theory and research on urban politics with the most recent developments and data in urban and metropolitan affairs. Its balanced and realistic approach helps students understand the nature of urban politics and the difficulty of finding effective "solutions" in a suburban and global age. The ninth edition has been thoroughly rewritten and updated with a continued focus on economic development and race, plus renewed attention to globalization, gentrification, and changing demographics. Boxed case studies of prominent recent and current urban development efforts provide material for class discussion, and concluding material demonstrates the tradeoff between more "ideal" and more "pragmatic" urban politics. Key changes in this edition include: Every chapter has been thoroughly updated and rewritten. The Ninth Edition reflects the most current census data and the newest trends in such areas as the "new immigration," suburbanization, gentrification, and big-city revivals; There is coverage of the big-city pension crisis and politics in Stockton, Detroit, and other cities facing possible bankruptcy; A brand-new opening chapter introduces the concepts of the Global City, the Entertainment City, and the Bankrupt City; New photos and boxes appear throughout the book; Increased coverage of policies for sustainable urban development.



Where the River Burned

Where the River Burned Author David Stradling
ISBN-10 9780801455650
Release 2015-03-05
Pages 264
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In the 1960s, Cleveland suffered through racial violence, spiking crime rates, and a shrinking tax base, as the city lost jobs and population. Rats infested an expanding and decaying ghetto, Lake Erie appeared to be dying, and dangerous air pollution hung over the city. Such was the urban crisis in the "Mistake on the Lake." When the Cuyahoga River caught fire in the summer of 1969, the city was at its nadir, polluted and impoverished, struggling to set a new course. The burning river became the emblem of all that was wrong with the urban environment in Cleveland and in all of industrial America. Carl Stokes, the first African American mayor of a major U.S. city, had come into office in Cleveland a year earlier with energy and ideas. He surrounded himself with a talented staff, and his administration set new policies to combat pollution, improve housing, provide recreational opportunities, and spark downtown development. In Where the River Burned, David Stradling and Richard Stradling describe Cleveland's nascent transition from polluted industrial city to viable service city during the Stokes administration. The story culminates with the first Earth Day in 1970, when broad citizen engagement marked a new commitment to the creation of a cleaner, more healthful and appealing city. Although concerned primarily with addressing poverty and inequality, Stokes understood that the transition from industrial city to service city required massive investments in the urban landscape. Stokes adopted ecological thinking that emphasized the connectedness of social and environmental problems and the need for regional solutions. He served two terms as mayor, but during his four years in office Cleveland's progress fell well short of his administration’s goals. Although he was acutely aware of the persistent racial and political boundaries that held back his city, Stokes was in many ways ahead of his time in his vision for Cleveland and a more livable urban America.



The Moral Arc

The Moral Arc Author Michael Shermer
ISBN-10 9780805096934
Release 2015-01-20
Pages 560
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Bestselling author Michael Shermer's exploration of science and morality that demonstrates how the scientific way of thinking has made people, and society as a whole, more moral From Galileo and Newton to Thomas Hobbes and Martin Luther King, Jr., thinkers throughout history have consciously employed scientific techniques to better understand the non-physical world. The Age of Reason and the Enlightenment led theorists to apply scientific reasoning to the non-scientific disciplines of politics, economics, and moral philosophy. Instead of relying on the woodcuts of dissected bodies in old medical texts, physicians opened bodies themselves to see what was there; instead of divining truth through the authority of an ancient holy book or philosophical treatise, people began to explore the book of nature for themselves through travel and exploration; instead of the supernatural belief in the divine right of kings, people employed a natural belief in the right of democracy. In The Moral Arc, Shermer will explain how abstract reasoning, rationality, empiricism, skepticism--scientific ways of thinking--have profoundly changed the way we perceive morality and, indeed, move us ever closer to a more just world.



Cities Are Good for You

Cities Are Good for You Author Leo Hollis
ISBN-10 9781408826638
Release 2013-04-25
Pages 416
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The 21st century will be the age of the city. Already over 50% of the world population live in urban centres and over the coming decades this percentage will increase. Blending anecdote, fact and first hand encounters - from exploring the slums of Mumbai, to visiting roof-top farms in Brooklyn and attending secret dinner parties in Paris, to riding the bus in Latin America - Leo Hollis reveals that we have misunderstood how cities work for too long. Upending long-held assumptions and challenging accepted wisdom, he explores: why cities can never be rational, organised places; how we can walk in a crowd without bumping into people, and if we can design places that make people want to kiss; whether we have the right solution to the problem of the slums; how ants, slime mould and traffic jams can make us rethink congestion. And above all, the unexpected reasons why living in the city can make us fitter, richer, smarter, greener, more creative - and, perhaps, even happier. Cities Are Good for You introduces dreamers, planners, revolutionaries, writers, scientists, architects, slum-dwellers and emperors. It is shaped by the idea that cities are the greatest social experiment in human history, built for people, and by the people.



The Metropolitan Revolution

The Metropolitan Revolution Author Bruce Katz
ISBN-10 9780815721529
Release 2013-06-19
Pages 288
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Across the US, cities and metropolitan areas are facing huge economic and competitive challenges that Washington won't, or can't, solve. The good news is that networks of metropolitan leaders – mayors, business and labor leaders, educators, and philanthropists – are stepping up and powering the nation forward. These state and local leaders are doing the hard work to grow more jobs and make their communities more prosperous, and they're investing in infrastructure, making manufacturing a priority, and equipping workers with the skills they need. In The Metropolitan Revolution, Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley highlight success stories and the people behind them. · New York City: Efforts are under way to diversify the city's vast economy · Portland: Is selling the "sustainability" solutions it has perfected to other cities around the world · Northeast Ohio: Groups are using industrial-age skills to invent new twenty-first-century materials, tools, and processes · Houston: Modern settlement house helps immigrants climb the employment ladder · Miami: Innovators are forging strong ties with Brazil and other nations · Denver and Los Angeles: Leaders are breaking political barriers and building world-class metropolises · Boston and Detroit: Innovation districts are hatching ideas to power these economies for the next century The lessons in this book can help other cities meet their challenges. Change is happening, and every community in the country can benefit. Change happens where we live, and if leaders won't do it, citizens should demand it. The Metropolitan Revolution was the 2013 Foreword Reviews Bronze winner for Political Science.



Creating Economic Growth

Creating Economic Growth Author M. Magnani
ISBN-10 9781137427052
Release 2014-10-28
Pages 295
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As national leaders struggle to revive their economies, the people of Europe face a stark reality, which has created an opportunity for local leaders and citizen movers and shakers to rise to the occasion to spur revitalization from the bottom up. The author offers a six-point plan to prosperity.



Trillion Dollar Economists

Trillion Dollar Economists Author Robert Litan
ISBN-10 9781118781838
Release 2014-08-28
Pages 400
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A detailed look at how economists shaped the world, and how the legacy continues Trillion Dollar Economists explores the prize-winning ideas that have shaped business decisions, business models, and government policies, expanding the popular idea of the economist's role from one of forecaster to one of innovator. Written by the former Director of Economic Research at Bloomberg Government, the Kauffman Foundation and the Brookings Institution, this book describes the ways in which economists have helped shape the world – in some cases, dramatically enough to be recognized with a Nobel Prize or Clark Medal. Detailed discussion of how economists think about the world and the pace of future innovation leads to an examination of the role, importance, and limits of the market, and economists' contributions to business and policy in the past, present, and future. Few economists actually forecast the economy's performance. Instead, the bulk of the profession is concerned with how markets work, and how they can be made more efficient and productive to generate the things people want to buy for a better life. Full of interviews with leading economists and industry leaders, Trillion Dollar Economists showcases the innovations that have built modern business and policy. Readers will: Review the basics of economics and the innovation of economists, including market failures and the macro-micro distinction Discover the true power of economic ideas when used directly in business, as exemplified by Priceline and Google Learn how economists contributed to policy platforms in transportation, energy, telecommunication, and more Explore the future of economics in business applications, and the policy ideas, challenges, and implications Economists have helped firms launch new businesses, established new ways of making money, and shaped government policy to create new opportunities and a new landscape on which businesses compete. Trillion Dollar Economists provides a comprehensive exploration of these contributions, and a detailed look at innovation to come.



Towards a Better Global Economy

Towards a Better Global Economy Author Franklin Allen
ISBN-10 9780191035135
Release 2014-09-04
Pages 352
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Substantial progress in the fight against extreme poverty was made in the last two decades. But the slowdown in global economic growth and significant increases in income inequality in many developed and developing countries raise serious concerns about the continuation of this trend into the 21st century. The time has come to seriously think about how improvements in official global governance, coupled with and reinforced by rising activism of 'global citizens' can lead to welfare-enhancing and more equitable results for global citizens through better national and international policies. This book examines the factors that are most likely to facilitate the process of beneficial economic growth in low-, middle-, and high-income countries. It examines past, present, and future economic growth; demographic changes; the hyperglobalization of trade; the effect of finance on growth; climate change and resource depletion; and the sense of global citizenship and the need for global governance in order to draw longer-term implications, identify policy options for improving the lives of average citizens around the world, and make the case for the need to confront new challenges with truly global policy responses. The book documents how demographic changes, convergence, and competition are likely to bring about massive shifts in the sectoral and geographical composition of global output and employment, as the center of gravity of the global economy moves toward Asia and emerging economies elsewhere. It shows that the legacies of the 2008-09 crisis-high unemployment levels, massive excess capacities, and high debt levels-are likely to reduce the standard of living of millions of people in many countries over a long period of adjustment and that fluctuations in international trade, financial markets, and commodity prices, as well as the tendency of institutions at both the national and international level to favor the interests of the better-off and more powerful pose substantial risks for citizens of all countries. The chapters and their policy implications are intended to stimulate public interest and facilitate the exchange of ideas and policy dialogue.



Luxusgut Wohnen

Luxusgut Wohnen Author Michael Voigtländer
ISBN-10 9783658161552
Release 2017-04-23
Pages 274
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Dieses Sachbuch beschäftigt sich mit den aktuellen Entwicklungen auf dem deutschen Immobilienmarkt. Vielfach haben Kauf- und Mietpreise schon Niveaus erreicht, die noch vor wenigen Jahren unvorstellbar waren und nun das Leben in Großstädten und begehrten Universitätsstädten immer teurer machen. Das Thema gewinnt vor diesem Hintergrund an sozialpolitischer Brisanz. Der Immobilienökonom Michael Voigtländer erläutert die wirtschaftlichen Hintergründe in allgemein verständlicher Weise und wendet sich damit an alle am Thema Interessierten. Er widmet sich unter anderem den Fragen, ob es sich um eine spekulative Blase oder einen echten Wohnungsmangel handelt und weshalb die Bautätigkeit nicht zur Nachfrage aufschließt. Wie sollte die Wohnungspolitik reagieren? Um das Gleichgewicht zwischen Angebot und Nachfrage wieder herzustellen, schlägt er zehn Maßnahmen vor, die den Markt wieder in Schwung bringen können.



Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2012

Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2012 Author Asian Development Bank
ISBN-10 9290928166
Release 2013-03
Pages 301
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Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2012 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2012 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2012 book for free.