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The Nation City: Why Mayors Are Now Running The World

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At a time of anxiety about the effectiveness of our national government, Rahm Emanuel provides a clear vision, for both progressives and centrists, of how to get things done in America today--a bracing, optimistic vision of America's future from one of our most…
Order Without Design: How Markets Shape Cities

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An argument that operational urban planning can be improved by the application of the tools of urban economics to the design of regulations and infrastructure. Urban planning is a craft learned through practice. Planners make rapid decisions that have an…
The Economy Of Cities
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|February 12, 1970

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In this book, Jane Jacobs, building on the work of her debut, The Death and Life of Great American Cities , investigates the delicate way cities balance the interplay between the domestic production of goods and the ever-changing tide of imports. Using case…
Regional Integration Processes In The Commonwealth Of Independent States: Economic And Political…

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This book investigates the economic, political and cultural factors that influence regional economic integration processes as well as international political cooperation in the area of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The authors analyze…
Vital Little Plans: The Short Works Of Jane Jacobs

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A new book by influential urbanist Jane Jacobs, released in Jacobs' centenary, and showing her evolution as a writer and thinker. Vital Little Plans will bring together for the first time a selection of essays, articles, speeches and interviews by the late Jane…
Glass, Paper, Beans: Revolutions On The Nature And Value Of Ordinary Things

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Once upon a time we knew the origins of things: what piece of earth the potato on our dinner plate came from, which well our water was dipped from, who cobbled our shoes, and whose cow provided the leather. In many parts of the world, that information is still…
The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile…

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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…
The Developers
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|January 1, 1978

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Based on detailed investigation of development in 14 Canadian cities supplemented by material from interviews, financial reports, newspaper files and trade publications, The Developers offers a comprehensive picture of a complex industry. Portraits of developers…
Housing Policy In Australia: A Case For System Reform
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|December 19, 2019

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This book, the first comprehensive overview of housing policy in Australia in 25 years, investigates the many dimensions of housing affordability and government actions that affect affordability outcomes. It analyses the causes and implications of declining home…
The Rise of Cities: Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver and Other Cities

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In the late 2000s human society entered a new urban epoch in which the majority of human beings live in cities. Whilst the city has historically been viewed as the foundation of democracy and citizenship, the geo-political spaces of modern cities are widely…
The Rise And Fall Of Urban Economies: Lessons From San Francisco And Los Angeles

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Today, the Bay Area is home to the most successful knowledge economy in America, while Los Angeles has fallen progressively further behind its neighbor to the north and a number of other American metropolises. Yet, in 1970, experts would have predicted that L.A.…
Uneven Ground: Appalachia since 1945

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Appalachia has played a complex and often contradictory role in the unfolding of American history. Created by urban journalists in the years following the Civil War, the idea of Appalachia provided a counterpoint to emerging definitions of progress.…
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