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The Geography of Mobility, Wellbeing and Development in China: Understanding Transformations Through Big Data

The Geography of Mobility, Wellbeing and Development in China: Understanding Transformations Through Big Data

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Wenjie Wu, Yiming Wang
March 02, 2020

Big data is increasingly regarded as a new approach for understanding urban informatics and complex systems. Today, there is unprecedented data availability, with detailed remote-sensed data on the built environment, and rich mineable web-based sources in the form of social media, web mapping,...

Defining the Urban and Rural

Defining the Urban and Rural

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Valentina Cattivelli
February 20, 2020

In recent years, new definitions of cities and countries and the regions within them have emerged. In particular, how a region comes to be considered as ‘rural’ or ‘urban’ or somewhere in between has been a subject of some debate. This has led to a drive to seek new territorial classification...

Post-Metropolitan Territories: Looking for a New Urbanity

Post-Metropolitan Territories: Looking for a New Urbanity

1st Edition

Alessandro Balducci, Valeria Fedeli, Francesco Curci
October 02, 2019

Processes of multi-scalar regional urbanization are occurring worldwide. Such processes are clearly distinguishable from those of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries due to the shifting concepts of both the city and the metropolis. International literature highlights how what we have...

Urban Development in China under the Institution of Land Rights

Urban Development in China under the Institution of Land Rights

1st Edition

Jieming Zhu
September 20, 2019

How have the development and redevelopment of China’s cities since the early 1950s transformed the settlements and fortunes of a fifth of the world’s population? Rapid urbanization since the 1980s has changed the nation from a rural society to an urban one, marking it as one of the most significant...

Transnational Regions in Historical Perspective

Transnational Regions in Historical Perspective

1st Edition

Marten Boon, Hein A.M. Klemann, Ben Wubs
July 09, 2019

National competitiveness has become a misnomer, as competitiveness is increasingly understood as a regional phenomenon and regions are not confined to the boundaries of the nation state. This book focuses on the Port of Rotterdam and its hinterland – i.e. the Lower Rhine and the Ruhr area. A...

Economic Clusters and Globalization: Diversity and Resilience

Economic Clusters and Globalization: Diversity and Resilience

1st Edition

Francisco Puig, Berrbizne Urzelai
March 26, 2019

This volume shows that in today’s globalized world, clusters are an important factor in explaining the different growth rates of firms, cities and regions. Drawing on the expertise of an international contributor team, it covers topics such as clusters and small and medium-sized enterprise...

The Spatial and Economic Transformation of Mountain Regions: Landscapes as Commodities

The Spatial and Economic Transformation of Mountain Regions: Landscapes as Commodities

1st Edition

Manfred Perlik
January 25, 2019

Mountain regions are subject to a unique set of economic pressures: they act as collective enterprises which have to valorize rare resources, such as spectacular landscapes. While primarily rural in nature, they often border large cities, and the development of industries such as hydroelectric...

The Canada-US Border in the 21st Century: Trade, Immigration and Security in the Age of Trump

The Canada-US Border in the 21st Century: Trade, Immigration and Security in the Age of Trump

1st Edition

John B. Sutcliffe, William P. Anderson
November 20, 2018

Borders are critical to the development and survival of modern states, offer security against external threats, and mark public policy and identity difference. At the same time, borders, and borderlands, are places where people, ideas, and economic goods meet and intermingle. The United...

The Geography of Scientific Collaboration

The Geography of Scientific Collaboration

1st Edition

Agnieszka Olechnicka, Adam Ploszaj, Dorota Celińska-Janowicz
October 25, 2018

Science is increasingly defined by multidimensional collaborative networks. Despite the unprecedented growth of scientific collaboration around the globe – the collaborative turn – geography still matters for the cognitive enterprise. This book explores how geography conditions scientific...

Gastronomy and Local Development: The Quality of Products, Places and Experiences

Gastronomy and Local Development: The Quality of Products, Places and Experiences

1st Edition

Nicola Bellini, Cécile Clergeau, Olivier Etcheverria
October 22, 2018

Gastronomy, particularly gourmet tourism, is widely acknowledged as having a powerful impact on local development. Public policies have developed in response to research, highlighting gastronomy as key in a successful tourism economy. However, research thus far has not fully explored the underlying...

Rural and Regional Futures

Rural and Regional Futures

1st Edition

Anthony Hogan, Michelle Young
October 18, 2018

Agriculture, mining and related rural industries have been central to the development of Australia’s economy. This book details the role that the Australian Government has played in the making of rural and regional Australia, particularly since World War II. The book reviews these policies and...

Competitiveness and Knowledge: An International Comparison of Traditional Firms

Competitiveness and Knowledge: An International Comparison of Traditional Firms

1st Edition

Knut Ingar Westeren, Hanas Cader, Maria de Fátima Sales, Jan Ole Similä, Jefferson Staduto
March 13, 2018

In the twenty-first century technology has become global, and firms compete using knowledge and capital. The ‘traditional firm’ has a need for innovation and depends on efficient knowledge management to improve productivity. This book examines five firms that produce the same commodity, white...

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