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Access, Property and American Urban Space

Access, Property and American Urban Space

1st Edition

M. Gordon Brown
February 12, 2018

This book explains why the earliest cities had grid-form street systems, what conditions led to their being overwhelmingly preferred for 5000 years throughout the world, why the Founding Fathers wanted gridform cities and how they affect economic transactions. Real property has been instrumental in...

International Perspectives on Age-Friendly Cities

International Perspectives on Age-Friendly Cities

1st Edition

Kelly G. Fitzgerald, Francis G. Caro
February 12, 2018

This book brings together recent scholarly work concerned with efforts around the world to transform cities so that they are more age-friendly. Common to all of the initiatives is recognition of the importance of the community environment for the well-being of the rapidly growing numbers of older...

Knowledge and the City: Concepts, Applications and Trends of Knowledge-Based Urban Development

Knowledge and the City: Concepts, Applications and Trends of Knowledge-Based Urban Development

1st Edition

Francisco Javier Carrillo, Tan Yigitcanlar, Blanca García, Antti Lönnqvist
February 12, 2018

This book underlines the growing importance of knowledge for the competitiveness of cities and their regions. Examining the role of knowledge - in its economic, socio-cultural, spatial and institutional forms - for urban and regional development, identifying the preconditions for innovative use of...

Releasing the Commons: Rethinking the futures of the commons

Releasing the Commons: Rethinking the futures of the commons

1st Edition

Ash Amin, Philip Howell
February 12, 2018

This book moves beyond seeing the commons in the past tense, an entity passed over from the public into the private, to reimagine the commons as a process, a contest of force, a reconstitution, and a site of convening practices. It highlights new spaces of gathering opening up, such as the digital...

Migration, Risk and Uncertainty

Migration, Risk and Uncertainty

1st Edition

Allan M. Williams, Vladimír Baláž
February 06, 2018

Migration is one of the driving forces of economic and social change in the modern world. It is both informed by risk and a generator of risk, whether for individuals, households, communities or societies. Although the relationship between migration and risk is widely acknowledged, it has long...

New Geographies of the Globalized World

New Geographies of the Globalized World

1st Edition

Marcin Wojciech Solarz
February 05, 2018

Globalization has, essentially, come to an end. It is, already, a victorious revolution. It has profoundly restructured the relationships between people and the world, often recreating them in a new geographical image. This book discovers and describes these relationships of new geographies,...

Transport, Mobility, and the Production of Urban Space

Transport, Mobility, and the Production of Urban Space

1st Edition

Julie Cidell, David Prytherch
February 05, 2018

The contemporary urban experience is defined by flow and structured by circulating people, objects, and energy. Geographers have long provided key insights into transportation systems. But today, concerns for social justice and sustainability motivate new, critical approaches to mobilities....

Geographies of Entrepreneurship

Geographies of Entrepreneurship

1st Edition

Elizabeth A. Mack, Haifeng Qian
February 05, 2018

This book addresses a gap in the present literature on the role that geography plays in the distribution of entrepreneurial activity. Emerging work on entrepreneurial ecosystems suggests it is important entrepreneurship studies move beyond the mere identification of factors that impact...

Migration Borders Freedom

Migration Borders Freedom

1st Edition

Harald Bauder
January 23, 2018

International borders have become deadly barriers of a proportion rivaled only by war or natural disaster. Yet despite the damage created by borders, most people can’t – or don’t want to – imagine a world without them. What alternatives do we have to prevent the deadly results of contemporary...

Geographical Gerontology: Perspectives, Concepts, Approaches

Geographical Gerontology: Perspectives, Concepts, Approaches

1st Edition

Mark W. Skinner, Gavin J. Andrews, Malcolm P. Cutchin
November 27, 2017

Understanding where ageing occurs, how it is experienced by different people in different places, and in what ways it is transforming our communities, economies and societies at all levels has become crucial for the development of informed research, policy and programmes. This book focuses on the...

Branding the Nation, the Place, the Product

Branding the Nation, the Place, the Product

1st Edition

Ulrich Ermann, Klaus-Jürgen Hermanik
November 21, 2017

Branding is a profoundly geographical type of commodification process. Many things become commodities that are compared and valuated on markets around the globe. Places such as cities or regions, countries and nations attempt to acquire visibility through branding. Geographical imaginations are...

Cities, Regions and Flows

Cities, Regions and Flows

1st Edition

Peter V. Hall, Markus Hesse
June 16, 2017

Urban regions have come under increasing pressure to adapt to the imperatives of mobility, including greater freedom of travel, rising trade volumes and global economic networks. Whereas urbanization was once characterized by the concentration of services and facilities, urban areas now have to...

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