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Sensing Cities: Regenerating Public Life in Barcelona and Manchester

Sensing Cities: Regenerating Public Life in Barcelona and Manchester

1st Edition

Monica Montserrat Degen
April 27, 2015

As cities globally re-design their urban landscapes, they produce a different urban aesthetic and create new experiential milieus. Urban regeneration processes generate radical physical, social and cultural changes in neighbourhoods that demand new conceptual frameworks to address their impact upon...

Rural-Urban Dynamics: Livelihoods, mobility and markets in African and Asian frontiers

Rural-Urban Dynamics: Livelihoods, mobility and markets in African and Asian frontiers

1st Edition

Jytte Agergaard, Niels Fold
April 07, 2015

It has increasingly been recognised that rural and urban areas are inextricably interlinked. This book adopts a fresh approach to the issue of rural-urban dynamics through a study of the changing nature of livelihoods, mobility and markets in ten study sites across four countries of Africa and Asia...

Governance and Planning of Mega-City Regions: An International Comparative Perspective

Governance and Planning of Mega-City Regions: An International Comparative Perspective

1st Edition

Jiang Xu, Anthony Yeh
April 07, 2015

Neoliberalism’s market revolution has had a tremendous effect on contemporary mega-city regions. The negative consequences of market-oriented politics for territorial growth have been recognized. While a lot of attention has been given to how planners and policy makers are fighting back political...

Learning Transnational Learning

Learning Transnational Learning

1st Edition

Åge Mariussen, Seija Virkkala
March 04, 2015

Systems of innovation that are conducted within national borders can preserve inefficient solutions and prevent development. This has led to a feeling that transnational learning strategies are more and more desirable. In practice, the field of transnational learning has been dominated by various...

Spatial-Economic Metamorphosis of a Nebula City: Schiphol and the Schiphol Region During the 20th Century

Spatial-Economic Metamorphosis of a Nebula City: Schiphol and the Schiphol Region During the 20th Century

1st Edition

Abderrahman El Makhloufi
March 04, 2015

This book analyses the long term spatial-economic metamorphosis of Schiphol and the Schiphol region as archetypal for a wider international phenomenon of urban development of metropolises across the world. It study the origins and course of urban development process by identifying and explaining...

Intergenerational Space

Intergenerational Space

1st Edition

Robert Vanderbeck, Nancy Worth
September 16, 2014

Intergenerational Space offers insight into the transforming relationships between younger and older members of contemporary societies. The chapter selection brings together scholars from around the world in order to address pressing questions both about the nature of contemporary generational...

International Migration and Knowledge

International Migration and Knowledge

1st Edition

Allan Williams, Vladimir Baláž
August 15, 2014

Two unconnected but important recent academic and policy debates have focussed on the idea of the knowledge-based economy and the economic consequences of increasing international migration. This book challenges pre-conceived views on the debates and argues the need to understand that all migrants...

Time-Space Compression: Historical Geographies

Time-Space Compression: Historical Geographies

1st Edition

Barney Warf
August 15, 2014

If geography is the study of how human beings are stretched over the earth’s surface, a vital part of that process is how we know and feel about space and time. Although space and time appear as "natural" and outside of society, they are in fact social constructions; every society develops...

China on the Move: Migration, the State, and the Household

China on the Move: Migration, the State, and the Household

1st Edition

C. Cindy Fan
May 19, 2014

China on the Move offers a new and more thorough explanation of migration, which integrates knowledge from geography, population studies, sociology and politics; to help us understand the processes of social, political, and economic change associated with powerful migration streams so essential to...

Family Farms: Survival and Prospect: A World-Wide Analysis

Family Farms: Survival and Prospect: A World-Wide Analysis

1st Edition

Harold Brookfield, Helen Parsons
May 19, 2014

Marx, Lenin and Kautsky all regarded family farming as doomed to be split into capitalist farms and proletarian labour. Most modern economists regard family farming as an archaic form of production organization, destined to give way to agribusiness. Family Farms refutes these notions and analyses...

The Spatial Turn: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

The Spatial Turn: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

1st Edition

Barney Warf, Santa Arias
April 28, 2014

Across the disciplines, the study of space has undergone a profound and sustained transformation. Space, place, mapping, and geographical imaginations have become commonplace topics in a variety of analytical fields in part because globalization has accentuated the significance of location. While...

Fieldwork in the Global South: Ethical Challenges and Dilemmas

Fieldwork in the Global South: Ethical Challenges and Dilemmas

1st Edition

Jenny Lunn
March 06, 2014

Choosing to do fieldwork overseas, particularly in the Global South, is a challenge in itself. The researcher faces logistical complications, health and safety issues, cultural differences, language barriers, and much more. But permeating the entire fieldwork experience are a range of...

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