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Cities In A World Economy

Author : Saskia Sassen
ISBN : 9781506362601
Genre : Social Science
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Cities in a World Economy, Fifth Edition examines the emergence of global cities as a new social formation. As sites of rapid and widespread developments in the areas of finance, information and people, global cities lie at the core of the major processes of globalization. The book reflects the most current data available and explores recent debates such as the role of cities in mitigating environmental problems, the global refugee crisis, Brexit, and the rise of Donald Trump in the United States
Category: Social Science

The Sustainable City Xiii

Author : S. Mambretti
ISBN : 9781784663551
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 22.27 MB
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Containing papers presented at the 13th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability, this volume includes latest research providing solutions that lead towards sustainability. The series maintains its strong reputation and contributions have been made from a diverse range of delegates, resulting in a variety of topics and experiences.
Category: Architecture

Gastronomy And Urban Space

Author : Andrzej Kowalczyk
ISBN : 9783030344924
Genre : Science
File Size : 90.1 MB
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This book focuses on the relationship between gastronomy and urban space. It highlights the intrinsic role of eating establishments and the gastronomy industry for cities by assessing their huge impacts on urban changes and discussing some of the challenges posed by new developments. Written by authors with a background in geography, it starts by discussing theoretical aspects of studies on gastronomy in urban space to place the subject in the broader context of urban geography. Covering both changes and challenges in gastronomy in urban space, it presents a wide range of problems, which are described and analysed using various case studies from Europe and other parts of the world.
Category: Science

Retirement Migration From The U S To Latin American Colonial Cities

Author : Philip D. Sloane
ISBN : 9783030335434
Genre : Family & Relationships
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of a growing phenomenon in migration: retired Americans moving to Latin America. Through in-depth profiles of two of the most popular destinations – Cuenca, Ecuador and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, the book provides a unique commentary on the social forces shaping this new diaspora and its impact on the settings to which retirees relocate. Sections of the book address the lives and activities of retirees themselves; their impact on real estate, business development, and gentrification within historic cities; the availability and access to medical and long-term care services; and the role of governmental policies in attracting immigrant retirees and shaping their societal impact. Concluding sections provide guidance for potential retirees and for cities and countries interested in attracting these new immigrants while minimizing adverse impact on local culture and quality of life. Carefully researched and extensively illustrated with photographs, maps, figures, and tables, the book serves as an important new resource for scientists and policy makers, as well as for baby boomers who have retired abroad or are considering doing so.
Category: Family & Relationships

City Life

Author : Witold Rybczynski
ISBN : 9780684825298
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 87.79 MB
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Tracing the development of American cities and city life from early colonial settlements to the familiar downtowns of today, a sweeping cultural history reveals how our urban spaces have been shaped by the land and the American lifestyle. Reprint. 25,000 first printing. NYT.
Category: Architecture

The Cybercities Reader

Author : Stephen Graham
ISBN : 0415279569
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 65.22 MB
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Bringing together a vast range of debates and examples of city changes based on Information and Communications Technology (ICT), this book illustrates how new media in cities shapes societies, economies and cultures.
Category: Social Science

The Urban World

Author : M. E. Witherick
ISBN : 0748744193
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 32.31 MB
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Intended for students of A-Level geography, this book on the urban world offers a wide range of case studies and an integated approach to all aspect of geographical study. Students are helped to progress from GCSE and Standard Grade as they work through the questions that appear at regular intervals in the book and the enquiry activities at the end of each chapter. One of a series of books, this title also provides exam support.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Cities Of The World

Author : Stanley D. Brunn
ISBN : 084769898X
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 47.1 MB
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The only text to offer a regional survey of world urban development, this third edition has been fully revised and updated to include new chapter authors, new cities and regions, and an expanded art program. Focusing on the eleven major culture realms of the world, the volume examines each region's urban history, economy, and culture and society, and offers engaging case studies of major representative cities. Introductory and concluding chapters frame the regional discussion by summarizing world urban history and by looking to the future of urban development. Maps, graphs, tables, photos, color satellite images, recommended readings, web sites, and UN data on major cities offer rich additional resources for students. Visit our website for sample chapters!
Category: Social Science

Preserving The World S Great Cities

Author : Anthony M. Tung
ISBN : UOM:39015053390202
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 81.58 MB
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A wide-ranging study of architectural and cultural preservation in the world's great urban centers examines the devastating impact of war, economics, and indifference on the great cities and efforts throughout China, the U.S. Japan, Europe, and elsewhere to restore and preserve buildings and landmarks. 15,000 first printing.
Category: Architecture

The World S Best

Author : Marian V. Cooper
ISBN : 0945332084
Genre : Travel
File Size : 37.55 MB
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An encyclopedia and guide for the international traveler on all the best the world has to offer. Tells you where to find the best hotels, islands, restaurants, adventures, travel bargains, resorts, night life, best buys, and more.
Category: Travel

World Cities City Worlds

Author : William Solesbury
ISBN : 9781783060085
Genre : Travel
File Size : 84.62 MB
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World Cities, City Worlds is about how we make sense of cities, those extraordinary places where half the world’s population now lives. It explores ways of seeing, experiencing and thinking about how cities work, how they change and what makes city life tick. Within the book, William Solesbury explores three particular ways of framing cities – through metaphors, icons and perspectives – and, taking six iconic cities (Venice, Mumbai, New York, Tokyo, Paris and Los Angeles), he explores the lure of cities within that context. To make sense of cities, to understand and use them, we need to delve below the surface of the familiar appearance of cities and the commonplace sensations of everyday city life. World Cities, City Worldsprovides fresh insights into cities and city life, from both the past and modern times. It takes us on an exploration of world cities, leading us to new ways of thinking about how cities work.
Category: Travel

American Advance

Author : Rock DiLisio
ISBN : 9780595625390
Genre : History
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The French and Indian War is said to be the first true world war, where world powers, Britain and France, collided over the tempting prosperity of North America. Much of the war was fought over the control of an extremely sought after, strategic piece of ground, known as the Forks, where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers meet to form the mighty Ohio. Now the City of Pittsburgh, this location was the portal to the west, and control of it would garner possibilities and riches beyond imagination. No other piece of ground on American soil has ever been so coveted. Britain was the ultimate victor, and with it came the opportunities for their American colonists to move westward, and establish communities. Virginia colonists were the first to take advantage. The westward movement began with the construction of a settlers fort, named Fort Vance, which was established ten miles down the Ohio River from Pittsburgh, in what is today Coraopolis, Pennsylvania. This is where the west began.
Category: History

The State Of The World S Cities 2001

Author : United Nations Centre for Human Settlements
ISBN : 9211314763
Genre : Cities and towns
File Size : 71.22 MB
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Cities are now home to nearly half of the world's population, and the issue of sustainable development is one of the most pressing challenges facing the international community in the 21st century. This publication is the first in-depth attempt to monitor and analyse the realities faced by urban populations around the world. It explores a range of issues, trends and policy responses in five major areas relating to: shelter, society, environment, economy and governance. It introduces the 'City Development Index', which has been developed by the UN Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat). Over time, this should become a standard monitoring tool used to track regional, national and city level progress towards implementing the Habitat Agenda. The report concludes that local democracy is a key factor for the future of all cities.
Category: Cities and towns

Cities In A Globalizing World

Author : Un-Habitat
ISBN : 9781136570018
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 21.31 MB
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'The world has entered the urban millennium. Nearly half the world's people are now city dwellers, and the rapid increase in urban population is expected to continue, mainly in developing countries. This historic transition is being further propelled by the powerful forces of globalization. The central challenge for the international community is clear: to make both urbanization and globalization work for all people, instead of leaving billions behind or on the margins. Cities in a Globalizing World: Global Report on Human Settlements is a comprehensive review of conditions in the world's cities and the prospects for making them better, safer places to live in an age of globalization. I hope that it will provide all stakeholders - foremost among them the urban poor themselves - with reliable and timely information with which to set our policies right and get the machinery of urban life moving in a constructive direction.' From the Foreword by Kofi Annan, Secretary-General, United Nations. Cities in a Globalizing World presents a comprehensive review of the world's cities and analyses the positive and negative impacts on human settlements of the global trends towards social and economic integration and the rapid changes in information and communication technologies. In this Global Report, the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) draws on specially commissioned and contributed background papers from more than 80 leading international specialists. The report focuses on recent trends in human settlements and their implications for poverty, inequity and social polarization. It develops advance knowledge for urban planning and management policies in support and promotion of inclusive cities and good urban governance. This major and influential report is the most authoritative and up-to-date assessment of human settlements conditions and trends. Written in clear, non-technical language and supported by informative graphics, case studies and extensive statistical data, it should be an essential tool and reference for academics, researchers, planners, public authorities and civil society organizations around the world.
Category: Architecture

The City Cultures Reader

Author : Malcolm Miles
ISBN : 0415302455
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 27.55 MB
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From Simmel and Burgess, to Zukin, Fainstein and Soja this title presents classic and contemporary writing on the culture of cities. Themes include: culture and technologies; everyday lives; contesting identity; boundaries and transgressions; utopias and dystopias, and possible urban futures.
Category: Social Science

The World S Best

Author : Kathleen Peddicord
ISBN : 0945332335
Genre : Travel
File Size : 89.24 MB
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More than 12 years of experience and research by the staff of International Living have produced this encyclopedic reference to all the best that the world has to offer. Its fact-filled pages tell you where to find the world's best hotels, islands, restaurants, adventures, travel bargains, resorts, champagne, ice cream, sunsets, mountains, discos, wine bars, festivals and much, much more.
Category: Travel

Urbanisation And Education

Author : M.L. Narasaiah
ISBN : 8183560776
Genre : Education
File Size : 87.30 MB
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The world s cities are growing far faster than its population. Indeed, aside from the growth of population itself, urbanisation is the dominant demographic trend of the half-century now ending. In 1950, 750 million of the world s people lived in cities. By 1966, this had at least tripled, to more than 2.6 billion. The number projected to live in cities by 2050, some 6.5 billion people, exceeds world population today. Contents: Urbanisation and the Environment, Urbanisation and Globalisation, Population Growth and Urbanisation, In Defence of the City Urban Development a Key for Survival, Urbanisation in India and Limitations, Land Tenure: Securing Land for the Urban Poor, Towards Healthy Cities, Sustainable Cities, Living with Leviathan, Cities at the Forefront, Cities Residents to the Rescue, City Politics: A Voice for the Poor, For a Broader Approach to Education, Promotion of Higher Education in Research, Population Growth and Education, Private Education: The Poor s Best Chance?, Will Education: The Poor s Best Chance?, Will Education Go To Market?, Shaking in Ivory Tower, Wiring up the Ivory Towers, Management Training in India, Wanted: A New Deal for the Universities, Corporate Ambitions in Education, Violence in Schools: A World Wide Affair, Beyond Economics, Technological Entrepreneurship: The New Force for Economic Growth, Employment and Poverty Alleviation, Water: An Educational and Informative Approach, Resistance to Change: Why Poverty Reduction Programmes did not Work, Unemployment in the Poor and Rich Worlds: Different Causes, but Converging Policies?, Solving the Unemployment Problem by Looking Beyond the Job, Policy Researchers and Policy Makers: Never the Twain Shall Meet?, The Dematerialisation of the World Economy, A New World Order for Whom?
Category: Education

The Three Worlds Of Paul Of Tarsus

Author : Richard Wallace
ISBN : 0415135915
Genre : Religion
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The world in which early Christianity developed consisted of a complex of distinct communities and cultural 'layers', which interacted with one another, sometimes co-operatively, and sometimes in confrontation. The Three Worlds of Paul of Tarsus explores this world through the life of the apostle Paul, examining the three fundamental cultural 'layers': * the native cultures * the common Hellenistic culture which had been spread in the east as a result of the conquests of Alexander * the culture of the political overlord, Rome. It shows how Paul, as a Jew, a Greek-speaker and a Roman citizen, participates in all of these 'layers'. The authors give an account of the places Paul visited, showing their historical, cultural and political differences and discuss the varied categories, such as religion, philosophy and language, which constituted identity.
Category: Religion