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Urban Sustainability Transitions

by Niki Frantzeskaki, Vanesa Castán Broto, Lars Coenen & others

<p>The world’s population is currently undergoing a significant transition towards urbanisation, with the UN expecting that 70% of people globally will live in cities by 2050. Urbanisation has multiple political, cultural, environmental and ...

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Urban Systems Development in Central Canada

Selected Papers

by Larry Bourne & Ross MacKinnon

<p>This anthology of research is divided into five sections: definition of the urban system, structural characteristics, distribution of urban growth, transportation networks and interaction between cities, and the impact of growth on urban ...

ISBN: 9781442650701

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Urban Transport Planning

Theory and Practice

by John Black

<p>Originally published in 1981, <em>Urban Transport Planning</em> explains how the systems approach has been applied in the planning of multi-modal transport planning and to demonstrate how a city may be represented by land use zones ...

ISBN: 9781351068581

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Urbanisation and Labour Markets in Developing Countries

by Stuart Sinclair

<p>Originally published in 1978 <em>Urbanization and Labour Markets</em> is a useful companion for those studying in geography, economics or development studies. The book provides a simple guide to the subject of labour in cities in ...

ISBN: 9781351232418

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Urbanism and the Changing Canadian Society

by S.D. Clark

<p>In this collection of essays the changing structure of the Canadian community, especially in its urban growth, is brought before the reader with many fresh insights, much vigorous comment, and apt illustration. The authors, concentrating on ...

ISBN: 9781442654761

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Urbanization in Israel

by Elisha Efrat

<p>Originally published in 1984, <em>Urbanization in Israel</em> describes the urban geography of Israel, and analyses the development of urban settlements from the beginning of the 21st century. The book places special emphasis on the period ...

ISBN: 9781351215206

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Urbanization in Post-Apartheid South Africa

by Richard Tomlinson

<p>Originally published in 1990, <em>Urbanization in Post-Apartheid South Africa</em> examines the democratic future of South Africa in the context of policy options and constraints. The book looks at the issue of South Africa’s future including

ISBN: 9781351232050

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Urbanization in Socialist Countries

by Jiri Musil

<p>Originally published in 1980, <em>Urbanization in Socialist Countries</em> addresses the complex situation in urban policy development in European Socialist countries. The book examines the urban policy situation in eight countries and ...

ISBN: 9781351216128

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Violence in Place, Cultural and Environmental Wounding

Cultural and Environmental Wounding

by Amanda Kearney

<p>Human life is intimately woven into place. Through nations and homelands, monuments and sacred sites it becomes the anchorage point for ethnic, cultural and national identities. Yet it is also place that becomes the battlefield, war zone, ...

ISBN: 9781317415756

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Visual Arts Practice and Affect

Place, Materiality and Embodied Knowing

by Ann Schilo

<p><em>Visual Arts Practice and Affect</em> brings together a group of artist scholars to explore how visual arts can offer unique insights into the understanding of place, memory and affect. Each contributor highlights the crucial role the ...

ISBN: 9781783487387

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Voices from the North

New Trends in Nordic Human Geography

by Jan Öhman & Kirsten Simonsen

<p>While contemporary human geography has widely acknowledged that knowledge has both contingent and contextual character, international literature has tended to blot out differences and reproduce hegemonic Anglo-Saxon discourses. Any interest ...

ISBN: 9781351875530

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Walking Inside Out

Contemporary British Psychogeography

by Tina Richardson

<p><em>Walking Inside Out</em> is the first text that attempts to merge the work of literary and artist practitioners with academics to critically explore the state of psychogeography today. The collection explores contemporary ...

ISBN: 9781783480876

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Waste and Distributive Justice in Asia

In-Ward Waste Disposal in Tokyo

by Takashi Nakazawa

<p>Conflicts over waste disposal facility siting is a pressing issue not only in developed countries but also in fast-growing countries that face drastic waste increase and rapid urbanisation. How to address distributive justice has been one of ...

ISBN: 9781351330527

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Water and Security in Central Asia

Solving a Rubik's Cube

by Virpi Stucki, Kai Wegerich, Muhammad Mizanur Rahaman & others

<p>Examining the water, development and security linkages in Central Asia can feel a bit like solving a Rubik’s cube. The Rubik’s cube starts to usually find structure and the different pieces find their places when its solver adopts a ...

ISBN: 9781134923250

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Water Infrastructure

by Cecilia Tortajada

<p>Water infrastructure is an essential element in water management. Together with institutions, policies and regulation, it provides basic services to growing populations, especially in developing countries, where much of the growth is taking ...

ISBN: 9781317432326

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Water Policy and Management in Spain

by Francisco González-Gómez, Miguel A. García-Rubio & Jorge Guardiola

<p>Spain is facing an increasingly difficult situation in terms of water stress. This is an issue that is due mostly to poor management practices in all sectors. Large amounts of water have been used for agricultural purposes at very low prices ...

ISBN: 9781134921577

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Water Resources and Decision-Making Systems

by Cecilia Tortajada & Kevin Parris

<p>Water data and information are essential to support efforts to understand, manage, allocate, utilize and protect water resources. The linkages between Water Information Systems and needs of decision makers are complex, but can be encapsulated

ISBN: 9781134931866

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Water, Creativity and Meaning

Multidisciplinary understandings of human-water relationships

by Liz Roberts & Katherine Phillips

<p>At a time of great turmoil and crisis, environmentally, socially and politically, water has emerged as a topic of huge global concern. Moreover, many argue that what is needed in order to change our relationship with the environment is a ...

ISBN: 9781351615808

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We the Cosmopolitans: Moral and Existential Conditions of Being Human

by Josephides, Lisette

<p> The provocative title of this book is deliberately and challengingly universalist, matching the theoretically experimental essays, where contributors try different ideas to answer distinct concerns regarding cosmopolitanism. Leading ...

ISBN: 9781782382775

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We Want Land to Live

Making Political Space for Food Sovereignty

by Amy Trauger, Nik Heynen, Mathew Coleman & others

<p><em>We Want Land to Live</em> explores the current boundaries of radical approaches to food sovereignty. First coined by La Via Campesina (a global movement whose name means “the peasant’s way”), food sovereignty is a concept that expresses ...

ISBN: 9780820350264

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