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Municipal Shared Services and Consolidation: A Public Solutions Handbook

by Alexander Henderson

Municipal Shared Services and Consolidation provides a comprehensive and clear review of the theories and practices of structuring and managing complex local government services. Intended for both students...


European Integration and Rural Development: Actors, Institutions and Power

by Michael Kull

By examining the Community Initiative LEADER+ and setting this within a discussion of the state and structure of rural development policy, this book looks at the challenges, opportunities and policy options...


User-Fee-Funded Stormwater Programs

by Water Environment Federation

A complete overview of stormwater fee programs from inception to implementation


The Geography of Rural Change

by Brian Ilbery

The Geography of Rural Change provides a thorough examination of the processes and outcomes of rural change as a result of a period of major restructuring in developed market economies. After outlining the main...


The Geographies of Air Transport

by Andrew R. Goetz & Lucy Budd

Making a detailed contribution to geographies of air transport and aeromobility, this book examines the practices and processes that produce particular patterns of air transport provision both regionally and...


The Paradoxes of Planning: A Psycho-Analytical Perspective

by Sara Westin

Using a philosophical and psychoanalytical approach, this book critically examines expert knowledge within architecture and urban planning. Its point of departure is the 'gap' between visions and realities,...


Transport Systems, Policy and Planning: A Geographical Approach

by Rodney Tolley & Brian John Turton

Provides a unique review of the major spatial aspects of transport systems, a detailed analysis of transport problems in urban and rural areas, an evaluation of social and environmental impacts, and a planning...


Regional Energy Initiatives: Medreg and the Energy Community: Medreg and the Energy Community

by Carlo Cambini & Alessandro Rubino

This book focuses on the two intra-regional initiatives created for the development and integration of energy markets: the Energy Community and MedReg.

The Energy Community and MedReg, apart from their common...


Recycling and the Politics of Urban Waste

by Matthew Gandy

The affluence of western society has given rise to unprecedented quantities of waste, presenting one of the most intractable environmental problems for contemporary society. This book examines recycling and...


Fiscal Austerity and Innovation in Local Governance in Europe

by Carlos Nunes Silva & Ján| Bucek

This book offers a broad perspective on some of the organizational and financial problems faced by cities and local governments across Europe and analyses the reactions and reforms implemented to address current...


Rural Development: Putting the last first

by Robert Chambers

Rural poverty is often unseen or misperceived by outsiders. Dr Chambers contends that researchers, scientists, administrators and fieldworkers rarely appreciate the richness and validity of rural people's knowledge...


Urban Transport Environment and Equity: The Case for Developing Countries

by Eduardo Alcantara Vasconcellos

Traditional transport planning has generated transport systems that propagate an unfair distribution of accessibility and have environmental and safety issues. This book highlights the importance of social and...


Cities as Engines of Sustainable Competitiveness: European Urban Policy in Practice

by Leo van den Berg, Jan van der Meer & Luis Carvalho

Reflecting on two decades of 'competitiveness-oriented' urban policies in Europe, this book investigates the current challenges cities face to sustain their economic position and how this can be balanced with...


Biowaste and Biological Waste Treatment

by Gareth Evans

With growing public pressure and increasingly stringent environmental legislation, the waste industry is now being called upon to develop more sustainable methods of dealing with refuse. Coupled with moves to...


Squatter Citizen: Life in the Urban Third World

by Jorge E. Hardoy & David Satterthwaite

'one of the best contemporary statements of what is occurring in the growth of urban places in the Third World' Environment and Planning 'a book that should enjoy a wide appeal: as a plea for adoption of the...


Urban Complexity and Planning: Theories and Computer Simulations

by Shih-Kung Lai & Haoying Han

Based on the emergent paradigm of complexity, the book provides an innovative set of arguments about how we can gain a better understanding of how cities emerge and function through computer simulations, and...


Visual Pollution: Advertising, Signage and Environmental Quality

by Adriana Portella

While the issue of visual pollution, has been widely debated, there is as yet no clear conclusion as to how best to control commercial signage and whether different urban contexts and people from different backgrounds...


Old Industrial Cities Seeking New Road of Industrialization: Models of Revitalizing Northeast China

by Mark Wang, Zhiming Cheng & Pingyu Zhang

This book aims to investigate how cities in China's rust belt restructure their urban industries and economies. Over the years, China's “economic miracle” has been mainly attributed to rapid development...


Community Action against Racism in West Las Vegas: The F Street Wall and the Women Who Brought It Down

by Robert J. McKee

From 2008 to 2013, a group of African American women led a successful protest of a street closure in their community without the dominant involvement of the black church. This book explains the socio-historical...


Arctic Alternatives: Civility of Militarism in the Circumpolar North

by Franklyn Griffiths

Discusses the problems that must be resolved if the peoples of the Arctic countries are to develop their region away from militarism and towards civility.