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740 Park: The Story of the World's Richest Apartment Building
Michael Gross
0385512090
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Of all Manhattan's fabled East Side dwellings of the super-rich, 740 Park Avenue has perhaps the best pedigree. Designed by Rosario Candela and developed by James T. Lee, Jackie O's maternal grandfather, as a cooperative haven for the elite, it had the misfortune to open just as the stock market crashed in 1930 and was forced to operate partly as a rental for some decades. The last sale was to Lee himself, for son-in-law "Black Jack" Bouvier, his wife and daughters Jackie and Lee. John D. Rockefeller Jr. signed a rental lease in 1936 for a massive apartment (more than 20,000 square feet), and Marshall Field III took another. Gross (Model) has solidly researched the denizens of the building, who they were, what they did, and who and how many times they married. This information, while exhaustive, is also...


Powernomics
Claud Anderson
0966170229
Feb 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
PowerNomics: The National Plan to Empower Black America is a five-year plan to make Black America a prosperous and empowered race that is self-sufficient and competitive as a group by the year 2005. In this book, Dr. Anderson obliterates the myths and illusions of black progress and brings together data and information from many different sources to construct a framework for solutions to the dilemma of Black America. In PowerNomics: The National Plan, Dr. Anderson proposes new principles, strategies and concepts that show blacks a new way to see, think, and behave in race matters. The new mind set prepares blacks to take strategic steps to create a new reality for their race. It offers guidance to others who support blacks self-sufficiency. In this book, Dr. Anderson offers insightful analysis and action...


The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit
Thomas J. Sugrue
0691121869
August 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Review
Perhaps by offering a clearer picture of how the urban crisis began, Sugrue brings us a little closer to finding a way to end it. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description

Once America's "arsenal of democracy," Detroit over the last fifty years has become the symbol of the American urban crisis. In this reappraisal of racial and economic inequality in modern America, Thomas Sugrue explains how Detroit and many other once prosperous industrial cities have become the sites of persistent racialized poverty. He challenges the conventional wisdom that urban decline is the product of the social programs and racial fissures of the 1960s. Probing beneath the veneer of 1950s prosperity and social consensus, Sugrue traces the rise of a new ghetto, solidified by...



Fundamentals of Urban Economics
John F. McDonald
0023788526
June 1996
Paperback
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The publisher, Prentice Hall Business Publishing
This is the first modern text in urban economics that emphasizes urban economic growth. It approaches the various aspects of urban economics as part of a coherent whole rather than as separate isolated topics, and emphasizes the fundamental methods, models, and data used by economists to study cities.


China's Urban Transition
John Friedmann
0816646155
March 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Though China's urban history reaches back over five thousand years, it is only in the last quarter century that urbanization has emerged as a force of widespread social transformation while a massive population shift from country to city has brought about a dramatic revolution in China's culture, politics, and economy. Employing a historical perspective, John Friedmann presents a succinct, readable account and interpretation of how this transition - one of the most momentous phenomena in contemporary history - has occurred. China's Urban Transition synthesizes a broad array of research to provide the first integrated treatment of the many processes that encompass the multi-layered meaning of urbanization: regional policy, the upsurge of rural industries, migration, expanding spheres of personal autonomy, and the...


The Economics of Cities and Suburbs
William Thomas Bogart
0135699711
Aug 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
Designed to convey the excitement of studying cities while developing a set of formal tools for analyzing their economies. KEY TOPICS: The book attempts to remove the division between “urban” economics and “regional” economics by demonstrating that the traditional intermetropolitan models of specialization and trade can also be extended to intrametropolitan analysis, thus unifying their treatment.

From the Back Cover
Designed to convey the excitement of studying cities while developing a set of formal tools for analyzing their economies. The book attempts to remove the division between “urban” economics and “regional” economics by demonstrating that the traditional intermetropolitan models of specialization and trade can also...


The Regional City
Peter Calthorpe
1559637846
January 2001
Textbook Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Readers interested in environmental issues and urban development should hungrily consume Peter Calthorpe and William Fulton's innovative contribution, The Regional City: Planning for the End of Sprawl. Authors of The Next American Metropolis and The Reluctant Metropolis, respectively, Calthorpe and Fulton argue that the design of our current metropolitan regionsAinner cities surrounded by rings of isolated suburbs filled with malls and office parksAhas placed our remaining land at considerable risk and exacerbates the divide between the rich and the poor. According to the authors, these "edge cities" have sprawled beyond human scale, and they suggest a regional model that they claim will offer a cleaner, more socially equitable U.S. for the 21st century. Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.


Urban Development
J. Vernon Henderson
0195069021
Mar 1991
Paperback
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Book Description
This in-depth study of the economics of urbanization and development explores the key characteristics of urban-rural patterns of production and consumption in developing countries--particularly Brazil, China, and India--as well as government policies affecting urbanization. Drawing on a wealth of theoretical and empirical research, Henderson investigates rural-urban migration, changes in the production patterns in cities, the drain of skilled workers from small towns, individual city restrictions on growth and entry, and other phenomena.


Urban Development: The Logic of Making Plans
Lewis D. Hopkins
1559638532
June 2001
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
With increased awareness of the role of plans in shaping urban and suburban landscapes has come increased criticism of planners and the planning profession. Developers, politicians, and citizens alike blame "poor planning" for a host of community ills. But what are plans really supposed to do? How do they work? What problems can they successfully address, and what is beyond their scope? In Urban Development, leading planning scholar Lewis Hopkins tackles these thorny issues as he explains the logic of plans for urban development and justifies prescriptions about when and how to make them. He explores the concepts behind plans, some that are widely accepted but seldom examined, and others that modify conventional wisdom about the use and usefulness of plans. The book: places the role of plans and planners within...


A Handbook of Urbanization in India
K. C. Sivaramakrishnan
0195672399
Aug 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This work is one of the most comprehensive analyses of the extent, as well as the socio-economic and spatial characteristics, of urbanization in Indian. It assesses the nature of the policies and programs required for urban governance and the development and management of urban areas. The
study is very relevant in the current context of economic growth and changing structural patterns of the Indian economy. The conclusion provides strong policy suggestions.


Saudi Arabia Exposed: Inside a Kingdom in Crisis
John R. Bradley
1403964335
June 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
An Arabic-speaking Westerner who seized a rare opportunity to travel freely throughout Saudi Arabia, Bradley offers a dense, abstract study that reads more like the "culture and history" section of a guidebook than a juicy, insider account. But Bradley did get access to high-profile Saudis, most memorably to Osama bin Laden's nephew, with whom Bradley went on a picnic. An accomplished journalist and scholar who prefers facts to sensory-let alone salacious-details, Bradley successfully compiles research, information, geographical data and flat-footed descriptions of observed events to explain the political dynamics and historical roots of a strong authoritarian state, characterized particularly by the close relation between the Al-Saud ruling family and the conservative Wahhabis. He conveys a sense of a country...


Urban and Regional Economics
Philip McCann
0198776454
Dec 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Urban and Regional Economics is the first textbook to provide an integrated framework for the study of urban and regional economics, emphasizing the importance of spatial and geographical factors. Offering a concise, accessible, and up-to-date introduction to the main foundational models,
principles, and theories--including Classical, Neo-classical, and Keynesian approaches--the book uses a range of international examples to illustrate the ideas it explains. It is ideal for courses in economics, urban economics, regional economics, economic geography, land management, and urban and
regional planning.


The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry
Wendell Berry
1593760078
July 2003
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Writer and farmer Berry has long been an inspiration to the contemporary agrarian movement and a guiding light to people who care deeply about the health of their land and their communities. In his numerous books of essays, he has thoughtfully and articulately shown how the current consumer-based, profit-driven industrial society not only destroys our natural world but also increasingly harms our social and personal well-being. The 21 essays in this collection, written over the past two decades, provide both a splendid introduction to Berry's work and a stimulating compendium for those already familiar with it. These are beautifully crafted essays, replete with social criticism, righteous anger, moral guidance, and lyrical wording. Above all, they contain a reverence for the beauty and complexity of our natural...


Global Chicago
Charles Madigan
0252029410
Sept 2004
Hardcover
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Handbook of Economics: Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, Volume 4
V. Henderson (Editor)
0444509674
July 2004
Hardcover
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Review
"The fourth volume of a handbook that provides comprehensive and accessible surveys of topics in regional and urban economics contains twenty papers that focus on cities and geography".
Journal of Economic Literature, 2005.
"The contributors to the handbook are to be congratulated for making the insights from rigorous economic analysis accessible to people outside their fields. ...The handbook authors have translated and synthesized a huge volume of specialized economics research, transforming the suitably cryptic into the artfully transparent.
Journal of Economic Geography, 2006.

Book Description
The new Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics: Cities and Geography reviews, synthesizes and extends the key developments in urban and regional economics and their strong...


Global Chicago
Charles Madigan
0252071964
Sept 2004
Paperback
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Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics: Applied Urban Economics, Vol. 3
Peter Nijkamp
0444821384
September 1999
Hardcover
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Review
...The contributors to this volume do a fine job of reviewing and interpreting recent developments in their respective domains.
Journal of Economic Literature

Book Description
This volume is a follow-up to the earlier Urban Economics, Volume 2 of Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, edited by Edwin Mills. The earlier volume, published in 1987, focussed on urban economic theory. This new handbook, in contrast, focuses on applied urban research. The difference is of course in emphasis. The earlier volume was by no means entirely concerned with theoretical research and this one is by no means entirely concerned with applied research.

There have certainly been important theoretical developments during the last decade, and they are surveyed at appropriate places in this volume....


Urban Economics
Arthur O'Sullivan
0256263310
July 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
Urban Economics is the market-leading text for this course. Throughout the book, the author uses simple economic analysis to explain why cities exist, where they develop, how they grow, and how different activities are arranged within cities. The author has updated the tables and charts thoroughly, and has reorganized sections of the book. The material on poverty and public policy has been extensively rewritten.


Governance and Opportunity in Metropolitan America
Alan A. Altshuler
0309065534
Sept 1999
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
"This volume addresses the condition of the city from the perspective of the larger metropolitan region. It offers important, thought-provoking perspectives on the structure of metropolitan-level decisionmaking, the disadvantages faced by cities and city residents, and expanding economic opportunity to all residents in a metropolitan area. The book provides data, real-world examples, and analyses in key areas."--BOOK JACKET.


Urban and Regional Economics: Marxist Perspectives, Vol. 47
Matthew Edel
3718651025
January 1991
Paperback
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Book Description
The volume reviews the basic tenets of Marxist work on urban and regional development and its uses for the analysis of socioeconomic problems. It discusses the treatment or urban and regional issues by Marx, Engels and other early Marxists and examines recent controversies concerning location and uneven spatial development, rent and urban segregation, urban service delivery, and the roles of the local state and community social movements.

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