The New Global Frontier: Urbanization, Poverty and by George Martine, Gordon McGranahan, Mark Montgomery, Rogelio

By George Martine, Gordon McGranahan, Mark Montgomery, Rogelio Fernandez-Castilla

The world�s constructing international locations might be experiencing tremendous raises of their city populations over the twenty first century. If controlled intelligently and humanely, this development can pave easy methods to sustainable improvement; another way, it's going to favour larger degrees of poverty and environmental rigidity. the result is dependent upon judgements being made now. The central subject that runs via this quantity is the necessity to rework urbanization right into a optimistic strength for improvement. half I of this publication experiences the demography of the city transition, stressing the significance of benefi cial rural-urban connections and tough as a rule held misconceptions. half II asks how city housing, land and repair provision could be enhanced within the face of quick city growth, drawing classes from reviews world wide. half III analyses the demanding situations and possibilities that urbanization offers for bettering residing environments and decreasing pressures on neighborhood and worldwide ecosystems. those social and environmental demanding situations needs to be met within the context of fast-changing demographic conditions; half IV explores the diversity of possibilities that those changes characterize. those demanding situations and possibilities differ significantly throughout Africa, Asia and Latin the United States, as exact partly V. released with IIED and UNFPA

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Raumordnung und Städtebau, Öffentliches Baurecht / by Konrad Zilch, Claus Jürgen Diederichs, Rolf Katzenbach,

By Konrad Zilch, Claus Jürgen Diederichs, Rolf Katzenbach, Klaus J. Beckmann

Studierende des Bauingenieurwesens werden durch das kompakte Wissen auf ihre komplexen Aufgaben vorbereitet und auf Vertiefungsmöglichkeiten hingewiesen. Praktikern bietet das Werk die Möglichkeit, ihren Wissensstand zu den Grundlagen zu aktualisieren.

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Airline Economics: An Empirical Analysis of Market Structure by Giovanni Alberto Tabacco

By Giovanni Alberto Tabacco

This ebook provides an unique empirical research of the marketplace constitution of airline urban pair markets, laying off new mild at the workings of aggressive techniques among organisations. interpreting a cross-section people airline urban pairs, Tabacco proposes for the 1st time that the will be understood as a normal oligopoly, every one airline marketplace being ruled through one to 3 airline vendors despite marketplace dimension. the writer questions the level to which airways intentionally hinder head-to-head festival inside urban pair markets, and attracts interesting conclusions approximately aggressive forces from the saw marketplace constitution. Uncovering many of the major company thoughts of the airline undefined, the ebook is of fast relevance to managers and practitioners, in addition to educational economists.

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Bio-Technology Audit in Hungary: Guidelines, Implementation, by Ulrike Bross

By Ulrike Bross

This booklet deals a tenet for "Technology Audit" workouts for the remodeling innovation structures of principal and jap eu international locations (CEECs). extra­ extra, the booklet provides the result of an exemplary software of this instruction within the box of biotechnology in Hungary. The authors - a gaggle of innovation re­ searchers of the Fraunhofer Institute for structures and Innovation learn (lSI), Germany, and of the Innovation learn Centre (IKU), Hungary - offer a valid idea for the id of technological strengths and weaknesses of the CEECs' industrially orientated examine platforms as a foundation for the layout of complicated innovation guidelines. After the corporation for financial Co-operation and improvement (OECD) had proposed a "Technology Audit" of Hungary in 1993, a pilot audit used to be conducted lower than their auspices. In parallel, the German Federal Ministry of schooling, Sci­ ence, learn and expertise (BMFT) recommend the belief of constructing the audit inspiration additional with a view to make it appropriate additionally in different imperative and jap eu international locations. They requested lSI to utilise the working OECD audits as a research­ ing resource and to see a entire audit method.

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Quantitative Methods in Tourism Economics by Álvaro Matias, Peter Nijkamp, Manuela Sarmento

By Álvaro Matias, Peter Nijkamp, Manuela Sarmento

Tourism economics is partially in keeping with validated ideas from the economics self-discipline, however it additionally accommodates components from sociology, psychology, association thought and ecology. It has through the years became an beautiful multi-disciplinary orientated method of the knowledge of the affects of rest time in a contemporary society, together with cultural historical past, sustainable caliber of existence, and business association of the hospitality undefined. The expanding dynamics within the vacationer and its around the globe results will proceed to draw the eye of either the examine and the coverage zone within the future years. instead of speculating on non-observed proof, there's a transparent desire for evidence-based study for you to map out the complicated dynamics of the vacationer undefined. the current quantity includes novel experiences – regularly of a quantitative-analytical nature – at the provide, call for and contextual facets of recent tourism. It encompasses a sound mixture of conception, method, coverage and case experiences on quite a few tourism concerns in several elements of the world.​

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Managing Environmentally Sustainable Innovation: Insights by Bart Bossink

By Bart Bossink

A paradigm shift is going on at this second. corporations and shoppers are conscious of the truth that they reason environmental toxins, depletion of assets and are liable for the hazards concerned. whilst wisdom is starting to be that they should and should strengthen the perfect strategies within the time to come back. the concept sustainable, cyclic companies are extra logical than consumption-oriented and waste-dumping ones turns out interesting to progressively more humans. For this variation to occur new pondering and behaviour is required.

Firms and shoppers play a relevant position in a sustainable enterprise. businesses convey what shoppers purchase and vice versa. In a sustainable paradigm, businesses may be able to strengthen and bring sustainably. for this reason, businesses desire new administration thoughts for sustainable funding, production, logistics and advertising and marketing and for sustainable management.

In Managing Environmentally Sustainable Innovation, Bossink evaluates the innovation chain in a means of 5 consecutive phases, articulates 5 degrees at which individuals jointly deal with the chain, and analyzes the interaction among the 2. Acquainting the reader with the complexities of innovation, in addition to which complexities are energetic within the administration of environmental sustainability, this booklet bargains guiding ideas and a toolbox for the administration of environmentally sustainable innovation in construction.

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