Port Management by Hercules E. Haralambides

By Hercules E. Haralambides

Port Management brings jointly a set of seminal papers from Palgrave's magazine, Maritime Economics and Logistics. it's a dynamic quantity, containing contributions from best authors with assorted disciplinary backgrounds, representing an unlimited neighborhood variety. the amount presents authoritative and well timed investigations into key subject matters in port economics, together with study on: international offer chains, port networks, selection modelling, port infrastructure, festival, port pricing, potency in eu seaports, and an research of chinese language box ports.
It is vital analyzing for port execs, coverage makers, students, and researchers attracted to port economics.

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United States Taxes and Tax Policy by David G. Davies

By David G. Davies

Usa Taxes and Tax coverage supplementations and enhances the theoretical fabric on taxes present in public finance texts utilizing a mix of institutional, theoretical and empirical info. via including flesh to theoretical bones, this textbook offers perception into the behaviour of people in either the non-public and public sectors. particularly, the industrial results of taxes and tax coverage are under pressure and, for this reason, scholars will achieve an appreciation and figuring out of the way tax coverage truly impacts the economic system. for instance, the place many texts in general cease with a slightly pristine therapy of the source of revenue and substitution results of a tax, this e-book is going additional through analyzing econometric reports of the provision of labour, and the connection of this paintings to taxes, the Laffer curve, and the function and value of the underground financial system. utilizing this strategy, Professor Davies brings lifestyles to what could be a uninteresting topic.

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Under Construction: Logics of Urbanism in the Gulf Region by Steffen Wippel, Katrin Bromber, Birgit Krawietz

By Steffen Wippel, Katrin Bromber, Birgit Krawietz

Interdisciplinary in strategy, this quantity explores and deciphers the symbolic price and iconicity of the equipped setting within the Arab Gulf sector, its aesthetics, language and performative characteristics.Bringing jointly various reports via artists, curators and students, it demonstrates how Dubai seemed - a minimum of until eventually the monetary predicament - to be best the development race and has already accomplished a great number of its landmark structure and strategic amenities. by contrast, towns just like the Qatari capital Doha nonetheless seem to be seriously 'under building' and in international locations just like the Sultanate of Oman, ultra-luxury tourism initiatives have been began only in the near past. whereas the development of synthetic islands, topic parks and status game amenities has attracted significant consciousness, less is understood concerning the region's common implementation of leading edge infrastructure comparable to international box ports, loose zones, inter-island causeways and metro lines.This quantity argues that those endeavours are usually not easily a part of a technique to arrange for the post-oil period for destiny monetary survival and prosperity within the reduce Gulf quarter, yet that also they are aiming to reinforce identitarian styles and particular nationwide manufacturers. In doing so, they convey comparable, but remarkably various modes of enticing with convinced worldwide traits and current - questionably - special rules for placing themselves at the worldwide map. every one nation goals to snatch realization with reference to the world-wide circulation of products and capital and hence supply its personal electorate with a socially appropriate trajectory for the longer term. via doing that, the international locations within the Gulf are articulating a brand new semiotic and paradigm of city improvement. For the 1st time, this quantity maps those tendencies of their relation to structure and infrastructure, particularly through treating them as semiotics of their personal correct. It means that contemporary advancements during this area of the realm not just characterize a show off of outstanding tasks during which those barren region states have reworked, but additionally that the commodification of neighborhood 'traditions' acts as an important aspect within the nations' attempt to layout an Arab model of (hyper-)modernity and to put themselves as a nearby and worldwide archetype, which has usually been followed in different places.

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Whose Urban Renaissance?: An International Comparison of by Libby Porter, Kate Shaw

By Libby Porter, Kate Shaw

The wish of governments for a 'renaissance' in their towns is a defining characteristic of latest city coverage. From Melbourne and Toronto to Johannesburg and Istanbul, executive guidelines are effectively attracting funding and middle-class populations to their internal components. Regeneration - or gentrification because it can usually develop into - produces winners and losers. there's a immense literature at the factors and unequal results of gentrification, and at the international and native stipulations using approaches of dis- and re-investment. yet there's little exam of the particular ideas used to accomplish city regeneration - what have been their intents, did they 'succeed' (and if no longer why no longer) and what have been the categorical effects?

Whose city Renaissance? asks who merits from those city differences. The publication includes fantastically written and obtainable tales from researchers and activists in 21 towns throughout Europe, North and South the USA, Asia, South Africa, the center East and Australia, each one exploring a selected case of city regeneration. a few chapters specialise in executive or marketplace thoughts riding the regeneration strategy, and glance heavily on the results. Others examine the neighborhood contingencies that impression the way in which those concepts paintings. nonetheless others examine situations of competition and fight, and at coverage interventions that have been utilized in a few locations to ameliorate the inequities of gentrification. operating from those tales, the editors boost a comparative research of regeneration techniques, with nuanced tests of neighborhood constraints and counteracting coverage responses. The concluding chapters supply a severe comparability of present suggestions, and open new instructions for extra equitable coverage ways sooner or later.

Whose city Renaissance? is concentrated at scholars, teachers, planners, policy-makers and activists. The e-book is exclusive in its geographical breadth and its confident coverage emphasis, providing a succinct, serious and well timed exploration of city regeneration suggestions through the world.

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Megacities: Urban Form, Governance, and Sustainability by Andre Sorensen, Junichiro Okata, Neyran Turan

By Andre Sorensen, Junichiro Okata, Neyran Turan

For the 1st time in human heritage, greater than part the world’s inhabitants is city. A basic element of this variation has been the emergence of huge towns, or megacities, that current significant new demanding situations. This e-book examines how problems with megacity improvement, city shape, sustainability, and unsustainability are conceived, how governance approaches are inspired via those principles, and the way those strategies have in flip stimulated results at the flooring, from time to time in transformative methods. via 15 in-depth case stories via trendy researchers from worldwide, this booklet examines the key demanding situations dealing with megacities this day. The stories are equipped round a shared set of matters and questions on problems with sustainability, land improvement, city governance, and concrete shape. a few of the major questions addressed are: What are the main urgent problems with sustainability and concrete shape in every one megacity? How are significant problems with sustainability understood and framed via policymakers? Is city shape thought of an important portion of sustainability concerns in public debates and public coverage? who're the main actors framing city sustainability demanding situations and shaping city switch? How is unsustainability, danger, or catastrophe imagined, and the way are these issues mirrored in coverage methods? What has been completed thus far, and what demanding situations stay? The booklet of this e-book is a step towards answering those and different an important questions.

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EcoVillage at Ithaca: Pioneering a Sustainable Culture by Liz Walker

By Liz Walker

In a global choked with tales of environmental devastation and social disorder, EcoVillage at Ithaca is a clean and hopeful examine a modern day village that's taking an built-in method of addressing those difficulties. This e-book tells the tale of lifestyles at EcoVillage at Ithaca, an across the world famous instance of sustainable improvement. It transports the reader into the midst of a colourful neighborhood that incorporates co-housing neighborhoods, small-scale natural farming, land maintenance, eco-friendly development, power possible choices and hands-on schooling. via integrating confirmed social and environmental choices right into a residing version, EcoVillage at Ithaca offers a unprecedented glimpse into one possible—and positive—future for the planet. EcoVillage at Ithaca delves into the center of the lived event at this leading edge group. It presents a hot, own and reflective examine what it really is prefer to create a sustainable tradition. The e-book tells in-depth tales approximately an built-in lifestyle: working a relatives farm growing “invented celebrations” The poignancy of a house delivery, in addition to a awake dying group paintings events Dramatic examples of private transformation while, as one bankruptcy states, “This isn't Utopia,” and the struggles and conflicts inherent in any neighborhood exercise are usually not glossed over. Human scale, obtainable and encouraging, the instance of EcoVillage at Ithaca may also help readers think clean choices to “life as usual.” it is going to attract all who're hungry to profit approximately winning operating versions of a extra sustainable method of residing with one another and the earth. Liz Walker co-founded and has directed EcoVillage at Ithaca for the reason that its inception in 1991 and has lived there together with her kin because the first constructions have been accomplished. She has labored on all elements of the community’s improvement and has written and lectured broadly at the subject.

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Understanding Built Environment: Proceedings of the National by Fumihiko Seta, Arindam Biswas, Ajay Khare, Joy Sen

By Fumihiko Seta, Arindam Biswas, Ajay Khare, Joy Sen

This e-book is a accomplished record visualizing the way forward for outfitted surroundings from a multidisciplinary size, with designated emphasis at the Indian situation. The multidisciplinary concentration will be worthwhile for the readers to cross-refer and comprehend others' views. The textual content additionally contains case reviews substantiating theoretical examine. this system of composition is helping the e-book to take care of rational stability between idea, study and its contextual program. The booklet contains chosen papers from the nationwide convention on Sustainable outfitted surroundings. The chapters supply diverse viewpoints at the center problems with urbanization and making plans. This compilation will be of curiosity to scholars, researchers, execs and coverage makers.

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Living with Climate Change: How Communities Are Surviving by Jane A. Bullock, George D. Haddow, Kim S. Haddow, Visit

By Jane A. Bullock, George D. Haddow, Kim S. Haddow, Visit Amazon's Damon P. Coppola Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Damon P. Coppola,

The weather has replaced and groups throughout the USA live with the implications: swift sea point upward thrust, multi-state wildfires, warmth waves, and enduring drought. Living with weather swap: How groups Are Surviving and Thriving in a altering Climate information the stairs towns are taking now to guard lives and companies, to lessen their vulnerability, and to conform and make themselves extra resilient.

The authors incorporated during this publication were at once keen on the winning layout and implementation of community-based variation and resilience courses. during this publication, they follow many years of mixed adventure in probability probability aid, weather swap edition, and environmental safeguard to supply well timed and functional suggestion on tips to plan for and dwell with a weather that's altering quicker and extra unevenly than predicted.

The e-book additionally examines hindrances to neighborhood, nation, and nationwide motion on weather swap, comprises case reviews to demonstrate clever, potent regulations and practices that experience already been installed position, and defines how those activities profit the economic climate, the surroundings, and public health and wellbeing. Living with weather Change offers much-needed counsel for locating and enacting ideas to rapid and destiny hazards of weather change.

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