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Urban Design Futures

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ISBN: 9780203601723 9780415318778 9780415318785 9781134366569 9781134366552 9781134366514 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203601723 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Sociology --- Architecture
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The last decade has seen the rise of urban design which has taken a central position in the new agendas for urban regeneration and renaissance. Urban design has moved from marginality to mainstream. The principles espoused by urban designers over the past thirty years are now accepted as key to a better urban environment and as we move towards greater sustainability, different ideas are emerging that are challenging some of the accepted urban design norms; urban design is at a watershed. Urban Design Futures presents essays from an international cast of authors to review progress and explore emerging ideas: should urban design reflect the future rather than recreate the past? What are the new driving forces that will shape urban living and hence urban design in the future? This book explores new concepts and points the way towards a series of urban design paradigms for the twenty-first century.

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public --- realm --- space --- lan --- kwai --- fong --- corbusier --- smart --- growth --- renaissance

Implications of the Euro

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ISBN: 9780203695395 9780415349529 9780415380713 9781134272273 9781134272266 9781134272228 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203695395 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Business and Management --- Economics --- Political Science
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To date, critical analysis of the EMU project has largely been advanced from the centre-right spectrum of British politics. Comparable questions from the centre-left have failed to find a coherent voice. Although, the European fault-line cannot be characterized as a neat Left-Right issue there are noticeable divisions in opinion across British business, the trade union movement and within the Labour Party. Offering a unique insight into this key debate from the ‘centre-left’, eurosceptic view point, this book provides a rigorous analysis of all the salient economic and political issues of concern, such as: * the economics of a single currency * employment and social implications * sovereignty * political determination. The arguments presented in this volume highlight the emergence of a coherent alternative to deepening economic integration as a platform to build a just and equitable society. Contributions are drawn from leading academics, trade union leaders and prominent politicians, both from the Labour Party and the wider progressive Left in British politics. This informative and thought provoking book will be indispensable reading for students and practitioners in economics, politics and international relations, as well as those interested in this highly contentious topic.

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single --- currency --- european --- union --- central --- bank --- exchange --- rate --- growth --- stability

Energy, Wealth and Governance in the Caucasus and Central Asia

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Book Series: Central Asia Research Forum ISBN: 9780203099803 9780415372060 9780415405775 9781134194155 9781134194148 9781134194100 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203099803 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology --- Science (General)
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Drawing upon recent progress in development economics and political science, the book provides fresh analysis of the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) countries transition to a market economy by tracing the impact of natural resource endowment. The book examines the synergies between energy-rich and energy-poor states and highlights the practical consequences of both well-managed and poorly-managed deployment of energy. Featuring contributions from prominent specialists on resource-driven economies, the book argues that unless CCA elites change the way in which they deploy natural resource, revenues regional development will fall short of its potential with possible disastrous consequences. The contributors apply the experience of the developing market economies to demonstrate that the region still holds considerable potential to become an important, stable supplier of raw materials and a source of industrial demand to the global economy. However, the CCA is equally likely to become a threat to the global economy as a consequence of the misuse of energy revenues to promote the interests of predatory political elites.

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cca --- region --- resource --- poor --- countries --- growth --- collapse --- rent --- caspian --- sea

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