The Economy of Green Cities: A World Compendium on the Green by Richard Simpson, Monika Zimmermann

By Richard Simpson, Monika Zimmermann

This quantity bridges the distance among the worldwide promoting of the fairway economic system and the manifestation of this new improvement procedure on the city point. eco-friendly towns are an significant answer, not just in assembly international environmental demanding situations but additionally in assisting to make sure socio-economic prosperity on the neighborhood level.

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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 response to verified rules from the economics self-discipline, however it additionally contains parts from sociology, psychology, association concept and ecology. It has through the years become an beautiful multi-disciplinary orientated method of the certainty of the affects of relaxation time in a latest 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 study and the coverage region within the years yet to come. instead of speculating on non-observed proof, there's a transparent desire for evidence-based learn so as to map out the complicated dynamics of the vacationer undefined. the current quantity includes novel stories – typically of a quantitative-analytical nature – at the provide, call for and contextual features of contemporary tourism. It features a sound mixture of concept, method, coverage and case reports on quite a few tourism matters in several components of the world.​

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Island Disputes and Maritime Regime Building in East Asia: by Min Gyo Koo

By Min Gyo Koo

This e-book explores the 3 such a lot favourite island disputes in East Asia: the Dokdo/Takeshima, the Senkaku/Diaoyu, and the Paracel and Spratly disputes. those island disputes essentially illustrate the perplexing trend of continuity and mutual restraint in East Asia’s territorial conflicts. In facing sovereignty concerns, East Asian international locations have engaged in diverse styles of diplomatic and armed forces behaviors. at times, you will discover examples of the competitive use of army strength and intransigent bargaining ideas, whereas in others army inactiveness and accommodative international relations are both glaring. while and why do disputants pursue conflictual rules? Conversely, why do they at different occasions search the containment, if no longer the answer, of territorial disputes through shelving thorny sovereignty issues?

This ebook makes use of a territorial bargaining online game framework to research numerous levels of dispute initiation, escalation, and de-escalation in a constant and systematic demeanour. It starts off from an assumption that territory consists of combined rationale video games, which are characterised as having components of partnership, festival, and clash. in line with traditional knowledge, this ebook reveals that the combo of source pageant, fluid geopolitics, and volatile household strength dynamics has on a regular basis caused the initiation and escalation of the 3 island disputes. extra importantly, this ebook discovers that the pacific effect of monetary interdependence has time and again avoided the sovereignty disputes from escalating right into a full-scale diplomatic and/or army crisis

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Mathematical and Computational Models for Congestion by Siriphong Lawphongpanich, Donald Hearn, Michael J. Smith,

By Siriphong Lawphongpanich, Donald Hearn, Michael J. Smith, Donald W. Hearn

Even supposing transportation economists have endorsed the tolling of city streets as a mechanism for controlling congestion and dealing with go back and forth calls for for over 50 years, it is just lately that this concept has develop into functional. compared to the choice of creating extra roads, congestion pricing - specifically through digital tolling - is beautiful and has been followed in nations around the globe. fresh implementations in London, Singapore, and diverse towns in Norway, in addition to a couple of tasks within the usa, were judged successful.This ebook offers rigorous remedies of matters regarding congestion pricing. The chapters describe contemporary advances in components resembling mathematical and computational versions for predicting traffic jam, picking out while, the place, and what sort of to levy tolls, and reading the effect of tolls on transporation platforms. The analyses and methodologies constructed during this publication provide:- Mechanisms that relief in opting for and evaluating congestion pricing schemes- Methodologies for comparing the potency of latest and proposed congestion pricing schemes- a method to foretell the influence of pricing on city transporation platforms- info necessary to the monetary and political good fortune of congestion pricing courses.

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Employment Deconcentration in European Metropolitan Areas: by Eran Razin, Martin Dijst, Carmen Vázquez

By Eran Razin, Martin Dijst, Carmen Vázquez

Spatial deconcentration of monetary actions, quite the expansion of suburban workplace, retail and leisure concentrations, has develop into a major main issue in eu metropolitan parts. This publication offers a cross-national comparative viewpoint on employment deconcentration inside chosen metropolitan components in Europe. while such a lot debate over city sprawl and deconcentration is orientated in the direction of the North American context, this booklet goals at a greater figuring out of this phenomenon within the ecu context, emphasizing the site of monetary actions instead of residential styles. It presents insights on no matter if varied governance attributes produce specific types of deconcentration as opposed to the impression of marketplace attributes and native specificities, additionally commenting on caliber of existence affects and attainable governance and coverage implications of the deconcentration process.Introduction of a comparative framework is by way of 8 case learn chapters, 3 representing northern Europe, 3 the south European-Mediterranean zone and post-communist significant Europe. such a lot chapters study metropolitan parts, often a wide and a smaller one. The comparability unearths huge adaptations within the significance, shape, and means of employment deconcentration, merely in part in keeping with anticipated affects of governance structures. facts doesn't totally make certain an expected contrast among Northern and Mediterranean Europe; the Czech Republic and Israel appear to diverge so much from winning ecu traits.

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The Rise and Fall of Infrastructures: Dynamics of Evolution by Arnulf Grübler

By Arnulf Grübler

The e-book supplies a quantitative and long term (200 years) historical past of the evolution of person delivery infrastructures and a synthesis of the ensuing structural adjustments within the shipping zone. The research covers a few nations (USA, Europe and the USSR). comparison on the foreign point and of the advance of person delivery structures (canals, railways, roads and vehicles, air shipping) is accomplished by way of making use of a constant, quantitative research framework derived from diffusion thought. The strategy is new in its integrative and holistic photo and particular within the quantitative facts base assembled. advantages to readers in academia contain an summary of diffusion examine and method, and of the quantitative background of shipping infrastructures. For readers from utilized delivery coverage and making plans, the sturdy styles pointed out within the person lifestyles cycles of infrastructures and of the structural adjustments within the delivery procedure supply new insights approximately destiny traits and their ensuing effects on delivery and effort making plans.

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Handbook of Applied Spatial Analysis: Software Tools, by Manfred M. Fischer, Arthur Getis

By Manfred M. Fischer, Arthur Getis

Spatial info are an immense resource of medical info. the improvement of excessive capability and quickly table and computing device desktops and the concomitant production of geographic info structures has made it attainable to discover georeferenced or mapped facts as by no means prior to. This instruction manual summarizes, explains, and demonstrates the character of present versions, tools, and strategies rather designed for the research of spatial info. The e-book is designed to be a table reference for all researchers simply stepping into the sector of spatial information research in addition to for pro spatial analysts. appropriate references are given every time attainable to direct researchers to the main worthwhile writings at the subject.

Unlike such a lot compendia of this nature, the booklet begins out via exploring the on hand software program for spatial research. We specialise in the instruments that make research attainable. the amount then describes in short yet truly the various suggestions embodied within the fields of exploratory spatial information research, spatial facts, geostatistics, and spatial econometrics. furthermore, consciousness is given to the tools used for the research of remotely sensed facts. ultimately, a few instance sections are integrated that show the appliance of spatial research within the fiscal, environmental, and healthiness sciences. the wide variety of methods defined is helping readers greater comprehend their information and the thoughts wanted for spatial analysis.

The quantity gains contributions from some of the best students within the box. Their causes may be able to converse the basic principles in their topic zone succinctly and accessibly.


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