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Author: Raj Nallari
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: competitiveness, economics, spatial, growth, geography
Number of Pages: 184
Published: 2012-05-14
ISBN-10: 082139486X
ISBN-13: 9780821394861

Since the 1990s, new economic geography has received a lot of attention as mainstream economists such as Krugman and others began to focus on where economic activity occurs and why. Coincidentally, international trade, location theory, and urban economics all appear to be asking the same question: where is economic activity located and why? The challenge is to explain the economic concentration or agglomeration of a large number of activities in certain geographical space. This volume breaks down the various types of cities and evaluates the key factors used to look at cities, such as innovati
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Author: Raj Nallari
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: competitiveness, economics, spatial, growth, geography
Number of Pages: 200
Published: 2012-05-10
ISBN-10: 0821394878
ISBN-13: 9780821394878

Since the 1990s, new economic geography has received a lot of attention as mainstream economists such as Krugman and others began to focus on where economic activity occurs and why. Coincidentally, international trade, location theory, and urban economics all appear to be asking the same question: where is economic activity located and why? The challenge is to explain the economic concentration or agglomeration of a large number of activities in certain geographical space. This volume breaks down the various types of cities and evaluates the key factors used to look at cities, such as innovati
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Author: Kelly Cunningham
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: litigation, alternatives, cities, laws, homeless, mind, report, anti, sight
Number of Pages: 102
Published: 1999-08
ISBN-10: 0788182765
ISBN-13: 9780788182761

Examines the activities to crack down on the homeless in 50 U.S. cities despite the lack of resources to shelter homeless people or to help them become self-sufficient. Actions that penalize homeless people or their activities have continued in many cities during the last two years, although in several cities, officials are taking steps to address concerns about homeless people's use of public spaces constructively, rather than simply penalize homeless people. Chapters: enforcement trends: local analyses; the criminalization of homelessness as public policy; alternatives to criminalization; se
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Author: Nanette Benbow
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: health, urban, inventory, cities
Number of Pages: 164
Published: 1997-06
ISBN-10: 0788181734
ISBN-13: 9780788181733

Contains a great wealth of data from most of the large cities in the U.S. Never before has so much city-based health data been assembled into one document. The Chicago Dept. of Public Health, continually sought out comparative rates for other cities; they decided that they had to create their own database by requesting this information from officials in other cities. Contents: Trends in Lung Cancer Mortality in Kansas City, MOÓ; indicators by gender, race/ethnicity, & year; city percentile ranks by indicator; selected analyses; morbidity forms; population & race/ethnicity distribution of citi
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Author: Gary L. Jones
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: nuclear, russia, cities, face, challenges, scientists, weapons, nonproliferation, doe, efforts, assist
Number of Pages: 58
Published: 2001-08
ISBN-10: 0756715393
ISBN-13: 9780756715397

In 1998, the U.S. & Russia embarked on an ambitious nonproliferation program, known as the Nuclear Cities Initiative (NCI), to create sustainable job opportunities for weapons scientists in Russia's closed nuclear cities, & to help Russia accelerate the downsizing of its nuclear weapons complex. NCI, implemented by the DoE & its nat. labs., seeks to employ weapons scientists & other residents of the cities in non-military scientific or commercial activities. This report discusses the: costs to implement NCI, incl. the amount spent in the U.S. & Russia, as well as planned expenditures; impact o
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Author: United Nations Human Settlements Programme
Publisher: UN-HABITAT
Keywords: cities, world, sanitation, water, waste, solid, management
Number of Pages: 257
Published: 2010-03-31
ISBN-10: 1849711704
ISBN-13: 9781849711708

In our rapidly urbanizing global society, solid waste management will be a key challenge facing all the world's cities. Solid Waste Management in the World's Cities provides a fresh perspective and new data on one of the biggest issues in urban development. Using the framework of Integrated Sustainable Waste Management (ISWM), the report brings together unprecedented research from 22 cities across six continents. It uncovers the rich diversity of waste management systems that are in place throughout the world, and draws out the practical lessons for policymakers. The volume will be essential r
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Author: Fatima Shah
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: cities, adapting, experiences, vietnam, disasters, face, planning, urban, resilience, workbook
Number of Pages: 168
Published: 2012-01-26
ISBN-10: 0821388789
ISBN-13: 9780821388785

This Workbook offers a step-by-step guide for city officials in proactively planning for natural disasters and climate change impacts. It is based on learning from three cities in Vietnam - Ha Noi, Can Tho, and Dong Hoi - that developed Local Resilience Action Plans (LRAPs) containing a set of prioritized actions, related to both infrastructure as well as policy/ regulatory and socioeconomic actions. These LRAPs are based on vulnerability and risks assessments, a gaps analysis drawing on an inventory of planned investments and policy changes, and multi-stakeholder priority setting. The on-the-
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