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Challenges Of The Housing Economy

Author : Colin Jones
ISBN : 9780470672334
Genre : Architecture
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This timely book addresses key challenges faced by policy makers and the house–building industry in a post–credit crunch world. It examines the implications for households, the housing market, the economy, as well as for government′s policy choices. It brings together experts from around the world to examine recent housing market trends. The contributions reveal common long–term trends in housing markets worldwide. This is an essential advanced text for students and researchers of land economy and land management; property and real estate; housing policy; and urban studies.

Livable Cities From A Global Perspective

Author : Roger W. Caves
ISBN : 9781315523392
Genre : Architecture
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Livable Cities from a Global Perspective offers case studies from around the world on how cities approach livability. They address the fundamental question, what is considered "livable?" The journey each city has taken or is currently taking is unique and context specific. There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to livability. Some cities have had a long history of developing livability policies and programs that focus on equity, economic, and environmental concerns, while other cities are relatively new to the game. In some areas, government has taken the lead while in other areas, grassroots activism has been the impetus for livability policies and programs. The challenge facing our cities is not simply developing a livability program. We must continually monitor and readjust policies and programs to meet the livability needs of all people. The case studies investigate livability issues in such cities as Austin, Texas; Helsinki, Finland; London, United Kingdom; Warsaw, Poland; Tehran, Iran; Salt Lake City, United States; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Sydney, Australia; and Cape Town, South Africa. The chapters are organized into such themes as livability in capital city regions, livability and growth and development, livability and equity concerns, livability and metrics, and creating livability. Each chapter provides unique insights into how a specific area has responded to calls for livable cities. In doing so, the book adds to the existing literature in the field of livable cities and provides policy makers and other organizations with information and alternative strategies that have been developed and implemented in an effort to become a livable city.

Handbook Of Social Problems

Author : George Ritzer
ISBN : 0761926100
Genre : Political Science
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The 'Handbook of Social Problems' is devoted to the state of knowledge of social problems. Focussed on social problems of global interest, with weight towards American society, top sociologists have contributed chapters to this text.

Journal Of Housing Research

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ISBN : UOM:39015048112778
Genre : Housing
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Global Housing Markets

Author : Ashok Bardhan
ISBN : 9781118144237
Genre : Business & Economics
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A global look at the reasons behind the recent economiccollapse, and the responses to it The speculative bubble in the housing market began to burst inthe United States in 2007, and has been followed by ruptures invirtually every asset market in almost every country in the world.Each country proposed a range of policy initiatives to deal withits crisis. Policies that focused upon stabilizing the housingmarket formed the cornerstone of many of these proposals. Thisinternationally focused book evaluates the genesis of the housingmarket bubble, the global viral contagion of the crisis, and thepolicy initiatives undertaken in some of the major economies of theworld to counteract its disastrous affects. Unlike other books on the global crisis, this guide deals withthe housing sector in addition to the financial sector ofindividual economies. Countries in many parts of the world wereplayers in either the financial bubble or the housing bubble, orboth, but the degree of impact, outcome, and responses variedwidely. This is an appropriate time to pull together the lessonsfrom these various experiences. Reveals the housing crisis in the United States as the core ofthe meltdown Describes the evolution of housing markets and policies in therun-up to the crisis, their impacts, and the responses in Europeanand Asian countries Compares experiences and linkages across countries and pointsto policy implications and research lessons drawn from theseexperiences Filled with the insights of well-known contributors with strongcontacts in practice and academia, this timely guide discusses thehistory and evolution of the recent crisis as local to eachcontributor's part of the world, and examines its distinctive andcommon features with that of the U.S., the trajectory of itsevolution, and the similarities and differences in policyresponse.

Qualitative Urban Analysis

Author : Paul J. Maginn
ISBN : 9781849505635
Genre : Social Science
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Advocates a 'pragmatic renaissance' within qualitative research - a systematic approach to conducting qualitative research and representing the findings. This book includes chapters that showcase the utility of qualitative research by providing theoretical, methodological and empirical insights into real life research.

Development Challenges South South Solutions December 2011 Issue

Author : David South, Writer
Genre : Business & Economics
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Development Challenges, South-South Solutions is the monthly e-newsletter of the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation in UNDP ( It has been published every month since 2006. Its sister publication, Southern Innovator magazine, has been published since 2011. Contact the Office to receive a copy of the new global magazine Southern Innovator. Issues 1, 2 and 3 are out now and are about innovators in mobile phones and information technology, youth and entrepreneurship, and agribusiness and food security. Why not consider sponsoring or advertising in an issue of Southern Innovator? Follow @SouthSouth1.

Hong Kong Real Estate Issues For Responsible Investors

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Social Problems In Global Perspective

Author : Ronald M. Glassman
ISBN : IND:30000096416379
Genre : Political Science
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The global high-tech economy has generated a technological and scientific productive miracle. But along with the miracle has come problems. This important book provides a detailed account of some of these problems.

Housing And Social Change

Author : Ray Forrest
ISBN : 9781134481705
Genre : Architecture
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This wide-ranging exploration of the key contemporary relationships between social change and housing is both policy-oriented and theoretical, drawing on a group of internationally-respected academics. It is also multidisciplinary, incorporating sociology, economics, social policy and human geography perspective. Its international perspective is rooted in its examination of issues such as economic insecurity and instability, social diversity, financial and social exclusion, sustainability, privatisation and state legitimacy, the interaction of the global and the local across three continents.

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