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The World S Best Cities

Author : National Geographic
ISBN : 9781426213786
Genre : Travel
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A visually stunning guidebook to more than 225 cities around the world showcases such great destinations as Paris, Rome, London, Tokyo, Oslo, Denver and Abu Dhabi, providing a wealth of travel information, fun facts, personal narratives, local secrets, cultural atmosphere and much more.

The Cities Book

Author : Lonely Planet
ISBN : 1786577585
Genre : Travel
File Size : 82. 39 MB
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Lonely Planet's bestselling The Cities Book is back. Fully revised and updated, it's a celebration of 200 of the world's great cities, beautifully photographed and packed with trip advice and recommendations from our experts - making it the perfect companion for any traveller deciding where to visit next.

City Atlas

Author : Martin Haake
ISBN : 9781847807014
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 79. 15 MB
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Take a tour of Toronto, look around Lisbon or hot-foot it to Helsinki with this global adventure in a book! 30 best-loved cities from around the world are brought to life with illustrations by Martin Haake, which show in fabulous detail key landmarks, famous people, iconic buildings and cultural icons for all the family to enjoy. A search-and-find game on every page helps young readers to explore every city and spot the hundreds of details that makes each place unique.

Preserving The World S Great Cities

Author : Anthony M. Tung
ISBN : UOM:39015053390202
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 43. 19 MB
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A wide-ranging study of architectural and cultural preservation in the world's great urban centers examines the devastating impact of war, economics, and indifference on the great cities and efforts throughout China, the U.S. Japan, Europe, and elsewhere to restore and preserve buildings and landmarks. 15,000 first printing.

Hidden Cities

Author : Moses Gates
ISBN : 9781101602768
Genre : Travel
File Size : 46. 83 MB
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In this fascinating glimpse into the world of urban exploration, Moses Gates describes his trespasses in some of the most illustrious cities in the world from Paris to Cairo to Moscow. Also, exclusive to this e-book, are firsthand accounts from the author's fellow travelers and family. Gates is a new breed of adventurer for the 21st century. He thrives on the thrill of seeing what others do not see, let alone even know exists. It all began quite innocuously. After moving to New York City and pursuing graduate studies in Urban Planning, he began unearthing hidden facets of the city—abandoned structures, disused subway stops, incredible rooftop views that belonged to cordoned-off buildings. At first it was about satiating a nagging curiosity; yet the more he experienced and saw, the more his thirst for adventure grew, eventually leading him abroad. In this memoir of his experiences, Gates details his travels through underground canals, sewers, subways, and crypts, in metropolises spanning four continents. In this finely-written book, Gates describes his immersion in the worldwide subculture of urban exploration; how he joined a world of people who create secret art galleries in subway tunnels, break into national monuments for fun, and travel the globe sleeping in centuries-old catacombs and abandoned Soviet relics rather than hotels or bed-and-breakfasts. They push each other further and further—visiting the hidden side of a dozen countries, discovering ancient underground Roman ruins, scaling the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg bridges, partying in tunnels, sneaking into Stonehenge, and even finding themselves under arrest on top of Notre Dame Cathedral. Ultimately, Gates contemplates why he and other urban explorers are so instinctively drawn to these unknown and sometimes forbidden places—even (and for some, especially) when the stakes are high. Hidden Cities will inspire readers to think about the potential for urban exploration available for anyone, anywhere—if they have only the curiosity (and nerve!) to dig below the surface to discover the hidden corners of this world.

The World S Cities

Author : Andrew James Jacobs
ISBN : 9780415894852
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 85. 37 MB
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The World’s Cities offers instructors and students in higher education an accessible introduction to the three major perspectives influencing city-regions worldwide: City-Regions in a World System; Nested City-Regions; and The City-Region as the Engine of Economic Activity/Growth. The book provides students with helpful essays on each perspective, case studies to illustrate each major viewpoint, and discussion questions following each reading. The World’s Cities concludes with an original essay by the editor that helps students understand how an analysis incorporating a combination of theoretical perspectives and factors can provide a richer appreciation of the world’s city dynamics.

If Mayors Ruled The World

Author : Benjamin R. Barber
ISBN : 9780300164671
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 82. 34 MB
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"In the face of the most perilous challenges of our time--climate change, terrorism, poverty, and trafficking of drugs, guns, and people--the nations of the world seem paralyzed. The problems are too big for governments to deal with. Benjamin Barber contends that cities, and the mayors who run them, can do and are doing a better job than nations. He cites the unique qualities cities worldwide share: pragmatism, civic trust, participation, indifference to borders and sovereignty, and a democratic penchant for networking, creativity, innovation, and cooperation. He demonstrates how city mayors, singly and jointly, are responding to transnational problems more effectively than nation-states mired in ideological infighting and sovereign rivalries. The book features profiles of a dozen mayors around the world, making a persuasive case that the city is democracy's best hope in a globalizing world, and that great mayors are already proving that this is so"--

Water And Sanitation In The World S Cities

Author : United Nations Human Settlements Programme
ISBN : 9781844070039
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 39. 19 MB
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'This is surely the most impressive and important publication to come out of the UN system for many years.'Peter Adamson, founder, New Internationalist, and author and researcher of UNICEF's The State of the World's Children from 1980 to 1995The world's governments agreed at the Millennium Summit to halve, by 2015, the number of people who lack access to safe water. With rapidly growing urban populations the challenge is immense.Water and Sanitation in the World's Cities is a comprehensive and authoritative assessment of the problems and how they can be addressed. This influential publication by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) sets out in detail the scale of inadequate provision of water and sanitation. It describes the impacts on health and economic performance, showing the potential gains of remedial action; it analyses the proximate and underlying causes of poor provision and identifies information gaps affecting resource allocation; it outlines the consequences of further deterioration; and it explains how resources and institutional capacities - public, private and community - can be used to deliver proper services through integrated water resource management.

Beyond Slogans

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ISBN : OCLC:994996762
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Canada's major metropolitan regions are competing with other global cities for talent and investment. In such a world, cities need to know how they stack up against other globally competitive metro areas in this race for highly-skilled workers and business investment. In this webinar, find out how five Canadian metropolitan areas? Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax?fare against 15 other global cities overall, and on Economy and Social categories. The Economy category features 21 indicators that measure local economic performance and business environment. The 11 indicators in the Social category capture some of the societal and environmental complexities that distinguish a great metro region from a mediocre one. These measures underpin a region's ability to lure educated, creative, and diverse people. It is a combination of success on all fronts that makes a region attractive to people and private investment. Join Alan Arcand for this illuminating webinar showing how Canadian cities compare economically and socially against some of the leading metropolitan areas in the world. The analysis is based on Greater Vancouver Economic Scorecard 2016, prepared by The Conference Board of Canada for the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. The Conference Board of Canada is well known for its city benchmarking reports, having completed similar exercises evaluating Toronto and Montréal.

Lonely Planet Kids The Cities Book

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ISBN : 1786570181
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