By Dick Smith
These are the astonishing evidence that faced Dick Smith. They set him on his campaign to alert us to the hazards of unsustainable progress. they're the proof that experience confident him that if we're to make sure the survival of our civilisation and the well-being of the planet then we needs to placed a cease to inhabitants development, now.
As our towns proceed their unrestrained development, as we conflict day-by-day on crowded public shipping and clogged freeways, and as we confront the truth of water and gear shortages, Dick demanding situations the long-held fantasy that development is sweet for us. yet extra importantly he deals methods for us to re-invent our economic system, to reconsider the way in which we are living and to not less than decelerate that ticking clock. it is a provocative, robust and pressing name to arms.
By Lesley Murray,Susan Robertson
By Marlene Laruelle
Dr. Marlene Laruelle is affiliate Director of the Institute for eu, Russian, and Eurasian stories (IERES) and learn Professor of foreign Affairs on the Elliott institution of foreign Affairs, The George Washington college. She formerly was once a vacationing student on the Woodrow Wilson overseas middle for students (2005–2006). She holds a Ph.D. from the nationwide Institute for Oriental Languages and Cultures in Paris. She has authored various books, together with Russian Eurasianism: An Ideology of Empire (Johns Hopkins college Press, 2008), In the identify of the country: Nationalism and Politics in modern Russia (Palgrave, 2009), and Russia’s concepts within the Arctic and the way forward for the a ways North (M.E. Sharpe, 2013). She lately edited Eurasianism and the ecu a ways correct. Reshaping the Russia-Europe relationship (Lexington, 2015). She is a co-PI on numerous NSF delivers dedicated to Arctic city Sustainability.
By Marcus Power
The booklet highlights the geopolitical nature of improvement and its origins in Empire and the chilly struggle. It additionally displays significantly at the ancient engagement of geographers with 'the Tropics', the 'Third international' and the 'South'. The dominant fiscal and political philosophies that form the guidelines and views of significant associations are mentioned. The interconnections among globalization and improvement are highlighted via an exam of neighborhood, nationwide and transnational resistance to varied different types of development.
The textual content presents an available advent to the complicated and complicated global of latest worldwide improvement. Informative diagrams, cartoons and case experiences are used all through. whereas exploring worldwide geographies of monetary and political switch Rethinking improvement Geographies is additionally grounded in a priority with humans and areas, the 'view from below', the perspectives of girls and the view from the 'South'.
By Richard Shipway,Alan Fyall
This booklet deals new perception into overseas activities occasions (ISEs), reading the connection among game, tourism and occasions. It assesses activities occasions throughout the lens of either activities individuals and spectators, in line with 3 fundamental subject matters: affects, reports and identities. the 1st portion of the e-book contributes to the longer term improvement of information through examining the effect of activity occasions and their legacies from fiscal, environmental, social, wearing, political and cultural views – an realizing of the affects and capability legacies of activities occasions is prime to their destiny improvement. within the moment part of the e-book, the point of interest strikes from impression and legacy matters in the direction of exploring shopper behaviour and player reports at a various number of overseas activities occasions. The emphasis inside of this part is grounded in the tourism size of activities occasions. part 3 of the booklet highlights the dominant position of identification at a various choice of activities occasions, and demonstrates how that identification is displayed while both gazing or engaging in recreation and leisure.
The e-book offers a global research drawing on rising empirical examine carried out throughout a various variety of activity and rest actions and contrasting destinations. associated with the 3 underlying subject matters of the publication, a destiny examine time table for overseas activities occasions is equipped that's concentrated on 4 key pillars: effect, identification, internationalization and interdisciplinary examine.
This well timed booklet could be of curiosity to scholars, researchers and teachers learning occasion administration, activity administration and recreation Tourism.
By Ashok K. Dutt,Allen G. Noble,Frank J. Costa,Sudhir K. Thakur,Rajiv Thakur,Hari S. Sharma
This double-volume paintings makes a speciality of socio-demographics and using such facts to help strategic source administration and making plans projects. Papers transcend factors of tools, procedure and standard functions to discover new intersections within the dynamic courting among the usage and administration of assets, and concrete development.
International authors discover a variety of reports, features of improvement and decision-making impacts from throughout Asia and Southeast Asia, in addition to recounting examples from the United States and Africa. Papers propound recommendations and techniques utilized in geographical study reminiscent of aid vector machines, socio-economic correlates and trip behaviour analysis.
In this quantity the contributions learn matters corresponding to common source and environmental administration, livelihoods matters within the context of weather switch, land markets and land trusts, adaptive administration of flora and fauna sanctuaries, floor water shortage, flood dangers and flood simple administration, non-conventional strength assets, group forestry and administration and land use and land disguise change. the importance of those issues lie within the speed and quantity of swap as is mirrored via endured improvement inside of validated fields of inquiry and the advent of considerably new methods over the past decade.
Readers are invited to contemplate the dynamics of spatial enlargement of city parts and monetary improvement, and to ex
plore conceptual dialogue of the recommendations in and demanding situations on urbanization methods, city areas themselves and either source administration and environmental management.
Together, the 2 volumes give a contribution to the interdisciplinary literature on nearby assets and concrete improvement through collating contemporary examine with geography at its center. students of city geography, human geography, urbanism and sustainable improvement can be quite attracted to this book.
By Isobel Cosgrove,Richard Jackson
Originally released in 1972, this booklet discusses altering attitudes to paintings and relaxation and styles of relaxation task, asking if sport, as an monetary task, a particular spatial expression. It examines features of spa cities and coastal hotels within the 19th century in addition to provision of rest facilities in city and rural components of latest Britain and the altering degrees of call for for and provide of sport in North the US.
By Paolo Savona,Chiara Oldani,John J., Professor Kirton,Professor Savona Paolo
Out of the controversy over the effectiveness of the coverage responses to the 2008 international monetary predicament in addition to over the innovativeness of worldwide governance comes this assortment by way of major teachers and practitioners who discover the dynamics of financial obstacle and impression. Edited by means of Paolo Savona, John J. Kirton, and Chiara Oldani worldwide monetary problem: international effect and recommendations examines the character of the hot obstacle, its results in significant areas and nations, the thoughts within the rules, tools and associations that represent nationwide and neighborhood coverage responses, construction at the G8's reaction at its L'Aquila Summit. specialists from Africa, North the USA, Asia and Europe learn the consequences of these responses for foreign cooperation, coordination and institutional swap in international monetary governance, and establish how one can reform or even change the structure created within the mid twentieth century that allows you to meet the worldwide demanding situations of the 21st.
By Margaret Alston,Kerri Whittenbury
By Nancy Davis Lewis,Isabel Dyck,Sara McLafferty