Managing Intermediate Size Cities

Author: M. Romanos
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 940172170X
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I am both pleased and honored to introduce this book to readers, and I want to take a few moments to explain why. Michael Romanos and Christopher Auffrey have produced a volume which will be of immense value to several different types of people. Planners and other specialists concerned with the development of the Southeast Asian region and the issues and opportunities associated with urban growth and sustainable development will find much to interest them in this book. But the book, I believe, has much wider appeal, and that is what I want to touch on briefly here. The University of Cincinnati, where Michael, Chris, and I work, is attempting to globalize itself - to develop its institutional capacity for international activities, to infuse its curriculum with international themes, and to promote and increase global competence among its graduates. Many American universities are doing this, of course. In the process, we are seeing some very interesting experiments in pedagogy, as faculty look for "learning moments" in new and sometimes exotic places. Michael, Chris, and their colleagues have, it seems to me, developed an outstanding model for learning across national and cultural boundaries. In the chapters which follow, you will read the results of their work. What will be less apparent, however, is the process by which that work was produced.

WorldMinds

Author: Program Director Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science Donald G Janelle
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402016127
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WorldMinds provides broad exposure to a geography that is engaged with discovery, interpretation, and problem solving. Its 100 succinct chapters demonstrate the theories, methods, and data used by geographers, and address the challenges posed by issues such as globalization, regional and ethnic conflict, environmental hazards, terrorism, poverty, and sustainable development. Through its theoretical and practical applications, we are reminded that the study of Geography informs policy making.

Geography and Technology

Author: Stanley D. Brunn
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402018718
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This volume celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Association of American Geographers. It recognizes the importance of technologies in the production of geographical knowledge. The original chapters presented here examine technologies that have affected geography as a discipline. Among the technologies discussed are cartography, the camera, aerial photography, computers, and other computer-related tools. The contributors address the impact of such technologies on geography and society, disciplinary inquiries into the social/technological interfaces, high-tech as well low-tech societies, and applications of technologies to the public and private sectors. Geography and Technology can be used as a textbook in geography courses and seminars investigating specific technologies and the impacts of technologies on society and policy. It will also be useful for those in the humanities, social, policy and engineering sciences, planning and development fields where technology questions are becoming of increased importance. Geography clearly has much to learn from other disciplines and fields about geography/technology linkages; others can likewise learn much from us.

Solid Waste Management and Recycling

Author: Isa Baud
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402019750
Format: PDF
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This book is for practising professionals and academics working in urban planning and international development: international project staff, trainers, urban development researchers and teaching staff in universities and polytechnics. Solid Waste Management and Recycling is unique in that it: -utilizes an 'integrated solid waste management perspective' in its analysis; -provides embedded case study data; -deals with both formal and informal actors and institutional arrangements in solid waste management and recycling; -has chapters written by experts from the countries concerned (Kenya and India); -can be used in graduate-level courses in urban development, urban management and planning, and technical engineering courses for students, project staff, and technical students.

Emerging Nodes in the Global Economy Frankfurt and Tel Aviv Compared

Author: D. Felsenstein
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401714088
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This volume looks at the temporal and volatile ways in which Frankfurt and Tel Aviv engage the global economy and function as nodes within global networks. Drawing on a combination of qualitative and quantitative empirical studies of leading sectors, it systematically analyzes the process of network formation and highlights the role of national and regional policy. It will be of interest to academics, researchers, practitioners and policymakers working in urban and economic geography, public policy and economic development.

The oceans

Author: Hance D. Smith
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Pub
ISBN: 9781402027468
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The oceans provide a truly millennial challenge for both the development and management of planet earth by humankind. Awareness of the nature and scale of this challenge, the opportunities and the limitations, has been developing over the past three decades. In particular, new approaches to the development of the law of the sea, the division of the oceans among states, and new thinking on institutions will be needed in the transition to the new millennium. Understanding of the newness of the challenges has to be underpinned by understanding of the uses of the sea in terms of major sectors, and recognition of the importance of the many regional worlds of perception, understanding and action which link the diverse ocean environment to the diversity of human culture.This book covers all these themes in depth. It is aimed at both academics and students in higher education, and practitioners in the rapidly growing fields of ocean and coastal management in the public, private, and voluntary sectors.

Der Isolierte Staat in Beziehung Auf Landwirthschaft Und National konomie

Author: Johann Heinrich Thunen
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9780270444742
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Community Based Tourism

Author: Manuela Margraf
Publisher: diplom.de
ISBN: 3832489630
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Inhaltsangabe:Einleitung: „Something out of Nothing – etwas aus dem Nichts zaubern – heißt die Werkstätte von Sarah Mahlangu, die in Mhluzi bei Middelburg (Südafrika) Abfälle sammelt und aus Blechdosen Kunst, aus Abfallsäcken Türvorlagen und aus Lumpen Gewänder herstellt. Mit ihrem Recycling- und Kunstzentrum hat Sarah Mahlangu Arbeitsplätze für sich und andere Dorfangehörige sowie eine Touristenattraktion geschaffen. Immer mehr Gäste kommen vorbei, lassen sich kulinarisch verwöhnen und anschließend von Mahlangus Tochter die verschiedenen Facetten des Township-Lebens zeigen. Diese Erfolgsgeschichte steht stellvertretend für die neuere Entwicklung im südlichen Afrika hin zu mehr Partizipation der im Zuge der Apartheidpolitik benachteiligten Bevölkerungsgruppen an der ‚weißen’ Tourismusindustrie. So stellte die südafrikanische Regierung schon in ihrer Tourismuspolitik 1996 fest, dass die Mehrheit dieser Menschen bis dahin mit oben genanntem Wirtschaftszweig nur selten in Berührung gekommen ist und dementsprechend ein dringender Handlungsbedarf zur ökonomischen Förderung dieser Bevölkerungsgruppen besteht. Bis heute profitiert mehrheitlich die weiße, bessergestellte Minderheit von der Reiseindustrie – sowohl in Südafrika als auch in den meisten anderen Entwicklungsländern der Welt. Folglich trägt Tourismus in diesen Nationen oftmals dazu bei, dass Arm und Reich sich kontinuierlich weiter voneinander entfernen und es zu einer Stärkung vorhandener Ungleichgewichte kommt. Diese Entwicklung birgt die Gefahr der Verfestigung bereits existierender Probleme wie steigender Kriminalität, hoher Arbeitslosigkeit, zunehmender Armut oder auch starker regionaler Disparitäten. Um dem entgegen wirken zu können, setzen eine Vielzahl der Dritte-Welt-Länder ihre Hoffnungen in die neuere Entwicklung der alternativen Tourismusform Community Based Tourism, welche entsprechend dem einleitenden Beispiel, benachteiligte ethnische Gruppen einbindet, und zwar auf eine sozial- sowie umweltverträglich Weise, um so negative Auswirkungen des Tourismus minimieren zu können. Ziel dieser Arbeit ist die Vorstellung des Community Based Tourism und im speziellen des Township-Tourismus als eine konstruktive Antwort auf oben genannte Probleme. Es wird gezeigt, dass der Community Based Tourism eine Form des nachhaltigen Tourismus darstellt, welcher in der Lage ist, einen positiven Beitrag zur Entwicklung ehemals benachteiligter Bevölkerungsgruppen in Dritte-Welt-Ländern zu leisten. [...]

Die Gesellschaft auf Reisen Eine Reise in die Gesellschaft

Author: Harald Pechlaner
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 365814114X
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Das Buch geht aus verschiedenen Blickwinkeln der These nach, dass das (touristische) Reisen ein spezielles Fenster in eine Gesellschaft darstellt und damit eine Möglichkeit bietet, um über gewisse gesellschaftliche Mechanismen und Antriebskräfte Näheres zu erfahren. Umgekehrt können wir davon ausgehen, dass das Reiseverhalten aufs Engste an gesellschaftliche Phänomene gekoppelt ist. Wer also vergangenen Entwicklungen des Reisens nachspüren, gegenwärtige Dynamiken verstehen und zukünftige Szenarien über das (touristische) Reisen erstellen möchte, muss sich unweigerlich auch mit gesellschaftlichen Grundfragen befassen. Der vorliegende Band geht aus theoretischer und praktischer Perspektive diesen vielfältigen Spannungsfeldern zwischen dem Phänomen Reisen und den gesellschaftlichen Bedingungen nach. Die einzelnen Themen werden jeweils an konkreten Beispielen aus der Praxis illustriert. Der Band stellt zudem aktuelle multi- und interdisziplinäre Diskussionen um das (touristische) Reisen an der Schnittstelle von Wissenschaft und Tourismuspraxis in ihrem Facettenreichtum dar.