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Community Economic Development in Social Work

by Steven D. Soifer, Joseph B. McNeely, Cathy L. Costa & Nancy Pickering-Bernheim Columbia University Press (November 11, 2014)

Community economic development (CED) is an increasingly essential factor in the revitalization of low- to moderate-income communities. This cutting-edge text explores the intersection of CED and social work...

Brew to Bikes: Portland's Artisan Economy

by Charles Heying Ooligan Press (October 01, 2010)

Dissatisfied with passive consumption, many residents of Portland, OR, take matters into their own hands. Associate Professor of Urban Studies Charles Heying noticed these local artisans prospering all over...

The Gift of Success and Happiness

by Chip Sawicki & Vernon Roberts Skyhorse (May 10, 2011)

The Gift of Success and Happiness offers a set of simple systemsbased on the world?s most reliable business principlesthat empowers readers to meet and overcome challenges posed by money, work, relationships,...

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Western Canada

by J. H. Chua, J. A. D. Holbrook, James J. Chrisman & K.H. Vesper et al. University of Calgary Press (May 30, 2002)

This collection of articles by Canadian scholars adds to a growing literature that examines the nature of the entrepreneurial process at the national and regional levels. Presenting emerging research programs...

The Rise of the Creative Class

by Richard Florida Basic Books (September 02, 2019)

World-renowned urbanist Richard Florida's bestselling classic on the transformation of our cities in the twenty-first century -- now updated with a new preface

In his modern classic The Rise of the Creative Class...

Discrimination and Disparities

by Thomas Sowell Basic Books (March 04, 2019)

An enlarged edition of Thomas Sowell's brilliant examination of the origins of economic disparities

Economic and other outcomes differ vastly among individuals, groups, and nations. Many explanations have been...

Why Cities Lose

by Jonathan A. Rodden Basic Books (June 03, 2019)

A prizewinning political scientist traces the origins of urban-rural political conflict and shows how geography shapes elections in America and beyond

Why is it so much easier for the Democratic Party to win...

The New Urban Crisis

by Richard Florida Basic Books (April 10, 2017)

In recent years, the young, educated, and affluent have surged back into cities, reversing decades of suburban flight and urban decline. And yet all is not well, Richard Florida argues in The New Urban Crisis...

The Fall of a Great American City

by Kevin Baker & James Howard Kunstler City Point Press (October 08, 2019)

The Fall of a Great American City is the story of what is happening today in New York City and in many other cities across America. It is about how the crisis of affluence is now driving out everything we love...

The Fall of a Great American City

by Kevin Baker & James Howard Kunstler City Point Press (October 08, 2019)

The Fall of a Great American City is the story of what is happening today in New York City and in many other cities across America. It is about how the crisis of affluence is now driving out everything we love...

Barrio America

by A. K. Sandoval-Strausz Basic Books (September 24, 2019)

The compelling history of how Latino immigrants revitalized the nation's cities after decades of disinvestment and white flight

Thirty years ago, most people were ready to give up on American cities. We are...

Crisis and Comeback

by Michael Moynihan The Collins Press (October 29, 2018)

How does a city survive its worst recession in living memory?

Cork entered the 1980s with swagger. The 1970s had been dominated nationally by the city's favourite son, Jack Lynch, who was Taoiseach for much of...

Why Cities Lose

by Jonathan A. Rodden Basic Books (June 04, 2019)

How geography undermines the Left

Why is it so much easier for the Democratic Party to win the national popular vote than to take control of Congress? Many blame partisan gerrymandering and voter suppression....

The Community Economic Development Handbook

by Mihailo Temali Fieldstone Alliance (September 20, 2002)

The step-by-step guide to turning any neighborhood around A weak local economy can be strengthened. A run-down neighborhood of boarded-up storefronts, litter-strewn sidewalks, high unemployment, and poorly-maintained...

Population, Migration, and Socioeconomic Outcomes among Island and Mainland Puerto Ricans

by Alberto Dávila, Havidan Rodriguez, Marie T. Mora & Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz Lexington Books (November 15, 2017)

At the landmark centennial anniversary of the 1917 Jones-Shafroth Act, which granted Puerto Ricans U.S. citizenship, the island confronts an unfolding humanitarian crisis initially triggered by an acute economic...

Secrets of Building Successful Business Plan for Farm and Rural Business!

by Andrei Besedin Andrei Besedin (July 01, 2017)

Starting a farm and rural business is an exciting and challenging undertaking. But a good business plan is often one of the keys to a successful business start-up. The real value of creating a business plan...

International Practices of Smart Development

by Robertas Jucevicius, Jurgita Bruneckiene & Gerd-Bodo von Carlsburg Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 19, 2016)

Smart people make a smart city. This volume presents a collection of papers on the concept of smartness, smart development and the international practices in the field. There are five key topic areas: the conceptual,...

Cities for Profit

by Gavin Shatkin Cornell University Press (August 11, 2017)

Cities for Profit examines the phenomenon of urban real estate megaprojects in Asia—massive, privately built planned urban developments that have captured the imagination of politicians, policymakers, and...

The Creative Community Builder's Handbook

by Tom Borrup & Robert McNulty Fieldstone Alliance (August 02, 2006)

Put the power of arts and culture to work in your community Part 1 of this unique guide distills research and emerging ideas behind culturally driven community development and explains key underlying principles....

Herbert Has Lots For a Buck

by Elizabeth McLachlan NeWest Press (October 14, 2012)


Canada in the twenty-first century is a place of growth and expansion. Cities like Vancouver and Toronto have become word class destinations for business and tourism. Meanwhile, smaller, less prominent communities...

Economics of the Marine

by Karyn Morrissey Rowman & Littlefield International (March 21, 2017)

This book extends the current international interest in the conceptualization of the marine sector to explore its importance of at different geographical scales: from the national, to regional and small area...

Memphis and the Paradox of Place

by Wanda Rushing The University of North Carolina Press (September 01, 2009)

Celebrated as the home of the blues and the birthplace of rock and roll, Memphis, Tennessee, is where Elvis Presley, B. B. King, Johnny Cash, and other musical legends got their starts. It is also a place of...

Streetwise Independent Consulting

by David Kintler & Bob Adams Adams Media (June 01, 2002)

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Church and Estate

by Thomas F. Rzeznik Penn State University Press (June 20, 2013)

In Church and Estate, Thomas Rzeznik examines the lives and religious commitments of the Philadelphia elite during the period of industrial prosperity that extended from the late nineteenth century through the...

Economic Impact or Contribution: Essays on Business and Community Relations

by Murat Arik Lexington Books (December 17, 2015)

This book contributes to the applied regional economic literature by providing a framework for handling a diverse set of projects and providing detailed case studies of fieldwork regarding the health care industry,...

Understanding and Analyzing Competitive Dynamics: Methods, Processes, and Applications to a Regional Setting

by Murat Arik & Steven G. Livingston Lexington Books (October 24, 2014)

Understanding and Analyzing Competitive Dynamics analyzes business and economic dynamics from an interdisciplinary perspective by incorporating tools and approaches from regional economic development, international...

Devolution and the UK Economy

by David Bailey & Leslie Budd Rowman & Littlefield International (February 24, 2016)

An informed, insightful and intelligent analysis of the economic impact of decentralization brought about by constitutional devolution.

Communicating Global to Local Resiliency: A Case Study of the Transition Movement

by Emily Polk Lexington Books (April 23, 2015)

In light of impending global climate and financial crises, it is imperative to analyze models for positive social change that are focused on building community resiliency and sustainability. This book explores...

Derailed by Bankruptcy: Life after the Reading Railroad

by Howard H. Lewis & John Spychalski Indiana University Press (January 04, 2016)

What happened when the US government stopped investing in railroads and started investing in highways and air travel? By the late 1970s, six major eastern railroads had declared bankruptcy. Although he didn't...