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Cities and Crisis

Josef W. Konvitz

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992903
eISBN:
9781526103970
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992903.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Cities have been missing from analyses of the crisis and debates about how to generate a sustainable recovery. Illuminating recent trends and emerging risks, Cities and Crisis is about the future, ... More


Cóndor: Better Decisionmaking on Infrastructure Projects

Silvio Olivieri and Claudia Martinez

in Footprints in the Jungle: Natural Resource Industries, Infrastructure, and Biodiversity Conservation

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195125788
eISBN:
9780199832927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195125789.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses a computer‐based analytical software tool, called Condor, designed by Conservation International and Corporacion Andina de Fomento. It is meant to be used by everyone involved ... More


Bottleneck: Moving, Building, and Belonging in an African City

Caroline Melly

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226488875
eISBN:
9780226489063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226489063.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Drawing on long-term ethnographic research, this book examines the emergence of mobility as an enduring and elusive collective value in contemporary Dakar, Senegal. It takes the concept of ... More


Public-Private Partnerships Changing the World

Kathleen L. Kiernan and Dyann Bradbury

in Advances in Cyber Security: Technology, Operations, and Experiences

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823244560
eISBN:
9780823268948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244560.003.0013
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter focuses on InfraGard, a public-private partnership aimed at providing owners and operators of Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CI/KR) the opportunity to share information about ... More


Harbours and Havens: Essays in Port History in Honour of Gordon Jackson

Lewis R. Fischer and Adrian Jarvis (eds)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128862
eISBN:
9781786944788
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128862.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This book is a collection of ten essays concerning various aspects of ports, port towns, and port history, by means of tribute to the maritime historian, Gordon Jackson. The volumes begins with an ... More


Licensed Larceny: Infrastructure, Financial Extraction and the Global South

Nicholas Hildyard

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784994266
eISBN:
9781526108982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994266.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

No struggle for social justice that lacks a grounded understanding of how wealth is accumulated within society, and by whom, is ever likely to make more than a marginal dent in the status quo. Much ... More


Crisis Response

Yossi Sheffi

in The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029797
eISBN:
9780262330626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029797.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Whereas Chapter 3 focused on GM’s response to a single disruption, Chapter 4 uses a different lens. It looks at a wide range of short examples of different disruptions and different companies to ... More


The Rule of Logistics: Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment

Jesse LeCavalier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816693313
eISBN:
9781452955360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693313.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The Rule of Logistics examines how Walmart, the largest company on the planet, depends its success on its vast networks of buildings and the logistical systems that connect them. For Walmart, ... More


A War of Logistics

Charles R. Shrader

in A War of Logistics: Parachutes and Porters in Indochina, 1945-1954

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165752
eISBN:
9780813165950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165752.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

In Chapter 1, the author discusses the importance of logistics in the conduct of the First Indochina War and the impact of climate, terrain, and infrastructure on the opposing sides. He also ... More


The Urban Apparatus: Mediapolitics and the City

Reinhold Martin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781517901189
eISBN:
9781452955391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901189.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The Urban Apparatus analyzes urbanization and the contemporary city in aesthetic, socioeconomic, and mediapolitical terms. Its main argument is that understanding the city as infrastructure (i.e. ... More


Introduction: the difference a crisis makes

Josef W. Konvitz

in Cities and Crisis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992903
eISBN:
9781526103970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992903.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The 1990s began with a major recession and geo-political shifts which focused policy on making cities better. Major problems included an emerging urban underclass, deferred infrastructure investment, ... More


Infrastructure and innovation: new limits to growth

Josef W. Konvitz

in Cities and Crisis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992903
eISBN:
9781526103970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992903.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The stimulus packages since 2009 have not generated as much infrastructure investment as anticipated, despite convincing evidence that before 2008 there was a significant investment deficit. The same ... More


Jobs to people: livability, governance, and strategic planning

Josef W. Konvitz

in Cities and Crisis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992903
eISBN:
9781526103970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992903.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

There has been a fundamental shift in urban economies as manufacturing has declined: the service sector, including culture, generates trade for cities but is difficult to measure according to the ... More


Paradigms for economic governance: how cities grew bigger and better

Josef W. Konvitz

in Cities and Crisis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992903
eISBN:
9781526103970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992903.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Illustrating paradigm shifts relevant to economic governance and cities, this chapter begins with the moral order which dominated Europe until the mid-17th century, continues with the rational ... More


Airport Urbanism: Infrastructure and Mobility in Asia

Max Hirsh

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816696093
eISBN:
9781452955148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696093.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Airport Urbanism studies the exponential leap of global air traffic since the 1980s and its implications for the planning and designing of five East and Southeast Asian cities. Focusing on the ... More


The Folklore of the Freeway: Race and Revolt in the Modernist City

Eric Avila

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680726
eISBN:
9781452947860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680726.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The Folklore of the Freeway provides an alternative history of highway construction in urban America, emphasizing the cultural politics of fighting freeways in the inner city. Using the methods of ... More


Rebuilding and Renewing America:: A Twenty-First Century National Infrastructure Investment Plan for the United States

Robert D. Yaro

in China's Pan-Pearl River Delta: Regional Cooperation and Development

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028504
eISBN:
9789882206717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028504.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter discusses strategic planning in the United States. The country's development in the new century is facing a host of challenges that require strategies for sustainable, equitable, and ... More


Working within the Current System—Cryptology and Private Communication

Stephen B. Wicker

in Cellular Convergence and the Death of Privacy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199915354
eISBN:
9780199366736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915354.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter considers a potential privacy solution for cellular networks, one which assumes the continued existence of a centralized cellular architecture that uses a spectrum licensed to a small ... More


Extraction in motion: infrastructure-as-asset-class

Nicholas Hildyard

in Licensed Larceny: Infrastructure, Financial Extraction and the Global South

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784994266
eISBN:
9781526108982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994266.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

For investors, ‘infrastructure’ is now an ‘asset class’, the boundaries of which are limited only by the ability of finance to build new contracted income streams that extract wealth from funding, ... More


Infrastructure corridors, frontier finance and the vulnerabilities of capital

Nicholas Hildyard

in Licensed Larceny: Infrastructure, Financial Extraction and the Global South

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784994266
eISBN:
9781526108982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994266.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This Chapter seeks to understand the structural forces behind the emergence of infrastructure-as-asset-class and the vulnerabilities of capital that these reveal. It takes a global tour of the ... More


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