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Cities for Profit: The Real Estate Turn in Asia's Urban Politics

Gavin Shatkin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709906
eISBN:
9781501709715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709906.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

In the past three decades, urban real estate megaprojects—massive, master planned, for profit urban developments—have captured the imagination of politicians and policy-makers across Asia. This book ... More


Economic Development Policies: Their Role in Economic Divergence

Michael Storper, Thomas Kemeny, Naji Philip Makarem, and Taner Osman

in The Rise and Fall of Urban Economies: Lessons from San Francisco and Los Angeles

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804789400
eISBN:
9780804796026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789400.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Regional economic development is shaped by many policies, which are implemented by national governments, regional and state governments, and local governments. But local economic development policies ... More


A Roll Call of Desert Schemes and Dreams, 1952 to 2014

David Sims and Timothy Mitchell

in Egypt's Desert Dreams: Development or Disaster?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166686
eISBN:
9781617976544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166686.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter rapidly reviews the roll-out of various schemes to develop Egypt’s desert for agriculture, urban development, tourism and industry/mines from 1952–2014. It shows an increasing emphasis ... More


The Role of Multiplier Firms and Megaprojects in Leading Change for Sustainability

Amy C. Edmondson, Martine Haas, John Macomber, and Tiona Zuzul

in Leading Sustainable Change: An Organizational Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198704072
eISBN:
9780191773242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704072.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Knowledge Management

This chapter highlights the roles of multiplier firms and megaprojects in leading change for sustainability in the built environment. Multiplier firms are organizations that offer on-going ... More


Pioneer Risks in Large Infrastructure Projects in Germany

Niklas Anzinger and Genia Kostka

in The Governance of Infrastructure

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198787310
eISBN:
9780191829369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787310.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyses learning effects in the planning of large infrastructure projects in Germany. It combines insights from the analysis of a database of large-scale infrastructure projects (also ... More


Risk Management for Megaprojects

Werner Rothengatter

in The Governance of Infrastructure

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198787310
eISBN:
9780191829369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787310.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Megaprojects are characterised by technological, economic, aesthetic, or political ‘sublimes’ such that they appear to be unique for a region or even for a country. High political and private ... More


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