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Books > Earth & environment > Geography > Human geography > General

Environmental Transformations - A Geography of the Anthropocene (Paperback): Mark Whitehead Environmental Transformations - A Geography of the Anthropocene (Paperback)
Mark Whitehead 2
R350 R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Save R19 (5%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

From the depths of the oceans to the highest reaches of the atmosphere, the human impact on the environment is significant and undeniable. These forms of global and local environmental change collectively appear to signal the arrival of a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene. This is a geological era defined not by natural environmental fluctuations or meteorite impacts, but by collective actions of humanity. Environmental Transformations offers a concise and accessible introduction to the human practices and systems that sustain the Anthropocene. It combines accounts of the carbon cycle, global heat balances, entropy, hydrology, forest ecology and pedology, with theories of demography, war, industrial capitalism, urban development, state theory and behavioural psychology. This book charts the particular role of geography and geographers in studying environmental change and its human drivers. It provides a review of critical theories that can help to uncover the socio-economic and political factors that influence environmental change. It also explores key issues in contemporary environmental studies, such as resource use, water scarcity, climate change, industrial pollution and deforestation. These issues are 'mapped' through a series of geographical case studies to illustrate the particular value of geographical notions of space, place and scale, in uncovering the complex nature of environmental change in different socio-economic, political and cultural contexts. Finally, the book considers the different ways in which nations, communities and individuals around the world are adapting to environmental change in the twenty-first century. Particular attention is given throughout to the uneven geographical opportunities that different communities have to adapt to environmental change and to the questions of social justice this situation raises. This book encourages students to engage in the scientific uncertainties that surround the study of environmental change, while also discussing both pessimistic and more optimistic views on the ability of humanity to address the environmental challenges of our current era.

The Global Casino - An Introduction to Environmental Issues (Paperback, 6th New edition): Nick Middleton The Global Casino - An Introduction to Environmental Issues (Paperback, 6th New edition)
Nick Middleton
R795 R718 Discovery Miles 7 180 Save R77 (10%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The Global Casino is an introduction to environmental issues which deals both with the workings of the physical environment and with the political, economic and social frameworks in which the issues occur. Using examples from all over the world, the book highlights the underlying causes behind environmental problems, the human actions which have made them issues, and the hopes for solutions. It is a book about the human impact on the environment and the ways in which the natural environment impacts human society. The sixth edition has been fully revised and updated throughout, with new case studies, figures, and online resources including a complete lecture course for tutors and multiple-choice questions for students. New concepts and topics covered for the first time in this edition include the green economy, the forest transition model, marine microplastic pollution, urban disasters, decommissioning of big dams, and the start of the Anthropocene. Recent international initiatives covered include the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, and the Sendai Framework for managing disaster risk. New case studies include Morocco's Noor concentrated solar power plant, desert recovery in Kuwait, and river management on the Huang Ho. Eighteen chapters on key issues follow three initial chapters which outline the background contexts of the physical and human environments and the concept of sustainable development. Each chapter provides historical context for key issues, outlines why they have arisen, and highlights areas of controversy and uncertainty to appraise how issues can be resolved both technically and in political and economic frameworks. Each chapter also contains an updated critical guide to further reading - many of them open access - and websites, as well as discussion points and essay questions. The text can be read in its entirety or individual chapters adopted as standalone reading. This book is an essential resource for students of the environment, geography, earth sciences and development studies. It provides comprehensive and inspirational coverage of all the major global environmental issues of the day in a style that is clear and critical.

Africa - Diversity and Development (Paperback, New): Tony Binns, Alan Dixon, Etienne Nel Africa - Diversity and Development (Paperback, New)
Tony Binns, Alan Dixon, Etienne Nel
R395 R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Save R22 (6%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

For many, Africa is regarded as a place of mystery and negative images, where reports of natural disasters and civil strife dominate media attention, with relatively little publicity given to any of the continent's more positive attributes. Africa has at last begun to receive the depth of interest it has long deserved, in the shape of debates about trade, aid and debt, the 'Make Poverty History' campaign, and the UK's 'Commission on Africa'. But, behind the superficial media facade, Africa is a diverse, complex and dynamic place, with a rich history and a colonial engagement that, although short-lived, was fundamental in determining the long-term future of the continent. At the start of the second decade of the twenty-first century, when the world is engulfed in a major financial crisis, Africa has the dubious distinction of being the world's poorest continent. This book introduces and de-mystifies Africa's diversity and dynamism, and considers how its peoples and environments have interacted through time and space. The background and diversity of Africa's social, cultural, economic, political and environmental systems is examined, as well as key development issues which have affected Africa in the past and are likely to be significant in shaping the future of the continent. These include: the impact of HIV/AIDS; sources of conflict and post-conflict reconstruction; the state and governance; the nature of African economies in a global context and future development trajectories. Africa: Diversity and Development is a refreshing interdisciplinary text which enhances understanding of the background to Africa's current position and clarifies possible future scenarios. It is richly illustrated throughout with diagrams and plates, and contains a wealth of detailed case studies and current data.

Advanced Introduction to Demography (Paperback): Wolfgang Lutz Advanced Introduction to Demography (Paperback)
Wolfgang Lutz
R511 Discovery Miles 5 110 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences, business and law, expertly written by the world's leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas. Highlighting the power of multi-dimensional demography, this Advanced Introduction addresses the most consequential changes in our societies and economies using quantitative approaches. It defines three demographic theories with predictive power - demographic metabolism, transition and dividend - and repositions the discipline at the heart of social science. Key features include: Discussion of alternative demographic scenarios in the context of sustainable development Introduction of national human resource management as the population policy for the 21st century An outline of how the significant demographic theories discussed form the building blocks of a Unified Demographic Theory An argument for cognitive changes as the primary driver of demographic transition rather than changing economic conditions, demonstrated by the impact of changing educational attainment structures. This Advanced Introduction is a must-read for demographers around the globe for its concise summary of the concepts, theories and power of multi-dimensional demography, as well as students of demography at all levels. It will also be useful to academics in other social sciences, including human geography, development studies and sociology scholars interested in what state-of-the-art demography has to offer their fields.

Advanced Introduction to Migration Studies (Paperback): Ronald Skeldon Advanced Introduction to Migration Studies (Paperback)
Ronald Skeldon
R457 Discovery Miles 4 570 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences, business and law, expertly written by the world's leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas. Providing a timely overview of the main issues and scholarship in migration studies, Ronald Skeldon examines the principal methods of migration and offers in-depth guidance on trends and types of population movements in today's world. Key areas such as forced movements and refugees are considered, alongside more voluntary migration and the relationship between migration and development. The main approaches to migration policy are also reviewed. Key features include: a broad interdisciplinary approach to migration studies consideration of both internal and international migration a fresh look at future migration challenges a substantial review of the literature. This insightful Advanced Introduction will be an excellent resource for both graduates and undergraduates studying migration. It will also be a useful guide for researchers in government departments, international agencies and think tanks who are actively engaged in work on migration.

Planned Urban Development - Learning from Town Expansion Schemes in the UK and Europe (Hardcover): Chris Couch Planned Urban Development - Learning from Town Expansion Schemes in the UK and Europe (Hardcover)
Chris Couch
R2,629 Discovery Miles 26 290 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Using case studies from the UK and Europe, Chris Couch examines the nature and achievements of the expanded towns programmes that emerged in the mid-20th century to accommodate population growth and overspill from densely populated urban areas. Thought-provoking insights into lessons to be learnt are provided, alongside arguments for further planned expansion of smaller towns today. This timely book investigates how development pressures caused by rapidly growing populations, have led to some disregard for health and housing standards, and how a fresh look at the relationship between urban form and public health is necessary, particularly in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. The author raises the importance of strong planning and public land acquisition, concluding with a strong case for a new programme of planned expansion in smaller towns. Written in an accessible style, this book is an excellent resource for students and researchers in urban planning, geography and history as well as housing policy, estate management and the built environment. Practitioners and policy makers within town planning and urban development would also find this an invaluable read.

Living with Pandemics - Places, People and Policy (Hardcover): John R. Bryson, Lauren Andres, Aksel Ersoy, Louise Reardon Living with Pandemics - Places, People and Policy (Hardcover)
John R. Bryson, Lauren Andres, Aksel Ersoy, Louise Reardon
R3,065 Discovery Miles 30 650 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Providing an integrated and multi-level analysis of the impacts of COVID-19 on people, place, economies and policies, across the globe, this timely book explores how the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic combines failure with success. It focuses on exploring rapid adaptation and improvisation by individuals, organisations and governments as they attempted to minimise and mitigate the socio-economic and health impacts of the pandemic. Interdisciplinary chapters written by social policy, geography, planning, policy, sociology and public health experts explore the broader impacts of COVID-19, positioning the pandemic in the context of wider trends and risks including climate change. Chapters highlight the importance of place and local contexts in understanding its impacts in different settings including Europe, Canada, North America, South Korea, South Africa and Lebanon. In doing so, the book develops a pandemic preparedness, responsiveness and recovery research framework and intends to inform post-pandemic policy development and research. This is an important book for geography, social policy, politics, urban studies, planning and business and management researchers and students, particularly those focusing on crisis management and risk and resilience. With key case studies from across the globe, it will help elucidate key issues for policy makers and practitioners across a range of sectors including strategic management, social policy, public health and the built environment.

Social Innovation as Political Transformation - Thoughts for a Better World (Paperback): Pieter Van den Broeck, Abid Mehmood,... Social Innovation as Political Transformation - Thoughts for a Better World (Paperback)
Pieter Van den Broeck, Abid Mehmood, Angeliki Paidakaki, Constanza Parra
R718 Discovery Miles 7 180 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book is an introduction to the works of a collective of academics on social innovation and socio-political transformation. It offers a critique of the dominance of market-based logics and extractivism in the age of neoliberalism. Calling for systemic change, the authors invite the reader to engage in the analysis and practice of socially innovative initiatives and, by doing so, contribute to the co-construction of a sustainable, solidarity-based and regenerative society. This book will not only be an inspiration for many academics and researchers broadly interested in social innovation, but also for social movements and their protagonists challenging the dominance of the status quo. In addition, it will appeal to policymakers and politicians who want to appreciate contemporary ways of thinking and gain inspiration on how to better meet the needs of the communities they serve. Contributors: L. Albrechts, I. Andre, I. Calvo Mendieta, S. Cameron, L. Cavola, D. Coimbra de Souza, G. Cotella, A. Da Rosa Pires, S. De Blust, P.M. Delladetsimas, M. Edwards, B. Galvan-Lopez, M. Garcia, H. Gulinck, P. Healey, J. Hillier, F. Hillmann, B. Jessop, M. Kaethler, G. Karametou, C. Kesteloot, A.Z. Khan, J.-L. Klein, A. Kuhk, M. Loopmans, D. MacCallum, M. Macharia, A. Martens, F. Martinelli, A. Mehmood, K. Miciukiewicz, E. Midheme, K. Morgan, E. Morlicchio, F. Moulaert, A. Novy, S. Oosterlynck, A. Paidakaki, C. Parra, M. Pradel, J. Pratschke, P. Rego, A. Rehman Cheema, C. Rodrigues, J. Schreurs, R. Segers, L. Servillo, N.-L. Sum, E. Swyngedouw, C. Tornaghi, P. Van den Broeck, B. Van Dyck, H. Verschure, T. Werquin, P. Widyatmi Putri

A Modern Guide to the Urban Sharing Economy (Hardcover): Thomas Sigler, Jonathan Corcoran A Modern Guide to the Urban Sharing Economy (Hardcover)
Thomas Sigler, Jonathan Corcoran
R3,490 Discovery Miles 34 900 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Providing a comprehensive overview of the urban sharing economy, this Modern Guide takes a forward-looking perspective on how sharing goods and services may facilitate future sustainability of consumption and production. It highlights recent developments and issues, with cutting-edge discussions from leading international scholars in business, engineering, environmental management, geography, law, planning, sociology and transport studies. A Modern Guide to the Urban Sharing Economy begins with basic concepts and definitions, providing broad context with a focus on shifting service modalities, regulatory frameworks, and a historical overview of how sharing came to be a staple feature of the economies of contemporary cities. The second section focusses on shared mobility, with a particular lens on micromobility, parking, ride-hailing, car-sharing and ride-sharing. The third section focusses on shared space, including coworking office spaces and short-term rentals, as well as shared goods and services, including streaming music services, clothing rental services, food sharing and tool libraries. The book concludes by outlining the key ethical challenges that face the sharing economy. Real-world case studies are presented from authors in more than a dozen countries, making this a helpful and invigorating read for scholars of the sharing economy, urban studies and sustainable development. A Modern Guide to the Urban Sharing Economy is likely to also be of interest to those studying urban planning, human geography, and other disciplines focussing on the future of planetary urbanisation.

A Research Agenda for Heritage Planning - Perspectives from Europe (Hardcover): Eva Stegmeijer, Loes Veldpaus A Research Agenda for Heritage Planning - Perspectives from Europe (Hardcover)
Eva Stegmeijer, Loes Veldpaus
R2,773 Discovery Miles 27 730 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Elgar Research Agendas outline the future of research in a given area. Leading scholars are given the space to explore their subject in provocative ways, and map out the potential directions of travel. They are relevant but also visionary. This insightful Research Agenda examines the multidimensional relationship between heritage planning and pressing current societal challenges around climate, identity and development. Mapping future avenues for the field, it suggests new approaches to executing, studying and reflecting on heritage planning. Expert international contributors raise key questions that challenge practice and research to push for structural and institutional change, highlighting how heritage planning, conservation, and adaptive reuse have transformative potential - and the responsibilities that come with such potential. Chapters explore central topics including industrial heritage and conservation planning, digital reconstruction methods and remote sensing technologies, rural tourism, participation and heritage-led regeneration, as well as issues around contestation and politicization, and the conceptualisations of heritage planning. Spanning the domains of theoretical and empirical insights, from academic outlooks to professional challenges, this Research Agenda will be a vital resource for academics and students of urban and human geography, heritage studies, planning, urban design and architecture. Its examination of particular heritage projects will also be useful for policy makers and professionals working in the heritage planning field.

Advanced Introduction to Housing Studies (Paperback): William A.V. Clark Advanced Introduction to Housing Studies (Paperback)
William A.V. Clark
R475 Discovery Miles 4 750 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences, business and law, expertly written by the world's leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas. This timely Advanced Introduction explores the links between housing and households, including the complex process of how people sort themselves into houses and neighborhoods. It covers the choices that households make, why these choices are made, and the constraints faced in achieving housing aspirations, with a particular focus on the contemporary difficulties facing young adults and those unable to buy a house despite a reasonable income. Key features include: using the concept of the life course to analyse residential decisions and choices discussing tenure choice, affordability and social housing, as well as how neighborhoods matter in urban studies reviewing what is known about how the housing market operates, and how families and individuals engage with the process of becoming homeowners providing new information on the urban housing environment in a time of rising inequality, low income growth and extensive regulation in the housing market. Advanced students and professionals of geography, planning, demography and economics will find this an invigorating read on how housing markets operate and the role of individual decisions about homeownership and residential space.

Advanced Introduction to Cities (Paperback): Peter J. Taylor Advanced Introduction to Cities (Paperback)
Peter J. Taylor
R469 Discovery Miles 4 690 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences, business and law, expertly written by the world's leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas. This insightful Advanced Introduction explores the key attributes of cities, identifying their five basic characteristics; innate complexity, the agglomeration of activities, inter-city connectivities, the projection of power, and relations to states. Peter J. Taylor gives a broad and engaging overview of how these characteristics work and relate to each other, supplemented by ten short city insights which offer readers specific examples of cities and themes. Key features include: analysis of cities as the creative nodes of societies discussion of both contemporary and historical cities exploration of the different spaces created by cities and states identification of the demands of cities in relation to climate change. This Advanced Introduction will be a valuable guide for scholars and advanced students of urban studies, cities, urban geography, urban sociology, and social and cultural geography.

A Research Agenda for Animal Geographies (Hardcover): Alice Hovorka, Sandra McCubbin, Lauren Van Patter A Research Agenda for Animal Geographies (Hardcover)
Alice Hovorka, Sandra McCubbin, Lauren Van Patter
R2,486 Discovery Miles 24 860 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Elgar Research Agendas outline the future of research in a given area. Leading scholars are given the space to explore their subject in provocative ways, and map out the potential directions of travel. They are relevant but also visionary. Exploring the innovative and thriving field of animal geographies, this Research Agenda analyses how humans think about, place, and engage with animals. Chapters explore how animals shape human identities and social dynamics, as well as how broader processes influence the circumstances and experiences of animals. This Research Agenda presents recent forays into theories of power, methodological innovations unearthing animal lifeworlds, and commitments to praxis. It demonstrates opportunities for animal geographies to engage creatively with diverse movements, including industrial farm workers' rights, intersectional feminism, the environmental movement, racial equality, and decolonization. Critical and timely, contributions from top and emerging scholars suggest that it is time to bring the animals outwards into broader geographical dialogue to address pressing contemporary issues such as climate change. An important read for animal and human geographers, this will be a foundational text for emerging scholars interested in critical perspectives on human-environment relations and societal dynamics. Its grounding in historical evaluation, discussion of scholarly innovation in the field and the opportunities to reflect on the topic in a time of socio-ecological crisis will also be helpful for more established scholars.

A Modern Guide to Wellbeing Research (Hardcover): Beverley A. Searle, Jessica Pykett, Maria J. Alfaro-Simmonds A Modern Guide to Wellbeing Research (Hardcover)
Beverley A. Searle, Jessica Pykett, Maria J. Alfaro-Simmonds
R3,348 Discovery Miles 33 480 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This insightful Modern Guide explores heterodox approaches to modern wellbeing research, with a specific focus on how wellbeing is understood and practised, exploring policies and actions which are taken to shape wellbeing. It evaluates contemporary trends in wellbeing research, including the sometimes competing definitions, methods and approaches offered by different disciplinary perspectives. Exploring the threats to wellbeing from the environments we inhabit and the situations societies create and endure, chapters particularly look at wellbeing inequalities and the experiences of marginalised groups, demonstrating the connection between wellbeing and political struggle. Provocative commentaries from leading scholars plus chapters on original theoretical developments and research studies across diverse world regions reveal wellbeing research based on situated practices, social differences and specific cultural contexts. This Modern Guide assesses the influence and impact of wellbeing research on policy and practice across a range of sectors and spaces, including: wellbeing budgeting, nature-based interventions, urban design, environmental resource management, prisons, housing, international migration, and post-conflict situations. This will be a useful read for scholars of human geography, social policy, urban studies, anthropology, political science and environmental economics. Policy makers will also appreciate the suggestions for improvement to wellbeing policies and practices.

Advanced Introduction to Migration Studies (Hardcover): Ronald Skeldon Advanced Introduction to Migration Studies (Hardcover)
Ronald Skeldon
R2,477 Discovery Miles 24 770 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences, business and law, expertly written by the world's leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas. Providing a timely overview of the main issues and scholarship in migration studies, Ronald Skeldon examines the principal methods of migration and offers in-depth guidance on trends and types of population movements in today's world. Key areas such as forced movements and refugees are considered, alongside more voluntary migration and the relationship between migration and development. The main approaches to migration policy are also reviewed. Key features include: a broad interdisciplinary approach to migration studies consideration of both internal and international migration a fresh look at future migration challenges a substantial review of the literature. This insightful Advanced Introduction will be an excellent resource for both graduates and undergraduates studying migration. It will also be a useful guide for researchers in government departments, international agencies and think tanks who are actively engaged in work on migration.

Predatory Urbanism - The Metabolism of Megaprojects in Asia (Hardcover): Agatino Rizzo Predatory Urbanism - The Metabolism of Megaprojects in Asia (Hardcover)
Agatino Rizzo; As told to Anindita Mandal
R2,054 Discovery Miles 20 540 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Addressing the complex interrelationships between city making and the resources needed for its production, Predatory Urbanism explores the link between urbanization and resources in the global South. It particularly focuses on urban megaprojects, highlighting these planned developments and re-developments carried out by the state or state-linked agencies. Engaging with positivist rhetoric on climate change, this timely book investigates the dramatic transformation of rural and urban land in Asia, discussing the main ecological deficits affecting Asian cities. Chapters analyse some of the most paradigmatic megaprojects in the global South and their socio-environmental predatory characteristics. Through exposing the limitations of today's predatory urbanism in the global South, the book argues for the importance of rethinking the resource-urbanization nexus towards socially and environmentally just urbanism. An invigorating read for urban studies and planning scholars, this will particularly benefit those researching globalization in the global South. It will also aid urban planners reflecting on their practice and looking to improve developments in city making.

Handbook of Cities and Networks (Hardcover): Zachary P. Neal, Celine Rozenblat Handbook of Cities and Networks (Hardcover)
Zachary P. Neal, Celine Rozenblat
R6,789 Discovery Miles 67 890 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This Handbook of Cities and Networks provides a cutting-edge overview of research on how economic, social and transportation networks affect processes both in and between cities. Exploring the ways in which cities connect and intertwine, it offers a varied set of collaborations, highlighting different theoretical, historical and methodological perspectives. International contributions assess the state of the field of network analysis, presenting interdisciplinary insights that draw on theory from geography, economics, sociology, history, archaeology and psychology, and outlining methodological tools that include ethnographic, qualitative and quantitative approaches. Illustrating a framework for integrating the diversity of urban networks, the Handbook demonstrates that by exploring urban networks with different combinations of levels and scales, new insights and opportunities can emerge. Featuring focused studies on specific regions and cities, this state-of-the-art Handbook is essential reading for scholars and researchers of urban studies and regional science, particularly those focusing on the transformation of cities as connected spaces through intracity and intercity networks. Its core theoretical insights will also benefit graduate students in urban studies and network analysis.

AQA A-level Geography Student Guide 2: Human Geography (Paperback): David Redfern AQA A-level Geography Student Guide 2: Human Geography (Paperback)
David Redfern
R459 Discovery Miles 4 590 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Reinforce understanding throughout the course with clear topic summaries and sample questions and answers to help students target higher grades. Written by experienced teacher and subject experts David Redfern and Catherine Owen, this Student Guide is divided into two key sections - content guidance, and sample questions and answers. Content guidance will: - Develop understanding of key concepts and terminology in key human geography topics: global systems and global governance, changing places, contemporary urban environments, population and the environment, resource security. - Consolidate knowledge with 'knowledge check questions' at the end of each topic and answers in the back of the book. Sample questions and answers will: - Build understanding of the different question types, so that students can approach each question with confidence. - Enable students to target top grades in their exam paper with sample answers and commentary explaining exactly why marks have been awarded.

Big Data Applications in Geography and Planning - An Essential Companion (Hardcover): Mark Birkin, Graham Clarke, Jonathan... Big Data Applications in Geography and Planning - An Essential Companion (Hardcover)
Mark Birkin, Graham Clarke, Jonathan Corcoran, Robert Stimson
R4,343 Discovery Miles 43 430 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This unique book demonstrates the utility of big data approaches in human geography and planning. Offering a carefully curated selection of case studies, it reveals how researchers are accessing big data, what this data looks like and how such data can offer new and important insights and knowledge. Contributions from key scholars working in the field bring together an international series of case studies on demography and migration, retail and consumer analytics, health care planning, urban planning and transport studies. Chapters also discuss how data sets leveraged from commercial and public agency sources can greatly improve the data traditionally worked with in academic geography, regional science and planning. While addressing the challenges and limitations of big data, the book also demonstrates the usefulness of data sets held by commercial agencies and explores data linkage between big data and traditional public domain data sources. Focusing on the applications of big data to investigate issues in a spatial context, this book will be an essential guide for scholars and students of planning, mobility and human geography, particularly those who specialise in economic and transport geography. Its use of key case studies to demonstrate the applications of big data analytics in planning will also be useful for planners in these fields.

Advanced Introduction to Mobilities (Paperback): Mimi Sheller Advanced Introduction to Mobilities (Paperback)
Mimi Sheller
R469 Discovery Miles 4 690 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences, business and law, expertly written by the world's leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas. Leading mobilities theorist Mimi Sheller offers an up-to-date, comprehensive analysis of the complex mobility disruptions of the Covid-19 pandemic and its aftermath in this timely Advanced Introduction. It outlines the formation of the interdisciplinary field of mobility studies, arguing that mobilities theory is crucial to planning post-pandemic recovery, sustainable communities, and low-carbon transitions. From tourism to migration to urban infrastructure, to informal and reproductive mobilities, Sheller reveals how multiple im/mobilities are interconnected, as the novel coronavirus reminds us as it hitchhikes across the globe through its human hosts. Key features: Centres mobility justice as a key topic throughout, revealing the vast inequities in im/mobilities, structured by gender, race and nationality Challenges existing approaches to social science, calling for the extension of critical mobility studies to address complex contemporary challenges Offers up-to-date analysis of key policy programs such as the Green New Deal, and a comparative analysis of differing visions of alternative mobilities futures. This innovative Advanced Introduction will be a beneficial read for students and scholars of mobilities research, tourism studies, migration studies, human geography, urban studies and sustainability.

Move - How Mass Migration Will Reshape the World - and What It Means for You (Hardcover): Parag Khanna Move - How Mass Migration Will Reshape the World - and What It Means for You (Hardcover)
Parag Khanna
R497 R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Save R91 (18%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Where will you live in 2030? Where will your children settle in 2040? What will the map of humanity look like in 2050? In the 60,000 years since people began colonising the continents, a recurring feature of human civilisation has been mobility - the constant search for resources and stability. Seismic global events - wars and genocides, revolutions and pandemics - have only accelerated the process. The map of humanity isn't settled, not now, not ever. As climate change tips toward full-blown crisis, economies collapse, governments destabilise and technology disrupts, we're entering a new age of mass migrations - one that will scatter both the dispossessed and the well-off. Which areas will people abandon and where will they resettle? Which countries will accept or reject them? As today's world population, which includes four billion restless youth, votes with their feet, what map of human geography will emerge? Here global strategy advisor Parag Khanna provides an illuminating and authoritative vision of the next phase of human civilisation - one that is both mobile and sustainable. As the book explores, in the years ahead people will move to where the resources are and technologies will flow to the people who need them, returning us to our nomadic roots while building more secure habitats. Move is a fascinating look at the deep trends that are shaping the most likely scenarios for the future. Most importantly, it guides each of us as we determine our optimal location on humanity's ever-changing map.

Global Production Networks and Rural Development - Southeast Asia as a Fruit Supplier to China (Hardcover): Bill Pritchard Global Production Networks and Rural Development - Southeast Asia as a Fruit Supplier to China (Hardcover)
Bill Pritchard
R2,340 Discovery Miles 23 400 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Bill Pritchard provides an important update on how current trade methodologies are implemented as China becomes one of the world's largest fresh fruit importers from countries such as Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. The book also looks at their distinctive trade aspects and what can be learnt from alternative practices carried out in other countries through the use of global production networks. An in-depth analysis provides the reader with a welcome insight into existing processes from production through to export, often through informal routes, with a marketing structure providing more power to the distributors and brokers and mixed effects on the farmers. Using empirical evidence from four countries, this book explores what could, and should, be implemented in this under-researched topic to aid rural development. This will be an invaluable resource for researchers of human geography, international trade and Asian studies, particularly those with a focus on Southeast Asia and China.

Handbook of Translocal Development and Global Mobilities (Hardcover): Annelies Zoomers, Maggi Leung, Kei Otsuki, Guus van Westen Handbook of Translocal Development and Global Mobilities (Hardcover)
Annelies Zoomers, Maggi Leung, Kei Otsuki, Guus van Westen
R3,484 Discovery Miles 34 840 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This timely Handbook demonstrates that global linkages, flows and circulations merit a more central place in theorization about development. Calling for a mobilities turn, it challenges the sedentarist assumptions which still underlie much policy making and planning for the future. Expert contributors analyze development from a mobilities perspective, exploring how globalization connects distant people and places, so that what happens in one place has direct bearing on another. Chapters provide an overview of the global trends related to the flows of people and capital over the past decade, and offer insights into the consequences of developmental practices and policies that unfold on the ground. Drawing on specific case studies from Africa, Asia and Latin America, this Handbook considers how, in many localities, livelihood opportunities are ever more shaped by positionality, and the ways in which people are attached to and participate in translocal and transnational networks. Providing a bottom-up analysis of the implications of globalization for translocal development, this Handbook will be a valuable resource for scholars and students of development studies, human geography, and sustainability and environmental science. Its use of global case studies will also be useful for practitioners and policy makers who desire a better understanding of the developmental impact of policies and investments.

Handbook on Space, Place and Law (Hardcover): Robyn Bartel, Jennifer Carter Handbook on Space, Place and Law (Hardcover)
Robyn Bartel, Jennifer Carter
R5,352 Discovery Miles 53 520 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This innovative Handbook provides an expansive interrogation of the spaces and places of law, exploring how we engage relationally in a material world, within which we are inter-dependent and reliant, and governed by laws in a dynamic process. It advances novel insights into the numerous intersections of space, place and law in our lives. International contributors offer a range of activity-orientated analyses, focusing on methodology, embodied experience, legal pluralism, conflict and resistance, and non-human and place agency. The Handbook examines a number of cross-cutting themes including social inequality, environmental justice, sustainability, urban development, Indigenous legal systems, the effects of colonialism and property law. Representing a diversity of locales from all around the world, the chapters encompass both urban and rural, terrestrial and marine areas, agential and storied spaces, and fictional as well as ''real'' places. Taking a multidisciplinary approach that incorporates law, human and legal geography, planning, sociology, political ecology, anthropology, and beyond, this comprehensive Handbook will be critical reading for scholars and students of these and cognate areas. Its discussion of empirical examples will also be beneficial for practitioners and policymakers interested in these fields.

A Research Agenda for Place Branding (Hardcover): Dominic Medway, Gary Warnaby, John Byrom A Research Agenda for Place Branding (Hardcover)
Dominic Medway, Gary Warnaby, John Byrom
R3,065 Discovery Miles 30 650 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Elgar Research Agendas outline the future of research in a given area. Leading scholars are given the space to explore their subject in provocative ways, and map out the potential directions of travel. They are relevant but also visionary. This cutting-edge Research Agenda for Place Branding explores ideas and debates that inform a refreshing take on the future of place branding and marketing. It argues that we are at a juncture where the logical and sensible step is to push the 'reset button' on such activity and fully reconsider its purpose and goals. Chapters span a range of important themes in contemporary place branding and are organised into sections covering place branding governance, contexts, experience and creativity. Drawing on contributions from key international scholars across a variety of academic disciplines, the book showcases an interplay of oppositional perspectives - ranging from those who see place branding as a potential means of improving the economic vitality of places, to others who consider much existing place branding activity exclusionary to certain sectors of society. Providing a wealth of creative and innovative suggestions on how place branding can be done, thought about and researched differently in the future, this Research Agenda will be a key resource for research-oriented academics and students in marketing, geography, planning and tourism.

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