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Visions of the City - Utopianism, Power and Politics in Twentieth-century Urbanism (Hardcover): David Pinder Visions of the City - Utopianism, Power and Politics in Twentieth-century Urbanism (Hardcover)
David Pinder
R2,155 R1,858 Discovery Miles 18 580 Save R297 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Visions of the City is a dramatic account of utopian urbanism in the twentieth century. It explores radical demands for new spaces and ways of living, and considers their effects on planning, architecture and struggles to shape urban landscapes. Such visions, it shows, have played a crucial role in informing understandings and imaginings of the modern city. The author critically examines influential traditions in western Europe associated with such figures as Ebenezer Howard and Le Corbusier, uncovering the political interests, desires and anxieties that lay behind their ideal cities, and drawing out their 'noir side'. He also investigates oppositional perspectives from the time that challenged these rationalist conceptions of cities and urban life, and that disturbed their dreams of order, especially from within surrealism. At the heart of this richly illustrated book is an encounter with the explosive ideas of the situationists. Tracing the subversive practices of this avant-garde group and its associates from their explorations of Paris during the 1950s to their projects for an alternative 'unitary urbanism', David Pinder convincingly explains the significance of their revolutionary attempts to transform urban space and everyday life. He addresses in particular Constant's vision of New Babylon, finding within his proposals for future spaces produced through nomadic life, creativity and play a still powerful challenge to imagine cities otherwise. The book not only recovers vital moments from past hopes and dreams of modern urbanism. It also contests current claims about the 'end of utopia', arguing that reconsidering earlier projects can play a critical role in developing utopian perspectives today. Through the study of utopian visions, it aims to rekindle elements of utopianism itself.

Creating and Delivering Your Value Proposition - Managing Customer Experience for Profit (Paperback): Cindy Barnes, Helen... Creating and Delivering Your Value Proposition - Managing Customer Experience for Profit (Paperback)
Cindy Barnes, Helen Blake, David Pinder
R764 R718 Discovery Miles 7 180 Save R46 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

To stay in business and thrive during this recession, companies need to focus and hone their value. If clients complain about the cost of a product or service, then a company is not demonstrating the superior value of their product or service. Discounting is always an option, but this means losing value during the sale - value that will be hard to regain in the future.

Instead, companies need to prove their superior value to clients using bottom-line terms - i.e. they need strong value propositions. "Creating and Delivering Your Value Proposition" shows how to do this. It explains what a value proposition is and how to build and deliver one. The authors argue that, contrary to the norm, value propositions cannot rest on unsupported marketing claims. Rather, a value proposition must be must be created at the strategy level and expressed in measurable terms.

The New Europe - Economy, Society and Environment (Paperback, Revised): David Pinder The New Europe - Economy, Society and Environment (Paperback, Revised)
David Pinder
R1,658 R1,508 Discovery Miles 15 080 Save R150 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The New Europe is one of the most dynamic, complex and fascinating regions of the world. Eastern and Central Europe are striving to come to terms with the fall of communism and the dictates of the market, whilst Western Europe, suffering high unemployment and weakened economic impetus, has still to be reconciled to the consequences of restructuring and globalisation. The New Europe provides an unrivalled range of in-depth studies of issues central to the development of Eastern and Western Europe, to the major contrasts which still exist between them and to the problems facing the effective reintegration of this long-divided region. Highly accessible and uniquely authoritative, The New Europe is an indispensable text for students of contemporary Europe.

Creating and Delivering Your Value Proposition - Managing Customer Experience for Profit (Hardcover, Re-issue): Cindy Barnes,... Creating and Delivering Your Value Proposition - Managing Customer Experience for Profit (Hardcover, Re-issue)
Cindy Barnes, Helen Blake, David Pinder
R1,527 Discovery Miles 15 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In recent years, developing a value proposition has become a prime consideration for businesses. A value proposition is an analysis and quantified review of the business benefits, costs and value that a company can deliver to prospective customers and customer segments. Creating and Delivering your Value Proposition provides guidance for business leaders - demonstrating why having a strong value proposition is so important for a company. This practical first edition shows readers how to build, deliver and harness value propositions to create profitable growth for any business, by utilizing the experience of clients and customers. Featuring global case studies and examples, Creating and Delivering your Value Proposition is an essential guide for all senior practitioners to understand and develop a value-focused strategy.

Shipping and Ports in the Twenty-first Century (Hardcover): David Pinder, Brian Slack Shipping and Ports in the Twenty-first Century (Hardcover)
David Pinder, Brian Slack
R4,282 Discovery Miles 42 820 Out of stock

Shipping and port systems are vital to societies and lifestyles around the world. In the late twentieth-century, however, assumptions concerning the robustness of these systems were severely shaken by economic shocks triggered by oil crises.
This volume explores how many of the consequent uncertainties have been resolved, and how adapted systems have been shaped to meet the challenges of the new millennium. To explore these issues, contributors focus on issues such as:
* Economic integration of emerging economies - in particular China
* Sectors as diverse as the high-speed ferry and offshore oil industries
* Pollution problems generated by shipping
Contributors' investigations, such as those in to the homogenization of the container industry and the port cluster concept and 'model' vessels for the offshore oil industry, make for a rewarding book that will be of interest to academics working in many fields including transport studies, marine and coastal studies and economic geography. Professional Organizations and policy-makers will also appreciate the book.

Shipping and Ports in the Twenty-first Century (Paperback): David Pinder, Brian Slack Shipping and Ports in the Twenty-first Century (Paperback)
David Pinder, Brian Slack
R1,005 Discovery Miles 10 050 Out of stock

Shipping and port systems are vital to societies and lifestyles around the world. In the late twentieth century, however, assumptions concerning the robustness of these systems were severely shaken by economic shocks triggered by oil crises. This volume explores how many of the consequent uncertainties have been resolved, and how adapted systems have been shaped to meet the challenges of the new millennium. To explore these issues, contributors focus on issues such as: * economic integration of emerging economies - in particular China * sectors as diverse as the high-speed ferry and offshore oil industries * pollution problems generated by shipping Contributors' investigations, such as those into the homogenisation of the container industry and the port cluster concept and 'model' vessels for the offshore oil industry, make for a rewarding book that will be of interest to academics working in many fields including transport studies, marine and coastal studies and economic geography. Professional organizations and policy-makers will also appreciate the book.

Regional Economic Development and Policy - Theory and Practice in the European Community (Paperback, Annotated edition): David... Regional Economic Development and Policy - Theory and Practice in the European Community (Paperback, Annotated edition)
David Pinder
R807 Discovery Miles 8 070 Out of stock

Originally published in 1983, when Europe's economies were facing the worst recession since the 1930s, this book reviews the outcome of a quarter of a century of research and practical experience in the field of regional economic management. In the spatial context of the European Community, the author explores central issues by integrating the results of his own research with those of economists, geographers, economic historians and psychologists. It provides a wide survey of the subject, demonstrates the complexity of the spatial-economic systems which the regional economic planner seeks to modify, analyses the strategies for regional development employed by national and international agencies and offers a substantial annotated bibliography. Contradictions arising from the contrasting spatial perspectives of national governments and the European Commission are emphasised. Among other things, it concludes that many regional problems strongly reflect perception and behavioural factors as well as purely economic constraints.

Visions of the City - Utopianism, Power and Politics in Twentieth Century Urbanism (Hardcover, New): David Pinder Visions of the City - Utopianism, Power and Politics in Twentieth Century Urbanism (Hardcover, New)
David Pinder
R3,178 Discovery Miles 31 780 Out of stock

"Visions of the City" is a dramatic history of utopian urbanism in the twentieth century. It explores radical demands for new spaces and ways of living, and considers their effects on planning, architecture and struggles to shape urban landscapes. The author critically examines influential utopian approaches to urbanism in western Europe associated with such figures as Ebenezer Howard and Le Corbusier, uncovering the political interests, desires and anxieties that lay behind their ideal cities. He also investigates avant-garde perspectives from the time that challenged these conceptions of cities, especially from within surrealism. At the heart of this richly illustrated book is an encounter with the explosive ideas of the situationists. Tracing the subversive practices of this avant-garde group and its associates from their explorations of Paris during the 1950s to their alternative visions based on nomadic life and play, David Pinder convincingly explains the significance of their revolutionary attempts to transform urban spaces and everyday life. He addresses in particular Constant's New Babylon, finding within his proposals a still powerful provocation to imagine cities otherwise. The book not only recovers vital moments from past hopes and dreams of modern urbanism. It also contests current claims about the 'end of utopia', arguing that reconsidering earlier projects can play a critical role in developing utopian perspectives today. Through the study of utopian visions, it aims to rekindle elements of utopianism itself.

"A superb critical exploration of the underside of utopian thought over the last hundred years and its continuing relevance in the here and now for thinkingabout possible urban worlds. The treatment of the Situationists and their milieu is a revelation."
David Harvey, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, City University of New York Graduate School

Visions of the City - Utopianism, Power and Politics in Twentieth Century Urbanism (Paperback, New): David Pinder Visions of the City - Utopianism, Power and Politics in Twentieth Century Urbanism (Paperback, New)
David Pinder
R1,266 Discovery Miles 12 660 Out of stock

"Visions of the City" is a dramatic history of utopian urbanism in the twentieth century. It explores radical demands for new spaces and ways of living, and considers their effects on planning, architecture and struggles to shape urban landscapes. The author critically examines influential utopian approaches to urbanism in western Europe associated with such figures as Ebenezer Howard and Le Corbusier, uncovering the political interests, desires and anxieties that lay behind their ideal cities. He also investigates avant-garde perspectives from the time that challenged these conceptions of cities, especially from within surrealism. At the heart of this richly illustrated book is an encounter with the explosive ideas of the situationists. Tracing the subversive practices of this avant-garde group and its associates from their explorations of Paris during the 1950s to their alternative visions based on nomadic life and play, David Pinder convincingly explains the significance of their revolutionary attempts to transform urban spaces and everyday life. He addresses in particular Constant's New Babylon, finding within his proposals a still powerful provocation to imagine cities otherwise. The book not only recovers vital moments from past hopes and dreams of modern urbanism. It also contests current claims about the 'end of utopia', arguing that reconsidering earlier projects can play a critical role in developing utopian perspectives today. Through the study of utopian visions, it aims to rekindle elements of utopianism itself.

"A superb critical exploration of the underside of utopian thought over the last hundred years and its continuing relevance in the here and now for thinkingabout possible urban worlds. The treatment of the Situationists and their milieu is a revelation."
David Harvey, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, City University of New York Graduate School

The Netherlands/h (Hardcover): David Pinder The Netherlands/h (Hardcover)
David Pinder
R2,914 Discovery Miles 29 140 Out of stock

One popular view of the Netherlands is that of a society oriented towards agriculture and associated processing industries. The primary aim of the first half of this book is to chart this evolutionary process and its formative influences, thereby providing a background to the contemporary industrial scene. The early chapters offer initial insights into inter-regional industrial contrasts and into the problems that beset regional manufacturing economies.

Regional Economic Development and Policy - Theory and Practice in the European Community (Hardcover): David Pinder Regional Economic Development and Policy - Theory and Practice in the European Community (Hardcover)
David Pinder
R2,569 Discovery Miles 25 690 Out of stock

Originally published in 1983, when Europe's economies were facing the worst recession since the 1930s, this book reviews the outcome of a quarter of a century of research and practical experience in the field of regional economic management. In the spatial context of the European Community, the author explores central issues by integrating the results of his own research with those of economists, geographers, economic historians and psychologists. It provides a wide survey of the subject, demonstrates the complexity of the spatial-economic systems which the regional economic planner seeks to modify, analyses the strategies for regional development employed by national and international agencies and offers a substantial annotated bibliography. Contradictions arising from the contrasting spatial perspectives of national governments and the European Commission are emphasised. Among other things, it concludes that many regional problems strongly reflect perception and behavioural factors as well as purely economic constraints.

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