The Global Urban Competitiveness Report 2010

The Global Urban Competitiveness Report   2010

The cities within one hour's flight from the world's top cities, or that are top intercontinental cities themselves, are scored five points; the cities within three hours' flight from the world's top cities, or within one hour's flight ...

Author: Pengfei Ni

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781849805452

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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The Global Urban Competitiveness Report 2010 is an empirical study of the competitiveness of 500 cities around the world. This one-of-a-kind annual resource draws on a wealth of data sources, all of which are described and assessed. Using a sophisticated methodology and a team of 100 researchers from the Chinese Academy of Social Science, the book not only ranks these cities but also presents a wealth of information with regard to the strengths and weaknesses of each city in relation to each other. The book includes a full discussion of the factors that create urban competitiveness, what sorts or categories of cities are most competitive, and comments on the policies and initiatives that are adopted by the most competitive cities. Scholars and researchers in the areas of urban economics, planning, geography and regional economics will find the information invaluable as will local authorities, decision-makers, and economic planners in cities throughout the world.
Categories: Business & Economics

Ebony

Ebony

Flight. From. The. Cities. BEEFEATER LONDON DIST1UE DRYGIN BURROUGH LIMITED LONDON NEW BOSS OF ... of sociology at the University of Chicago, is urging the nation to go slow on school desegregation to prevent white flight from cities.

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EBONY is the flagship magazine of Johnson Publishing. Founded in 1945 by John H. Johnson, it still maintains the highest global circulation of any African American-focused magazine.
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Last flight from Saigon

Last flight from Saigon

As we got down to the north and west of the city, we started taking ground fire from the opposite bank of the river. So we immediately turned and headed toward the city. We thought we'd fly over the city and exit that direction.

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ISBN: 1428982116

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Americans Against the City

Americans Against the City

“It is not an exaggeration of the situation today to say that millions of urban families are considering the possibility of flight from the city to the country,” Borsodi began, thus identifying his audience and speaking directly to them ...

Author: Steven Conn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199973682

Category: History

Page: 296

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It is a paradox of American life that we are a highly urbanized nation filled with people deeply ambivalent about urban life. An aversion to urban density and all that it contributes to urban life, and a perception that the city was the place where "big government" first took root in America fostered what historian Steven Conn terms the "anti-urban impulse." In response, anti-urbanists called for the decentralization of the city, and rejected the role of government in American life in favor of a return to the pioneer virtues of independence and self-sufficiency. In this provocative and sweeping book, Conn explores the anti-urban impulse across the 20th century, examining how the ideas born of it have shaped both the places in which Americans live and work, and the anti-government politics so strong today. Beginning in the booming industrial cities of the Progressive era at the turn of the 20th century, where debate surrounding these questions first arose, Conn examines the progression of anti-urban movements. : He describes the decentralist movement of the 1930s, the attempt to revive the American small town in the mid-century, the anti-urban basis of urban renewal in the 1950s and '60s, and the Nixon administration's program of building new towns as a response to the urban crisis, illustrating how, by the middle of the 20th century, anti-urbanism was at the center of the politics of the New Right. Concluding with an exploration of the New Urbanist experiments at the turn of the 21st century, Conn demonstrates the full breadth of the anti-urban impulse, from its inception to the present day. Engagingly written, thoroughly researched, and forcefully argued, Americans Against the City is important reading for anyone who cares not just about the history of our cities, but about their future as well.
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Last Flight From Saigon Illustrated Edition

Last Flight From Saigon  Illustrated Edition

“A flight of three A-37s equipped with MK-81 (250 lb) ordnance attacked the flight-line area of TSN. ... As we got down to the north and west of the city, we started taking ground fire from the opposite bank of the river.

Author: Lt.-Col. A. J. C. Lavalle

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781782898955

Category: History

Page: 120

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Illustrated with over 30 maps, diagrams and photos The Southeast Asia Monograph Series is designed and dedicated to telling the story of USAF’s participation in the Vietnam War. This monograph, the sixth in the Series, adds another exciting chapter to our continuing effort to bring forth and highlight the dedication, courage, and professionalism of the U.S. airman in combat. The primary intent of this series is to emphasize and dramatize the human aspects of this long and frustrating struggle, straying somewhat away from the cold hard statistics of “tons of bombs dropped” and “structures destroyed,” etc., frequently the headliners in historical presentations. “Last Flight From Saigon” is an exciting and moving account of how all our Services, as well as several civilian agencies, pulled together to pull-off the largest aerial evacuation in history-what many have referred to as a modern day Dunkirk. The three authors, intimately involved with the evacuation from beginning to end, have carefully pieced together an amazing story of courage, determination and American ingenuity. Above all, it’s a story about saving lives; one that is seldom told in times of war. All too often, critics of armed conflict make their targets out to be something less than human, bent on death and destruction. One need only study the enormity of the effort and cost that went into the “evacuation of Saigon,” and the resultant thousands of lives that were saved, to realize that the American fighting man is just as capable, and more eager, to save lives than he is in having to wage war.
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Barnstorming the Prairies

Barnstorming the Prairies

In 1943 he distilled his thoughts from The Disappearing City into a proposed final new chapter for a revised and expanded edition of his autobiography. ... This text was reprinted as a postlude in Flight from the City.

Author: Jason Weems

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452944913

Category: Art

Page: 368

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To Midwesterners tucked into small towns or farms early in the twentieth century, the landscape of the American heartland reached the horizon—and then imagination had to provide what lay beyond. But when aviation took off and scenes of the Midwest were no longer earthbound, the Midwestern landscape was transformed and with it, Jason Weems suggests in this book, the very idea of the Midwest itself. Barnstorming the Prairies offers a panoramic vista of the transformative nature and power of the aerial vision that remade the Midwest in the wake of the airplane. This new perspective from above enabled Americans to conceptualize the region as something other than isolated and unchanging, and to see it instead as a dynamic space where people worked to harmonize the core traditions of America’s agrarian character with the more abstract forms of twentieth-century modernity. In the maps and aerial survey photography of the Midwest, as well as the painting, cinema, animation, and suburban landscapes that arose through flight, Weems also finds a different and provocative view of modernity in the making. In representations of the Midwest, from Grant Wood’s iconic images to the Prairie style of Frank Lloyd Wright to the design of greenbelt suburbs, Weems reveals aerial vision’s fundamental contribution to regional identity—to Midwesternness as we understand it. Reading comparatively across these images, Weems explores how the cognitive and perceptual practices of aerial vision helped to resymbolize the Midwestern landscape amid the technological change and social uncertainty of the early twentieth century.
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Building and Dwelling

Building and Dwelling

It might seem that Heidegger's flight from the city was prompted by the same search for solitude which removed Thoreau a century earlier to the woods around Walden Pond in Massachusetts, and sent Wittgenstein in 1913 to a cabin in ...

Author: Richard Sennett

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9781846142260

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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In this sweeping study, one of the world's leading thinkers about the urban environment traces the often anguished relation between how cities are built and how people live in them, from ancient Athens to twenty-first-century Shanghai. Richard Sennett shows how Paris, Barcelona and New York City assumed their modern forms; rethinks the reputations of Jane Jacobs, Lewis Mumford and others; and takes us on a tour of emblematic contemporary locations, from the backstreets of Medellín, Colombia, to the Google headquarters in Manhattan. Through it all, he shows how the 'closed city' - segregated, regimented, and controlled - has spread from the global North to the exploding urban agglomerations of the global South. As an alternative, he argues for the 'open city,' where citizens actively hash out their differences and planners experiment with urban forms that make it easier for residents to cope. Rich with arguments that speak directly to our moment - a time when more humans live in urban spaces than ever before - Building and Dwelling draws on Sennett's deep learning and intimate engagement with city life to form a bold and original vision for the future of cities.
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The Earth the City and the Hidden Narrative of Race

The Earth  the City  and the Hidden Narrative of Race

Ironically, middle-class black flight from the inner cities was driven by the victories of the civil rights movement—greater opportunities for education and betterpaying jobs for African Americans. Increasing numbers of African ...

Author: Carl C. Anthony

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781613320228

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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This book by Carl C. Anthony offers a new story about race and place intended to bridge long-standing racial divides. The long-ignored history of African-American contributions to American infrastructure and the modern economic system is placed in the larger context of the birth of the universe and the evolution of humanity in Africa. The author interweaves personal experiences as an architect/planner, environmentalist, and black American with urban history, racial justice, cosmology, and the challenge of healing the environmental and social damage that threatens the future of humankind. Thoughtful writing about race, urban planning, and environmental and social equity is sparked by stories of life as an African American child in post–World War II Philadelphia, a student and civil rights activist in 1960s Harlem, a traveling student of West African architecture and culture, and a pioneering environmental justice advocate in Berkeley and New York. This book will appeal to everyone troubled by racism and searching for solutions, including individuals exploring their identity and activists eager to democratize power and advance equitable policies in historically marginalized communities. This is a rich, insightful encounter with an American urbanist with a uniquely expansive perspective on human origins, who sets forth what he calls an “inclusive vision for a shared planetary future.”
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The City in the Valley

The City in the Valley

Horace suggested flight as an extreme form of remedy: counter- migration, flight from the city instead of from the land. This would decrease the overpopulation in the city and thus the economic pressure and revolutionary potential there ...

Author: Dieter Georgi

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 9781589830998

Category: Religion

Page: 370

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The European City

The European City

First there was the flight from the city first seen as the movement of people to the commuter villages around the cities, a fact noted on Boustedt's model (Figure 3.3a). Censuses later revealed this flight as counterurbanisation ...

Author: D. Burtenshaw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000383164

Category: Social Science

Page: 332

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Originally published in 1991, this book focusses on the philosophies, histories and processes which have made the West European city system rich in internal variety yet distinct from that of the rest of western industrialised urban society. It synthesizes international experiences in particular aspects of urban policy making, with reference to Germany, France and Benelux. The book covers urban planning in its broadest sense – from economic, socio-spacial, recreational, housing and transport perspectives.
Categories: Social Science