Journal of Urban and Regional Analysis

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Vol. 8, No. 2, 2016

Foreword
The analysis of urban and regional development affairs is a complex task, and one that has many competing and worthwhile perspectives, on a huge array of issues whose importance and approaches to analysis often varies between countries. In many ways,...
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Social Crowdfunding: A New Model for Financing Regional Development?
IntroductionThe term crowdsourcing is frequently used as a convenient label for a diverse range of activities and projects involving public participation. It is a concept based on business and production that was coined in 2006 by Jeff Howe in the article:...
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Impact of the Locations of Small Towns in Mazovia (Poland) on Their Socio-Economic Structure and on Their Role in Relation to the Neighboring Rural Areas
IntroductionSmall towns represent an important element of the spatial and functional structure in each country. In Poland, they represent more than 70% of all urban areas and comprise roughly 20% of the population. Growth in the number of studies about...
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High-Speed Railway and Tourism: Is There an Impact on Intermediate Cities? Evidence from Two Case Studies in Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)
IntroductionTransportation and tourism are closely related economic activities. In fact, promoting transportation infrastructure and guaranteeing efficient mobility are usually seen as contributing to the development of tourism industry (Albalate and...
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The State of Green Spaces in Kumasi City (Ghana): Lessons for Other African Cities
IntroductionUrban areas are the fastest growing land cover type in the world. Small cities are becoming big whilst the number of megacities (cities with more than 10 million inhabitants) has increased nearly 10-fold since 1950 (United Nations 2008)....
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Rental Income and Cap Rates: A Comparison of the Lisbon and Porto Housing Markets
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionThe real estate market is of vital importance to market economies on both provisional rent and investment levels. For example, the housing market is one of the most important markets in the United...
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Economic Measurement of Optimal City Size: The Case of West Sumatra, Indonesia
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionThe general phenomenon of the national demographic trend, both in advanced as well as developing countries, is characterized by high rates of urbanization. The same thing also occurs in Indonesia,...
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Attracting Visitors to Ancient Neighbourhoods. Creation and Management of the Tourist- Historic City of Plymouth, UK
ATTRACTING VISITORS TO ANCIENT NEIGHBOURHOODS. CREATION AND MANAGEMENT OF THE TOURIST- HISTORIC CITY OF PLYMOUTH, UK DANIEL BARRERA-FERNANDEZ, InPlanning, Groningen, The Netherlands, 2016, 289 pp. ISBN 978-94-91937-19-4Daniel Barrera-Fernandez approaches...
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Global Change and Human Mobility
GLOBAL CHANGE AND HUMAN MOBILITY JOSEFINA DOMINGUEZ-MUJICA (Ed.), Springer, Singapore, 2016, 347 pp. ISBN 978-981-10-0049-2Global Change and Human Mobility is a scientific publication much expected especially by the geographic community, but also by...
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Vol. 8, No. 1, 2016

The Urban Bubble Process in Spain: An Interpretation from the Theory of the Circuits of Capital
IntroductionUrbanization means demographic growth, economic concentration, a particular way of life, and the artificialization of land - a process that entails removing soil, leveling, parceling and urbanizing. This process is of interest because it...
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Does Location Affect Employment? Evidence from the High North of Russia
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionThe impact of location on labour market outcomes is a relatively modern research problem of current interest. Evidence from Europe and the USA showed that the location of labour markets within one...
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Intra-Urban Spatial Changes among Women Entrepreneurs in Bucharest (Romania) during Economic Transition (1992-2002)
IntroductionThe study of the spatial implications of women's work has been a growing topic in geography and other social sciences since the 1970s (Gamarnikow 1978). Most studies adopt a sectoral approach to address the characteristics of women business...
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Governance, Urban Competitiveness and Crisis in Spain
IntroductionMany cities in developed countries have witnessed urban renewal processes in recent decades, but in Spain the phenomenon has spread to the entire urban system. These types of action are usually promoted by public-private consortia whose partners...
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Analysis of the Public Transport Provision in Suceava-Boto.ani Urban Area (Romania)
IntroductionA city's accessibility is vital for its path in the global city competition as the services that it hosts must be in reach for the people than depend on it, either those services are educational, medical, or related to the provision of general...
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Brownfields Regeneration, between Sustainable Urban Development and Cultural Heritage. the Former Military Sites in Oradea, Romania
IntroductionAcross Europe, the presence of derelict and contaminated land represents a territorial concern. Brownfield sites present specific challenges to policy makers in terms of bringing the land back to beneficial use and of environmental quality,...
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RESILIENCE AND TERRITORY. A CONCEPTUAL OPERATIONALIZATION AND METHODOLOGICAL POINTS OF VIEW (IN ROMANIAN)/Rezilienta Si Teritoriu. Operationalizare Conceptuala Si Perspective Metodologice
RESILIENCE AND TERRITORY. A CONCEPTUAL OPERATIONALIZATION AND METHODOLOGICAL POINTS OF VIEW (IN ROMANIAN) Rezilienta si teritoriu. Operationalizare conceptuala si perspective metodologice ALEXANDRU BANICA, IONEL MUNTELE (eds.), Ed. TERRA NOSTRA, Iasi,...
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La Métropolisation En Question
LA MÉTROPOLISATION EN QUESTION By Cynthia Ghorra, Ed. Gobin, Paris, 2015, 116 pp. ISBN 978-2-13-063062-3This book, part of the collection La ville en debat, analyses and explores the differentiations in character and functionality of the French and American...
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Vol. 7, No. 2, 2015

The Development of Street Patterns in Israeli Cities
IntroductionThe spatial form of cities in Israel has been studied while focusing mainly on the processes and ideologies involved in the creation and establishment of its urban system (Alterman and Hill 1986, Brutzkus 1964, Efrat 2004, Marom 2014, Rotbard...
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Do Post-Socialist Urban Areas Maintain Their Sustainable Compact Form? Romanian Urban Areas as Case Study
Sustainability of urban areas as reflected by the urban formThe concept of urban development has become increasingly significant as a target for creating a better future for the world - both economically, socially and environmentally (Munier 2011, Zhou...
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Epistemic Communities and Service Delivery Choices in Spanish Municipal Administrations
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionThere is a growing body of literature regarding the determinants of the production and delivery of local public services (Brown and Potoski 2003a, Joassart-Marcelli and Musso 2005, Lamothe et al. 2008)....
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Individualisation of Deprived Areas in Romania's South West Region
IntroductionThe European Union's territory is characterized by geographical discontinuities (Faludi 2004), with the geographical space being by excellence heterogeneous (Ancuta 2010). Giving priority to the support of regions whose development is lagging...
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Exploring the Quality of Employment in Romania at Different Territorial Levels
IntroductionThe quality of employment is an issue of importance for everybody: people, institutions, governments, economic actors, communities. Thus, the quality of employment has increasingly become the focus of attention among labour market analysts,...
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Steps in Understanding the Role of Instability upon Urban Territorial Systems
IntroductionSystemic instability relates to the dynamic interaction of the system variables that are under the influence of an unequal cause-effect relation that results into feedbacks and amplifications that change the structure and behaviour of the...
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COASTS for PEOPLE: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Coastal and Marine Resource Management
COASTS for PEOPLE: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Coastal and Marine Resource Management Routledge, New York, 2015, 394 p. ISBN 978-1-138-77980-8Coasts for People: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Coastal and Marine Resource Management, written by Fikret...
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Socio-Economic Geography in Russia Edited by P. Ya. Baklanov
Socio-Economic Geography in Russia Edited by P. Ya. Baklanov Dalnauka, Vladivostok, 2015, 310 p. ISBN 978-8044-1557-1This book represents the analytical overview of human-geographical research in Russia. It was prepared for the Regional Conference of...
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Vol. 7, No. 1, 2015

Stakeholders Participation for Urban Climate Resilience: A Case of Informal Settlements Regularization in Khulna City, Bangladesh
IntroductionRapid urbanization and population growth in hazard and risk -prone urban areas have jeopardized the sustainable development process in developing countries, and they contributed to the forming of one of the biggest urban challenges, differently...
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Suburban vs. Urban Fringes Entities' Willingness to Pay for Amenities: Empirical Research in Cracow City, Poland
IntroductionStrong social and economic transformation in cities of development and developing countries involve the need of urban policy in an efficient manner to stimulate further development (Parysek 2010). Therefore, despite the existing land development...
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An Analysis of the Economic Determinants and the Quality of the Institutional Framework as Factors to Attract Foreign Direct Investment in South-Eastern Europe: The Case of Greece
IntroductionAt the aftermath of the economic crisis far too much talk about FDI and the urgent need to create a favorable climate and appropriate policies in order to allow Greece to attract FDI has been made. FDI in addition to the transfer of capital...
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Is Social Resilience an Economic Structure Issue or Just the Ability of Communities to Cope with External Stress?
IntroductionIn social-ecological systems, adaptive capacity refers to the ability of people to cope with the change in their environment, by observing, learning and altering their interactions (Folke 2006). Resilience is able to provide shock absorption...
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Spatial Information Systems - a Tool Supporting Good Governance in Spatial Planning Processes of Green Areas
IntroductionParticipation in spatial planning and the good governance conceptAn important element in the spatial planning processes is public participation, due to which it is possible to apply solutions which cause fewer conflicts. The fact of the participation...
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Urban Identity and Iranian New Towns
IntroductionNew Urbanism and Smart Growth are relatively new approaches to urban design that deal with environmental problems, housing issues, and community well-being. Rapid pace of urbanization that affected the third world countries is a by-product...
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ESPON Atlas: Territorial Dimensions of the Europe 2020 Strategy
ESPON Atlas: Territorial Dimensions of the Europe 2020 Strategy ESPON 2013 Programme, Luxembourg, 2013, 66 p. ISBN 978-2-919777-36-5This book contains information regarding the results of the ESPON SIESTA project (Spatial Indicators for a 'Europe 2020...
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Globalization and New Challenges of Agricultural and Rural Systems
Globalization and New Challenges of Agricultural and Rural Systems Doo-Chul Kim, Ana Maria Firmino, Yasuo Ichikawa (Eds.), IGU Commission on the Sustainability of Rural Systems, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, 2013, 182 p....
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Corrigendum to My Paper
"HOUSEHOLD/ZONAL SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS AND TOUR MAKING: CASE OF RICHMOND/TRI-CITIES MODEL REGION IN VIRGINIA"published in vol. VI, 1, 2014, p. 53-70Xueming CHENVirginia Commonwealth University, United StatesIn the originally published paper,...
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Vol. 6, No. 2, 2014

Rail Transportation and Core-Periphery Reliance in Israel
IntroductionIn geography, regions are often divided into "cores" and "periphery", the one being defined by the other. The core, as a concept, is a focus of economic dynamism, containing a solid pool of skilled personnel, with access to the wide world....
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The Degree of Community Engagement: Empirical Research in Baltimore City
IntroductionRecently, community engagement has gained favor as a tool for solving community problems. Although the term "community engagement' is defined in various ways, according to the CDC (1997), community engagement is defined as "the process of...
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From Native to Outlander: Exploring Informal Community in Chengzhongcun of China
IntroductionWith China's implementation of economic reform over the past 20 years, the process of urbanization has been based on and accelerated by a mainly rural-to-urban migration flow. By 2011, the number of the off-farm migrant workers in China totalled...
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Residents' Perspectives towards Conservation in George Town World Heritage City: A Post-UNESCO Listing Scenario
IntroductionThe aspiration of governments for a "renaissance' of their cities is central to the existing urban policy. Urban policies and rhetoric around the world are shaped towards this renaissance, or more popularly known as urban regeneration, to...
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Finances and Governance of Urban Local Bodies: An Approach of Urban Development Perspective from a Developing Country (India)
IntroductionIndia has been experiencing a rapid growth of urban areas and an increasing level as well as pace of urbanisation in the last few decades (Tiwari 1997). Mohan and Dasgupta (2004, 2005) assert that that this led to the world looking at Asia...
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Economic and Geographic Factors Affecting the Development of Greater Baku
IntroductionDevelopment and growth of the population number of cities intensify the speed of urbanization. The regulation of socioeconomic and demographic development of large cities, efficient land use in core and surrounding areas, the distribution...
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Vol. 6, No. 1, 2014

Urban Growth and the Spatial Structure of a Changing Region: An Integrated Assessment
IntroductionRecent landscape transformations observed in Europe are mainly associated to the dispersed expansion of large- and medium-size cities caused by population de-concentration (Kasanko et al. 2006) and the spatial (re)balancing of activities...
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The Association between Land-Use Distribution and Residential Patterns: The Case of Mixed Arab-Jewish Cities in Israel
IntroductionThe term mixed city is often used in the Israeli context to describe cities in which an Arab minority lives alongside a Jewish majority. Several studies have investigated the characteristics and development of the Israeli Arab-Jewish mixed...
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Rural and Regional Development Policies in Europe: Social Farming in the Common Strategic Framework (Horizon 2020)
IntroductionThis article aims to show that Social Farming (SF) is an activity that can support sustainable regional development and alleviate the growing inequalities between rural and urban areas. Regional development has often been based on urban systems...
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Household/zonal Socioeconomic Characteristics and Tour Making: Case of Richmond/tri-Cities Model Region in Virginia
IntroductionIn 2007, the Transportation Research Board (TRB) published a Special Report 288: Metropolitan Travel Forecasting, Current Practice and Future Directions, which recommends that Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and other agencies...
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Urban Footprint of Mumbai - the Commercial Capital of India
IntroductionUrbanization involves transformation of various land uses into urban areas. Unplanned and uncontrolled urban expansion leads to environmental degradation causing shortages of housing, worsening water quality, excessive air pollution, improper...
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Addressing Service Access Barriers for Homeless Youth: A Call for Collaboration
IntroductionHomeless youth are among the most vulnerable individuals in North American society (Kidd 2003). Given their vulnerability, victimization, and generally poor physical and mental health, access to health services is critical to survival on...
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Vol. 5, No. 2, 2013

The Establishment and Reterritorialization of Planning Districts in South Dakota as a Response to Economic Challenges
IntroductionWith a land area of 199,773 square kilometers, South Dakota is almost as large as Romania with its 238,391 square kilometers (Fig. 1). However, its population of 814,180 inhabitants (2010 census) is much smaller than that of Romania's 20,121,641...
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Analysing Italian Regional Patterns in Green Economy and Climate Change. Can Italy Leverage on Europe 2020 Strategy to Face Sustainable Growth Challenges?
IntroductionGreen economy is an emerging paradigm at the heart of the economic and political agenda of the majority of developed countries. The concept of green economy is directly related to climate change and energy efficiency that are environmental...
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Beyond the Fringe: The Role of Recreation in Multi-Functional Urban Fringe Landscapes
IntroductionThere are areas of towns and cities that have been relatively neglected by planning processes and by academic study. The nomenclature of these areas is a source of contestation with the terms 'fringe-belt' (Conzen 1960, Whitehand and Morton...
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Regional Differences and Regional Cohesion: Case Study of Bulgaria
IntroductionThe research of regional development, economic growth and regional disparities is very important for defining better the objectives of regional policy. In the last two decades there are "theoretical transformations" in the field of "economic...
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Hopes for the Countryside's Future. an Analysis of Two Endogenous Development Experiences in South-Eastern Galicia
IntroductionIt is plainly clear that there is a widespread perception that rural Galicia is presently undergoing a profound crisis. In the Galician countryside, districts in the province of Ourense1) are considered to be in a particularly delicate state....
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Material Impacts of Hip-Hop on Urban Development in Dakar: The Case of Eaux Secours
IntroductionThe creative class has emerged as an important driver of urban and regional development around the world, but scholars continue to debate the roles and outcomes of these creative endeavors. Richard Florida brought the idea of creative cities...
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Vol. 5, No. 1, 2013

The Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in the Greek Regions
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionForeign Direct Investment (FDI) has become a fundamental aspect of the global economy since 1990s (UNCTAD 2003 in Bevan and Estrin 2004). Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) play an essential role in...
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Geographical and Statistical Analysis on the Relationship between Land-Use Mixture and Home-Based Trip Making and More: Case of Richmond, Virginia
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionA mixed-use development is a single physically and functionally integrated development of three or more revenue-producing uses developed in conformance with a coherent plan. Because the diversity of...
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'North of the South' or 'South of the North'? Revisiting the Spatially-Complex Economic Divide in Italy
IntroductionFormation and persistence of territorial disparities among countries or region is one of the most striking issues for economic, social, and geographical analysis. Impressive changes in the economic structure of countries have occurred all...
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Smart Growth and the Challenge of Nimby: Multifamily Dwellings and Their Association with Single-Family House Selling Prices in Tallahasse, Florida, USA
IntroductionHomeownership is the single largest financial investment most people will make during their lifetime (United States Department of Housing and Urban Development 1995). Furthermore, housing choice can have implications for quality of life,...
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Rethinking the Territorial Pact in the Context of European Territorial Cohesion
IntroductionEurope is undergoing a period of major transformations caused by the persistence, scale and impact of the economic and financial crisis. As a direct consequence in the spatial plan, a profound reshuffle of the territorial structures can be...
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Socio-Economic Transformation in Bulgaria - Peculiarities and Territorial Differences
BOOK REVIEWS Socio-economic transformation in Bulgaria - Peculiarities and territorial differences Margarita Ilieva, Sofia: TerArt, 2012, 344 p. ISBN 978-954-9531-18-3 (in Bulgarian, summary in English 21 p.)The book represents the outcome of the research...
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Post-Kyoto Climate Governance: Confronting the Politics of Scale, Ideology, and Knowledge
Post-Kyoto climate governance: Confronting the politics of scale, ideology, and knowledge Asim Zia, London and New York: Routledge, 2013, XX+204 p. ISBN 978-0-415-60125-2 (hbk)Numerous changes in global and regional climates have been observed, documented...
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Vol. 4, No. 2, 2012

Geography of Talent for Understanding Regional Disparities in Spain
IntroductionTalent is an emerging paradigm at the heart of the debate about economic development and a subject of growing interest among not only economists, economic geographers and, regional scientists (Florida 2002a, Mallender and Florida 2007), but...
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Spatial Modelling of Urban Growth and Urban Influence: Approach of Regional Development in Developing Economy (India)
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionIndia is predominantly a rural country where most of the people lives in villages, hamlets or a small group of huts (Verma 2006). It is noticeable that, India is experiencing rapid rate of population...
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Management Elements of the Emergent Metropolitan Areas in a Transition Country. Romania, as Case Study
IntroductionThe main objective of this study is to demonstrate the difficulties related to the management of the areas tightly connected to cities in case of the states in the transition process from an excessively centralised economy to the market economy....
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Spatial Entropy. a Small Town Perspective. Case Study: The Town of Marghita
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionSociety builds a different order from the natural one, by manipulating space in order to generate distinct ordered structures. Urban society converts natural space, whose behaviour is difficult to...
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Analysis of Micro Level Disparities in Urban Facility-Utility Services: A Study on Barasat City, West Bengal, India
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionThe development of socio-economic infrastructure and urban facility-utility facilities indicate the quality of life of the people of a particular area. The availability of all socio-economic infrastructures...
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Vol. 4, No. 1, 2012

Wasted? Managing Decline and Marketing Difference in Third Tier Cities
IntroductionDiscovering new places is always unpredictable. Arrival is signaled by signs that mark, orient and organize a relationship between identity and location. Street signs, buildings and roads provide a shape and structure - spatial punctuation...
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The Impact of the Economic Crisis in the It&c Industry - Evidence from Bucharest
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionNew economic geographers argue that increasing returns and externalities are not international or even national in scope, but arise through a process of regional economic agglomerations (Malecki 1981,...
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Consumption of Advanced Internet Services in the Enterprises Sector: The Spread of Telework in the Metropolitan Area of Madrid
IntroductionThe second half of the twentieth century, as a result of the rise of information and communication technology, gave way to the Third Technological Revolution. This brought about a new model of society known as the Information Society or the...
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Development-Induced Displacement in Romania: The Case of Rosia Montana Mining Project
IntroductionThe village of Rosia Montana is involved in one of the most debated problems in Romanian society, having also a regional and global significance. It refers to the proposed plan of displacing the local population to make room for a large-scale...
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Urban Sprawl Pattern and Effective Factors on Them: The Case of Urmia City, Iran
IntroductionDuring the past century, the world's population has been rapidly congregating in urban areas. The urban population in the world was estimated at 2.4 billion in 1995 and a doubling is expected at about the year 2025 (Yu and Ng 2007). According...
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Urban Spaces after Socialism Etnographies of Public Places in Eurasian Cities
Urban Spaces after Socialism Etnographies of Public Places in Eurasian Cities Tsypylma Darieva, Wolfgang Kaschuba, Melanie Krebs (eds), Ed. Campus Verlag, Frankfurt/New York, 2011, 328 p. ISBN 978-3-593-39384-1The year 1989 brings many profond transformations...
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Urbanization: An Introduction to Urban Geography, Third Edition
Urbanization: An Introduction to Urban Geography, Third Edition Paul L. Knox, Virginia Tech, Linda M. McCarthy, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Prentice Hall, 2012, 480 p. ISBN-10: 0321736435, ISBN-13: 9780321736437Urbanization is a continuous challenge...
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Rosia Montana in Universal History: International Conference, 11-12 November 2011
Rosia Montana in Universal History: International Conference, 11-12 November 2011 Pompei Cocean (editor), Cluj University Press, 2012, 198 p. ISBN 978-973-595-361-4Rosia Montana Gold Corporation (RGMC) project is one of the main issues discussed since...
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Vol. 3, No. 2, 2011

From Transformation to Idiosyncratic Modernisation Shifting Analytical Perspectives on the Re-Shaping of Central East and East Europe
IntroductionThe 20th anniversary of the fall of the socialist systems in East, Central East and Southeast Europe marks an important branching out of a research field which has accompanied public discourse for a long time. During the past years, the general...
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Neo-Zionist Frontier Landscapes in the Occupied Territories
IntroductionShortly after the victory over the Arab countries in June 1967, groups of national religious youngsters started to settle the Biblical Jewish territories, namely the newly occupied territories formerly controlled by Jordan, on the West Bank1)....
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Geography of Opportunity and Residential Mortgage Foreclosure: A Spatial Analysis of a U.S. Housing Market
IntroductionSharply rising mortgage foreclosure rates during the economic recession between 2007 and 2009 have drawn a significant amount of attention from scholars and policy makers. There has been an abundance of research probing factors, particularly...
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The Job Exchanges for Graduates in Romania - the Assessment of the Territorial Disparities
IntroductionThe analysis of the aspects linked with de job exchanges for graduates, including the territorial disparities of the job supply and demand, requires a theoretical approach of various issues, such as: the particular nature of "goods" that...
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Vol. 3, No. 1, 2011

Identities and Conceptions of Border Area Populations in East-Central and South-East Europe - Thematic Aspects and Questions of an Actual Research Field
Considerations about the term 'identity'"We Europeans still do not know much about each other!" complained the Luxemburgian prime minister Jean-Claude Juncker addressing graduates of the 'Europe sciences studies' at the Humboldt University of Berlin...
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Territorial Differences in Transformation Processes in Bulgaria
IntroductionThe transformation started in all territorial units first in the economy and the changes in the economic sphere are connected with changes in the social sphere. Some of them are identical in nature with the changes in the national economy,...
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The Economic Crisis and Immigration: Romanian Citizens in the Ceramic Tile District of Castelló (Spain)
IntroductionThe province of Castelló (Spain) provides an excellent vantage point from which to study international economic migration patterns. During a period of substantial economic expansion, the region became a focal point for immigrants and has...
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Does an Efficient Business Regulatory Environment Matter at Urban Level? Some Evidence from Chinese Cities
IntroductionNowadays there is a general consensus among economists that institutions (defined in North 1990 as "the rules of the game in a society" or "the humanly devised constraints that shape human interaction") are key determinants of countries'...
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Spatial Determinism and Territorial Public Action in France: Challenges and Evolutions
IntroductionThis paper explores the relationships between urban space and politics. In 1973 Henri Lefebvre defined urban space as being a political space, that is not only a political product, but also a support, an instrument and a challenge for contradictory...
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Theories of Development. Contentions, Arguments, Alternatives
Theories of Development. Contentions, Arguments, Alternatives. Richard Peet and Elaine Hartwick. New York: Guilford Press, 2009, xii and 324 pp, ISBN 978-1-60623-065-7 (pbk).In a world in which political decisions seem more and more to be the result...
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Sub-National Regional Development and Degree-Awarding Tertiary Educational Institutions in Nigeria: Descriptive, Geo-Demographic and Geo-Spatial Analyses
IntroductionAcademic research and policy has recognized the distinctive contributions of tertiary educational institutions including universities and degree-awarding institutions (hereafter described as UDA-TEIs), research-oriented and related institutes,...
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Territory and Development. Dilemmas of Regional Modernity
Territory and Development. Dilemmas of Regional Modernity. Mirosava Czery, Arturo Vallejos Romero, James Park Key eds. Warsaw: University Press, 2009, 281 pp, ISBN 978-83-235-0421-4 (some studies are elaborated in English, others in Spanish).Territory...
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Large Urban Habitats in Bucharest
Large Urban Habitats in Bucharest. Alexandru Gavris. Bucharest: University Press, 2011, 205 pp, ISBN 978-606-591-177-2 (in Romanian)Specialised literature imposed since the years 1979, by the Gaia theory, elaborated by James Lovelock (1979), an approach...
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Territorial Insertion of the Universities from Romania
Territorial Insertion of the Universities from Romania. Ioan Ianos (coord.). Bucharest: University Publishing House, 2010, 342 pp., ISBN 978-973-749-973-8 (in Romanian, summary in English 13 p.)The work coordinated by Ioan Ianos is one of the works which...
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Post-Socialist Transition and Urban Vulnerability in Bucharest
Post-socialist Transition and Urban Vulnerability in Bucharest. Samuel Rufat, Bucharest: University Publishing House, 2011, 326 pp, ISBN 978-973-737-932-0 (in French, summary in Romanian).The work is the result of an ample theoretical and applicative...
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Innovation and Regional Transformation. from Clusters to New Combinations
Innovation and Regional Transformation. From Clusters to New Combinations. Martin Henning, Jerker Moodysson, Magnus Nilsson, Translation from Swedish by Amesto Translations AB, Malmö: Elanders Press, 2010, 214 pp., ISBN 978-91-633-6185-2 (in English).In...
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Vol. 2, No. 2, 2010

Introduction
This volume is a result of the efforts of the Urban Commission at the IGU (International Geographical Union) regional conference held at Tel Aviv on July 2010. About 50 papers have been presented in the conference focusing on a wide range of urban issues....
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Urban Strategies and Collective Memory. an Upper-Middle Class Municipality in the Grand Paris Project
As the growing publications on Memory Studies mobilize a variety of disciplines (Erll, 2008) it interests as much geographers of culture as those who study town planning and territorial development. Indeed, as collective memory steads in "commemorative...
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Ict Inequalities in the Spanish Urban System
Introduction. New urban context in the information societyThe technological revolution which started at the beginning of 1970 gave rise to a new type of society. This technological revolution could be compared to the importance of new sources of energy...
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Urban Policy in the Context of Contemporary Urbanisation Processes and Development Issues of Polish Cities
IntroductionIn the new political situation present in Poland since 1990, especially after the restoration of a democratic system, local government and a market economy, the process of urban development has gained a new dimension. Particularly worth emphasizing...
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Territorial Disparities in the Romanian Banat: Assessment, Dynamics and Impact on the Territorial System
IntroductionBanat is the cultural-historical region that in the conscience and collective memory of the Romanian people extends between the rivers Mures to the North, Tisa to the north-west, Danube to the west and the Carpathian Mountains to the east.Today...
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Residential Differentiation at Two Geographic Scales - the Metropolitan Area and the City: The Case of Tel Aviv
IntroductionThe concept 'scale' is various defined in research of city. As Batty (2005) points out, we use scale to describe two things: the level of resolution at which we observe the city, such as streets and neighborhoods, and the level of functional...
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The Neighborhood of Florentin: A Window to the Globalization of Tel Aviv
Introduction: Israel, Tel Aviv, the neighborhood of Florentin and globalizationThinking about diversity and globalization, Israel-Palestine does not often come to mind first. Neither does the "singularity" of Israel ease the generalization from case...
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