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Disentangling the nexus of global intermediaries: the case of bus rapid transit

Introduction Though it is widely acknowledged that automobile manufacturers like Tata and Toyota spend billions of dollars per year developing and preserving their image, cultivating a set of loyal customers and selling their products, the economy of policy translation – the transport consultants that promote and publicize their policy products to city officials as best practice solutions, or the studies that support and sustain a particular transport agenda – is far less appreciated. And so for good reason (save for notable exceptions such as McCann 2013

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City-region governance in transitional contexts: the case of the BRICS

practice. The Communist Party of China (CPC) maintains its monopoly on political power but economic practices have radically altered, although not in a way that fits easily into an ideal-type transition to a market economy. Deng’s creed of ‘Socialism with Chinese characteristics’, which emerged through an incremental and exploratory process, defies simple categorisation, and does not fit easily into the descriptions of Western scholarship. J. Peck & J. Zhang (2013: 367,375) refer to at last 17 characterisation of the Chinese polity, ranging from ‘tendentially neoliberal

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The Smart City of Medellín, its achievements and potential risks

Introduction Reflecting on the reasons for the violent crisis in Colombia and calling for modernisation of the whole nation, John H. Coatsworth, Professor of Latin American History at Harvard University, called Colombia a ‘shaky archipelago of modern cities surrounded by an ocean of neglect’ ( Coatsworth 2003 : 7). In fact the neoliberal model of the economy adopted in Colombia, as well as in many other Latin American countries, has resulted in a high concentration of capital and industries in the strongest cities, which have competed with each other to

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Closed circulation loops in historic buildings. Cultural diagnosis as one of the major factors in a contemporary designer’s workshop

Introduction The COP2 1 Paris Agreement recognises the role of cities and calls on local authorities to introduce policies to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and foster adaptation to climate change. According to Smart Cities and Communities - European Innovation Partnership ‘Cities are becoming more and more a focal point for our economies and societies at large, particularly because of on-going urbanization and the trend towards increasing knowledge-intensive economies as well as a growing share of resource consumption and emissions. To meet public

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Revitalizing urban revitalization in Poland: Towards a new agenda for research and practice

of municipal fiscal engagement ( Simpson 2013 ; Beitel 2016 ) Thanks to their institutional design, municipal banks are able to facilitate local economic activities. The general rule is that local deposits fund loans for locally based enterprises, which includes both housing and business projects. This function of integrating the local economy potentially aligns with a holistic understanding of revitalization both as a social and an economic undertaking. One of the most prominent example of municipal banking in Europe is the German Sparkasse system, a network of

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A model of the analysis of the dynamics and structure of socio-economic development (an example of the set of the largest Polish cities in the years 1998–2015)

was possible from a reliable source, which is the Central Statistical Office (state statistics). So, we used data that could be compiled for a relatively long period of time, and not those that could better describe socio-economic development. The features taken into account seem to describe the categories, so important for its development research, as changes in: the size of a city measured by the number of inhabitants (feature 1), the population density, and at the same time spatial development and the economy (feature 2), the activity of the employed in a city in

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Measuring citizen participation in urban regeneration: a reflection on the construction of the participation index for the Bip/Zip programme in Lisbon

stabilise domestic finances and improve international competitiveness in order to regain a complete access to the bond market. In order to achieve these aims, the cost of the labour market was lowered together with public-private partnerships and state-owned enterprises, while renewed incentives were given to the financial sector through the capitalisation of banks ( Falanga 2018 ). As C. Lapavitsas et al. (2012: 113) concluded, ‘the mix of austerity and liberalisation within the eurozone has been harsh on working people but also dangerous for economy and society

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Delineation of the boundary of an urban agglomeration: evidence from Riga, Latvia

Regions Regional Studies 43 1 19 31 10.1080/00343400701654103 Cottineau, C., Finance, O., Hatna, E., Arcaute, E., & Batty, M. (2018) Defining urban clusters to detect agglomeration economies Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science. DOI: 10.1177/2399808318755146. Cottineau C. Finance O. Hatna E. Arcaute E. & Batty M. 2018 Defining urban clusters to detect agglomeration economies Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science 10.1177/2399808318755146 Couch C., Leontidou, L. & Arnstberg, K

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Defining and assessing walkability: a concept for an integrated approach using surveys, biosensors and geospatial analysis

-Friendliness of Urban Environments Open Journal of Civil Engineering 05 04 451 459 Available from http://www.scirp.org/journal/doi.aspx?DOI=10.4236/ojce.2015.54045 accessed: 26.03.2019 Kwan, M.-P. & Knigge, L. (2006) Doing Qualitative Research Using GIS: An Oxymoronic Endeavor? Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, 38(11), 1999–2002. Available from: http://jour-nals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1068/a38462 [accessed: 26.03.2019]. 10.1068/a38462 Kwan M.-P. Knigge L. 2006 Doing Qualitative Research Using GIS: An Oxymoronic Endeavor? Environment

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Pasteloza – refurbishing of the PPR heritage

extent and during the period of PPR, capitalism in its present form can be discussed only in the period after the dissolution of the People’s Republic as at that time the Western influence both in terms of culture and the economy has increased. In this sense, when I speak about the period of Polish post-socialist transformation and its consequent cultural space, I precisely think of the period after December 29, 1989, when the parliament voted in an amendment that abolished the People’s Republic of Poland and introduced a multiparty system. Even though grey housing

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