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Urban & Regional

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    The Universal Laws of Life and Death in Organisms, Cities and Companies

    by Geoffrey West ...
    Narrated by Bruce Mann ...


    19 hours 13 min

    Geoffrey West's research centres on a quest to find unifying principles and patterns connecting everything, from cells and ecosystems to cities, social networks and businesses.'An absolutely riveting read . . . groundbreaking' Marcus du Sautoy'This book will expand your thinking from three dimensions to four' Nassim Nicholas Taleb*'*Scale is a firework display of popular science' Niall Ferguson ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Strong Towns

    A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity

    Narrated by Matthew Boston ...


    7 hours 26 min

    Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Build American Prosperity is a book of forward-thinking ideas that breaks with modern wisdom to present a new vision of urban development in the United States. Presenting the foundational ideas of the Strong Towns movement he cofounded, Charles Marohn explains why cities of all sizes continue to struggle to meet their basic needs, and reveals the new ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Serious Money

    Walking Plutocratic London


    Brought to you by Penguin.London is a plutocrat's paradise, with more resident billionaires than New York, Hong Kong or Moscow. Far from trickling down, their wealth is burning up the environment and swallowing up the city. But what do we really know about London's super rich, and the lives they lead?To find out more about this secretive, security-heavy elite, sociologist Caroline Knowles walks ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial


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    Real Estate, A Love Story

    Wisdom, Honor, and Beauty in the Toughest Business in the World

    by Joshua Benaim ...
    Narrated by Joshua Benaim ...


    7 hours 7 min

    Real Estate, A Love Story shows the next generation of entrepreneurs how to pursue profit while building a human-centered future for American cities.Growing up on New York’s Upper West Side in a bustling family of Jewish immigrants, Joshua Benaim discovered the power of place as he learned from his grandfather the art of minimizing risk while pursuing value in the world’s toughest business—New ... Read more

    $23.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Texas Business and Culture from Texas Monthly

    by Various ...
    Narrated by Various ...
    series Texas Monthly


    3 hours 19 min

    **In partnership with Texas Monthly, the following articles highlighting Texas business and culture are now available in a bundle as an audio download:* "The Slow Life and Fast Death of DJ Screw" by Michael Hall, read by Matt Bull* "Dreaming of Her" by Pamela Colloff, read by Staci Snell* "He Ain't Going Nowhere" by John Spong, read by Bruce DuBose* "A Home of Last Resort" by Sonia Smith, read by ... Read more

    $29.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Love, Money, and Parenting

    How Economics Explains the Way We Raise Our Kids


    11 hours 32 min

    Parents everywhere want their children to be happy and do well. Yet how parents seek to achieve this ambition varies enormously. For instance, American and Chinese parents are increasingly authoritative and authoritarian, whereas Scandinavian parents tend to be more permissive. Why is this? Through personal anecdotes and original research, Doepke and Zilibotti show that in countries with ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Extreme Economies

    Survival, Failure, Future – Lessons from the World’s Limits

    Narrated by James MacCallum ...


    12 hours

    Brought to you by Penguin.To understand how humans react and adapt to economic change we need to study people who live in harsh environments. From death-row prisoners trading in institutions where money is banned to flourishing entrepreneurs in the world's largest refugee camp, from the unrealised potential of cities like Kinshasa to the hyper-modern economy of Estonia, every life in this book has ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Smart Cities

    Narrated by Wendy Tremont King ...
    series MIT Press Essential Knowledge


    5 hours 33 min

    Over the past ten years, urban planners, technology companies, and governments have promoted smart cities with a somewhat utopian vision of urban life made knowable and manageable through data collection and analysis. Emerging smart cities have become both crucibles and showrooms for the practical application of the Internet of Things, cloud computing, and the integration of big data into everyday ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    An Unpromised Land

    by Leon Gettler ...
    Narrated by Leon Gettler ...


    4 hours 25 min

    In the 1930s, in the wake of the Nazi ascendancy in Germany, a wave of vicious anti-Semitism swept Europe, as Jews became outcasts in their own lands. As they clamoured to escape persecution, the world turned a blind eye to their plight. One man, Isaac Steinberg, had a vision of leading his people from the holocaust to a new paradise on the other side of the world. His enthusiastic and resolute ... Read more

    $14.98 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Unconventional Leadership

    What Henry Ford and Detroit Taught Me about Reinvention and Diversity

    Narrated by Karen Saltus ...


    5 hours 39 min

    What does it take to lead the successful turnaround of four consecutive organizations? What does it take to run a $5 billion business in Detroit as the city struggles to emerge from municipal bankruptcy and its worst ongoing crisis ever? What does it take to be a female CEO who has come up against discrimination and personal attack? It takes Unconventional Leadership, a style of leadership based ... Read more

    $44.90 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Building the Future

    Big Teaming for Audacious Innovation


    7 hours 41 min

    Building the FutureMachiavelli famously wrote, “There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.”That's what this book is about—innovation far more audacious than a new way to find a restaurant or a smart phone you can wear on your wrist. Amy C. Edmondson and Susan Salter ... Read more

    $32.13 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Second Shift: The Inside Story of the Keep GM Movement


    8 hours 18 min

    The dynamic, collaborative management model that saved a U.S. manufacturing city When car-making giant General Motors decided to close its plant in Lansing, Michigan, in 1996, one person-the city's newly elected mayor-stood up and said “no.” Initially, it was the cry of a man in the wilderness. Not once in its century-long history had GM reversed a decision to close a plant. But Mayor David ... Read more

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    Artificial Intelligence: A No Non-Sense Handbook for Business Leaders

    by Tyler Dawson ...
    Narrated by Oliver Hunt ...


    3 hours 15 min

    Can AI be used in any Business Model?What does AI mean for my business?How do I distinguish true value from AI hype?Have you been asking these questions to yourself recently?Read this book to find out everything you need to know about AI and how it will impact future businesses!You may be wondering what exactly Artificial Intelligence is? This book is going to explain what it is and why it is ... Read more

    $35.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The High Cost of Free Parking, Updated Edition

    by Donald Shoup ...
    Narrated by Mike Chamberlain ...


    23 hours 47 min

    In this no-holds-barred treatise, Donald Shoup argues that free parking has contributed to auto dependence, rapid urban sprawl, extravagant energy use, and a host of other problems. Planners mandate free parking to alleviate congestion but end up distorting transportation choices, debasing urban design, damaging the economy, and degrading the environment. Ubiquitous free parking helps explain why ... Read more

    $59.89 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    GO BIG

    How To Fix Our World

    by Ed Miliband ...
    Narrated by Ed Miliband ...


    9 hours 58 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.** INCLUDES BONUS CHAPTER: IN CONVERSATION WITH GEOFF LLOYD ***A Guardian, Evening Standard and New Statesman Book to Look Out for in 2021*'GO BIG should be the rallying cry of progressives around the world' Rutger Bregman, author of Humankind______**Good news: the solutions to our problems alread... ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial