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  • Rusted Off

    Why country Australia is fed up

    Telling the story of Australia as it is today, Gabrielle Chan has gone hyper-local. In Rusted Off, she looks to her own rural community’s main street for answers to the big questions driving voters. Why are we so fed up with politics? Why are formerly rusted-on country voters deserting major parties in greater numbers than their city cousins? Can ordinary people teach us more about the way forward ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Scale

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

    by Geoffrey West ...
    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.Why do organisms and ecosystems scale with size in a remarkably universal and systematic fashion?Is there a maximum size of cities? Of animals and plants? What about companies?Can scale show us how to create a more ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • San Fransicko

    Why Progressives Ruin Cities

    National bestselling author of APOCALYPSE NEVER skewers progressives for the mishandling of America’s faltering cities.Progressives claimed they knew how to solve homelessness, inequality, and crime. But in cities they control, progressives made those problems worse.Michael Shellenberger has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for thirty years. During that time, he advocated for the ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • Breaking Point

    The Future of Australian Cities

    by Peter Seamer ...
    The way we plan and build cities in Australia needs to change.Australia’s population is growing: it is projected to increase by 11.8 million between 2017 and 2046 – the equivalent of adding a city the size of Canberra every year for the next thirty years. Most of this growth will occur in the major cities, and already its effects are being felt: inner-city property prices are skyrocketing, and the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Hired

    Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain

    Longlisted for the Orwell Prize, 2019____________The Times Round-up of the Best Non-fiction Paperbacks, 2019TheTimes Best Current Affairs and Big Ideas Book of the Year, 2018**'A very discomforting book, no matter what your politics might be... very good' Sunday Times'Potent, disturbing and revelatory' Evening Standard</e... ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Rise of the Creative Class

    World-renowned urbanist Richard Florida's bestselling classic on the transformation of our cities in the twenty-first century -- now updated with a new prefaceIn his modern classic The Rise of the Creative Class, urbanist Richard Florida identifies the emergence of a new social class reshaping the twenty-first century's economy, geography, and workplace. This Creative Class is made up of engineers ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD

  • The Prosperity Bible: The Greatest Writings of All Time on the Secrets to Wealth and Prosperity

    In a beautiful, durable volume suited to a lifetime of use, here is the all-in-one "bible" on how to harness the creative powers of your mind to achieve a life of prosperity-packaged in a handsome display box with a ribbon bookmark. The Prosperity Bible is a one-of-a-kind resource that collects the greatest moneymaking secrets of authors from every field-religion, finance, philosophy, and self ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Think and Grow Rich - 1937 Original Masterpiece

    by Napoleon Hill ...
    The most famous of all teachers of success spent a fortune and the better part of a lifetime of effort to produce the Law of Success philosophy that forms the basis of his books and that is so powerfully summarized and explained for the general public in this book. In Think and Grow Rich, Hill draws on stories of Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and other millionaires of his generation ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

  • Discrimination and Disparities

    by Thomas Sowell ...
    An enlarged edition of Thomas Sowell's brilliant examination of the origins of economic disparitiesEconomic and other outcomes differ vastly among individuals, groups, and nations. Many explanations have been offered for the differences. Some believe that those with less fortunate outcomes are victims of genetics. Others believe that those who are less fortunate are victims of the more fortunate ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

  • Regional Advantage

    Why is it that business in California's Silicon Valley flourished while along Route 128 in Massachusetts declined in the 90s? The answer, Saxenian suggests, has to do with the fact that despite similar histories and technologies, Silicon Valley developed a decentralized but cooperative industrial system while Route 128 came to be dominated by independent, self-sufficient corporations. The result ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD

  • Local And Community Driven Development: Moving To Scale In Theory And Practice

    This book examines the conceptual foundations of participatory approaches to building local institutions and builds an analytical framework in which civic participation is viewed as a potential solution to specific civil society, market, and government failures. It then uses this framework to review the evidence on the efficacy of participatory pproaches to problems of development nd to identify ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • The Birmingham Canal Navigations Through Time

    by R. H. Davies ...
    series Through Time
    The Birmingham canals truly got underway following an advertisement in Birmingham's Aris's Gazette of 26 January 1767. The plan was to take a waterway from Wolverhampton to Birmingham with a branch to Lord Dudley's coal mines near Wednesbury, and this canal network continued to grow extensively until the 1860s. With the decline in the demand for coal after the Second World War, the BCN lost sixty ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Rise and Fall of Urban Economies

    Lessons from San Francisco and Los Angeles

    series Innovation and Technology in the World Economy
    Today, the Bay Area is home to the most successful knowledge economy in America, while Los Angeles has fallen progressively further behind its neighbor to the north and a number of other American metropolises. Yet, in 1970, experts would have predicted that L.A. would outpace San Francisco in population, income, economic power, and influence. The usual factors used to explain urban growth—luck, ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD

  • GO BIG

    How To Fix Our World

    by Ed Miliband ...
    How do we rein in the power of Big Tech?How do we tackle the climate crisis?How can all of us play a part in making change happen?For the past four years, Ed Miliband has been discovering and interviewing brilliant people all around the world who are successfully tackling the biggest problems we face, transforming communities and pioneering global movements. Go Big draws on the most imaginative ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Nature of Economies

    by Jane Jacobs ...
    From the revered author of the classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities comes a new book that will revolutionize the way we think about the economy.Starting from the premise that human beings "exist wholly within nature as part of natural order in every respect," Jane Jacobs has focused her singular eye on the natural world in order to discover the fundamental models for a vibrant ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Movement

    how to take back our streets and transform our lives

    Our dependence on cars is damaging our health — and the planet’s. Movement asks radical questions about how we approach the biggest urban problem, reflecting on the apparent successes of Dutch cities.Making our communities safer, cleaner, and greener starts with asking the fundamental question: who do our streets belong to?Although there have been experiments in decreasing traffic in city centres, ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • Extreme Economies

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

    *Winner of the Enlightened Economist Prize 2019**Winner of Debut Writer of the Year at the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2020**Longlisted for the Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2019*'Extreme Economies is a revelation - and a must-read.' Andy Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of EnglandTo understand how humans re... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Fall of a Great American City

    New York and the Urban Crisis of Affluence

    by Kevin Baker ...
    **The Fall of a Great American City is the story of what is happening today in New York City and in many other cities across America. It is about how the crisis of affluence is now driving out everything we love most about cities: small shops, decent restaurants, public space, street life, affordable apartments, responsive government, beauty, idiosyncrasy, each other. This is the story of how we ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • 交通

    by 蔡克 ...
    Book 9 - 利潤經濟學叢書
    當太多水倒入漏斗時,有一些會溢出來;當太多車湧上路時,就會發生堵塞。如何解決塞車?經濟學家建議收費。你可以用同樣方法來解決漏斗的溢水問題嗎?若塞車真的能令人願意付路費,那應把道路弄壞、打掉、或甚至應建造負道路。如此,路費可以更高。怪不得高速公路還要設時速限制:製造塞車及收費!有人以為高速公路幫用路人節省時間成本,故用路人應付費。那當局應先把所有現成馬路打掉,以製造最大的節省時間。當然,蓋好之後還要設速限、弄壞及打掉!亦有人以道路有規模效益為由而要求獨佔或國營化,但很多國家這些企業的虧損卻令這「規模效益」理由不攻自破。本書改寫所有交通理論。 ... Read more

    $28.61 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Industry 4.0 and Regional Transformations

    series Regions and Cities
    This edited volume brings together a group of expert contributors to explorebthe opportunities and the challenges that Industry 4.0 (smart manufacturing) is likely to pose for regions, fi rms and jobs in Europe. Drawing on theory and empirical cases, it considers emerging issues like servitization, new innovation models for local production systems and the increase in reshoring.Industry 4.0 and ... Read more


  • 3D Urbanomics

    by Hak Choi ...
    Book 2 - Profit Economics Series
    You have probably heard of Ricardo’s rent theory, which is a perpendicular line. You may also have heard of the rent gradient function, which is a negative curve. So, which one is the correct rent theory? People may choose to live away from city center because of the lower rent, but why is city center still so crowded? Why do developers construct higher buildings in suburb where rent is lowest? ... Read more

    $20.26 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 3D 都市學

    by 蔡克 ...
    Book 2 - 利潤經濟學叢書
    你可聽說過李嘉圖的地租理論,那是一條垂直的供給線。你也可能聽說過都市經濟學的租金梯度,那是一條負的曲線。到底,那一條才是正確的租金曲線理論?另,有些人會因為低租金而離開市中心,但若如此,為什麼市中心仍那麼擁擠?而發展商為什麼會在市郊租金低的地方蓋高房子?這些問題都必需在一般都市經濟學上,加上空間競爭理論才能找出普遍性的答案。本書結合區域經濟學及都市經濟學,而寫成 3D 都市學。本書亦分析幾個都市惡夢,如塞車、污染及犯罪。 ... Read more

    $20.26 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Community Engagement and Investment

    Sustainability is about the long-term wellbeing of society, an issue that encompasses a wide range of aspirational targets including the sustainable development goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by world leaders that went into effect on January 1, 2016 and include, among other things, ending poverty and hunger; ensuring healthy lives and promoting wellbeing for all; ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Cities and the Super-Rich

    Real Estate, Elite Practices and Urban Political Economies

    series The Contemporary City
    With the rise of wealth inequalities, our cities are changing dramatically. This collection critically engages with and advances existing debates on the super-rich and their roles in these transformations. An interdisciplinary range of contributions from international experts including sociologists, geographers, historians, discourse analysts, and urban studies specialists reveal crucial aspects ... Read more

    $116.99 AUD