The Resource The evolution of great world cities : urban wealth and economic growth, Christopher Kennedy

The evolution of great world cities : urban wealth and economic growth, Christopher Kennedy

Label
The evolution of great world cities : urban wealth and economic growth
Title
The evolution of great world cities
Title remainder
urban wealth and economic growth
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Kennedy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Evolution of Great World Cities unfolds through the tales of several urban centres-including Venice, Amsterdam, London, and New York City - at key junctures in their histories. Kennedy weaves together significant insights from urbanists such as Jane Jacobs and economists such as John Maynard Keynes, drawing striking parallels between the functioning of ecosystems and of wealthy capitals. The Evolution of Great World Cities offers an accessible introduction to urban economies that 'will change the way you think about cities.'-- Publisher's description
  • "Some cities seem destined to become major financial capitals, yet never do - Seville, for instance, was the centre of Spain's opulent New World Empire, but failed to become a financial metropolis. Others, like former colonial backwater Hong Kong, defy the odds by growing into major trading centres. What are the key factors distinguishing those cities that become wealthy from those that don't? Christopher Kennedy illuminates how geography, technology, and especially the infrastructure of urban economies allow cities to develop and thrive
Cataloging source
CELBN
Dewey number
330.9173/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT151
LC item number
.K46 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The evolution of great world cities : urban wealth and economic growth, Christopher Kennedy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Where the streets are paved with gold -- A theory of urban wealth -- Markets -- Competitive financial centres -- Economic growth, production, and consumption -- The ecology of urban economics
Control code
ocn794619723
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 242 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442694767
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, digital file
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2k1x8f
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36286369
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794619723
  • ebsco1442694769

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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