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Centrality and CitiesProfessor Bird presents a synthesis of the many approaches to the study of a central featuer of modern life – the city, including its distant past and its future. He sees centrality as a mental projection on to space, and discusses the concept in relation to three types of its manifestation in spatial terms: the city as centre of a tributary region; the centres and central areas of cities themselves; and the city considered as a centre or gateway for other distant regions, often overseas. This b…

Collaborative Strategies for Sustainable Cities: Economy, Environment and Community in Baltimore (Routledge Studies in Public Administration and Environmental Sustainability)Baltimore, like many other cities around the globe, is redesigning local government policy and programs in order to become a more sustainable city. Sustainability, as a concept guiding public action, encourages city officials to integrate policy and programs addressing the economic, environmental, and social health of the community. City governments, including Baltimore, have adopted plans to integrate this new priority into local policy and program management. Reorienting city policy and progra…

Jerusalem: Its Sanctity and Centrality to Judaism, Christianity, and IslamJerusalem’s history from biblical times to the late 1990s, under Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious rule is described in this text. It examines Jerusalem’s significance as a goal of pilgrimage, the sacred centre of the world and as a symbol of eschatological fullness. The goal of the book is to search out the commonalities and differences of the three faiths for the purpose of mutual understanding and coexistence….

Collaborative Strategies for Sustainable Cities: Economy, Environment and Community in BaltimoreBaltimore, like many other cities around the globe, is redesigning local government policy and programs in order to become a more sustainable city. Sustainability, as a concept guiding public action, encourages city officials to integrate policy and programs addressing the economic, environmental, and social health of the community. City governments, including Baltimore, have adopted plans to integrate this new priority into local policy and program management. Reorienting city policy and progra…

The Easter Jesus and the Good Friday Church: Reclaiming the Centrality of the ResurrectionWe live on this side of the Resurrection of Jesus, yet we act as if we are on the far side of his crucifixion. We have become so firmly planted in the sacrifice of Jesus that it has become, by default, our entire landscape of practice and confession, to the detriment of the Resurrection. Staring into the Cross from the Good Friday perspective makes it difficult to see beyond it. It consumes us. It blocks our vision. Even though we understand in our minds there was a Resurrection Sunday we co…

The Lie & The Light: There Is A Lie Hidden In The Heart Of ManBuried in the soul of fallen man is a lie that has corrupted all matters of heart and mind. It infected the first man with a virus of self-obsession, and the disease passed from generation to generation as Adam’s kind filled the earth. This lie is not merely a false belief. It is the ancient lens through which man believes all things. It is the twisted mirror into which we look to understand our lives. As such, it cannot be corrected or improved, but must find its end in the Cross of the Lo…

The Centrality of Agriculture: Between Humankind and the Rest of NatureUsing ecological, historical, humanist, institutionalist, and Marxist methodologies, Duncan argues that the entire project of developing the theory of political economy has been seriously sidetracked by industrialism. Using England as a case study he shows that the relationship between modernity and agriculture need not be uncomfortable and suggests ways in which the original socialist project can be rejuvenated to make it both more feasible and more attractive. Duncan concludes that no sustain…

Social Network Analysis in TelecommunicationsA timely look at effective use of social network analysis within the telecommunications industry to boost customer relationships The key to any successful company is the relationship that it builds with its customers. This book shows how social network analysis, analytics, and marketing knowledge can be combined to create a positive customer experience within the telecommunications industry. Reveals how telecommunications companies can effectively enhance their relationships with customers Prov…

The Territorial Future of the City (Urban and Landscape Perspectives)The volume brings together contributions by leading scholars and young academics with experience in the urban potential of the territory in situations not necessarily linked to the dense metropolis, its compact form or to city sprawl. What brings these scholars together is their common reflection on this central theme, though from varied disciplinary and experimental backgrounds. They offer new forms of representing social and spatial processes of the contemporary society. …

The Concept of Centrality in Urban Form and Structure (Europäische Hochschulschriften / European University Studies / Publications Universitaires Européennes)In this study a model is proposed of the process of core formation in urban structure. The model sets out to explain: (a) Why and how a core is formed in the first place, (b) How the form and structure of the core change through time, and (c) What the relationships and interdependencies are between the core and the rest of urban structure. The thesis of the book is that authority relations provide meaningful complementary explanation for core formation in urban structure, together with the conve…