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Spatial Planning Systems of Britain and France brings together a wide selection of comparative essays to highlight the fundamental similarities and differences between the spatial planning in Great Britain and France: two countries that are near neighbours and yet have developed very different modes of planning in terms of their structure, practical application and underlying philosophies.
Drawing on the outcomes of the Franco-British Planning Study Group and with a foreword by Vincent Renard of the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, the book offers a comparative investigation of the basic contexts for planning in both countries, including its administrative, economic, financial and legal implications, and then move on to illustrate themes such as urban policy and transport planning through detailed analysis and case studies.
From these investigations the book brings together planning concepts from both a national and European perspective, looking particularly at two current issues: the effects of urban growth on small market towns and the use of Public-Private partnerships to implement development projects.
Spatial Planning Systems of Britain and France will prove invaluable to policy makers and practitioners in both countries at a time when national policy is beginning to look towards practice in other countries.
The book is published simultaneously in English and French opening up a wider debate between the English-speaking and francophone worlds.
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A journey through the best cities in the world. This mini edition transforms Lonely Planet's bestselling The Cities Book from essential coffee-table tome to constant bedside companion. The full-colour edition highlights the clamour and throng of our favourite urban landscapes. Filled with breathtaking photography, perfect for the armchair traveller.
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Here is the definitive Bible on the architectures of the systems that provide telephone service, including a look at architectures for future systems. Describing in detail the hardware and software of four major systems widely used in the US today, plus two others commonly used worldwide, you get the comprehensive information you need to understand switching systems in historical context and in relation to regulatory frameworks. Plus, you see how factors such as customer services and modern computer applications have affected switching systems, and you get background discussions on relevant theory and boundary conditions -- such as transmission systems, telephone operation, and the human element.
Elisabeth, known as Liesje, was born in Indonesia when it was a Dutch colony. She came of age at the beginning of World War II, and when the Japanese invaded she was interned. She escaped from the Japanese concentration camp, a decision that put her into survival mode for the next five years.
This is her account of her youth, of her life as a concentration camp escapee under the Japanese occupation, of her clandestine union with a noble Japanese military officer - a Samurai, of her subsequent journey to war-devastated Japan, and her life there after wards.
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