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Ranking the Liveability of the World s Major Cities

Ranking the Liveability of the World s Major Cities Author Khee Giap Tan
ISBN-10 9789814417303
Release 2012
Pages 112
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This unique volume aims to provide a first comprehensive assessment on attributes, conditions and characters which constitute a liveable city. The book posits that the degree of liveability depends on five themes: satisfaction with the freedom from want; satisfaction with the state of the natural environment and its management; satisfaction with freedom from fear; satisfaction with the socio-cultural conditions; and satisfaction with public governance. The authors attempt to be more constructive through performing policy simulations by first identifying relative weaknesses and strengths of 64 global cities across major continents including European, Asian, Middle Eastern, North and South American cities. The book also ranks and simulates 36 Asian cities separately, of which many are emerging third-world cities that are in need of policy guidance.

Event Studies

Event Studies Author Donald Getz
ISBN-10 9781317481607
Release 2016-02-19
Pages 534
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Event Studies is the only book devoted to developing knowledge and theory about planned events. It focuses on event planning and management, outcomes, the experience of events and the meanings attached to them, the dynamic processes shaping events and why people attend them. This title draws from a large number of foundation disciplines and closely related professional fields, to foster interdisciplinary theory focused on planned events. It brings together important discourses on events including event management, event tourism, and the study of events within various disciplines that are able to shed light on the roles, importance and impacts of events in society and culture. New to this edition: New sections on social and intangible influences, consumer psychology and legal environment, planning and policy framework to reflect recent developments in the field Extended coverage of philosophy and research methods and how they can best be used in event studies; social media as a marketing tool; and the class and cultural influences of events New and additional case studies throughout the book from a wide range of international events Companion website to include PowerPoint slides and updated Instructor’s Manual including suggested lecture outlines and sequence, quizzes per chapter and essay questions.

Robot Journalism Can Human Journalism Survive

Robot Journalism  Can Human Journalism Survive Author Latar Noam Lemelshtrich
ISBN-10 9789813237353
Release 2018-03-09
Pages 152
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing all aspects of communications and journalism as automatic processes are being introduced into all facets of classical journalism: investigation, content production, and distribution. Traditional human roles in these fields are being replaced by automatic processes and robots. The first section of this book focuses on a discussion of AI, the new emerging field of robot journalism, and the opportunities that AI limitations create for human journalists. The second section offers examples of the new journalism storytelling that empower human journalists using new technologies, new applications, and AI tools. While this book focuses on journalism, the discussion and conclusions are relevant to all content creators, including professionals in the advertising industry, which is a major main source of support for journalism. Contents: Preface About the Authors Acknowledgments AI and Journalism: Introduction (Noam Lemelshtrich Latar) Are AI's Limitations Creating New Opportunities for Human Journalists? (Noam Lemelshtrich Latar) Robot Journalism (Noam Lemelshtrich Latar) Big Data and Advanced Analytics (Amir Ruskin) Automatic Newsrooms (Noam Lemelshtrich Latar) New Story Telling in the Age of AI: "The New News" Storytelling in the Digital Age (Gali Einav and Nathan Lipson) Immersive Journalism: The New Narrative (Doron Friedman and Candice Kotzen) New Journalistic Story Telling Covering Conflict Zones (Noam Lemelshtrich Latar) Evolution, Revolution, or a Real Game Changer? Artificial Intelligence and Sports Journalism (Yair Galily) Cybernetics and the New Storytelling of Government Decision Making in the Age of AI (Noam Lemelshtrich Latar) Conclusions Index Readership: Journalists and content creators in all media platforms as well as students of media studies and journalism. Keywords: Artificial Intelligence;Communications;Journalism;Content Production;Media;StorytellingReview:0

Annual Analysis of Competitiveness Simulation Studies and Development Perspective for 34 Greater China Economies 2000 2010

Annual Analysis of Competitiveness  Simulation Studies and Development Perspective for 34 Greater China Economies  2000   2010 Author Khee Giap Tan
ISBN-10 9789814579452
Release 2013-12-31
Pages 1164
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China is emerging as one of the economic giants of the world, and is gaining international influence and global leadership that commensurate with its rise. China's performance will have far-reaching consequences on whether the economic awakening of the country, which began more than three decades ago, can become a good model to be emulated by other developing economies. This book is a collection of policy papers and data-sets for the 34 Greater China economies. With a comprehensive approach to competitiveness, the research by Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACI) at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, takes into account different factors that collectively shape the ability of a nation to achieve substantial and inclusive economic development over a sustained period of time. ACI's methodology goes beyond rankings as it conducts policy simulations on how each economy can improve its competitiveness. These policy simulations are a compelling value-added proposition as they enable policymakers, industry leaders and administrators to identify relative challenges and opportunities, and to prioritise areas in crafting public policies and development strategies. Contents:Annual Analysis of Competitiveness, Simulation Studies and Development Perspective for 34 Greater China Economies: An OverviewAnhui (安徽)Beijing (北京)Chongqing (重庆)Fujian (福建)Gansu (甘肃)Guangdong (广东)Guangxi (广西)Guizhou (贵州)Hainan (海南)Hebei (河北)Heilongjiang (黑龙江)Henan (河南)Hong Kong (香港)Hubei (湖北)Hunan (湖南)Inner Mongolia (南蒙古)Jiangsu (江苏)Jiangxi (江西)Jilin (吉林)Liaoning (辽宁)Macau (澳门)Ningxia (宁夏)Qinghai (青海)Shaanxi (陕西)Shandong (山东)Shanghai (上海)Shanxi (山西)Sichuan (四川)Taiwan (台湾)Tianjin (天津)Tibet (西藏)Xinjiang (新疆)Yunnan (云南)Zhejiang (浙江)Appendices:List of IndicatorsComputation of Rankings: The Algorithm Readership: Professionals; researchers; think-tanks; policy makers; government officials. Key Features:First unique volume with no other rival publications as yet, covering whole spread of all 34 economiesChina and rest of world will heed results by Asia Competitiveness InstituteAsia Competitiveness Institute has published similar books on 33 Indonesian provinces, ASEAN-10 economies, and is also publishing another on 35 states and federal territories of India by similar regional insightsThis English version will also have an accompanying Chinese versionKeywords:China;Competitiveness;Development Strategies;Public Policies

A New Economic Growth Engine for China

A New Economic Growth Engine for China Author Wing Thye Woo
ISBN-10 9789814425537
Release 2012
Pages 294
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From various aspects of the domestic and foreign situation, China has now reached a critical juncture in its economic development. This volume is a report by leading international economic experts on China's economic priorities in the coming years.

Project Management for Engineering Business and Technology

Project Management for Engineering  Business and Technology Author John M. Nicholas
ISBN-10 9781317384793
Release 2017-01-20
Pages 720
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Project Management for Engineering, Business and Technology, 5th edition, addresses project management across all industries. First covering the essential background, from origins and philosophy to methodology, the bulk of the book is dedicated to concepts and techniques for practical application. Coverage includes project initiation and proposals, scope and task definition, scheduling, budgeting, risk analysis, control, project selection and portfolio management, program management, project organization, and all-important "people" aspects—project leadership, team building, conflict resolution and stress management. The Systems Development Cycle is used as a framework to discuss project management in a variety of situations, making this the go-to book for managing virtually any kind of project, program or task force. The authors focus on the ultimate purpose of project management—to unify and integrate the interests, resources and work efforts of many stakeholders, as well as the planning, scheduling, and budgeting needed to accomplish overall project goals. This new edition features: Updates throughout to cover the latest developments in project management methodologies New examples and 18 new case studies throughout to help students develop their understanding and put principles into practice A new chapter on agile project management and lean Expanded coverage of program management, stakeholder engagement, buffer management, and managing virtual teams and cultural differences in international projects Alignment with PMBOK terms and definitions for ease of use alongside PMI certifications Cross-reference to IPMA, APM, and PRINCE2 methodologies Extensive instructor support materials, including an Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint slides, answers to chapter review questions, problems and cases, and a test bank of questions. Taking a technical yet accessible approach, Project Management for Business, Engineering and Technology, 5th edition, is an ideal resource and reference for all advanced undergraduate and graduate students in project management courses as well as for practicing project managers across all industry sectors.

Singapore Childhood

Singapore Childhood Author Jaime Koh
ISBN-10 9789814390781
Release 2012
Pages 256
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The political, economic and social changes that have occurred over the past 60 years have shaped and transformed the childhood of children in Singapore. This book explores this transformation through anecdotes and memories through interviews with individuals hailing from different races and age groups, together with related archived materials from different sources. The components of childhood OCo birth, home, play, school, health and welfare OCo are revisited so as to provide useful insights about the past to young readers and at the same time serve as a nostalgic read for older readers.Written in a simple and accessible manner and filled with numerous photographs and specially commissioned cartoons, this book will be of interest to anyone who is interested in knowing about childhood as it was and is being experienced in Singapore.This book is also available in Chinese.

Handbook On Social Stratification In The Bric Countries Change And Perspective

Handbook On Social Stratification In The Bric Countries  Change And Perspective Author Li Peilin
ISBN-10 9789814397520
Release 2013-03-26
Pages 856
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Along with the fast growing economy, the term “BRICs” was coined to represent the newly emerging countries — Brazil, Russia, India and China. The enhanced economy in these countries has largely improved people's life; at the same time, it has also strongly influenced the transformation of social structure, norms and values. However, as the world's attention centers on their economic development at the micro level, the social changes at the micro level have often been neglected, and a specific comparative study of these four countries is even more rare.This handbook's contributing authors are leading sociologists in the four countries. They fill the gap in existing literature and examine specifically the changes in each society from the perspective of social stratification, with topics covering the main social classes, the inequality of education and income, and the different styles of consumption as well as the class consciousness and values. Under every topic, it gathers articles from authors of each country. Such a comparative study could not only help us achieve a better understanding of the economic growth and social development in these countries, but also lead us to unveil the mystery of how these emerging powers with dramatic differences in history, geography, culture, language, religion and politics could share a common will and take joint action. In general, the handbook takes a unique perspective to show readers that it is the profound social structural changes in these countries that determine their future, and to a large extent, will shape the socio-economic landscape of the future world.

Human Security From Concept to Practice

Human Security  From Concept to Practice Author
ISBN-10 9789814462754
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Human Security From Concept to Practice has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Human Security From Concept to Practice also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Human Security From Concept to Practice book for free.

50 Years Of Social Issues In Singapore

50 Years Of Social Issues In Singapore Author Chan David
ISBN-10 9789814632638
Release 2015-04-15
Pages 348
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The social context of Singapore is changing rapidly, and understanding how people think, feel and behave in various situations has become a key driver of effectiveness in addressing social issues. 50 Years of Social Issues in Singapore provides a comprehensive review and examination of various social issues at multiple levels of analysis including the individual, group and society.This invaluable book adopts a translational approach to social issues in Singapore by explicitly bridging intellectual and practical perspectives. Contributed by a distinguished team of authors, the chapters examine the critical ideas underlying public debates of social issues and their policy and practical implications.The book is organized into three parts. Part I examines issues of population and social fundamentals in Singapore such as ageing, marriage, urban planning, healthcare and racial and religious harmony. Part II analyses Singapore's social progress through issues of inclusivity such as social mobility, developing communities and marginal groups that deserve more attention. Part III focuses on core principles and social processes related to social justice, doing good, social media and approaches to understanding and addressing social issues in Singapore.Most importantly, the chapters in this book clearly identify many of the critical, unresolved and emerging questions on various social issues that will guide the next generation of public discussion and policy deliberations on what matter in Singapore.

2016 Annual Indices For Expatriates And Ordinary Residents On Cost Of Living Wages And Purchasing Power For World s Major Cities

2016 Annual Indices For Expatriates And Ordinary Residents On Cost Of Living  Wages And Purchasing Power For World s Major Cities Author Tan Khee Giap
ISBN-10 9789813227224
Release 2017-11-21
Pages 708
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As cities continue to play an increasingly significant role in driving economic growth in many countries, competition among cities have shifted from the national level to the global arena. In this context, international benchmarks for cities are vital for businesses and individuals to make informed decisions. In particular, cost of living, wages and purchasing power are of great interest to employees, employers, multinational corporations and policy-makers as basic indicators tracking urban living standards. This publication by the Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACI) provides annual indices and rankings for cost of living for expatriates as well as indices and rankings for cost of living, wages and purchasing power for ordinary residents in 103 global cities since 2005. The ACI's study reflects salient differences in costs of living for expatriate and ordinary urban dwellers which arise from variations in their lifestyles and consumption preferences. This is of critical significance as cost of living for the former is usually conflated as that for the latter by the general public. In this book, we also delve into the analysis of the nexus between liveability, cost of living and purchasing power. We outline the trends and patterns of these benchmarks and explore if there are trade-offs between liveability and affordability. The ACI's study has received considerable interest from reputable media outlets such as the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and the Edge Malaysia. Contents: Understanding and Tracking Cost of Living, Wages and Purchasing Power for Expatriates and Ordinary ResidentsMethodology on Cost of Living for ExpatriatesMethodology on Cost of Living, Wages and Purchasing Power for Ordinary ResidentsFindings on Cost of Living for ExpatriatesFindings on Cost of Living, Wages and Purchasing Power for Ordinary ResidentsConcluding Remarks: Are Liveable Cities Expensive and Unaffordable? Readership: Students; professionals; researchers; think-tanks; and, policy makers interested in developmental economics and surveys on cost of living, wages and purchasing power between residents and expatriates. Keywords: Cost of Living;Purchasing Power;Residents;Expatriates;Wages IndexReview: "The Worldwide Cost of Living Index by the Economist Intelligence Unit was designed for human resources departments to figure out the cost of sending employees on business trips or to work overseas, often in a high-paying job. A group of academics at the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Lee Kuan Yew School for Public Policy made their own index, which distinguished between expats and locals. It found that for expats, Singapore was about the fourth most expensive city in the world. But for the 'ordinary residents', it was 48th, wedged between Lisbon and Pittsburgh." Timothy McDonald Journalist, BBC News "The main contribution of the research done by ACI was that it can contribute to public policy as one cannot use expatriates for ordinary residents if public policy is the focus. In addition, though it is important to look at cost, the bigger concern is purchasing power. It does not matter if things are expensive as long as you can afford them. This is another point that I took away from the research and I was very happy to see that the team did purchasing power and not just cost of living." Nicholas Khaw Vice President, Khazanah Research & Investment Strategy, Malaysia Key Features: The ACI's pioneering attempt is the first ever comprehensive study on ordinary residents available todayAs for expatriates, cost of living researches are widely available but these are conducted in a much less ri

A New Concept of Development

A New Concept of Development Author François Perroux
ISBN-10 9781136856099
Release 2010-11-26
Pages 224
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First published in 1983, François Perroux’s A New Concept of Development analyses the major paradox of our era: the desire for progress and the mistrust of its consequences. The author argues that the approach to the question of development may be the key to understanding both the present and what the future brings, representing a pattern which will seek to shape man’s potential to his designs.

The Roots of Religious Extremism

The Roots of Religious Extremism Author Mohamed Bin Ali
ISBN-10 178326392X
Release 2016
Pages 300
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One of the issues in contemporary Islamic thought which has attracted considerable attention amongst Muslim scholars and within the Muslim community is the valid and appropriate attitude of Muslims to relationships with non-Muslims. A major source of confusion and controversy with regards to this relationship comes from the allegation that Muslims must reserve their love and loyalty for fellow Muslims, and reject and declare war on the rest of humanity -- most acutely seen through the Islamic concept of Al-Wala' wal Bara' (WB) translated as "Loyalty and Disavowal," which appears to be central in the ideology of modern Salafism. This book investigates the dynamics and complexities of the concept of WB within modern Salafism and aims to understand the diverse interpretation of this concept; and how modern Salafis understand and apply the concept in contemporary religious, social and political settings. The book discovers that the complexities, diversities and disputes surrounding the concept in modern Salafism often revolve around issues of social, political and current realities. The significance of this book lies in the fact that comprehending modern Salafis' conception of WB, its realities and complexities has become an urgent priority in the lives of Muslims today.

Transportation for Livable Cities

Transportation for Livable Cities Author Vukan Vuchic
ISBN-10 9781351318143
Release 2017-09-08
Pages 378
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The twenty-first century finds civilization heavily based in cities that have grown into large metropolitan areas. Many of these focal points of human activity face problems of economic inefficiency, environmental deterioration, and an unsatisfactory quality of life—problems that go far in determining whether a city is "livable." A large share of these problems stems from the inefficiencies and other impacts of urban transportation systems. The era of projects aimed at maximizing vehicular travel is being replaced by the broader goal of achieving livable cities: economically efficient, socially sound, and environmentally friendly. This book explores the complex relationship between transportation and the character of cities and metropolitan regions. Vukan Vuchic applies his experience in urban transportation systems and policies to present a systematic review of transportation modes and their characteristics. Transportation for Livable Cities dispels the myths and emotional advocacies for or against freeways, rail transit, bicycles,and other modes of transportation. The author discusses the consequences of excessive automobile dependence and shows that the most livable cities worldwide have intermodal systems that balance highway and public transit modes while providing for pedestrians, bicyclists, and paratransit. Vuchic defines the policies necessary for achieving livable cities: the effective implementation of integrated intermodal transportation systems.

Triumph of the City

Triumph of the City Author Edward Glaeser
ISBN-10 1101475676
Release 2011-02-10
Pages 352
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A pioneering urban economist presents a myth-shattering look at the majesty and greatness of cities America is an urban nation, yet cities get a bad rap: they're dirty, poor, unhealthy, environmentally unfriendly . . . or are they? In this revelatory book, Edward Glaeser, a leading urban economist, declares that cities are actually the healthiest, greenest, and richest (in both cultural and economic terms) places to live. He travels through history and around the globe to reveal the hidden workings of cities and how they bring out the best in humankind. Using intrepid reportage, keen analysis, and cogent argument, Glaeser makes an urgent, eloquent case for the city's importance and splendor, offering inspiring proof that the city is humanity's greatest creation and our best hope for the future. "A masterpiece." -Steven D. Levitt, coauthor of Freakonomics "Bursting with insights." -The New York Times Book Review

The Rise of the Creative Class Revisited

The Rise of the Creative Class  Revisited Author Richard Florida
ISBN-10 9780465038985
Release 2014-01-07
Pages 512
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Initially published in 2002, The Rise of the Creative Class quickly achieved classic status for its identification of forces then only beginning to reshape our economy, geography, and workplace. Weaving story-telling with original research, Richard Florida identified a fundamental shift linking a host of seemingly unrelated changes in American society: the growing importance of creativity in people's work lives and the emergence of a class of people unified by their engagement in creative work. Millions of us were beginning to work and live much as creative types like artists and scientists always had, Florida observed, and this Creative Class was determining how the workplace was organized, what companies would prosper or go bankrupt, and even which cities would thrive. In The Rise of the Creative Class Revisited, Florida further refines his occupational, demographic, psychological, and economic profile of the Creative Class, incorporates a decade of research, and adds five new chapters covering the global effects of the Creative Class and exploring the factors that shape “quality of place” in our changing cities and suburbs.

Livable Cities from a Global Perspective

Livable Cities from a Global Perspective Author Roger W. Caves
ISBN-10 9781315523392
Release 2018-05-11
Pages 270
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Livable Cities from a Global Perspective offers case studies from around the world on how cities approach livability. They address the fundamental question, what is considered "livable?" The journey each city has taken or is currently taking is unique and context specific. There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to livability. Some cities have had a long history of developing livability policies and programs that focus on equity, economic, and environmental concerns, while other cities are relatively new to the game. In some areas, government has taken the lead while in other areas, grassroots activism has been the impetus for livability policies and programs. The challenge facing our cities is not simply developing a livability program. We must continually monitor and readjust policies and programs to meet the livability needs of all people. The case studies investigate livability issues in such cities as Austin, Texas; Helsinki, Finland; London, United Kingdom; Warsaw, Poland; Tehran, Iran; Salt Lake City, United States; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Sydney, Australia; and Cape Town, South Africa. The chapters are organized into such themes as livability in capital city regions, livability and growth and development, livability and equity concerns, livability and metrics, and creating livability. Each chapter provides unique insights into how a specific area has responded to calls for livable cities. In doing so, the book adds to the existing literature in the field of livable cities and provides policy makers and other organizations with information and alternative strategies that have been developed and implemented in an effort to become a livable city.