Advanced quantitative research methods for urban planners

Advanced quantitative research methods for urban planners

/ Ewing, Reid H. & Park, Keunhyun. (Eds.). — New York, NY ; Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2020.

viii, 298 pages : illustrations, graphs, maps + 1 online resource (1 data file : 12.7 MB) : ZIP.

The book explains advanced concepts for the statistical analysis of planning topics. It covers the purpose, history, mechanics, data interpretation, steps and examples of the following quantitative analysis methods: Poisson and negative binomial regression analyses, principal component and factor analyses, cluster analysis, multilevel modelling, structural equation modelling, spatial econometrics, meta-analysis, and mixed methods research. The introductory chapters explore the basics of technical writing and publishing studies in a journal.

 

Basic quantitative research methods for urban planners

Basic quantitative research methods for urban planners

/ Ewing, Reid H. & Park, Keunhyun. (Eds.). — New York, NY ; Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2020.

xiii, 327 pages : illustrations, graphs + 1 online resource (1 data file : 12.7 MB) : ZIP. — (APA planning essentials).

The book introduces statistical methods for conducting quantitative planning research. It covers technical writing, types of planning research, conceptual frameworks for research, the statistical concepts of validity and reliability, and quasi-experimental research. It explains the applicability and use of the following statistical methods with software examples: descriptive statistics, Chi-Square, correlation, difference of means tests, analysis of variance (ANOVA), linear regression and logistic regression.

 

Implementing city sustainability: Overcoming administrative silos to achieve functional collective action

Implementing city sustainability: Overcoming administrative silos to achieve functional collective action

/ Krause, Rachel M. & Hawkins, Christopher V. — Philadelphia, PA : Temple University Press, 2021.

1 online resource (viii, 269 pages) : illustrations, graphs, maps, PDF.

The book summarizes the emergence of climate and sustainability as a local objective in the United States and local sustainability initiatives from the 2015–2016 Smart and Sustainable Cities survey. It explains how functional collective action theory applies to intra-city collaboration and internal functional divisions. Four collaborative arrangements are analyzed in case studies of internal collective action on sustainability in eight U.S. cities: lead agency consolidation (Fort Collins, CO), lead agency coordination (Kansas City, MO, and Orlando, FL), relationships and bargaining (Providence, RI; Ann Arbor, MI; and Oakland, CA), and decentralized networks (El Paso, TX, and Gainesville, FL). The case studies cover the organizational arrangements, mechanisms to embed sustainability functions across departments and the impact of these arrangements on the focus and implementation of sustainability policy. Finally, lessons on the institutional structures to overcome collective action dilemmas around sustainability are discussed.

 

Promoting the Sustainable Development Goals in North American cities: Case studies & best practices in the science of sustainability indicators

Promoting the Sustainable Development Goals in North American cities: Case studies & best practices in the science of sustainability indicators

/ Abraham, David B. & Iyer, Seema D. (Eds.). — Cham : Springer Nature, 2021.

1 online resource (vii, 160 pages) : colour illustrations, graphs, colour maps, PDF. — (Sustainable Development Goals series).

The book comprises case studies exploring the relevance, modification and implementation of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to evaluate urban environments in the United States and Canada. Chapter 5 describes adapting the Community Capital Framework for the Community Capital Tool (CCT) and presents two case studies on mapping the CCT, SDGs and local goals for the District of North Vancouver and the City of Maple Ridge.

 

Why face-to-face still matters: The persistent power of cities in the post-pandemic era

Why face-to-face still matters: The persistent power of cities in the post-pandemic era

/ Reades, Jonathan & Crookston, Martin. — Bristol : Bristol University Press, 2021.

vi, 246 pages : illustrations, maps. — (COVID-19 collection).

The book uses a case study of Central London, England, to consider the factors that draw people and businesses to relocate to and from cities, particularly the impact of telework, the value of face-to-face interactions and the COVID-19 pandemic. It covers the role of ICT and mobility infrastructure systems in connecting people and industries; factors that affect the location decisions of businesses and the variation between industries; changes in the day-to-day practices of knowledge-based workers in Central London due to ICT and COVID-19 (e.g., telework); and predictions for industrial and commercial activity, the role of face-to-face transactions and office space in Western metropolitan areas after the pandemic. The final chapter includes examples from other large and small cities around the world. The authors argue that, while information and communications technology (ICT) has transformed business practices, the ability to meet face to face in urban settings will remain important for businesses after the pandemic.


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