Download E-books Strukturgleichungsmodellierung: Ein Ratgeber f????r die Praxis (German Edition) by Dieter Urban (2013-10-30) PDF

By Dieter Urban;Jochen Mayerl

Die Strukturgleichungsmodellierung (SEM) ist eines der prominentesten und fortgeschrittensten Verfahren der human- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Datenanalyse. Der Ratgeber liefert Informationen zu häufig auftretenden Problemen und Schwierigkeiten bei der Anwendung dieser Methodik. Alle Erläuterungen sind praxis- und problemorientiert. Formal-statistische Hintergründe werden bewusst so knapp wie möglich beschrieben. Zu den Inhalten des Ratgebers gehören u.a. Informationen zur richtigen Bestimmung von Messmodellen, zur Auswahl von geeigneten Verfahren der Modellschätzung und zur Interpretation von Schätzergebnissen. Zudem werden Tipps für verschiedene Varianten der SEM-Analyse gegeben (u.a. zu Längsschnittmodellen, Bootstrapping und Monte-Carlo Simulationen, zur Schätzung latenter Mittelwerte, zu non-rekursiven Modellen und zur Multigruppenanalyse).

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Download E-books The Gentrification of Nightlife and the Right to the City: Regulating Spaces of Social Dancing in New York (Routledge Advances in Geography) PDF

By Laam Hae

In The Gentrification of Nightlife and the proper to the City, Hae explores how nightlife in big apple urban, lengthy linked to a variety of subcultures of social dancing, has been lately remodeled because the urban has passed through the gentrification of its area and the post-industrialization of its economic climate and society. This publication deals a close research of the conflicts rising among newly transplanted middle-class populations and various sectors of nightlife actors, and the way those conflicts have led the NYC executive to implement “Quality of existence” policing over nightlife companies. particularly, it offers a deep research of the zoning rules that the municipal executive has hired to regulate the place specific sorts of nightlife can or can't be positioned.

Hae demonstrates the ways that those struggles over nightlife have ended in the “gentrification of nightlife,” whereas infringing on city population’ rights of entry to areas of numerous city subcultures – their “right to the city.” the writer additionally connects those struggles to the commonly documented phenomenon of the expanding militarization of social existence and area in modern towns, and the ideal to town hobbies that experience emerged in reaction.

The tale offered the following consists of dynamic and sometimes contradictory interactions among diverse anti/pro-nightlife actors, illustrating what “actually current” gentrification and post-industrialization appears like, and delivering an pressing instance for specialists in similar fields to contemplate as a part of a re-theorization of gentrification and post-industrialization.

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Download E-books City of Extremes: The Spatial Politics of Johannesburg (Politics, History, and Culture) PDF

By Martin J. Murray

City of Extremes is a robust critique of city improvement in larger Johannesburg because the finish of apartheid in 1994. Martin J. Murray describes how a unfastened alliance of urban builders—including actual property builders, large-scale homeowners, municipal officers, and defense specialists—has sought to remake Johannesburg within the upbeat snapshot of a world-class urban. through growing new websites of sequestered luxurious catering to the relief, defense, and defense of prosperous city citizens, they've got produced a brand new spatial dynamic of social exclusion, successfully barricading the typically black city bad from complete participation within the mainstream of city existence. This partitioning of the cityscape is enabled through an city making plans atmosphere of constrained legislation or intervention into the prerogatives of genuine property capital.

Combining insights from city experiences, cultural geography, and concrete sociology with huge learn in South Africa, Murray displays at the implications of Johannesburg’s twin personality as a urban of fortified enclaves that proudly monitors the ostentatious symbols of world integration and the prestigious “enterprise tradition” of neoliberal layout, and because the “miasmal urban” composed of residual, peripheral, and stigmatized zones characterised through indicators of a brand new type of marginality. He means that the “global towns” paradigm is insufficient to knowing the historic specificity of towns within the worldwide South, together with the colonial mining city grew to become postcolonial megacity of Johannesburg.

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Download E-books The Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology PDF

By Ian Douglas

The birds, animals, bugs, timber and vegetation encountered through nearly all of the world’s everyone is those who live on in, adapt to, or are brought to, city parts. a few of these organisms supply nice excitement; others invade, colonise and occupy ignored and hidden parts equivalent to derelict land and sewers. city components have a excessive biodiversity and nature inside of towns offers many surroundings companies together with cooling the city zone, decreasing city flood danger, filtering toxins, offering meals, and supplying available game. but, preserving city nature faces festival from different city land uses.

The instruction manual of city Ecology analyses this biodiversity and complexity and offers the technological know-how to lead coverage and administration to make towns extra appealing, extra stress-free, and higher for our personal health and wellbeing and that of the planet. This guide comprises 50 interdisciplinary contributions from prime teachers and practitioners from internationally to supply an in-depth insurance of the most components of useful city ecology. it really is divided into six elements, facing the philosophies, strategies and heritage of city ecology; through attention of the biophysical personality of the city setting and the various habitats came upon inside it. It then examines human relationships with city nature, the overall healthiness, monetary and environmental merits of city ecology earlier than discussing the equipment utilized in city ecology and methods of placing the technological know-how into practice.

The instruction manual bargains a state-of the paintings advisor to the technological know-how, perform and price of city ecology. The enticing contributions offer scholars and practitioners with the wealth of interdisciplinary info had to deal with the biota and eco-friendly landscapes in city areas.

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Download E-books Integrated Land Use and Transport Modelling: Decision Chains and Hierarchies (Cambridge Urban and Architectural Studies) PDF

The mixing of the positioning of actions in house and using delivery has been a theoretical making plans factor for a few years. even if, such a lot books in this topic deal with each one portion of the land use and transportation approach with assorted, occasionally even conflicting, theories. the aim of this booklet is to provide the difficulty within the gentle of a unmarried and constant theoretical framework, that of random software conception and discrete selection versions. this can be completed in a methodical method, reviewing microeconomic concept on the topic of using area, spatial interplay versions, entropy maximising versions, and at last, random application idea. Emphasis is given to the strategies of selection chains and hierarchies. Spatial input-output types also are mentioned, by way of chapters in particular facing the positioning of actions, the land industry and the delivery method. The booklet ends with the outline of a few genuine case reviews to teach how the speculation can be utilized in perform.

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Download E-books Commodity Chains and World Cities PDF

Transnational spatial kin supply a key element from which to check the geographies of latest globalization. This publication assesses the potential cross-fertilization among of the main extraordinary analytical frameworks - the realm urban community framework and the worldwide commodity chain framework.

  • Transnational spatial relatives became a key analytical lens in which to review the geographies of latest globalization
  • Brings jointly contributions of key researchers from various backgrounds and various elements of the world
  • Offers a collection of unique methods to the examine of the networked geography of globalization

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Download E-books Cults, Territory, and the Origins of the Greek City-State PDF

By François de Polignac

How did the classical Greek urban come into being? What function did faith play in its formation? Athens, with its old castle and relevant spiritual cult, has commonly been the version for the emergence of the Greek city-state. yet during this unique and arguable research, Francois de Polignac means that the Athenian version was once most likely the exception, no longer the rule of thumb, within the improvement of the polis in historic Greece.

Combining archaeological and textual facts, de Polignac argues that the eighth-century settlements that might develop into the city-states of classical Greece have been outlined as a lot by means of the bounds of "civilized" house as by means of its city facilities. the town took form via what de Polignac calls a "religious bipolarity," the cults working either to arrange social area and to articulate social relationships being not just on the center of the inhabited quarter, yet at the edges of the territory. including the city cults, those sanctuaries "in the wild" pointed out the polis and its sphere of impact, giving upward push to the concept that of the country as a territorial unit detailed from its buddies. Frontier sanctuaries have been as a result frequently the point of interest of disputes among rising groups. yet in different cases, particularly in Greece's colonizing expeditions, those outer sanctuaries could have facilitated the kinfolk among the indigenous populations and the settlers of the newly based cities.

Featuring wide revisions from the unique French ebook and an up-to-date bibliography, this e-book is vital for a person attracted to the background and tradition of historic Greece.

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Download E-books Urban Traffic Networks: Dynamic Flow Modeling and Control PDF

By Hani S. Mahmassani, Srinivas Peeta (auth.), Professor Nathan H. Gartner, Professor Gennaro Improta (eds.)

The difficulties of city site visitors within the industrially built nations were on the best of the concern record for a very long time. whereas creating a severe contribution to the commercial health of these nations, transportation platforms in most cases and road site visitors particularly, even have hazardous results that are glaring in over the top congestion, excessive premiums of injuries and critical toxins difficulties. Scientists from diversified disciplines have performed an incredible function within the improvement and refinement of the instruments wanted for the making plans, research, and keep watch over of city site visitors networks. long ago numerous years, there have been really swift advances in parts that impact city site visitors: 1. Modeling of site visitors flows in city networks and the prediction of the ensuing equilibrium stipulations; 2. know-how for communique with the driving force and the power to steer him, by means of offering him with beneficial, proper and up to date details, to his wanted destination.

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