Top 10 Best Books to Read in Urban & Regional Economics - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Urban & Regional Economics. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Discrimination and Disparities

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Urban & Regional Economics - August 2021

An enlarged edition of Thomas Sowell's brilliant examination of the origins of economic disparities Economic and other outcomes differ vastly among individuals, groups, and nations. Many explanations have been offered for the differences. Some believe that those with less fortunate outcomes are victims of genetics. Others believe that those who are less fortunate are victims of the more fortunate. Discrimination and Disparities gathers a wide array of empirical evidence to challenge the idea that different economic outcomes can be explained by any one factor, be it discrimination, exploitation, or genetics. This revised and enlarged edition also analyzes the human consequences of the prevailing social vision of these disparities and the policies based on that vision--from educational disasters to widespread crime and violence.

  • Author: Thomas Sowell
  • Publisher: Basic Books; Enlarged edition (March 5, 2019)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Mathematics
  • ISBN: 978-1541645639
  • Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.5 x 9.5 inches


2. PowerNomics : The National Plan to Empower Black America

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Urban & Regional Economics - August 2021

PowerNomics: The National Plan to Empower Black America is a five-year plan to make Black America a prosperous and empowered race that is self-sufficient and competitive as a group by the year 2005. In this book, Dr. Anderson obliterates the myths and illusions of black progress and brings together data and information from many different sources to construct a framework for solutions to the dilemma of Black America. In PowerNomics: The National Plan , Dr. Anderson proposes new principles, strategies and concepts that show blacks a new way to see, think, and behave in race matters. The new mind set prepares blacks to take strategic steps to create a new reality for their race. It offers guidance to others who support blacks self-sufficiency. In this book, Dr. Anderson offers insightful analysis and action steps blacks can take to redesign core areas of life - Education, Economics, Politics and Religion - to better benefit their race. The action steps in each area require new empowerment tools that Dr. Anderson presents - a new group vision and a new culture of empowerment - tools designed to counter, if not break many of the racial monopolies in society. Vertical integration and Industrializing black communities are other major concepts and strategies that he presents in the book. He places a great deal of importance on building industries in black communities that are constructed upon group competitive advantages. A the same time he announced the release of PowerNomics: The National Plan , he also announced that he has established several models of the strategies he proposes in the book. PowerNomics: The Plan , is infused with Dr. Anderson's trademark creative thinking and answers questions such as: - Why are blacks the only group that equates success with working in a White corporation, government or the entertainment industry? - How did power and wealth - businesses, resources, privileges, income and control of all levels of government get so disproportionately distributed into the hands of White society? - Industrialization brings many economic benefits to the geographic locations where it occurs. Why has Black America never been industrialized and how can it be done? - Why do visible blacks and black leaders avoid blackness, identifying the focus of their work instead for people of color, minorities, women, gays , the poor, Hispanics, and other immigrant groups? - What enables a constant stream of immigrant groups to politically, economically and socially dominate blacks? - In politics, how is it that blacks can be monolithic and loyal political supporters yet their group receives no quid pro quo benefits? - In his first book, Black Labor, White Wealth, Dr. Anderson examined history and showed how racism has locked and boxed blacks into a near permanent underclass. Picking up where Black Labor, White Wealth left off, PowerNomics: The National Plan is the missing link between the historical analysis of problems facing blacks and the strategies needed to correct those problems. Dr. Anderson's books are a phenomenon in the publishing industry. His work is distinguished because he has turned books that are serious, non-fiction, and heavy on black history, into best-sellers. PowerNomics: The National Plan continues that pattern. It is an astounding work.

  • Author: Dr. Claud Anderson
  • Publisher: Powernomics Corp of Amer; 1st edition (February 1, 2001)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Economics
  • ISBN: 978-0966170221
  • Dimensions: 6.25 x 1 x 9.25 inches


3. Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Urban & Regional Economics - August 2021

A new way forward for sustainable quality of life in cities of all sizes Strong Towns: A Bottom Up Revolution to Build American Prosperity is a book of forward thinking ideas that breaks with modern wisdom to present a new vision of urban development in the United States. Presenting the foundational ideas of the Strong Towns movement he co founded, Charles Marohn explains why cities of all sizes continue to struggle to meet their basic needs, and reveals the new paradigm that can solve this longstanding problem. Inside, you’ll learn why inducing growth and development has been the conventional response to urban financial struggles―and why it just doesn’t work. New development and high risk investing don’t generate enough wealth to support itself, and cities continue to struggle. Read this book to find out how cities large and small can focus on bottom up investments to minimize risk and maximize their ability to strengthen the community financially and improve citizens’ quality of life. Develop in depth knowledge of the underlying logic behind the “traditional” search for never ending urban growth Learn practical solutions for ameliorating financial struggles through low risk investment and a grassroots focus Gain insights and tools that can stop the vicious cycle of budget shortfalls and unexpected downturns Become a part of the Strong Towns revolution by shifting the focus away from top down growth toward rebuilding American prosperity Strong Towns acknowledges that there is a problem with the American approach to growth and shows community leaders a new way forward. The Strong Towns response is a revolution in how we assemble the places we live.

  • Author: Charles L. Marohn Jr.
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (October 1, 2019)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Economics
  • ISBN: 978-1119564812
  • Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches


4. The Most Important Lessons in Economics and Finance: A Comprehensive Collection of Time-Tested Principles of Wealth Management

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Urban & Regional Economics - August 2021

The Most Important Lessons in Economics and Finance: A Comprehensive Collection of Time-Tested Principles of Wealth Management represents the fruits of an audacious undertaking: the pursuit of the most effective economic and financial principles from the dawn of record keeping to the present day. Using everyday terms and readily grasped concepts, Dr. Anthony M. Criniti IV, a former financial consultant and current university-level finance professor, sets out to expand off the new paradigm of the economic and financial concepts introduced in his previous book, The Necessity of Finance; explore the most important lessons in economics and finance; provide a platform for economic and financial entities to be able to better manage their wealth; and create a foundation for future research studies on these subjects. Dr. Criniti breaks down complex terminology and scholastic discoveries in economics and finance into layman’s terms, allowing readers of all levels of economic and financial acumen to put his powerful wealth management principles into practice. Starting with an introductory overview, moving forward to present the basic terminology necessary to understand the structure of this work, presenting in the process an elaboration on its scientific aspects, The Most Important Lessons in Economics and Finance will equip a variety of practitioners and students of these two sciences with vital information and a clear approach for continued study. This book is organized into a variety of categories of wealth management principles including: business, charity, debt, diversification, economics, ethics, financial psychology, health, human resources, international finance, investing, marketing, money, personal finance, planning, and saving.Dr. Criniti’s lessons evolved from his many years of various experiences in the financial field. Aiming for objectivity, he links his practical knowledge to the works of leading historical and contemporary economic and financial scholars, producing a work that stands as one of the most accessible and comprehensive collections of wealth management principles in publication. Mastering wealth management skills takes time and patience. With The Most Important Lessons in Economics and Finance, Dr. Criniti provides a foundation for this most essential task.

  • Author: Dr. Anthony M. Criniti IV
  • Publisher: Criniti Publishing (January 11, 2014)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Business Culture
  • ISBN: 978-0988459526
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.65 x 9 inches


5. The Prosperity Bible: The Greatest Writings of All Time on the Secrets to Wealth and Prosperity

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Urban & Regional Economics - August 2021

In a beautiful, durable volume suited to a lifetime of use, here is the all-in-one ""bible"" on how to harness the creative powers of your mind to achieve a life of prosperity-packaged in a handsome display box with a ribbon bookmark. The Prosperity Bible is a one-of-a-kind resource that collects the greatest moneymaking secrets of authors from every field-religion, finance, philosophy, and self-help-and makes them available in an attractive, keepsake edition. This is a book to treasure and return to again and again for guidance, ideas, know-how, and inspiration. Here is the only single volume where you can read success advice from Napoleon Hill, P. T. Barnum, Benjamin Franklin, Charles Fillmore, Wallace D. Wattles, Florence Scovel Shinn, and Ernest Holmes-along with a bevy of million-copy-selling writers who have one key element in common: a commitment to understanding and promulgating the laws of winning. These are the beloved teachers and writers who created the idea of a mental formula for success. Their principles, comprehensively collected in nineteen selected writings, have been proved in the experience of millions of men and women who have cherished their works from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Now they are enshrined in this all-in-one treasury-complete in a handsome display box with a ribbon bookmark.

  • Author: Wallace D. Wattles
  • Publisher: KTHTK (July 23, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Business & Money


6. The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class-and What We Can Do About It

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Urban & Regional Economics - August 2021

In recent years, the young, educated, and affluent have surged back into cities, reversing decades of suburban flight and urban decline. And yet all is not well, Richard Florida argues in The New Urban Crisis . Florida, one of the first scholars to anticipate this back-to-the-city movement in his groundbreaking The Rise of the Creative Class , demonstrates how the same forces that power the growth of the world's superstar cities also generate their vexing challenges: gentrification, unaffordability, segregation, and inequality. Meanwhile, many more cities still stagnate, and middle-class neighborhoods everywhere are disappearing. Our winner-take-all cities are just one manifestation of a profound crisis in today's urbanized knowledge economy. A bracingly original work of research and analysis, The New Urban Crisis offers a compelling diagnosis of our economic ills and a bold prescription for more inclusive cities capable of ensuring growth and prosperity for all.

  • Author: Richard Florida
  • Publisher: Basic Books; Reprint edition (May 8, 2018)
  • Genre: History, Americas
  • ISBN: 978-1541644120
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.88 x 8.25 inches


7. Food Truck Business: This Book Includes: Complete Guide for Beginners, Learn The Food Truck Business Strategies to Increase Your Sales And Turn Your Passion Into Financial Success.

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Urban & Regional Economics - August 2021

Are you craving for a business that takes you on an adventure? Do you have a thriving food business but you find yourself getting stifled by the same surroundings day-to-day? Then you must consider the Food Truck Business!  Get high on the energy and creativity of the gastronomic world that also gives you the freedom to choose where you want to be when you want to be. This Food Truck Business Guide is a comprehensive technical manual that provides all you need to start, manage, and sustain your mobile gastronomic business.  ★ New Food Truck Business Bundle 2th Edition  ★ Here’s what you’ll find inside Food Truck Business 2 Books in 1: ✓ Book 1 – FOOD TRUCK BUSINESS GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS: A Step by Step Guide On How To Start A Mobile Food Business And Work Towards Making It Sustainable And Profitable. ✓ Book 2 – FOOD TRUCK BUSINESS STRATEGIES: Turn Your Passion Into Profit By Starting Your Own Mobile Food Truck Business And Learn Tips On How To Manage And Increase Your Sales. Get into the right headspace as a food truck business owner as you discover your motivation to stay on track and focused on your goals Be prepared and have ready solutions to solve practical problems and risks of starting the business, including ways to seek funding and strategies to get it running and increase sales Detailed instructions about getting the licenses and permits you need for your business so you get the nitty-gritty out of the way and dive into the work that drives and inspires you Know your customers and how to get them, and even how to get your customers to come to you Be skillful in the techniques and tactic of marketing for the food truck business and see your profits and success grow And more! Your success is not confined to a fixed, limited space when you can be soaring high on a successful Food Truck Business. Click on “Buy Now” and be the boss of your life!

  • Author: Ryan Bourdain
  • Publisher: Independently published (December 14, 2020)
  • Genre: Reference, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
  • ISBN: 979-8581045381
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.47 x 9 inches


8. Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Urban & Regional Economics - August 2021

A globe-trotting, eye-opening exploration of how cities can―and do―make us happier people Charles Montgomery's Happy City is revolutionizing the way we think about urban life. After decades of unchecked sprawl, more people than ever are moving back to the city. Dense urban living has been prescribed as a panacea for the environmental and resource crises of our time. But is it better or worse for our happiness? Are subways, sidewalks, and condo towers an improvement on the car dependence of the suburbs? The award-winning journalist Charles Montgomery finds answers to such questions at the intersection between urban design and the emerging science of happiness, during an exhilarating journey through some of the world's most dynamic cities. He meets the visionary mayor who introduced a "sexy" bus to ease status anxiety in Bogotá; the architect who brought the lessons of medieval Tuscan hill towns to modern-day New York City; the activist who turned Paris's urban freeways into beaches; and an army of American suburbanites who have hacked the design of their own streets and neighborhoods. Rich with new insights from psychology, neuroscience, and Montgomery's own urban experiments, Happy City reveals how cities can shape our thoughts as well as our behavior. The message is ultimately as surprising as it is hopeful: by retrofitting cities and our own lives for happiness, we can tackle the urgent challenges of our age. The happy city can save the world―and we can all help build it.

  • Author: Charles Montgomery
  • Publisher: FSG Adult; Reprint edition (October 7, 2014)
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
  • ISBN: 978-0374534882
  • Dimensions: 5.49 x 0.92 x 8.25 inches


9. Black Economics: The Financial Journey and Activity Plan to Holistic Health

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Urban & Regional Economics - August 2021

Black Economics is an activity based book, rooted in the history of financial health in the Black Community. It is designed to cover history in a way that validates the strength, determination and perseverance of the Black community. The purpose is to provide the past ways and the present pathway to moving past the historic systematic oppression. The book provides the components to changing generational debt to generational stability and steps in to wealth strategies.

  • Author: Quiana McCants
  • Publisher: Independently published (June 21, 2021)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Economics
  • ISBN: 979-8524365408
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches


10. Cities and the Wealth of Nations: Principles of Economic Life

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Urban & Regional Economics - August 2021

In this eye-opening work of economic theory, Jane Jacobs argues that it is cities—not nations—that are the drivers of wealth. Challenging centuries of economic orthodoxy, in Cities and the Wealth of Nations the beloved author contends that healthy cities are constantly evolving to replace imported goods with locally-produced alternatives, spurring a cycle of vibrant economic growth. Intelligently argued and drawing on examples from around the world and across the ages, here Jacobs radically changes the way we view our cities—and our entire economy.

  • Author: Jane Jacobs
  • Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (March 12, 1985)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Economics
  • ISBN: 978-0394729114
  • Dimensions: 4.3 x 0.6 x 7.2 inches