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Political Science For Dummies

Published 08-18-2020

<p><b>Expand your political science knowledge with a book that explains concepts in a way anyone can understand! </b></p> <p><i>&nbsp;</i></p> <p>The global political climate is dynamic, at times even volatile. To understand this evolving landscape, it&rsquo;s important to learn more about how countries are governed. <i>Political Science For Dummies</i> explores the questions that political scientists examine, such as how our leaders make decisions, who shapes political policy, and why countries go to war. The book is the perfect course supplement for students taking college-level, introductory political science courses. <i>Political Science For Dummies</i> is a guide that makes political science concepts easier to grasp.</p> <ul> <li>Get a better understanding of political ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior</li> <li>Explore topics such as class, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war</li> <li>Learn the specialized vocabulary within the field of political science</li> <li>Help prepare for a range of careers, from policy analyst to legislative assistant</li> </ul> <p>Political science crosses into many other areas of study, such as sociology, economics, history, anthropology, international relations, law, statistics, and public policy. Those who want to understand the implications of changing political economies or how governing bodies work can look to <i>Political Science For Dummies.</i> It&rsquo;s the book thatcuts through the jargon as it focuses on issues that interest readers.</p>

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Smart Cities For Dummies

Published 07-15-2020

<p><b>Become empowered to build and maintain smarter cities</b>&nbsp;</p> <p>At its core, a smart city is a collection of technological responses to the growing demands, challenges, and complexities of improving the quality of life for billions of people now living in urban centers across the world.</p> <p>The movement to create smarter cities is still in its infancy, but ambitious and creative projects in all types of cities&mdash;big and small&mdash;around the globe are beginning to make a big difference. New ideas, powered by technology, are positively changing how we move humans and products from one place to another; create and distribute energy; manage waste; combat the climate crisis; build more energy efficient buildings; and improve basic city services through digitalization and the smart use of data.&nbsp;</p> <p>Inside this book you&rsquo;ll find out:</p> <ul> <li>What it really means to create smarter cities</li> <li>How our urban environments are being transformed</li> <li>Big ideas for improving the quality of life for communities</li> <li>Guidance on how to create a smart city strategy</li> <li>The essential role of data in building better cities</li> <li>The major new technologies ready to make a difference in every community</li> </ul> <p><i>Smart Cities For Dummies</i> will give you the knowledge to understand this important topic in depth and be ready to be an agent of change in your community.</p>

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Urban Planning For Dummies

Published 03-13-2012

<b>How to create the world's new urban future</b> <p>With the majority of the world's population shifting to urban centres, urban planning&#8212;the practice of land-use and transportation planning to help shape cities structurally, economically, and socially&#8212;has become an increasingly vital profession. In <i>Urban Planning For Dummies</i>, readers will get a practical overview of this fascinating field, including studying community demographics, determining the best uses for land, planning economic and transportation development, and implementing plans. Following an introductory course on urban planning, this book is key reading for any urban planning student or anyone involved in urban development.</p> <p>With new studies conclusively demonstrating the dramatic impact of urban design on public psychological and physical health, the impact of the urban planner on a community is immense. And with a wide range of positions for urban planners in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors&#8212;including law firms, utility companies, and real estate development firms&#8212;having a fundamental understanding of urban planning is key to anyone even considering entry into this field. This book provides a useful introduction and lays the groundwork for serious study.</p> <ul> <li>Helps readers understand the essentials of this complex profession</li> <li>Written by a certified practicing urban planner, with extensive practical and community-outreach experience</li> </ul> <p>For anyone interested in being in the vanguard of building, designing, and shaping tomorrow's sustainable city, <i>Urban Planning For Dummies</i> offers an informative, entirely accessible introduction on learning how.</p>

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