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1st Edition

Comparative Urban Studies

Edited By

Hilary Silver

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ISBN 9780415726955
April 1, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
284 Pages

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Book Description

This collection of short original essays by an interdisciplinary group of cutting-edge urban scholars makes the case for the explicitly comparative analysis of cities. It not only addresses how to compare, but also why we should compare urban life across localities. Comparison is a strategy for expanding the urban imagination as well as theorizing in a globally interconnected age. Indeed, cities are increasingly comparing and ranking themselves as they compete for preeminence in an interconnected world.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Why Compare Cities? (Hilary Silver) 2. Comparative Urbanism: Theorizing Cities Now (Jennifer Robinson) 3. Comparative Urban Pedagogies (Jane M. Jacobs) 4. Crossborder Infrastructure of Cosmonational Urbanism (Michael S. Laguerre) 5. The Delta, the City, and the Atlantic World: Charting Old and New Locations of Urban Vulnerability and Sustainability (Rebecca Carter) 6. Relational Comparisons (Kevin Ward) 7. Authoring the Global: Comparative Research on Local Shopping Streets in Big Cities (Sharon Zukin) 8. Comparing Governance in Global City Regions: Discovering a New Realism (Paul Kantor) 9. How Many Cases is Too Many?  The Power of Three (Caracas, Montevideo, and Porto Alegre) (Benjamin Goldfrank) 10. Theorizing the City: Comparative Research on Social Justice and Spatial Segregation (Setha Low) 11. Comparing Segregation in Paris, Rio and São Paulo (Edmond Preteceille) 12. Parallel Comparative Research in Mumbai and Shanghai (Liza Weinstein) 13. Is there a post-socialist city? Sofia and Belgrade (Sonia Hirt) 14. Valences of the Urban amid Creative Ottoman Legacies: Divisive reinventions in Beirut, Sarajevo, and Istanbul (Ryan Centner)

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Hilary Silver is a professor of urban studies at Brown University and the director of the urban studies program.