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Global Urban Studies: Global Urban Studies


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This series is published in conjunction with the School of Planning, Design, and Construction at Michigan State University, USA.

Providing cutting edge interdisciplinary research on spatial, political, cultural and economic processes and issues in urban areas across the US and the world, books in this series examine the global processes that impact and unite urban areas. The organizing theme of the book series is the reality that behavior within and between cities and urban regions must be understood in a larger domestic and international context. An explicitly comparative approach to understanding urban issues and problems allows scholars and students to consider and analyse new ways in which urban areas across different societies and within the same society interact with each other and address a common set of challenges or issues. Books in the series cover topics which are common to urban areas globally, yet illustrate the similarities and differences in conditions, approaches, and solutions across the world, such as environment/brownfields, sustainability, health, economic development, culture, governance and national security. In short, the Global Urban Studies book series takes an interdisciplinary approach to emergent urban issues using a global or comparative perspective.

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Negative Neighbourhood Reputation and Place Attachment: The Production and Contestation of Territorial Stigma

Negative Neighbourhood Reputation and Place Attachment: The Production and Contestation of Territorial Stigma

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Paul Kirkness, Andreas Tijé-Dra
December 18, 2020

The concept of territorial stigma, as developed in large part by the urban sociologist Loïc Wacquant, contends that certain groups of people are devalued, discredited and tainted by the reputation of the place where they reside. This book argues that this theory is more relevant and comprehensive...

Metropolis, Money and Markets: Brazilian Urban Financialization in Times of Re-emerging Global Finance

Metropolis, Money and Markets: Brazilian Urban Financialization in Times of Re-emerging Global Finance

1st Edition

Jeroen Klink
February 21, 2020

This book explores the impact of finance on urban spaces as well as cities' role in the social constitution and dissemination of financial logistics and techniques. It brings together literature from different disciplinary areas to increase our understanding of financialization. It observes how...

The Millennial City: Trends, Implications, and Prospects for Urban Planning and Policy

The Millennial City: Trends, Implications, and Prospects for Urban Planning and Policy

1st Edition

Markus Moos, Deirdre Pfeiffer, Tara Vinodrai
July 12, 2019

Millennials have captured our imaginaries in recent years. The conventional wisdom is that this generation of young adults lives in downtown neighbourhoods near cafes, public transit and other amenities. Yet, this depiction is rarely unpacked nor problematized. Despite some commonalities, the...

Disassembled Cities: Social and Spatial Strategies to Reassemble Communities

Disassembled Cities: Social and Spatial Strategies to Reassemble Communities

1st Edition

Elizabeth L. Sweet
December 11, 2018

This book explores the urban, political, and economic effects of contemporary capitalism as well being concerned with a collective analytic that addresses these processes through the lens of disassembling and reassembling dynamics. The processes of contemporary globalization have resulted in the...

Twin Cities: Urban Communities, Borders and Relationships over Time

Twin Cities: Urban Communities, Borders and Relationships over Time

1st Edition

John Garrard, Ekaterina Mikhailova
September 07, 2018

This dynamic international collection provides a comprehensive overview of twin cities on administrative and international borders across the world. Drawing on contemporary and historical examples, it documents constant and changing features of twinned communities over time. The chapters explore a...

Cities at Risk: Planning for and Recovering from Natural Disasters

Cities at Risk: Planning for and Recovering from Natural Disasters

1st Edition

Pierre Filion, Gary Sands
February 12, 2018

As levels of urbanization increase around the world, the growing concentrations of population and economic activity increases vulnerability to natural disasters. Interdependencies among urban populations mean that damage to the built environment, including water, sewer and energy infrastructure,...

From Local Action to Global Networks: Housing the Urban Poor

From Local Action to Global Networks: Housing the Urban Poor

1st Edition

Peter Herrle, Astrid Ley
February 05, 2018

Over the past two decades it has become widely recognized that housing issues have to be placed in a broader framework acknowledging that civil society in the form of Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and their allies are increasingly networking and emerging as strong players that cannot easily...

Governing Urban Regions Through Collaboration: A View from North America

Governing Urban Regions Through Collaboration: A View from North America

1st Edition

Joël Thibert
February 05, 2018

With the demise of the Old Regionalist project of achieving good regional governance through amalgamation, voluntary collaboration has become the modus operandi of a large number of North American metropolitan regions. Although many researchers have become interested in regional collaboration and...

The Housing Question: Tensions, Continuities, and Contingencies in the Modern City

The Housing Question: Tensions, Continuities, and Contingencies in the Modern City

1st Edition

Edward Murphy, Najib B. Hourani
November 30, 2016

In the wake of the Great Recession, housing and its financing suddenly re-emerged as questions of significant public concern. Yet both public and academic debates about housing have remained constricted, tending not to explore how the evolution of housing simultaneously entails basic forms of...

Reclaiming Brownfields: A Comparative Analysis of Adaptive Reuse of Contaminated Properties

Reclaiming Brownfields: A Comparative Analysis of Adaptive Reuse of Contaminated Properties

1st Edition

Richard C. Hula, Laura A. Reese
September 19, 2012

The environmental legacy of past industrial and agricultural development can simultaneously pose serious threats to human health and impede reuse of contaminated land. The urban landscape around the world is littered with sites contaminated with a variety of toxins produced by past use. Both public...

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