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Cities in Globalization Practices, Policies and Theories

Cities in Globalization: Practices, Policies and Theories

1st Edition

Edited By Peter Taylor, Ben Derudder, Pieter Saey, Frank Witlox
March 21, 2012

Despite traditionally being a strong research topic in urban studies, inter-city relations had become grossly neglected until recently, when it was placed back on the research agenda with the advent of studies of world/global cities. More recently the ‘external relations’ of cities have taken their...

Searching for the Just City Debates in Urban Theory and Practice

Searching for the Just City: Debates in Urban Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Edited By Peter Marcuse, James Connolly, Johannes Novy, Ingrid Olivo, Cuz Potter, Justin Steil
April 10, 2011

Cities are many things. Among their least appealing aspects, cities are frequently characterized by concentrations of insecurity and exploitation. Cities have also long represented promises of opportunity and liberation. Public decision-making in contemporary cities is full of conflict, and ...

Cities and Race America's New Black Ghetto

Cities and Race: America's New Black Ghetto

1st Edition

By David Wilson
October 31, 2006

This fascinating book examines the 1990s rise of a new black ghetto in rust belt America, 'the global ghetto'. It uses the emergent perspective of 'racial economy' to delineate a fundamental proposition; historically neglected and marginalized black ghettos, in a 1990s era of societal boom and...

Small Cities Urban Experience Beyond the Metropolis

Small Cities: Urban Experience Beyond the Metropolis

1st Edition

By David Bell, Mark Jayne
August 23, 2006

Until now, much research in the field of urban planning and change has focused on the economic, political, social, cultural and spatial transformations of global cities and larger metropolitan areas. In this topical new volume, David Bell and Mark Jayne redress this balance, focusing on urban ...

Urban Space and Cityscapes Perspectives from Modern and Contemporary Culture

Urban Space and Cityscapes: Perspectives from Modern and Contemporary Culture

1st Edition

Edited By Christoph Lindner
April 19, 2006

From the verticals of New York, Hong Kong and Singapore to the sprawls of London, Paris and Jakarta, this interdisciplinary volume of new writing examines constructions, representations, imaginations and theorizations of 'cityscapes' in modern and contemporary culture. With specially-commissioned ...

In the Nature of Cities Urban Political Ecology and the Politics of Urban Metabolism

In the Nature of Cities: Urban Political Ecology and the Politics of Urban Metabolism

1st Edition

Edited By Nik Heynen, Maria Kaika, Erik Swyngedouw
January 20, 2006

The social and material production of urban nature has recently emerged as an important area in urban studies, human/environmental interactions and social studies. This has been prompted by the recognition that the material conditions that comprise urban environments are not independent from social...

Reason in the City of Difference

Reason in the City of Difference

1st Edition

By Gary Bridge
December 30, 2004

In the modernist city rationality ruled and subsumed difference in a logic of identity. In the postmodern city, reason is abandoned for an endless play of difference. Reason in the City of Difference poses an alternative to these extremes by drawing on classical American philosophical pragmatism (...

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