The Global City & the Holy City explores the local embodied knowledge of women and men of different national, cultural and ethnic identities and age groups, living in London and Jerusalem. Their narratives focus on the three main concepts of Comfort, Belonging and Commitment to the various spaces in which they live. By deconstructing the meanings of these three notions and analyzing their expression in cognitive temporal maps, The Global City & The Holy City examines the practicalities of incorporating this kind of local embodied knowledge into the professional planning and management of cities in the age of globalization.
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Part I: Planning, Knowledge and Diversity in the City
2. Planning traditions, globalisation and the discourse around knowledge: History, criticism and change
3. Society and space: Diversity, difference and knowledge in the global city
4. London and Jerusalem: Whose planning, whose power, whose diversity?
Part II: The Local Embodied Knowledge of Comfort, Belonging and Commitment in the Global and the Holy City
5. On comfort
6. On belonging
7. On commitment
8. Gender identity and the local embodied knowledge of comfort, belonging and commitment
Part III: Different Ways of Knowing: Diversity, Knowledge and Cognitive Temporal Maps
9. The images of comfort, belonging and commitment in cognitive temporal mapping
Part IV: Between the ‘Holy’ and the ‘Global’: On Local Embodied Knowledge and Spatial Planning
10. Local knowledge and the planning of the built environment: Lessons in practice