1st Edition

The Global City and the Holy City
Narratives on Knowledge, Planning and Diversity

ISBN 9780582356603
Published December 17, 2003 by Routledge
344 Pages

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Book Description

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.


Table of Contents

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1. Introduction

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

11. Conclusion



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