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Readings in Urban Theory. 3rd Edition

  • ID: 2249034
  • Book
  • February 2011
  • 516 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Over the last two decades great strides have been made in urban theory. Drawing on works in geography, planning, design, history, sociology, political science, and cultural studies, the new Third Edition of
Readings in Urban Theory presents the most recent developments in the field while also reflecting its highly interdisciplinary nature. These carefully selected readings –– approximately three quarters new for this edition –– address issues that represent the fundamental underpinnings of urban theory. These include the changing urban and regional system, the social impacts of these policies, the effects of publicly sponsored redevelopment programs, cultural meanings of spatial relations, and many others. In addition, this new edition expands its focus of urban planning issues beyond the U.S. and U.K. to reflect a more globalized world. Collectively, these readings from leading scholars offer both a realistic depiction of the new urban and regional environment and innovative approaches to explaining its underlying causes, meanings, and consequences. By presenting an incisive overview and analysis of the most current theories behind urban and regional development, the Third Edition of
Readings in Urban Theory goes a long way in helping us make sense of today′s world.
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1 Introduction: Theories of Urban Development and Their Implications for Policy and Planning (Susan S. Fainstein and Scott Campbell).

Part I The Changing Urban and Regional System.

2 Regulation Theory, Post–Fordism and Urban Politics (Joe Painter).

3 Neoliberalization and Democracy (Mark Purcell).

4 The Global City: Strategic Site/New Frontier (Saskia Sassen).

5 The Fifth Migration (Robert Fishman).

6 Urban ′Regions′ and Their Governance (Patsy Healey).

Part II Diversity: Race, Gender, Ethnicity and the Partitioning of Space.

7 Cities and Diversity: Should we want it? Can we plan for it? (Susan S. Fainstein).

8 Conceptualizing Recognition in Planning (Ruth Fincher and Kurt Iveson).

9 Women′s Aspirations and the Home: Episodes in American Feminist Reform (Gwendolyn Wright).

10 Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women? (Susan Moller Okin).

11 Cities in Quarters (Peter Marcuse).

12 Social Exclusion and Opportunity Structures in European Cities and Neighbourhoods (Alan Murie and Sako Musterd).

Part III Redevelopment and Urban Transformation.

13 Partnership and the Pursuit of the Private City (Gregory D. Squires).

14 Gentrification, the Frontier, and the Restructuring of Urban Space (Neil Smith).

15 Promoting Tourism in US Cities (Dennis R. Judd).

Part IV Culture, Design, and Urban Form Introduction.

16 The End(s) of Urban Design (Michael Sorkin).

17 Changing Landscapes of Power: Opulence and the Urge for Authenticity (Sharon Zukin).

18 The ′Bilbao Effect′ (Donald McNeill).

19 Connecting New Urbanism and American Planning: An Historical Interpretation (Emily Talen).

20 Blurring the Boundaries: Public Space and Private Life (Margaret Crawford).

Part V Cities and Space in a Globalized World.

21 Uneven Geographical Developments and Universal Rights (David Harvey).

22 Transnationalism and Citizenship (Michael Peter Smith).

23 Reflections on Place and Place–Making in the Cities of China (John Friedmann).

24 The Economic Theory of the Developmental State (Ha–Joon Chang).

25 The Prevalence of Slums (Mike Davis).

26 Dangerous Spaces of Citizenship: Gang Talk, Rights Talk and Rule of Law in Brazil (James Holston).

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Susan S. Fainstein
Scott Campbell
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