Global City Regions: Their Emerging Forms

Global City Regions: Their Emerging Forms

by Gary Hack
     
 

ISBN-10: 0419232400

ISBN-13: 9780419232407

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

A unique comparative study based on funded research, of eleven city regions across three continents looking at changes over the last 30 years. Detailed changes in land use are presented here with series of maps prepared especially for the study. The socio-economic and physical forms of city regions have been examined for comparative study and the findings will be

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A unique comparative study based on funded research, of eleven city regions across three continents looking at changes over the last 30 years. Detailed changes in land use are presented here with series of maps prepared especially for the study. The socio-economic and physical forms of city regions have been examined for comparative study and the findings will be of interest to all those concerned with urban development in their professional and academic work. The book features numerous maps which underline research findings. Cities covered are: Ankara, Bangkok, Boston, Madrid, Randstad, San Diego, Chile, Sao Paulo, Seattle and the Central Puget, Taipei, Tokyo, West Midlands.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780419232407
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
11.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Pt. 1Assumptions and Objectives
Ch. 1Introduction3
Ch. 2Planning the city region: a short history of Western practice8
Pt. 2Studies of Global City Regions
Table 1Indicators for the eleven global city regions19
Key to the illustrations in Part 222
Ch. 3The Bangkok region23
Ch. 4The Boston region38
Ch. 5The Madrid region54
Ch. 6The Randstad66
Ch. 7San Diego and Tijuana80
Ch. 8The Santiago region95
Ch. 9The Sao Paulo region107
Ch. 10Scattle and the central Puget Sound120
Ch. 11The Taipei region135
Ch. 12The Tokyo region149
Ch. 13The West Midlands163
Pt. 3Comparing and Contrasting the Cases
Ch. 14Infrastructure and regional form183
Ch. 15Emerging cultures of governance193
Pt. 4Essays about City Regions
Ch. 16Urban management in the global economy207
Ch. 17Crossing cybercities: boundary problems separating the regional space of the city from the matrix of cyberspace214
Ch. 18The future of transport: mobility and infrastructure229
Ch. 19Planning cyberplaces236
Ch. 20Telecommunications and sustainable cities244
Ch. 21Regional grid planning249
Ch. 22Discontiguous urban growth: edge cities, global cities, or both?260
Ch. 23Cities in the global economy269
Ch. 24The joys of spread-city277
Index282

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