The Globalized City: Economic Restructing and Social Polarization in European Cities

The Globalized City: Economic Restructing and Social Polarization in European Cities

by Frank Moulaert
     
 

This book explores the dynamics that have accompanied the implementation of large-scale Urban Development Projects (UDPs) in nine European cities within the European Union (EU). The principal aim is to show how the production of these new urban spaces is actually also part of the production of a new polity, a new economy, and new forms of living urban life that are

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This book explores the dynamics that have accompanied the implementation of large-scale Urban Development Projects (UDPs) in nine European cities within the European Union (EU). The principal aim is to show how the production of these new urban spaces is actually also part of the production of a new polity, a new economy, and new forms of living urban life that are not very promising for a socially harmonious and just future for metropolitan urban Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199260409
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/05/2003
Series:
Oxford Geographical and Environmental Studies Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction, Erik Swyngedouw, Frank Moulaert, and Arantxa Rodriguez
1. 'The World in a Grain of Sand': Large-Scale Urban Development Projects and the Dynamics of 'Glocal' Transformations, Erik Swyngedouw, Frank Moulaert, and Arantxa Rodriguez
2. Urban Restructuring, Social-Political Polarization, and New Urban Policies, Arantxa Rodriguez, Erik Swyngedouw, and Frank Moulaert
3. Large-Scale Urban Development Projects, Urban Dynamics, and Social Polarization: A Methodological Reflection, Frank Moulaert, Arantxa Rodriguez, and Erik Swyngedouw
4. The Olympic Village: A Redevelopment Marathon in Greater Athens, Pavlos-Marinos Delladetsima
5. Gambling, Politics, or Successful Entrepreneurialism? The Orestad Project in Copenhagen, John Andersen
6. Facing Fiscal Crisis: Urban Flagship Projects in Berlin, Harmut H"aussermann and Katja Simons
7. Old Elites in a New City: Restructuring the Leopold Quarter and the Europeanization of Brussels, Guy Baeten
8. Competitive City: Governance and the Changing Dynamics of Urban Regeneration in Dublin, Brendan Bartley and Kasey Treadwell Shine
9. Modernizing or Polarizing Vienna?, Vanessa Redak, Andreas Novy, and Joachim Becker
10. Restructuring Cities: Miracles and Mirages in Urban Revitalization in Bilbao, Arantxa Rodriguez and Elena Martinez
11. Urban Development for Competitiveness and Cohesion: The Expo '98 Urban Project in Lisbon, Joao Cabral and Berta Rato
12. Business as Usual: The Naples Business District (Centro Direzionale di Napoli), Serena Vicari Haddock
13. The Contradictions of Urbanizing Globalization, Erik Swyngedouw, Frank Moulaert, and Arantxa Rodriguez

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