Globalizing Cities

Globalizing Cities

by Peter Marcuse
     
 
This exciting collection of original essays provides students and professionals with an international and comparative examination of changes in global cities, revealing a growing pattern of social and spatial division or polarization.

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This exciting collection of original essays provides students and professionals with an international and comparative examination of changes in global cities, revealing a growing pattern of social and spatial division or polarization.

Editorial Reviews

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"This book is a welcome addition to the rapidly growing literature on global cities ... The individual contributors remain closely on-message and the editors are to be commended for providing a very clear statement of the central argument and for distilling the arguments into a comprehensive and convincing conclusion...The specialised nature of the topic, and the fact that this volume will be of most interest to research and final-year students of urban studies rather than to first-or second-year undergraduates. Among such an audience, it merits a wide readership." David Clark, Coventry University

"This is a highly valuable book, combining theoretical arguments with detailed empirical work. This book broadens the scholarly discussion of global cities and offers important insights into the interpretation of local and global processes in a wide range of settings." H-Urban by Mark D. Bjelland, Department of Geography, Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota.

"Globalizing cities, a new spatial order? is a welcome addition to a growing scholarly literature on the processes of globalization ... this volume is a substantial contribution to what is perhaps one of the most important issues confronting the future of cities." Progress in Development Studies

"These excellent essays focus primarily on recent changes in the spatial organization of selected large metropolitan areas ... By concentrating on the details, the authors have liberated us from the glosses of the global cities literature and prepared us to revise our generalizations. The debate they have opened will engage us for at least the next decade." European Planning Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444399615
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/18/2011
Series:
Studies in Urban and Social Change
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
File size:
3 MB

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"This book is a welcome addition to the rapidly growing literature on global cities ... The individual contributors remain closely on-message and the editors are to be commended for providing a very clear statement of the central argument and for distilling the arguments into a comprehensive and convincing conclusion...The specialised nature of the topic, and the fact that this volume will be of most interest to research and final-year students of urban studies rather than to first-or second-year undergraduates. Among such an audience, it merits a wide readership." David Clark, Coventry University

"This is a highly valuable book, combining theoretical arguments with detailed empirical work. This book broadens the scholarly discussion of global cities and offers important insights into the interpretation of local and global processes in a wide range of settings." H-Urban by Mark D. Bjelland, Department of Geography, Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota.

"Globalizing cities, a new spatial order? is a welcome addition to a growing scholarly literature on the processes of globalization ... this volume is a substantial contribution to what is perhaps one of the most important issues confronting the future of cities." Progress in Development Studies

"These excellent essays focus primarily on recent changes in the spatial organization of selected large metropolitan areas ... By concentrating on the details, the authors have liberated us from the glosses of the global cities literature and prepared us to revise our generalizations. The debate they have opened will engage us for at least the next decade." European Planning Studies

Meet the Author

Peter Marcuse is Professor of Urban Planning at Columbia University in New York City. He has also taught at the University of California at Los Angeles, as well as universities in Johannesburg, Weimar, and Sao Paulo. He has been President of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission, and a member of a Community Board in New York City. A lawyer as well as planner, he has written widely on comparative housing and planning issues.

Ronald van Kempen is Associate Professor of urban geography at the Urban Research Centre Utrecht at Utrecht University. His current research focuses on the links between spatial segregation, social exclusion and the development of cities. He has published widely on these subjects. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Housing and the Built Environment.

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