Globalizing Cities: A New Spatial Order / Edition 1

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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.

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"This book is a welcome addition to the rapidly growing literatureon global cities ... The individual contributors remain closelyon-message and the editors are to be commended for providing a veryclear statement of the central argument and for distilling thearguments into a comprehensive and convincing conclusion...Thespecialised nature of the topic, and the fact that this volume willbe of most interest to research and final-year students of urbanstudies rather than to first-or second-year undergraduates. Amongsuch an audience, it merits a wide readership." David Clark,Coventry University

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

"Globalizing cities, a new spatial order? is a welcomeaddition to a growing scholarly literature on the processes ofglobalization ... this volume is a substantial contribution to whatis perhaps one of the most important issues confronting the futureof cities." Progress in Development Studies

"These excellent essays focus primarily on recent changes in thespatial organization of selected large metropolitan areas ... Byconcentrating on the details, the authors have liberated us fromthe glosses of the global cities literature and prepared us torevise our generalizations. The debate they have opened will engageus for at least the next decade." European PlanningStudies

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Meet the Author

Peter Marcuse is Professor of Urban Planning at ColumbiaUniversity in New York City. He has also taught at the Universityof California at Los Angeles, as well as universities inJohannesburg, Weimar, and Sao Paulo. He has been President of theLos Angeles City Planning Commission, and a member of a CommunityBoard in New York City. A lawyer as well as planner, he has writtenwidely on comparative housing and planning issues.

Ronald van Kempen is Associate Professor of urbangeography at the Urban Research Centre Utrecht at UtrechtUniversity. His current research focuses on the links betweenspatial segregation, social exclusion and the development ofcities. He has published widely on these subjects. He is a memberof the editorial board of the Journal of Housing and the BuiltEnvironment.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures.

List of Maps.

List of Tables.

List of Contributors.

Preface. Acknowledgements.

1. Introduction: Peter Marcuse and Ronald van Kempen.

2. The Unavoidable Continuities of the City: Robert A.Beauregard and Anne Haila.

3. From the Metropolis to Globalization: The Dialectics of Raceand Urban Form: William W. Goldsmith.

4. From Colonial City to Globalizing City?: TheFar-From-Complete Spatial Transformation of Calcutta: SanjoyChakravorty.

5. Rio de Janeiro: Emerging Dualization in a HistoricallyUnequal City: Luiz Cesar Queiroz de Ribeiro and Edward Telles.

6. Singapore: The Changing Residential Landscape in a WinnerCity: Leo van Grunsven.

7. Tokyo: Patterns of Familiarity and Partitions of Difference:Paul Waley.

8. Still a Global City: The Racial and Ethnic Segmentation ofNew York: John Logan.

9. Brussels: Post-Fordist Polarization in a Fordist SpatialCanvass: Christian Kesteloot.

10. The Imprint of the Post-Fordist Transition on AustralianCities: Blair Badcock.

11. The Globalization of Frankfurt am Main: Core, Periphery andSocial Conflict: Roger Keil and Klaus Ronneberger.

12. Conclusion: The New Spatial Order: Peter Marcuse and Ronaldvan Kempen.

List of References.


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