Of States and Cities: The Partitioning of Urban Space

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Globalization, the shape of cities, the future of cities, the increasing gap between rich and poor inhabitants, and ethnic and racial segregation, are the key themes of this book. Taking examples from cities from Sao Paulo to Istanbul, from New York to Edinburgh, and adding their own ideas, the authors examine what might be done to improve things for all those who live in cities.

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Professor of Urban Planning, Columbia University

Associate Professor, Urban Research Centre, Utrecht University

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Table of Contents

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List of Figures
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1 States, Cities, and the Partitioning of Urban Space 3
2 The Partitioned City in History 11
3 The Academic Formulations: Explanations for the Partitioned City 35
4 The Poor City: National and Local Perspectives on Changes in Residential Patterns in the British City 59
5 Towards Partitioned Cities in the Netherlands? Changing Patterns of Segregation in a Highly Developed Welfare State 88
6 The Shifting Meaning of the Black Ghetto in the United States 109
7 Economic Restructuring and Urban Segregation in Sao Paulo 143
8 Residential Segregation among Social and Ethnic Groups in Budapest during the Post-communist Transition 170
9 From Egalitarian Cities in Theory to Non-egalitarian Cities in Practice: The Changing Social and Spatial Patterns in Polish Cities 183
10 A Metropolis at the Crossroads: The Changing Social Geography of Istanbul under the Impact of Globalization 200
11 The Rise of Advanced Marginality: Notes on its Nature and Implications 221
12 'Poverty Pockets' and Social Exclusion: On the Role of Place in Shaping Social Inequality 240
13 States, Cities, and the Partitioning of Urban Space: Conclusions 258
Afterword 269
Index 283
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