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The second edition of this internationally comparative text on urban planning covers both the global and regional context in which it takes place and the different combinations of issues confronting different types of cities.  Thoroughly updated throughout, this edition includes a new chapter on "the world city hypothesis."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230247314
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 7/19/2011
  • Series: Planning, Environment, Cities Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

PETER NEWMAN is Professor of Comparative Urban Planning, University of Westminster, UK.
ANDY THORNLEY is Professor of Urban Planning, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.

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Table of Contents

Global Transformation
The World City Hypothesis
Impact of Urban Governance and Policy
Cities in North America: Rediscovering Downtown Regionalism and Devolution
New York: Capital of the World
The Challenge to New York's World City Dominance: Toronto, Mexico City, Chicago, or Los Angeles?
European Integration and Competitive City-Regions
London: From Fragmentation to World City Promotion
Europe's World City Contenders: Paris, Berlin, Frankfurt and Barcelona
Pacific Asia: Economic Interdependence and the Developmental State
Tokyo: Shaping a World City in the Face of Economic Turbulence
Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore. A Battle for Regional Dominance: Mega-projects and State-led Visions
Planning World Cities

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