Planning World Cities: Globalization, Urban Governance and Policy Dilemmas / Edition 1

Planning World Cities: Globalization, Urban Governance and Policy Dilemmas / Edition 1

by Peter Newman, Andrew Thornley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0333748700

ISBN-13: 9780333748701

Pub. Date: 11/27/2004

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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. In contrast to existing texts the book considers both what have traditionally been regarded as "world cities" (London, New York, Tokyo) and a range of other

Overview

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. In contrast to existing texts the book considers both what have traditionally been regarded as "world cities" (London, New York, Tokyo) and a range of other important cities in the European, American and Asian regions. The core of the book focuses on an assessment of the strategic policy and planning options for major cities in response to globalization and other key issues and challenges of the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333748701
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
11/27/2004
Series:
Planning, Environment, Cities Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.19(w) x 8.14(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Conceptual Framework
Global Transformation and the City: The Debates
• Restructured States, City Governance and the Policy Response
North America * 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?
Europe * 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 * 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
Conclusions * Planning World Cities

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