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
     
 

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

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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

1Introduction1
2Global transformation and the city : the debates12
3The impact of urban governance and policy32
4Cities in North America : rediscovering downtown, regionalism and devolution54
5New York : capital of the world69
6The challenge to New York's world city dominance : Toronto, Mexico City, Chicago or Los Angeles?94
7European integration and competitive city regions115
8London : from fragmentation to world city promotion134
9Europe's world city contenders : Paris, Berlin, Frankfurt and Barcelona161
10Pacific Asia : economic interdependence and the developmental state184
11Tokyo : shaping a world city in the face of economic turbulence202
12Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore : a battle for regional dominance - mega-projects and state-led visions227
13Planning world cities255

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