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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333748701
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/27/2004
  • Series: Planning, Environment, Cities Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.19 (w) x 8.14 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Newman is Director, Centre for Urban and Regional Governance, University of Westminster. Andy Thornley is Director of Regional and Urban Planning Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Global transformation and the city : the debates 12
3 The impact of urban governance and policy 32
4 Cities in North America : rediscovering downtown, regionalism and devolution 54
5 New York : capital of the world 69
6 The challenge to New York's world city dominance : Toronto, Mexico City, Chicago or Los Angeles? 94
7 European integration and competitive city regions 115
8 London : from fragmentation to world city promotion 134
9 Europe's world city contenders : Paris, Berlin, Frankfurt and Barcelona 161
10 Pacific Asia : economic interdependence and the developmental state 184
11 Tokyo : shaping a world city in the face of economic turbulence 202
12 Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore : a battle for regional dominance - mega-projects and state-led visions 227
13 Planning world cities 255
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