Planning World Cities: Globalization and Urban Politics

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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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Overview

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: 9780230247321
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 7/19/2011
  • Series: Planning, Environment, Cities Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition, Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,453,631
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (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

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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