Readings in Urban Theory / Edition 2

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Updated with a majority of new readings, the Third Edition of Readings in Urban Theory expands its focus to present the most recent developments in urban and regional theories and policies in a globalized world.

  • Around 75% of the readings included are new for the third edition
  • Unifies readings by an orientation toward political economy and normative themes of social justice
  • Expands the focus on international planning, including globalization and theories of development
  • Addresses the full range of core urban theory so as to remain the primary text in courses
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This remarkable multidisciplinary anthology provides the theoretical tools for readers to make sense of the urban world. Essays by leading scholars review the ideas and concepts that underpin urban policy and planning-from cities' functions in a regional and global context to their role as reflectors of urban culture and fantasy. Readers will be challenged by analyses of urban racism and rights of citizenship, growth machines and tourist bubbles, global cities and the new urbanism." John Logan, University of Albany
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631223443
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Edition description: 2ND, REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan S. Fainstein is a Professor in the Urban Planning Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Her books include The City Builders (second edition, 2001), and Restructuring the City (1986). Fainstein is also a recipient of the Distinguished Educator Award of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) for lifetime career achievement.

Scott Campbell is an Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Doctoral Program Director in the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. He is a co-author of The Rise of the Gunbelt: The Military Remapping of Industrial America. His article on sustainable development won an award for best article of the year from the Journal of the American Planning Association.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Introduction: Theories of Urban Development and their Implications for Policy and Planning 1
Pt. I The Changing Urban and Regional System
1 Bourgeois Utopias: Visions of Suburbia 21
2 Cities in a World Economy 32
3 New Industrial Cities? The Four Faces of Silicon Valley 57
4 Virtual Ecology: A Brief Environmental History of Silicon Valley 80
5 Regulation Theory, Post-Fordism and Urban Politics 92
6 The Changing World Economy and Urban Restructuring 110
Pt. II Race and Inequality
7 From the Metropolis to Globalization: The Dialectics of Race and Urban Form 129
8 Poverty, Social Rights, and the Quality of Citizenship 150
9 Race, Class, and Segregation: Discourses about African Americans 170
Pt. III Redevelopment and Urban Transformation
10 The City as a Growth Machine 199
11 Partnership and the Pursuit of the Private City 239
12 Gentrification, the Frontier, and the Restructuring of Urban Space 260
13 Promoting Tourism in US Cities 278
Pt. IV Culture, Design, and Urban Form
14 Fantasy City: Pleasure and Profit in the Postmodern Metropolis 305
15 Whose Culture? Whose City? 325
16 See You in Disneyland 335
17 The New Urbanism 354
18 Urban or Suburban? 362
19 Social Justice, Postmodernism, and the City 386
Index 403
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