Readings in Urban Theory / Edition 3

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This collection of readings examines the interaction of economy, culture, politics, policy and space within the United States and the United Kingdom. For the second edition, more than half of the readings are new and the introduction and section prefaces have been revised. A section on the city and "the new urbanism" has been added, and there is increased emphasis on design, tourism, sustainability and culture.
  • Examines the interaction of economy, culture, politics, policy and space within the United States and the United Kingdom.
  • Brings together in one place unabridged selections from recent works by authors who have dramatically transformed the field of urban theory.
  • More than half of the readings are new and the introduction and section prefaces have been revised.
  • A section on the city and "the new urbanism" has been added, and there is increased emphasis on design, tourism, sustainability and culture.
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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: 9781444330816
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/22/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 520
  • Sales rank: 1,068,175
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan S. Fainstein is Professor of Urban Planning at Columbia University. Her research has focused on planning theory, comparative public policy, urban redevelopment, and citizen participation. Among her books are Urban Political Movements, Restructuring the City, The City Builders (second edition 2001), Divided Cities (co-edited with Ian Gordon and Michael Harloe; Blackwell, 1992), and Cities and Visitors (co-edited with Lily M. Hoffman and Dennis R. Judd; Blackwell 2003).

Scott Campbell is Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and Policy Development at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. His research has focused on defense-industrial cities, regional and environmental planning, and German cities. He is co-author of The Rise of the Gunbelt (with Ann Markusen, Peter Hall and Sabina Deitrick) and of a forthcoming book on Berlin.

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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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