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Readings in Urban Theory / Edition 3
     

Readings in Urban Theory / Edition 3

by Susan S. Fainstein, Scott Campbell
 

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ISBN-10: 1444330810

ISBN-13: 9781444330816

Pub. Date: 03/22/2011

Publisher: Wiley

Over the last two decades great strides have been made in urban theory. Drawing on works in geography, planning, design, history, sociology, political science, and cultural studies, the new Third Edition of Readings in Urban Theory presents the most recent developments in the field while also reflecting its highly interdisciplinary nature. These carefully

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Over the last two decades great strides have been made in urban theory. Drawing on works in geography, planning, design, history, sociology, political science, and cultural studies, the new Third Edition of Readings in Urban Theory presents the most recent developments in the field while also reflecting its highly interdisciplinary nature. These carefully selected readings — approximately three quarters new for this edition — address issues that represent the fundamental underpinnings of urban theory. These include the changing urban and regional system, the social impacts of these policies, the effects of publicly sponsored redevelopment programs, cultural meanings of spatial relations, and many others. In addition, this new edition expands its focus of urban planning issues beyond the U.S. and U.K. to reflect a more globalized world. Collectively, these readings from leading scholars offer both a realistic depiction of the new urban and regional environment and innovative approaches to explaining its underlying causes, meanings, and consequences. By presenting an incisive overview and analysis of the most current theories behind urban and regional development, the Third Edition of Readings in Urban Theory goes a long way in helping us make sense of today's world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444330816
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/22/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
516
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures.

List of Tables.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction: Theories of Urban Development and Their Implications for Policy Planning.

Part I: The Changing Urban and Regional System:.

Introduction.

1. Bourgeois Utopias: Visions of Suburbia: Robert Fishman.

2. Cities in a World Economy: Saskia Sassen.

3. New Industrial Cities? The Four Faces of Silicon Valley: Mia Gray, Elyse Golob, Ann Markusen, Sam Ock Park.

4. Virtual Ecology: A Brief Environmental History of Silicon Valley: Aaron Sachs.

5. Regulation Theory, Post-Fordism and Urban Politics: Joe Painter.

6. The Changing World Economy and Urban Restructuring: Susan S. Fainstein.

Part II: Race and Inequality:.

Introduction.

7. From the Metropolis to Globalization: The Dialectics of Race and Urban Form: William W. Goldsmith.

8. Poverty, Social Rights and the Quality of Citizenship: Roger Lawson and William Julius Wilson.

9. Race, Class, and Segregation: Discourses about African Americans: Norman Fainstein.

Part III: Redevelopment and Urban Transformation:.

Introduction.

10. The City as a Growth Machine: John R. Logan and Harvey L. Molotch.

11. Partnership and the Pursuit of the Private City: Gregory D. Squires.

12. Gentrification, the Frontier, and the Restructuring of Urban Space: Neil Smith.

13. Promoting Tourism in US Cities: Dennis R. Judd.

Part IV: Culture, Design, and Urban Form:.

Introduction.

14. Fantasy City: Pleasure and Profit in the Postmodern Metropolis: John Hannigan.

15. Whose Culture? Whose City?: Sharon Zukin.

16. See you in Disneyland: Michael Sorkin.

17. The New Urbanism: Douglas Kelbaugh.

18. Urban or Suburban?: Carol Burns, Robert Campbell, Andres Duany, Jerold Kayden and Alex Krieger.

19. Social Justice, Postmodernism, and the City: David Harvey.

Index.

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