Readings in Urban Theory / Edition 2

Readings in Urban Theory / Edition 2

by Susan S. Fainstein
     
 

Intended to address a set of questions rather than to provide a survey of the field, the 19 readings presented by Fainstein (urban planning and policy development, Rutgers U.) and Campbell (urban planning and policy development, U. of Michigan) were selected to discuss the changing urban and regional systems of the United States and the United Kingdom, the social… See more details below

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Intended to address a set of questions rather than to provide a survey of the field, the 19 readings presented by Fainstein (urban planning and policy development, Rutgers U.) and Campbell (urban planning and policy development, U. of Michigan) were selected to discuss the changing urban and regional systems of the United States and the United Kingdom, the social impacts of those systems, the effects of publicly sponsored redevelopment programs, and the cultural meaning of spatial relations. Specific topics include examinations of the New Urbanism theories gaining prominence in the US; the environmental history of Silicon Valley; the relation of the world economy to urban restructuring; the interactions between race, class, and segregation; gentrification and the restructuring of space; the promotion of urban tourism; and the "Disneyification" of urban space. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631223443
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Edition description:
2ND, REVISED
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.42(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Theories of Urban Development and their Implications for Policy and Planning1
Pt. IThe Changing Urban and Regional System
1Bourgeois Utopias: Visions of Suburbia21
2Cities in a World Economy32
3New Industrial Cities? The Four Faces of Silicon Valley57
4Virtual Ecology: A Brief Environmental History of Silicon Valley80
5Regulation Theory, Post-Fordism and Urban Politics92
6The Changing World Economy and Urban Restructuring110
Pt. IIRace and Inequality
7From the Metropolis to Globalization: The Dialectics of Race and Urban Form129
8Poverty, Social Rights, and the Quality of Citizenship150
9Race, Class, and Segregation: Discourses about African Americans170
Pt. IIIRedevelopment and Urban Transformation
10The City as a Growth Machine199
11Partnership and the Pursuit of the Private City239
12Gentrification, the Frontier, and the Restructuring of Urban Space260
13Promoting Tourism in US Cities278
Pt. IVCulture, Design, and Urban Form
14Fantasy City: Pleasure and Profit in the Postmodern Metropolis305
15Whose Culture? Whose City?325
16See You in Disneyland335
17The New Urbanism354
18Urban or Suburban?362
19Social Justice, Postmodernism, and the City386
Index403

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