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Globalizing Cities

Peter Marcuse (Editor), Ronald Van Kempen (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4443-9961-5
336 pages
July 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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This exciting collection of original essays provides students and professionals with an international and comparative examination of changes in global cities, revealing a growing pattern of social and spatial division or polarization.
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Table of Contents

List of Figures.

List of Maps.

List of Tables.

List of Contributors.

Preface. Acknowledgements.

1. Introduction: Peter Marcuse and Ronald van Kempen.

2. The Unavoidable Continuities of the City: Robert A. Beauregard and Anne Haila.

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

4. From Colonial City to Globalizing City?: The Far-From-Complete Spatial Transformation of Calcutta: Sanjoy Chakravorty.

5. Rio de Janeiro: Emerging Dualization in a Historically Unequal City: Luiz Cesar Queiroz de Ribeiro and Edward Telles.

6. Singapore: The Changing Residential Landscape in a Winner City: Leo van Grunsven.

7. Tokyo: Patterns of Familiarity and Partitions of Difference: Paul Waley.

8. Still a Global City: The Racial and Ethnic Segmentation of New York: John Logan.

9. Brussels: Post-Fordist Polarization in a Fordist Spatial Canvass: Christian Kesteloot.

10. The Imprint of the Post-Fordist Transition on Australian Cities: Blair Badcock.

11. The Globalization of Frankfurt am Main: Core, Periphery and Social Conflict: Roger Keil and Klaus Ronneberger.

12. Conclusion: The New Spatial Order: Peter Marcuse and Ronald van Kempen.

List of References.


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Author Information

Peter Marcuse is Professor of Urban Planning at Columbia University in New York City. He has also taught at the University of California at Los Angeles, as well as universities in Johannesburg, Weimar, and Sao Paulo. He has been President of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission, and a member of a Community Board in New York City. A lawyer as well as planner, he has written widely on comparative housing and planning issues.

Ronald van Kempen is Associate Professor of urban geography at the Urban Research Centre Utrecht at Utrecht University. His current research focuses on the links between spatial segregation, social exclusion and the development of cities. He has published widely on these subjects. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Housing and the Built Environment.

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The Wiley Advantage

  • Clear, accessible introduction to change in global cities.

  • The issues covered include hot current debates such as globalization, racial and ethnic identities.

  • The contributors are all well known in their field and their contributions all share a common focus and framework.
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"This book is a welcome addition to the rapidly growing literature on global cities ... The individual contributors remain closely on-message and the editors are to be commended for providing a very clear statement of the central argument and for distilling the arguments into a comprehensive and convincing conclusion...The specialised nature of the topic, and the fact that this volume will be of most interest to research and final-year students of urban studies rather than to first-or second-year undergraduates. Among such an audience, it merits a wide readership." David Clark, Coventry University <!--end-->

"This is a highly valuable book, combining theoretical arguments with detailed empirical work. This book broadens the scholarly discussion of global cities and offers important insights into the interpretation of local and global processes in a wide range of settings." H-Urban by Mark D. Bjelland, Department of Geography, Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota.

"Globalizing cities, a new spatial order? is a welcome addition to a growing scholarly literature on the processes of globalization ... this volume is a substantial contribution to what is perhaps one of the most important issues confronting the future of cities." Progress in Development Studies

"These excellent essays focus primarily on recent changes in the spatial organization of selected large metropolitan areas ... By concentrating on the details, the authors have liberated us from the glosses of the global cities literature and prepared us to revise our generalizations. The debate they have opened will engage us for at least the next decade." European Planning Studies

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