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Globalizing Cities: A New Spatial Order?

Peter Marcuse (Editor), Ronald Van Kempen (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-39961-5 July 2011 Wiley-Blackwell 336 Pages


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.

List of Figures vii

List of Maps viii

List of Tables x

List of Contributors xii

Series Editors' Preface xv

Preface xvii

1 Introduction 1
Peter Marcuse and Ronald van Kempen

2 The Unavoidable Continuities of the City 22
Robert A. Beauregard and Anne Haila

3 From the Metropolis to Globalization: The Dialectics of Race and Urban Form 37
William W. Goldsmith

4 From Colonial City to Globalizing City? The Far-fromcomplete Spatial Transformation of Calcutta 56
Sanjoy Chakravorty

5 Rio de Janeiro: Emerging Dualization in a Historically Unequal City 78
Luiz Cesar de Queiroz Ribeiro and Edward E. Telles

6 Singapore: the Changing Residential Landscape in a Winner City 95
Leo van Grunsven

7 Tokyo: Patterns of Familiarity and Partitions of Difference 127
Paul Waley

8 Still a Global City: The Racial and Ethnic Segmentation of New York 158
John R. Logan

9 Brussels: Post-Fordist Polarization in a Fordist Spatial Canvas 186
Christian Kesteloot

10 The Imprint of the Post-Fordist Transition on Australian Cities 211
Blair Badcock

11 The Globalization of Frankfurt am Main: Core, Periphery and Social Conflict 228
Roger Keil and Klaus Ronneberger

12 Conclusion: A Changed Spatial Order 249
Peter Marcuse and Ronald van Kempen

List of References 276

Index 302

"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

  • 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.