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Palgrave Macmillan

Planning World Cities

Globalization and Urban Politics

Edition 2nd edition
ISBN 9780230247314
Publication Date July 2011
Formats Hardcover Ebook (PDF) Paperback Ebook (EPUB) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Planning, Environment, Cities

This major comparative text on urban planning, and the global and regional context in which it takes place, examines what have been traditionally regarded as 'world cities' (New York, London, Tokyo) and also a range of other important cities in America, Europe and Asia. The authors show the role planning has played in the way cities have responded to the forces of globalization, and argue for the importance of diverse – rather than one-size-fits-all – planning practices.

This fully revised second edition systematically brings the debates on the impact of globalization right up to date and provides integrated coverage of the latest planning theory and practice. It also contains extended analysis of the implications of the rapid growth of Chinese cities such as Shanghai, Hong Kong and Beijing. New material is included on the impact of globalization on poorer mega-cities like Mumbai and Johannesburg.

PETER NEWMAN is Professor of Comparative Urban Planning, University of Westminster, UK.

ANDY THORNLEY is Emeritus Professor of Urban Planning, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.

Introduction
PART I: CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
Global Transformation
The World City Debate
Planning and Governance: Nation States, City-regions and Urban Politics
Globalizing Cities outside the Core Global Regions
PART II: NORTH AMERICA
Cities in the North America Region
New York: Capital of the World
The Challenge to New York's World City Dominance: Toronto, Mexico City, Chicago, or Los Angeles?
PART III: EUROPE
European Integration and Competitive City Regions
London: From Fragmentation to World City Promotion
Europe's World City Contenders: Paris, Berlin, Barcelona…Istanbul?
PART IV: PACIFIC ASIA
Pacific Asia: Strong State Leadership and Rapid Urban Transformation
Tokyo: Shaping a World City in the Face of Economic Turbulence
Regional Competition for World City Status - Mega-Projects and State-Led Visions in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing
PART V: CONCLUSIONS
Planning World Cities
 
 

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