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Cities in Transition : Growth, Change and Governance in Six Metropolitan Areas - Nirmala Rao

Cities in Transition

Growth, Change and Governance in Six Metropolitan Areas

Paperback Published: 1st December 2007
ISBN: 9780415329026
Number Of Pages: 200

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This is an up-to-date and topical treatment of how six major cities in Europe, North America and Asia are coping with the new demands on urban government.

Population expansion, the migration of new peoples and disparities between cities and suburbs are longstanding features of the urban crisis. Today, city governments also face demands for popular participation and better public services while they struggle to position themselves in the new world economy. While each of the cities is located in its unique historical setting, the emphasis of the book is upon the common dilemmas raised by major planning problems and the search for more suitable approaches to governance and citizen involvement. A principal theme is the re-engineering of institutional structures designed to foster local responsiveness and popular participation. The discussion is set in the context of the globalizing forces that have impacted to different degrees, at different times, upon London, Tokyo, Toronto, Berlin, Hyderabad and Atlanta.

Cities in Transition is a major and original addition to the comparative literature on urban governance and will be of interest to students of urban studies, governance, globalization and politics.

Changing cities
London: the modernising metropolis
Tokyo: the mobile megalopolis
Toronto: A penchant for metro reform
Berlin: candidate world city?
Hyderabad: hi-tech hub of a rural state
Atlanta: the sprawling metropolis
Conclusion: Cities in Transition
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ISBN: 9780415329026
ISBN-10: 0415329027
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st December 2007
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1