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Globalizing Cities : A New Spatial Order? - Peter Marcuse

Globalizing Cities

A New Spatial Order?


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This exciting collection of essays provides an international and comparative examination of changes in the spaces and forms of cities, revealing a growing pattern of spatial division and polarization.The book begins with the editors' hypothesis that there is a new spatial order within cities as the result of the process of globalization. Current issues are examined including the effects of the intersection of global issues - such as economic restructuring and migration - with national and local influences, such as race, politics and culture. The international contributors to the volume use a series of case studies of cities ranging from New York to Calcutta, Frankfurt to Tokyo, Rio to Singapore, Brussels to Sydney, to discuss actual contemporary urban spatial change. In the concluding chapter, the editors summarize the contributions and present readers with a modification of the original hypothesis.

"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

"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

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

ISBN: 9780631212904
ISBN-10: 0631212906
Series: Studies in Urban and Social Change
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 7th April 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.44 x 15.53  x 2.02
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1