"A comprehensive, readable and energetic collection. Students will benefit from the range of critical ideas and arguments from contemporary urban social sciences and planning, and its excellent coverage of the vital debates."
?Neil Smith, The CUNY Graduate Center
"The third edition of Readings in Urban Theory renews this classic text with key contemporary readings on urban and regional change. Through the lens of cities and urban connections in a globalised world, the book encompasses the themes of economic transformation, social and cultural diversity, and changing urban design in ways that will be of immediate and lasting significance to students, researchers and policy makers alike."
?Gary Bridge, University of Bristol
"This collection brings together one of the most comprehensive sets of theoretically oriented readings on urban topics and issues that can be used systematically or selectively by instructors and researchers alike."
?Xiangming Chen, Trinity College, USA
1 Introduction: Theories of Urban Development and Their Implications for Policy and Planning (Susan S. Fainstein and Scott Campbell).
Part I The Changing Urban and Regional System.
2 Regulation Theory, Post-Fordism and Urban Politics (Joe Painter).
3 Neoliberalization and Democracy (Mark Purcell).
4 The Global City: Strategic Site/New Frontier (Saskia Sassen).
5 The Fifth Migration (Robert Fishman).
6 Urban 'Regions' and Their Governance (Patsy Healey).
Part II Diversity: Race, Gender, Ethnicity and the Partitioning of Space.
7 Cities and Diversity: Should we want it? Can we plan for it? (Susan S. Fainstein).
8 Conceptualizing Recognition in Planning (Ruth Fincher and Kurt Iveson).
9 Women's Aspirations and the Home: Episodes in American Feminist Reform (Gwendolyn Wright).
10 Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women? (Susan Moller Okin).
11 Cities in Quarters (Peter Marcuse).
12 Social Exclusion and Opportunity Structures in European Cities and Neighbourhoods (Alan Murie and Sako Musterd).
Part III Redevelopment and Urban Transformation.
13 Partnership and the Pursuit of the Private City (Gregory D. Squires).
14 Gentrification, the Frontier, and the Restructuring of Urban Space (Neil Smith).
15 Promoting Tourism in US Cities (Dennis R. Judd).
Part IV Culture, Design, and Urban Form Introduction.
16 The End(s) of Urban Design (Michael Sorkin).
17 Changing Landscapes of Power: Opulence and the Urge for Authenticity (Sharon Zukin).
18 The 'Bilbao Effect' (Donald McNeill).
19 Connecting New Urbanism and American Planning: An Historical Interpretation (Emily Talen).
20 Blurring the Boundaries: Public Space and Private Life (Margaret Crawford).
Part V Cities and Space in a Globalized World.
21 Uneven Geographical Developments and Universal Rights (David Harvey).
22 Transnationalism and Citizenship (Michael Peter Smith).
23 Reflections on Place and Place-Making in the Cities of China (John Friedmann).
24 The Economic Theory of the Developmental State (Ha-Joon Chang).
25 The Prevalence of Slums (Mike Davis).
26 Dangerous Spaces of Citizenship: Gang Talk, Rights Talk and Rule of Law in Brazil (James Holston).
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