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Title Readings in urban theory / edited by Susan S. Fainstein and Scott Campbell
Edition Second edition
Published Oxford, UK ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishers, 2002


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 MELB  307.76 Fai/Riu 2002  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 417 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents Introduction: theories of urban development and their implications for policy and planning / Susan S. Fainstein and Scott Campbell -- 1. Bourgeois utopias: visions of suburbia / Robert Fishman -- 2. Cities in a world economy / Saskia Sassen -- 3. New industrial cities? The four faces of Silicon Valley / Mia Gray, et al -- 4. Virtual ecology: a brief environmental history of Silicon Valley / Aaron W. Sachs -- 5. Regulation theory, post-Fordism and urban politics / Joe Painter -- 6. The changing world economy and urban restructuring / Susan S. Fainstein -- 7. From the metropolis to globalization: the dialectics of race and urban form / William W. Goldsmith -- 8. Poverty, social rights and the quality of citizenship / Roger Lawson and William Julius Wilson -- 9. Race, class and segregation: discourses about African Americans / Norman Fainstein -- 10. The city as a growth machine / John R. Logan and Harvey L. Molotch -- 11. Partnership and the pursuit of the private city / Gregory D. Squires -- 12. Gentrification, the frontier and the restructuring of urban space / Neil Smith -- 13. Promoting tourism in US cities / Dennis R. Judd -- 14. Fantasy city: pleasure and profit in the postmodern metropolis / John Hannigan -- 15. Whose culture? Whose city? / Sharon Zukin -- 16. See you in Disneyland / Michael Sorkin -- 17. The new urbanism / Douglas Kelbaugh -- 18. Urban or suburban? / Carol Burns, et al -- 19. Social justice, postmodernism and the city / David Harvey.x̜
Summary This collection of readings examines the interaction of economy, culture, politics, policy and space within the United States and the United Kingdom. It brings together in one place unabridged selections from recent works by authors who have dramatically transformed the field of urban theory. The readings deal with the changing urban and regional system, its social impacts, the effect of publicly sponsored redevelopment programs and the cultural meanings of spatial relations. For the second edition, more than half of the readings are new and the introduction and section prefaces have been revised. A section of the city and "the new urbanism" has been added, and there is increased emphasis on design, tourism, sustainability and culture. Many of the additions and replacements are by the same authors as the readings in the previous edition but are more recent, keeping the volume current
Notes Previous ed. published 1996
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Cities and towns.
Urban economics.
Author Fainstein, Susan S.
Campbell, Scott, 1958-
LC no. 2001025968
ISBN 0631223444 hardback acid-free paper
0631223452 paperback acid-free paper