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Author Aldy, Hossam

Title Translating the City
Published London : Taylor and Francis, 2014


Description 1 online resource (248 pages)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Table of Contents; Introduction; The quest for urban knowledge; The urban and those who contemplate it; Between theory and practice: foundations for a definition of the profession of urban researcher; Contents of this book; References; Part 1 Planning; Planning, Modernism and the Challenge of Enduring Urban Segregation; Imperatives for uncoupling segregation and modernist planning; Rethinking the legacy of modernity, given the challenges of post-apartheid segregation; Conclusion; Modernism in Emerging Cities: a 'Global-Modern' Concept?; Introduction
The modern cityThe postmodern city; The global-modern city; Urban transition: from postmodernism (via modernism) to global-modernism?; Attempts at modernism; Conclusion; References; Part 2 Order; A Radical Strategy to Deal with Slum Upgrading in the City of Rio de Janeiro; Conflict and violence in the city of Rio de Janeiro: a historical overview; Conflict and violence in a risk society: a theoretical approach; Order and disorder in the urban space; Urban order and the industrial city; The realm of power; Paulo Freire's pedagogy of the oppressed; A methodological proposition
A Theoretical Proposal to Reconsider the Contemporary City as Violent, Segregated and MobileIntroduction; Re-thinking the city through violence, segregation and mobility; Mobile risk society; Medellin: a violent, segregated, mobile city?; Conclusion; References; Part 3 Nature; The Elusive Slum and Uneven Spatial Trajectories, Focus on Dharavi, Mumbai, India; India's uneven urbanization?; Shifty concepts: slums and other habitats; Dharavi: tool-house city; Uneven cities; Conclusion; Urbanization Regimes of the Ordinary City; 1. The city and its other: an alternative path to urban development
The paths to a meta-critique of the neoliberal urban orderPolicing urban order; The quest for another urban order; 2. Opening up urban futures; The end of disjunctive thinking: the challenge of symmetrization; Symmetrizing urban studies; 3. The place of difference in the city: elements for a pragmatic of urban order; A history of urban difference in Geneva; Fundamental modes of ordering the city: a dialogue between ordinary cities; The disjunctive urban order of the 'warranted city'; References; Part 4 Cultures
Urbanity as a Way of Life: Risky Behaviour, Creativity, and Post-heroism in Canada and MexicoLiving in an urban world; The contractual logic of action; The actuarial logic of action; The urban logic of action; Conclusion; [Heroic] Figures of Urbanity, 'Creativists' and Travellers: New (Post)Heroes in Town; Introduction: punk situations in creative cities; Creativists and interstices; Travellers and their trucks: Do It Yourself as a logic of action; Conclusion: punkspace, the final critique of urbanism; References; Part 5 Image; Informal Urbanism & Limited Mobility: Lessons from Dubai
Notes Theorizing the everyday: little space vs. big space
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Subject Sociology, Urban -- Research
Cities and towns.
Urban policy.
Cities and towns.
Sociology, Urban -- Research.
Urban policy.
Form Electronic book
Author Pedrazzini, Yves
Vincent-Geslin, St├ęphanie
Zorro, Yafiza
ISBN 9781134950904