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Author Simone Gross, Jill

Title Constructing Metropolitan Space : Actors, Policies and Processes of Rescaling in World Metropolises
Published Milton : Routledge, 2018


Description 1 online resource (251 pages)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgments; Preface; PART I: Introduction; 1 Introduction: actors, policies and processes in the construction of metropolitan space: conceptual and analytical issues; PART II: Constructing metropolitan space in world cities: case studies; 2 Berlin as an 'implicit' metropolitan space: contradictions in the institutional constructionof scale; 3 Contrasting the spatial and political dimensions of rescaling in metropolitan Delhi
4 The governance of Istanbul metropolitan development: the role of the state and the private sector5 Contesting the region: transportation and the politics of scale inNewYork; 6 Paris, a contested construction of metropolitan space; 7 Economic actors at odds with the metropolis: Rio de Janeiro in the context of mega-events; 8 The uncertain metropolization of Rome: economy, space and governance; 9 Urban strategies for extended metropolises in Shenzhen and the Pearl River Delta: state-firm dynamics in anchoring the newmetropolitan center; PART III: Findings and conclusions
Summary There is little question today that processes of globalization affect national and local economies, governance processes, and conditions for economic competitiveness in the major urban regions of the world. In most liberal-democratic countries, these processes are occurring according to a rationale which attempts to combine strategies of state-supported development with increasing local-regional governmental decentralization and autonomy. Against this background, the issue of metropolitan development is being redefined worldwide, along with its institutional frameworks, modes of governance, policy instruments, and spatial planning strategies. The overarching assumption of this volume is that 'metropolitan space', far from being consolidated as a policy object, is currently being redefined and in some instances 'constructed' and contested as a scale, through a variety of policy practices related to spatial-economic development objectives. Through case studies drawn from across four continents, the authorsreveal a range of interesting cross-national commonalities concerning the power that state actors, situated at various spatial scales, exert as agents in these processes. This volume interrogates key research issues raised by these developments, andis intended as a contribution to the establishment of a globally comparative analysis of the construction of metropolitan spaces and scales under conditions of globalization and neoliberalization
Notes 10 The construction of metropolitan space: comparative lessonsIndex
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Subject City planning.
Regional planning.
Urban policy.
regional planning.
SCIENCE -- Environmental Science.
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Geography.
spatial planning.
transnational corporations.
urban development.
City planning.
Regional planning.
Urban policy.
Form Electronic book
Author Gualini, Enrico
Ye, Lin
ISBN 9781351212076