Globalizing Cities in a Capitalist World
By (author) John Rennie Short
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Global Metropolitan by John Rennie Short
Book DescriptionExploring the connections between globalization and urbanization, this notable book places particular emphasis on understanding the economic function of global cities, the political process of globalizing cities, and the cultural significance of cosmopolitan cities. The book explores the meaning of the globalizing project in cities: * the maintaining, securing and increasing of urban economic competitiveness in a global world * the reimagining of the city * the rewriting of the city for both internal and external audiences * the construction of new spaces and the hosting of new events. Specific chapters look at the significance of signature architects, the hosting of the Summer Olympics and the role of the super-rich. The main thesis of the book is that this discourse of globalizing is a major force in the restructuring of cities around the world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415305426
(234mm x 156mm x 9mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John Rennie Short
Urban Theory, Paperback (December 2014)
This wide-ranging and state-of-the-art new edition reviews the classic contributions to understanding modern and post-modern cities, and is comprehensively updated to take account of the issues and concepts at stake in 21st century urban theory.
Stress Testing the USA, Hardback (May 2013)
In this volume, the USA is treated as a system that has been stress-tested by four unique events: the War on Terror, Hurricane Katrina, the Financial Meltdown that led to the Great Recession and the Giant Oil Spill. The author uses stress-testing to identify weaknesses within the "system," and examine the response to disaster.
Globalization, Modernity and the City, Paperback (April 2013)» View all books by John Rennie Short
Cities are an integral part of the network of globalisation and important sites of modernisation. This book weaves together broad social themes with detailed urban analysis to explore the connections between the rise of big cities, the creation of a global network and the making of the modern world.
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