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Critical Concepts in Urban Studies


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Urbanization in China

Urbanization in China

1st Edition

Margaret Crawford, Marco Cenzatti
October 31, 2017

Since the "Opening Up" period of 1978-80, China has urbanized with unprecedented speed. The construction of completely new cities and the dramatic redevelopment of existing urban centers have completely transformed the Chinese landscape. This urban revolution has generated an astonishing number and...

Global Cities

Global Cities

1st Edition

Peter Taylor, Jonathan V Beaverstock, Ben Derudder, James Faulconbridge, John Harrison, Michael Hoyler, Kathy Pain, Frank Witlox
December 11, 2012

A striking consequence of contemporary globalization has been an increase in the importance and prestige of cities. Whereas only a generation or so ago cities were commonly viewed as ‘problems’, the sites of society’s ills, today they are more readily seen as ‘solutions’, places where twenty-first...

Cities and Sustainability

Cities and Sustainability

1st Edition

Joan Fitzgerald, Michael J. Motta Jr.
September 10, 2012

‘Sustainability’ is widely recognized as a key objective of urban development in the twenty-first century. But how is it realized in practice? What are its historical origins and its theoretical underpinnings? How does it connect to, or inform, related movements which seek to create more liveable...

Urban Modelling

Urban Modelling

1st Edition

Alan Wilson
September 08, 2012

The study of cities is one of the grand challenges of twenty-first-century science, and mathematical modelling—in this case, urban modelling—provides a crucial contribution to scholarly and practical projects fully to comprehend their workings, evolution, and associated planning problems. There...

The Making of Olympic Cities

The Making of Olympic Cities

1st Edition

John R. Gold, Margaret M. Gold
June 19, 2012

In the first forty or so years following its revival at the end of the nineteenth century, the burdens placed on cities hosting a modern Olympic Games were relatively modest. However, as the Games have grown in size and stature, morphing from a small-scale summer festival into an intensively...

Urban Regeneration and Renewal

Urban Regeneration and Renewal

1st Edition

Andrew Tallon
March 25, 2010

The pursuit of regeneration and renewal has played an important role in the history and development of the world’s cities, and the theoretical and applied issues around these critical concepts are of increasing importance to governments and local populations, as well as to urban professionals and...

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