The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies, 1st Edition

  • John Hannigan University of Toronto
  • Greg Richards Tilburg University
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1526421631
  • ISBN-13: 9781526421630
  • DDC: 307.76
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 610 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released August 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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The last two decades have been an exciting and richly productive period for debate and academic research on the city. This handbook offers comprehensive coverage of this modern re-thinking of urban theory, both gathering together the best of what has been achieved so far, and signalling the way to future theoretical insights and empirically grounded research.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures.
List of Tables.
Notes on the Editors and Contributors.
1: Introduction.
The Globalized City.
2: Locating Transnational Urban Connections Beyond World City Networks.
3: Frontier Financial Cities.
4: Eventful Cities: Strategies for Event-Based Urban Development.
Urban Entrepreneurialism, Branding, Governance.
5: Twin Cities: Territorial and Relational Urbanism.
6: Idealizing the European City in a Neoliberal Age.
7: City Branding as a Governance Strategy.
Marginality, Risk and Resilience.
8: Territorial Stigmatization: Symbolic Defamation and the Contemporary Metropolis.
9: The Liminal City: Gender, Mobility and Governance in a Twenty-first Century African City1.
10: Constructing and Contesting Resilience in Post-Disaster Urban Communities.
Suburbs and Suburbanization: Stratification, Sprawl and Sustainability.
11: Emerging Geographies of Suburban Disadvantage.
12: The Climate Change Challenge.
13: Social Construction of Smart Growth Policies and Strategies.
Distinctive and Visible Cities.
14: The Global Art City.
15: Lights, City, Action….
16: On Urban (In)Visibilities.
17: Events as Creative District Generators? Beyond the Conventional Wisdom.
18: Mega-Events in Emerging Nations and the Festivalization of the Urban Backstage: The Cases of Brazil and South Africa.
Creative Cities.
19: Urban Cultural Movements and the Night: Struggling for the ‘Right to the Creative (Party) City’ in Geneva.
20: Creative Cities – An International Perspective.
21: Moving to Meet and Make: Rethinking Creativity in Making Things Take Place.
22: Creative Clusters in Urban Spaces.
23: Rebalancing the Creative City After 20 Years of Debate.
Urbanization, Urbanity and Urban Lifestyles.
24: Urbanization and Housing in Africa.
25: Differentiated Residential Orientations of Class Fractions.
26: Some Scenes of Urban Life.
27: Urban Foodscapes: Repositioning Food in Urban Studies Through the Case of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside1.
New Directions in Urban Theory.
28: African Ideas of the Urban.
29: New Frontiers in Researching Chinese Cities.
30: Informal Settlement and Assemblage Theory.
Urban Futures.
31: The Changing Urban Future: The Views of the Media and Academics.
32: Olympic Futures and Urban Imaginings: from Albertopolis to Olympicopolis.
33: Experiencing the Hybrid City: The Role of Digital Technology in Public Urban Places.
34: The New Urban World: Challenges and Policy with Respect to Shrinking Cities.