The urbanism of exception the dynamics of global city building in the twenty-first century

This book challenges the conventional (modernist-inspired) understanding of urbanization as a universal process tied to the ideal-typical model of the modern metropolis with its origins in the grand Western experience of city-building. At the start of the twenty-first century, the familiar idea of t...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Murray, Martin J.
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2017
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Collection: Cambridge Books Online - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Global urbanism at the start of the 21st century
  • The shape of cities to come: distended urban form as the template for global urbanism
  • Spatial restructuring on a global scale: enclave urbanism and the fragmentation of urban space
  • Cities as an assemblage of enclaves: realizing the expectations of late modernity
  • Autonomous zones and the eclipse of territorial sovereignty
  • Typologies of zones
  • Hybrid zones and the breakdown of conventional modalities of urban governance
  • Urbanism as exception