Moving Cities – Contested Views on Urban Life

The texts of the book focus on the problems and challenges of urban change, especially in Europe, in the contemporary context of intense mobility. The main topics are mobility, urban social structure, migrations, urban inequalities, urban activism, community, neighbourhood life, uses of public space...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Ferro, Lígia (Editor), Smagacz-Poziemska, Marta (Editor), Gómez, M. Victoria (Editor), Kurtenbach, Sebastian (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Wiesbaden Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2018, 2018
Edition:1st ed. 2018
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Moving Cities: Contested Views on Urban Life: Editors’ Introduction
  • The Global City: Strategic Site, New Frontier
  • On Roots and Routes. The Quest for Community in Times of Diversity and Inequality
  • Daily Mobility and Urban Sprawl: Mobile Ethnography in the Metropolitan Region of Barcelona (MRB)
  • Empty Space: Historical Memory in the Contemporary City
  • The 2014 World Cup on the Streets of Vila Madalena (São Paulo)
  • Shops as the bricks and mortar of place identity: a comparison of shopping streets in Brussels, Paris and Geneva
  • Measuring Deprivation in the City of Barcelona: Incorporating Subjective and Objective Factors
  • Analysing Pilsen Mexican Neighbourhood in Chicago through the lens of competitiveness and social cohesion
  • Perceived social disorder in post-WWII housing estates: recent evidence from Finland
  • New Means of Behaviour and Space Appropriation in the Post-Privatisation Era. The Case of Starčevica, Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Urban Gardening between Agency and Structure. The Potential for a New Form of Social Activism to Inspire Bottom-up Processes of City Making
  • The Pop Up City in a Time of Crisis: Experimental Strategies for Rebuilding Detroit