Emerging Urban Spaces : A Planetary Perspective

This edited collection critically discusses the relevance of, and the potential for identifying conceptual common ground between dominant urban theory projects – namely Neo-Marxian accounts on planetary urbanization and alternative ‘Southern’ post-colonial and post-structuralist projects. Its main o...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Horn, Philipp (Editor), Alfaro d'Alencon, Paola (Editor), Duarte Cardoso, Ana Claudia (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2018, 2018
Series:The Urban Book Series
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This edited collection critically discusses the relevance of, and the potential for identifying conceptual common ground between dominant urban theory projects – namely Neo-Marxian accounts on planetary urbanization and alternative ‘Southern’ post-colonial and post-structuralist projects. Its main objective is to combine different urban knowledge to support and inspire an integrative research approach and a conceptual vocabulary which allows understanding the complex characteristics of diverse emerging urban spaces. Drawing on in-depth case study material from across the world, the different chapters in this volume disentangle planetary urbanization and apply it as a research framework to the context-specific challenges faced by many `ordinary' urban settings. In addition, through their focus on both Northern- and Southern urban spaces, this edited collection creates a truly global perspective on crucial practice-relevant topics such as the co-production of urban spaces, the ‘right to diversity’ and the ‘right to the urban’ in particular local settings
Physical Description:XII, 219 p. 20 illus., 10 illus. in color online resource
ISBN:9783319578163