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The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies



May 2017 | 610 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The last two decades have been an exciting and richly productive period for debate and academic research on the city. The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies 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.

Featuring many of the top international names in the field, the handbook is divided into nine key sections:

  • SECTION 1: THE GLOBALIZED CITY
  • SECTION 2: URBAN ENTREPRENEURIALISM, BRANDING, GOVERNANCE
  • SECTION 3: MARGINALITY, RISK AND RESILIENCE
  • SECTION 4: SUBURBS AND SUBURBANIZATION: STRATIFICATION, SPRAWL, SUSTAINABILITY
  • SECTION 5: DISTINCTIVE AND VISIBLE CITIES
  • SECTION 6: CREATIVE CITIES
  • SECTION 7: URBANIZATION, URBANITY AND URBAN LIFESTYLES
  • SECTION 8: NEW DIRECTIONS IN URBAN THEORY
  • SECTION 9: URBAN FUTURES 

This is a central resource for researchers and students of Sociology, Cultural Geography and Urban Studies.

John Hannigan and Greg Richards
Chapter 1: Introduction
 
SECTION 1: THE GLOBALIZED CITY
Tim Bunnell
Chapter 2: Locating Transnational Urban Connections Beyond World City Networks
Adam D. Dixon
Chapter 3: Frontier financial cities
Greg Richards
Chapter 4: Eventful cities: Strategies for event-based urban development
 
SECTION 2: URBAN ENTREPRENEURIALISM, BRANDING, GOVERNANCE
Mark Jayne, Phil Hubbard and David Bell
Chapter 5: Twin cities: territorial and relational urbanism
Philip Lawton
Chapter 6: Idealizing the European City in a Neoliberal Age
Jasper Eshuis and Erik-Hans Klijn
Chapter 7: City branding as a governance strategy
 
SECTION 3: MARGINALITY, RISK AND RESILIENCE
Tom Slater
Chapter 8: Territorial Stigmatization: Symbolic Defamation and the Contemporary Metropolis
Caroline Wanjiku Kihato
Chapter 9: The liminal city: Gender, mobility and governance in a twenty-first century African city
Kevin Fox Gotham and Bradford Powers
Chapter 10: Constructing and contesting resilience in post-disaster urban communities
 
SECTION 4: SUBURBS AND SUBURBANIZATION: STRATIFICATION, SPRAWL, SUSTAINABILITY
Bill Randolph
Chapter 11: Emerging geographies of suburban disadvantage
Ian Smith
Chapter 12: The climate change challenge and the urban environment: collective action issues in the suburbs
John Hannigan
Chapter 13: Social construction of smart growth policies and strategies
 
SECTION 5: DISTINCTIVE AND VISIBLE CITIES
Can Seng Ooi
Chapter 14: The global art city
Tim Edensor
Chapter 15: Lights, city, action…
Ricardo Campos
Chapter 16: On urban (in)visibilities
Pier Luigi Sacco
Chapter 17: Events as creative district generators? Beyond the conventional wisdom
Christoph Haferburg and Malte Steinbrink
Chapter 18: Mega Events in emerging nations and the festivalisation of the urban backstage. The cases of Brazil and South Africa
 
SECTION 6: CREATIVE CITIES
Robert Hollands, Marie-Avril Berthet, Eva Nada and Virginia Bjertnes
Chapter 19: Urban social movements and the night: Struggling for the 'right to the creative (party) city' in Geneva
Graeme Evans
Chapter 20: Creative Cities - an international perspective
Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt
Chapter 21: Moving to Meet and Make: Rethinking Creativity in Making Things Take Place
Lénia Marques
Chapter 22: Creative clusters in urban spaces
Nienke van Boom
Chapter 23: Rebalancing the Creative City after 20 years of debate
 
SECTION 7: URBANIZATION, URBANITY AND URBAN LIFESTYLES
Paul Collier and Anthony J. Venables
Chapter 24: Urbanization and Housing in Africa
Willem Boterman and Sako Musterd
Chapter 25: Differentiated residential orientations of class fractions
Dan Silver
Chapter 26: Some scenes of urban life
Christiana Miewald, Daniela Aiello and Eugene McCann
Chapter 27: Urban foodscapes: Repositioning food in urban studies through the case of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside
 
SECTION 8: NEW DIRECTIONS IN URBAN THEORY
Garth Myers
Chapter 28: African ideas of the urban
Shenjing He and Junxi Qian
Chapter 29: New Frontiers in researching Chinese cities
Kim Dovey
Chapter 30: Informal settlement and assemblage theory
 
SECTION 9: URBAN FUTURES
Clovis Ultramari and Fabio Duarte
Chapter 31: The changing urban future: The views of the media and academics
John Gold and Margaret Gold
Chapter 32: Olympic Futures and Urban Imaginings: from Albertopolis to Olympicopolis
Anna Luusua, Johanna Ylipulli, Hannu Kukka and Timo Ojala
Chapter 33: Experiencing the Hybrid City: The role of digital technology in public urban places
Sujata Shetty and Neil Reid
Chapter 34: The New Urban World: Challenges and Policy with Respect to Shrinking Cities

Urban studies is currently in a state of high flux marked by many different and competing claims. This book is an extraordinarily successful and comprehensive attempt to map out the complex conceptual terrain of urban theory today and to clarify the multiple and conflicting terms of debate.

Allen J. Scott
Distinguished Research Professor, UCLA

The Sage Handbook of New Urban Studies is an essential primer for all students of urban studies. In the fast-moving field of both city growth and change, as well as the theoretical interpretations of it, this comprehensive collection provides a lively survey and a vital ‘health check’.

Andy C. Pratt
Professor of Cultural Economy, Department of Sociology, City, University of London

This is a follow-up to the 2001 Handbook of Urban Studies, and shows the increasingly multidisciplinary nature of scholarship that falls under the urban studies label. The editors explain in the introduction that they deliberately avoided a linear approach to editing this collection. So the original papers collected here are about anything and everything related to urban studies, including different theories, topics, and of course places. The chapters in this handbook take readers through all of the current issues in thinking about the city. From this overview, the literature appears to be increasingly decentralized and increasingly interested in low and middle-income nations.

Christine Ro
Environment & Urbanization Journal

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ISBN: 9781412912655