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  • The Global City

    Sassen,Saskia
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    The Global City

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  • Brick City: Global Icons To Make From Lego

    Elsmore, Warren
    (8881062)

    'Brick City' is a model builder's festival in book form. What lends special distinction to the models is the way they're constructed. Each is made entirely of LEGO bricks! Known for decades as a favorite children's toy, LEGO bricks have entered the...

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  • Global Cities - Urban Environments In Los...

    Gottlieb, Robert
    (9922415)

    How Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China deal with such urban environmental issues as ports, goods movement, air pollution, water quality, transportation, and public space.Over the past four decades, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and key urban regions of...

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    Global Cities (Routledge Library Editions -...

    Anthony D King
    (9644149)

    Since the late 1970s the role of key world cities such as Los Angeles, New York and London as centres of global control and co-ordination has come under increasing scrutiny. This book provides an overview and critique of work on the global context of...

  • Global Networks, Linked Cities

    Sassen,Saskia
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    Global Networks, Linked Cities

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    Governing Global-City Singapore - Legacies...

    Tan, Kenneth Paul
    (9484437)

    This book provides a detailed analysis of how governance in Singapore has evolved since independence to become what it is today, and what its prospects might be in a post-Lee Kuan Yew future. Firstly, it discusses the question of political leadership...

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    The Global City 2.0 - From Strategic Site to...

    Kristin Ljungkvist
    (9511734)

    Global cities all over the world are taking on new roles as they increasingly participate directly and independently in international affairs and global politics. So far, surprisingly few studies have analyzed the role of the Global City beyond its...

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    The Global City and the Holy City -...

    Fenster,Tovi
    (9584559)

    The Global City & the Holy City explores the local embodied knowledge of women and men of different national, cultural and ethnic identities and age groups, living in London and Jerusalem. Their narratives focus on the three main concepts of Comfort,...

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    Cool Cities - Urban Sovereignty and the Fix...

    Benjamin R.,Barber
    (9779726)

    A pointed argument that cities-not nation-states-can and must take the lead in fighting climate change Climate change is the most urgent challenge we face in an interdependent world where independent nations have grown increasingly unable to...

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    Mega-event Cities - Urban Legacies of Global...

    Poynter,Gavin; Valerie Viehoff
    (9464358)

    Mega-events represent an important moment in the life of a city, providing a useful lens through which we may analyse their cultural, social, political and economic development. In the wake of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC's) concerns...

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    Planning Sustainable Cities - Global Report...

    Un-habitat
    (9478987)

    Current urban planning systems are not equipped to deal with the major urban challenges of the twenty-first century, including effects of climate change, resource depletion and economic instability, plus continued rapid urbanization with its negative...

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    Planning Sustainable Cities - Global Report...

    Un-habitat
    (9480211)

    Current urban planning systems are not equipped to deal with the major urban challenges of the twenty-first century, including effects of climate change, resource depletion and economic instability, plus continued rapid urbanization with its negative...

  • Reinventing Los Angeles - Nature And...

    Gottlieb, Robert
    (9921889)

    Describes how water politics, cars and freeways, and immigration and globalization have shaped Los Angeles, and how innovative social movements are working to make a more livable and sustainable city.Los Angeles--the place without a sense of place,...

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    Local and Global - The Management of Cities...

    BORJA ,JORDI; Manuel Castells
    (9819339)

    This text challenges the belief that cities will eventually disappear as territorial forms of social organization as new information technologies permit the articulation of social processes without regard for distance, arguing that the specific role...

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    Private Cities - Global and Local...

    Glasze,Georg; Frantz,Klaus; WEBSTER,CHRIS
    (9812179)

    For the antagonist, private communities are icons of post-consensus, fragmenting civic society, enclosing and excluding by contractual constitution and sometimes by walls and gates. For others they are simply an efficient new way of organizing urban...

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    Cities and Global Governance - New Sites for...

    Noah J. Toly; Klaus Segbers
    (9451824)

    Case study rich, this volume advances our understanding of the significance of 'the city' in global governance. The editors call for innovation in international relations theory with case studies that add breadth to theorizing the role sub-national...

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    Rethinking Global Urbanism - Comparative...

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    Arguing that the focus in global urban studies on cities such as New York, London, Tokyo in the global North, Mexico City and Shanghai in the developing world, and other major nodes of the world economy, has skewed the concept of the global city...

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    Cities, Networks, and Global Environmental...

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    As a result of global dynamics-the increasing interconnection of people and places-innovations in global environmental governance haved altered the role of cities in shaping the future of the planet.  This book is a timely study of the importance of...

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    Cities of Culture - A Global Perspective

    Stevenson,Deborah
    (9820838)

    Culture now has a prominent place on the urban policy and re-profiling agendas of cities around the world. City-based cultural planning emphasising creativity in all its guises has emerged as a significant local policy initiative, while the notion of...

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    Managing Global Risks in the Urban Age -...

    Heng,Yee-kuang
    (9591686)

    The first full-length exposition of what it terms a global city-global risks nexus, this volume crosses disciplinary boundaries to draw upon research from Security Studies; Geography; Sociology; and Urban Studies. Innovative in its approach...

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    Global Urban Analysis - A Survey of Cities in...

    Derudder, Ben; Peter J Taylor
    (8293057)

    Global Urban Analysis provides a unique insight into the contemporary world economy through a focus on cities. It is based upon a large-scale customised data collection on how leading businesses use cities across the world: as headquarter locations,...

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    Asylum Seeking and the Global City

    Francesco Vecchio
    (9679211)

    Asylum seeking and the global city are two major contemporary subjects of analysis to emerge both in the literature and in public and official discourses on human rights, urban socioeconomic change and national security. Based on extensive, original...

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    Local Dublin - Global Dublin - Public Policy...

    Jacobson, David; Deiric O'apos;Broin
    (9684482)

    This timely volume examines the state of public policy formulation in the Dublin city region and the implications for the key public policy processes and regional stakeholders of ongoing and potential changes in the region's economy and its...

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    The Global City and the Holy City -...

    Fenster,Tovi
    (9762602)

    The Global City & the Holy City explores the local embodied knowledge of women and men of different national, cultural and ethnic identities and age groups, living in London and Jerusalem. Their narratives focus on the three main concepts of Comfort,...

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    Consuming Cities - The Urban Environment in...

    Gleeson,Brendan; Lidskog,Rolf; Elander,Ingemar
    (9589512)

    This book is about cities as engines of consumption of the world'apos;s environment, and the spread of policies to reduce their impact. It looks at these issues by examining the impact of the Rio Declaration and assesses the extent to which it has...

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    Balancing Acts - Youth Culture in the Global...

    Warikoo, Natasha Kumar
    (3415188)

    In this timely examination of children of immigrants in New York and London, Natasha Kumar Warikoo asks, Is there a link between rap/hip-hop-influenced youth culture and motivation to succeed in school? Warikoo challenges teachers, administrators,...

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    Kansas City, USA Career Guide

    Thompson, Mary, Anne
    (2998091)

    From the internationally recognized author and lecturer on the subject of global employment, this book is loaded with city specific career information and resources. Career information and resources for the city of Kansas City, USA including: city...

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    Regenerating London - Governance,...

    Imrie,Rob
    (8077352)

    Regenerating London explores latest thinking on urban regeneration in one of the fastest changing world cities. Engaging with social, economic, and political structures of cities, it highlights paradoxes and contradictions in urban policy and offers...

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    Water and Sanitation in the World'apos;s...

    Un-habitat
    (8302541)

    'This is surely the most impressive and important publication to come out of the UN system for many years.'Peter Adamson, founder, New Internationalist, and author and researcher of UNICEF's The State of the World's Children from 1980 to 1995The...

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    Return to the Center - Culture, Public Space,...

    Herzog,Lawrence A.
    (9818542)

    The redesign and revitalization of traditional urban centers is the cutting edge of contemporary urban planning, as evidenced by the intense public and professional attention to the rebuilding of city cores from Berlin to New York City's 'Ground...

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    Singapore Malays - Being Ethnic Minority and...

    Mutalib,Hussin
    (9790025)

    The Malay population makes up Singapore'apos;s three largest ethnic groups. This book presents holistic and extensive analysis of the 'apos;Malay Muslim story'apos; in Singapore. Comprehensively and convincingly argued, the author examines their...

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    Capital Spaces - The Multiple Complex Public...

    Carmona, Matthew; Filipa Matos Wunderlich
    (9576958)

    In recent years it has become common-place to hear claims that public space in cities across the globe has become the exclusive preserve of the wealthy and privileged, at the expense of the needs of wider society. Whether it is the privatization of...

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    The World in Brooklyn - Gentrification,...

    Anderson, Noel S.
    (8301558)

    The World in Brooklyn: Gentrification, Immigration, and Ethnic Politics in a Global City, is a collection of scholarly papers which analyze demographic, social, political, and economic trends that are occurring in Brooklyn. Brooklyn, as the context,...

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    Spirit and the Obligation of Social Flesh - A...

    Sharon Betcher
    (9459436)

    Spirit and Cosmopolis puts theology on location on the streets of our planet's cities and articulates philosophical reflection worked through religious values for living amidst the affective dynamics of the street. Precarity ensconced in the...

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    Roppongi Crossing - The Demise of a Tokyo...

    Cybriwsky, Roman
    (9495875)

    Cybriwsky examines how Tokyo's Roppongi district's nightclub economy is now under siege by both heavy-handed police action and the conservative Japanese 'construction state,' an alliance of large private builders and political interests with broad...

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    Writing the Global City - Globalisation,...

    Anthony D King
    (9689071)

    Over the last three decades, our understanding of the city worldwide has been revolutionized by three innovative theoretical concepts - globalisation, postcolonialism and a radically contested notion of modernity. The idea and even the reality of the...

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    Writing the Global City - Globalisation,...

    Anthony D King
    (9604506)

    Over the last three decades, our understanding of the city worldwide has been revolutionized by three innovative theoretical concepts - globalisation, postcolonialism and a radically contested notion of modernity. The idea and even the reality of the...

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    Salt Lake City, USA Career Guide

    Thompson,Mary Anne
    (2998104)

    From the internationally recognized author and lecturer on the subject of global employment, this book is loaded with city specific career information and resources. Career information and resources for the city of Salt Lake City, USA including: city...

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    Cities in a Globalizing World - Global Report...

    Un-habitat
    (8317370)

    'apos;The world has entered the urban millennium. Nearly half the world'apos;s people are now city dwellers, and the rapid increase in urban population is expected to continue, mainly in developing countries. This historic transition is being further...

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    Urban Future 21: A Global Agenda for...

    Hall,Peter; Pfeiffer,Ulrich
    (5439523)

    Prepared for the World Commission on Twenty-First Century Urbanization Conference in Berlin in July 2000. This book is an entirely new and comprehensive review of the state of world urban development at the millennium and a forecast of the main...

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    Urban World/Global City

    Clarke,David
    (2894372)

    This second edition has been extensively updated and referenced. Each chapter includes sets of learning objectives, annotated readings, and topics for discussion. Well-illustrated throughout, it will be essential reading for students of Geography,...

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    Terrorism, Risk and the Global City - Towards...

    Coaffee,Jon
    (9503676)

    First published in 2003, this account of the anti-terrorist measures of London's financial district and the changes in urban security after 9/11 has been revised to take into account developments in counter-terrorist security and management,...

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    Everyday Lives in the Global City - The...

    Jörg Dürrschmidt
    (9462104)

    Rejecting simplifying notions of globalisation as a macro-economic force, this book provides a grounded picture of the various ways in which people's biographies are tied up with the global cultural economy. The main argument of the book is that the...

  • Cinema And The City - Film And Urban...

    Shiel,Mark; Fitzmaurice,Tony
    (644489)

    This book brings together the literature of urban sociology and film studies to explore new analytical and theoretical approaches to the relationship between cinema and the city, and to show how these impact on the realities of life in urban...

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