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Locating right to the city in the global south

Author: Tony Roshan Samara; Shenjing He; Guo Chen
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: Routledge studies in human geography.
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Despite the fact that virtually all urban growth is occurring, and will continue to occur, in the cities of the Global South, the conceptual tools used to study cities are distilled disproportionately from research on the highly developed cities of the Global North. With urban inequality widely recognized as central to many of the most pressing challenges facing the world, there is a need for a deeper understanding  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Samara, Tony Roshan.
Locating Right to the City in the Global South.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Roshan Samara; Shenjing He; Guo Chen
ISBN: 9781136201868 1136201866
OCLC Number: 823719062
Description: 1 online resource (329 pages).
Contents: Locating Right to the City in the Global South; Copyright; Contents; List of illustrations; List of contributors; Introduction: Locating Right to the City in the Global South; Part I A city divided against itself; 1 Towards the right to the city in informal settlements; 2 Cities without slums in Morocco? New modalities of urban government and the bidonville as a neoliberal assemblage; 3 The divisive nature of neoliberal urban renewal in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; 4 Greening dispossession: environmental governance and socio-spatial transformation in Yixing, China. Part II Governance and cosmopolitanism: escaping the South5 Urban governance, mega-projects and scalar transformations in China and India; 6 Bourgeois environmentalism, leftist development and neoliberal urbanism in the City of Joy; 7 Public space versus tableau: the right-to-the-city paradox in neoliberal Bogotá, Colombia; 8 Resisting the neoliberalization of space in Mexico City; 9 City ghosts: the haunted struggles for downtown Durban and Berlin Neukölln; Part III Governance and counter-governance: the shape of urban conflict and the urban future. 10 Insurgency and institutionalized social participation in local-level urban planning: the case of PAC comuna, Santiago de Chile, 2003-511 Distinguishing the right kind of city: contentious urban middle classes in Argentina, Brazil and Turkey; 12 Bloggers' right to Cairo's real and virtual spaces of protest; Afterword: re-engaging with transnational urbanism; Index.
Series Title: Routledge studies in human geography.
Responsibility: edited by Tony Roshan Samara, Shenjing He and Guo Chen.

Abstract:

Despite the fact that virtually all urban growth is occurring, and will continue to occur, in the cities of the Global South, the conceptual tools used to study cities are distilled disproportionately from research on the highly developed cities of the Global North. With urban inequality widely recognized as central to many of the most pressing challenges facing the world, there is a need for a deeper understanding of cities of the South on their own terms. Locating Right to the City in the Global South marks an innovative and far reaching effort to document and make sense of u.
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