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The Urban Contract : Community, Governance and Capitalism.

Author: Paolo Perulli
Publisher: Milton : Taylor and Francis, 2016.
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Perulli, Paolo.
Urban Contract : Community, Governance and Capitalism.
Milton : Taylor and Francis, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paolo Perulli
ISBN: 9781317037361 1317037367 9781315614991 1315614995
OCLC Number: 954285136
Description: 1 online resource (259 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 The global transformations of the urban world; Introduction; The new economic base of cities; Global city-regions and mega-cities; Against the 'generic city': A three-level model; The city-by-projects; The relational-contract city: Empirical evidence from the European city system; Conclusions; 2 The European urban contract; London; Keynotes on London between past and future; Interpreting the urban form: City of opposites; Interpreting the contract form: The Greater London Plan; Paris. Keynotes on Paris between past and futureInterpreting the urban form: A three-speed city; Interpreting the contract form: The 'Grand Paris' project; Milan; Keynotes on Milan between past and future; Interpreting the urban form: City of cities; Interpreting the contract form: The gateway city; Conclusion; 3 The North American urban contract; Boston; A history of the Brahmins; Interpreting the urban form: City of culture; Interpreting the contract form: The enduring mechanism of selection; The Boston Redevelopment Authority and the mechanisms of urban community building; New York. A history of traders and sectsInterpreting the urban form: Cosmopolis; Interpreting the contract form: The rezoning battleground; Los Angeles; A history of flows; Interpreting the urban form: Cities by contract; Interpreting the contract form: The opposed coalitions; Concluding remarks; 4 The Asian urban contract; Introduction; Tokyo; A history of the shogun; Interpreting the urban form: The global village; Interpreting the contract form: Modernization and tradition; Mumbai; A history of colonial and postcolonial power. Interpreting the urban form 1: Creating a low-density, middle-class new townInterpreting the urban form 2: Vision Mumbai; Interpreting the contract form: The opaque compromise; Hong Kong and Shenzhen; A history of diverse trajectories of modernity; The Chinese urban contract: 'New towns' or 'desakota'?; The Chinese urban contract: SEZ and local investment platforms; The Chinese urban contract: Shequ jianshe (community construction) and negotiating urbanization; Marx in Shenzhen: Status and contract; Conclusion; 5 The urban space and deliberative democracy; Lefebvre and Schmitt. The epistemological turnNomòs and space; Space of interaction; Conflicts over space; Plenitude and plurality; The law of the city; Deliberative democracy; 6 The common matrix; United in diversities; The many names of the city; Contractual technologies; The contemporary urban contracts; 7 Conclusions: Tools for the globalizing urban world; Towards a theory of urban social contracts; The urban social contract; Conceptual, explanatory and policy tools; Conceptual tools; Explanatory tools; Policy tools; Bibliography; Index.

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