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Rethinking urbanism : lessons from postcolonialism and the global south

Author: Garth Andrew Myers
Publisher: Bristol, UK : Bristol University Press, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides new insights into popular understandings of urbanism by using a wide range of case studies from lesser studied cities across the Global South and Global North to present evidence for the need to reconstruct our understanding of who and what makes urban environments. Myers explores the global hierarchy of cities, the criteria for positioning within these hierarchies and the successes of various  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Garth Andrew Myers
ISBN: 9781529204452 1529204453
OCLC Number: 1150189778
Description: xxi, 227 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Southern Processes of Planetary Urbanization in Hartford --
2. Villages in the City : Patterns of Urbanization in the Pearl River Delta, Dakar, and Zanzibar --
3. The Useful and Ornamental Landscapes of British (Post) colonialism --
4. Submarine Urbanism : Cities People Make in `the Here and the Elsewhere' --
5. `The Whole World Is Made in China' : Products and Infrastructures of Dis/connection --
6. Urban Politics and Policy in a Southern Urban Planet.
Responsibility: Garth Myers.

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This book provides new insights into popular understandings of urbanism that emanate from European and North American cities. Myers uses a wide range of case studies from lesser studied cities across  Read more...

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