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Cities in a Global Society


Volume: 35

August 1989 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
"Cities in a Global Society is an impressive collection of essays focused on an important global redefinition. "Go Global" is a rapidly emerging theme of the 1990s, and this book is the definitive overview of cities that are doing so." --Michael Marien, Editor, Future Survey "This is one of the most significant public policy books to appear.... In essay after essay, this important volume makes clear a simple idea: That the culture, environment and economy of cities are increasingly influenced by forces well beyond the end of Main Street." --Bulletin of Municipal Foreign Policy As the year 2000 approaches, urbanized areas are entering a new era--one in which they will be shaped primarily by their responses to powerful global forces. The editors and contributors to this fascinating and timely volume believe that cities must begin to assess their roles in a global society and establish their strategic position and comparative advantage in the global marketplace. A wide range of essays by noted international scholars shows how national urban policies tend to be reactive, driven by problems rather than by opportunities, consequently reinforcing the passive nature of cities and their dependency on national initiatives. The diversity of their perspectives, analyses, observations, and insights helps to identify and define critical issues that cities are beginning to address as they become more internationally oriented. After first examining the role of cities in society, the contributors present several perspectives on a city futures management model and review strategies for developing global cities. This stimulating volume offers a wide range of innovative responses to these new challenges and will be useful to professionals and students in urban studies, economics, development studies, anthropology, international relations, future studies, political science, political theory, and sociology.

R V Knight
Introduction
Redefining Cities

 
 
PART ONE: THE GLOBAL CONTEXT: THE REALITIES BEHIND THE CLICHE
R V Knight
The Emergent Global Society
Remy Prud'homme
New Trends in the Cities of the World
Jean Gottman
What Are Cities Becoming the Centers of? Sorting Out the Possibilities
Pietro Garau
Third World Cities in a Global Society Viewed from a Developing Nation
 
PART TWO: PATHSETTERS AND CONTENDERS: FROM PLACES RATED TO WORLD CLASS AMBIGUITY
Rosemary Scanlon
New York City as Global Capital in the 1980s
Corinne Lathrop Gilb
Third World Cities
Their Role in the Global Economy

 
Stephen S Fuller
The Internationalization of the Washington D.C. Area Economy
Ralph E Thayer and Robert K Whelen
Port Cities Face Complex Challenges
Al Ganz and L Francis Konga
Boston in the World Economy
Marc V Levine
Urban Redevelopment in a Global Economy
Cases of Montreal and Baltimore

 
Yasuo Masai
Greater Tokyo As a Global City
 
PART THREE: THE NEW URBAN DEVELOPMENT: LEARNING FOR THE FUTURE
Jeanne Howard
Long Wave Cycles and Cities in a Global Society
Frans Vonk
Managing the Metropolis
Hartmut E Arras
Reckoning the Future
Basel Explores Three Scenarios

 
Kai Lemberg
The Need for Autonomy
Improving Local Democracy

 
R V Knight
City Development and Urbanization
The Industrial Case

 
 
PART FOUR: INFRASTRUCTURE AND ECOSTRUCTURE: THE REQUIREMENTS FOR URBAN SETTLEMENTS IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY
Wilfred Owen
Mobility and the Metropolis
Richard L Meier
Urban Ecosystems Under Stress in Pacific Rim Countries
Len Gertler
Telecommunications and the Changing Global Context of Urban Settlements
Roy Drewett and Uwe Schubert
Culture and Reurbanization
G Scimemi
Urban Planning and Environmental Policies
 
PART FIVE: CONCLUDING PERSPECTIVES: THINKING GLOBALLY: ACTING LOCALLY
Gary Gappert
Global Thinking and Urban Planning
Gary Gappert
A Management Perspective on Cities in a Changing Global Environment
Richard V Knight
City Building in a Global Society

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