International Handbook of Urban Policy, Volume 1: Contentious Global Issues
By: H. S. Geyer (editor)Hardback
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This first Handbook in a series of three original reference works looks at globally contentious urban policy issues from a wide variety of different angles and perspectives. Matters related to urban densification, population mobility, urban inequality and sustainability are analysed in a manner that will not only interest the advanced student but also the novice.
Urban policy covers a vast field. This first volume combines chapters covering three broad themes: policy issues pertaining to the spatial aspects of the city; social and mobility issues; and issues of urban governance. The spotlight initially falls on urban structure, urban densification, the disappearing urban/rural divide, the urban economic landscape and the transformation of socialist economies. The Handbook then goes on to focus on migration, social mobility, crime, terrorism and social inequality. Finally, urban sustainability and urban governance come under the spotlight. Integration of the planning process, flexibilities in infrastructure and areas of neglect in environmental management feature strongly in this section of the Handbook. Books of this nature are often slanted in one particular direction: however, this Handbook's approach is different. Not only has the editor avoided shying away from politically sensitive issues but contributions have also been included that reflect distinct differences of opinion on politically sensitive issues - hence the volume's subtitle of `contentious global issues'.
As a Handbook, the chapters have been written not only for the advanced student and academics but also with undergraduate students in mind. The Handbook will appeal to scholars and researchers of geography and urban and development planning, demography and social science and environmental scientists for the focus on urban sustainability issues.
Edited by H.S. Geyer, Director, Centre for Regional and Urban Innovation and Statistical Exploration (CRUISE), Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Contents: Preface PART I: POLICY APPROACHES 1. Approaches to Urban Policymaking: A Framework B.J.L. Berry PART II: SPATIAL ECONOMIC ISSUES 2. The Debate on Sprawl and Compact Cities: Thoughts Based on the Congress of New Urbanism Charter P. Gordon and H.W. Richardson 3. Defining `Urban': The Disappearing Urban-Rural Divide A.G. Champion 4. The Evolving Urban Economic Landscape: Trends in the Past and Present, from Local to Global H.S. Geyer 5. Socialist Economies in Transition: Urban Policy in China and Vietnam Y.M. Yeung and J. Shen PART III: MOBILITY AND SOCIAL ISSUES 6. Human Mobility in a Globalizing World: Urban Development Trends and Policy Implications W.A.V. Clark 7. Migration and Social Mobility in Urban Systems: National and International Trends A.J. Fielding 8. Social Exclusion and Urban Policy in European Cities: Combining `Northern' and `Southern' European Perspectives F. Moulaert, E. Morlicchio and L. Cavola 9. Crime and Urban Living: Conditions, Theory and Policy Options H.S. Geyer and B.A. Portnov 10. The Threat of Urban Terrorism: Observations and Policies Options H.W. Richardson and P. Gordon 11. `Place' Qualities of Urban Space: Interpretations of Theory and Ideology H.S. Geyer PART IV: ISSUES OF URBAN GOVERNANCE 12. Smart Growth as `New' Metropolitan Governance: Observations on US Experience G.O. Braun and J.W. Scott 13. Integrating the Planning Environment: Theory and Practice of Putting `Urban' in a Regional Context G. Haughton and D. Counsell 14. Cities Mediating Technological Transitions: The Adaptability of Infrastructure and Infrastructures of Adaptability? M. Hodson and S. Marvin 15. Urban Environmental Policy in Europe: An Outline R. Evans 16. Policy Responses at the Local Sphere of Government: Complexities and Diversity J.G. Nel 17. Urban Environmental Policy in Africa: The Real Story F. Retief and N. Rossouw PART V: FUTURE PERSPECTIVES 18. What Lies Ahead? A.G. Gilbert Index
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