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Ordinary cities : between modernity and development

Author: Jennifer Robinson
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.
Series: Questioning cities series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"With the urbanization of the world's population proceeding apace and the equally rapid urbanization of poverty, urban theory has an urgent challenge to meet if it is to remain relevant to the majority of cities and their populations most of which are outside the West. Ordinary Cities establishes a new framework for thinking about urban development across a longstanding divide in urban scholarship and also in the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Robinson
ISBN: 0415304873 9780415304870 0415304881 9780415304887
OCLC Number: 60515088
Description: xiv, 204 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Dislocating modernity --
Re-imagining the city through comparative urbanism : on (not) being blasé --
Ways of being modern : towards a cosmopolitan urban studies --
World cities, or a world of ordinary cities? --
Bringing the city back in : beyond developmentalism and globalisation --
City futures : urban policy for ordinary cities.
Series Title: Questioning cities series.
Responsibility: Jennifer Robinson.
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Presents a framework for urban development. This book considers the two framing axes of urban modernity and development, and argues that if cities are to be imagined in equitable and creative ways,  Read more...


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