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Worlding cities : Asian experiments and the art of being global / edited by Ananya Roy and Aihwa Ong.

Contributor(s): Roy, Ananya | Ong, Aihwa | Wiley InterScience (Online service).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Studies in urban and social change: Publisher: Chichester ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, ©2011Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 352 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781444346800; 1444346806; 9781444346770; 1444346776.Subject(s): Urbanization -- Asia | Globalization -- Asia | Globalization | Urbanization | AsiaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: No titleDDC classification: 307.76095 Other classification: ARC010000 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Contents:
Introduction: Worlding Cities, or the Art of being Global / Aihwa Ong -- Modeling. Singapore as Model: Planning Innovations, Knowledge Experts / Chua Beng Huat -- Urban Modeling and Contemporary Technologies of City-Building in China: The Production of Regimes of Green Urbanisms / Lisa Hoffman -- Planning Privatopolis: Representation and Contestation in the Development of Urban Integrated Mega-Projects / Gavin Shatkin -- Ecological Urbanization: Calculating Value in an Age of Global Climate Change / Shannon May -- Inter-Referencing. Retuning a Provincialized Middle Class in Asia's Urban Postmodern: The Case of Hong Kong / Helen F Siu -- Cracks in the Fȧade: Landscapes of Hope and Desire in Dubai / Chad Haines -- Asia in the Mix: Urban form and Global Mobilities : Hong Kong, Vancouver, Dubai / Glen Lowry, Eugene McCann -- Hyperbuilding: Spectacle, Speculation, and the Hyperspace of Sovereignty / Aihwa Ong -- New Solidarities. Part Introduction -- Speculating on the next World City / Michael Goldman -- The Blockade of the World-Class City: Dialectical Images of Indian Urbanism / Ananya Roy -- Rule by Aesthetics: World-Class City Making in Delhi / D Asher Ghertner -- Conclusion: Postcolonial Urbanism: Speed, Hysteria, Mass Dreams.
Summary: "Worlding Cities" is the first serious examination of Asian urbanism to highlight the connections between different Asian models and practices of urbanization. It includes important contributions from a respected group of scholars across a range of generations, disciplines, and sites of study. Describes the new theoretical framework of 'worlding'. Substantially expands and updates the themes of capital and culture. Includes a unique collection of authors across generations, disciplines, and sites of study. Demonstrates how references to Asian power, success, and hegemony make possible urban development and limit urban politics.
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Introduction: Worlding Cities, or the Art of being Global / Aihwa Ong -- Modeling. Singapore as Model: Planning Innovations, Knowledge Experts / Chua Beng Huat -- Urban Modeling and Contemporary Technologies of City-Building in China: The Production of Regimes of Green Urbanisms / Lisa Hoffman -- Planning Privatopolis: Representation and Contestation in the Development of Urban Integrated Mega-Projects / Gavin Shatkin -- Ecological Urbanization: Calculating Value in an Age of Global Climate Change / Shannon May -- Inter-Referencing. Retuning a Provincialized Middle Class in Asia's Urban Postmodern: The Case of Hong Kong / Helen F Siu -- Cracks in the Fȧade: Landscapes of Hope and Desire in Dubai / Chad Haines -- Asia in the Mix: Urban form and Global Mobilities : Hong Kong, Vancouver, Dubai / Glen Lowry, Eugene McCann -- Hyperbuilding: Spectacle, Speculation, and the Hyperspace of Sovereignty / Aihwa Ong -- New Solidarities. Part Introduction -- Speculating on the next World City / Michael Goldman -- The Blockade of the World-Class City: Dialectical Images of Indian Urbanism / Ananya Roy -- Rule by Aesthetics: World-Class City Making in Delhi / D Asher Ghertner -- Conclusion: Postcolonial Urbanism: Speed, Hysteria, Mass Dreams.

"Worlding Cities" is the first serious examination of Asian urbanism to highlight the connections between different Asian models and practices of urbanization. It includes important contributions from a respected group of scholars across a range of generations, disciplines, and sites of study. Describes the new theoretical framework of 'worlding'. Substantially expands and updates the themes of capital and culture. Includes a unique collection of authors across generations, disciplines, and sites of study. Demonstrates how references to Asian power, success, and hegemony make possible urban development and limit urban politics.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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