Global City Regions

Global City Regions : Their Emerging Forms

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A unique comparative study based on funded research, of eleven city regions across three continents looking at changes over the last 30 years. Detailed changes in land use are presented here with series of maps prepared especially for the study. The socio-economic and physical forms of city regions have been examined for comparative study and the findings will be of interest to all those concerned with urban development in their professional and academic work. The book features numerous maps which underline research findings. Cities covered are: Ankara, Bangkok, Boston, Madrid, Randstad, San Diego, Chile, Sao Paulo, Seattle and the Central Puget, Taipei, Tokyo, West Midlands.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 210 x 297 x 17.78mm | 725g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138873896
  • 9781138873896

Table of contents

Introduction. 1. The Task and the Method. 2. Planning the City Region: A Short History of Western Practice Editors. Twelve Studies of Global City Regions. 3. The Ankara City Region, Turkey Raci,Bademli. 4.The Bangkok City region, Thailand, Utis Kaothien and Douglas Webster. 5.The Boston City Region, USA,Rosalind Greenstein and Jemelie Robertson. 6. The Madrid City Region, Spain, Jose Maria Ezquiaga Dominguez. 7.The Randstad, Holland, Leo Tummers and Pieter Schrijnen. 8. The San Diego Region, USA, Michael Stepner and Paul Fiske. 9. The Santiago City Region, Chile, Francisco Sabatini. 10. The Sao Paulo City Region, Brazil, Gilda Collet Bruna. 11.Seattle and the Central Puget Sount, USA, Anne Vernez Moudon and Le Roy Heckman. 12. The Taipei City Region, Taiwan, Nein Hsiung Kuo. 13. The Tokyo City Region, Japan Yuichi Tekeuchi. 14. The West Midlands, UK, Stephen Walker. Commentary. 15. Infrastructure and Regional Form. Gary Hack. 16. Global Cities and their Emerging Cultures of Governance. Roger Simmonds. Reflective Texts. 17. Urban Management in the Global Economy. David Barkin. 18. Cybercities and Regional Spaces: Some Issues Raised. Christine Boyer. 19. The Future of Transportation: Mobility and Infrastructure. Ralph Gakenheimer. 20. Planning Cyberplaces. Stephen Graham. 21.Telecommunications and Sustainable Cities. Simon Marvin. 22. Regional Grid Planning (ORT). Pedro Oritz Castana. 23. Discontiguous Growth: Edge City, Global City or Both? Agustin Rodriguez Bachiller. 24. Cities in The Global Economy. Saskia Sassen. 25.The Joys of Spread City. Melvin M Webber.show more