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Cities and Economic Change
Restructuring and Dislocation in the Global Metropolis

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November 2014 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Cities and Economic change is a much-needed textbook, combining a sound theoretical grounding with an empirical overview of the urban economy. Specific references are made to key emergent processes and debates including splintered labour markets, informal economies, consumption, a comparative discussion of North and South, and quantitative aspects of globalization.

The text is clear and readable with pedagogical features and illustrative case studies integrated throughout. The use of boxes for city examples, key questions for discussion at the end of main chapters together with suggested readings, key web sites are designed to aid learning and understanding.

Ronan Paddison and Tom Hutton
Introduction: Cities and Economic Change
 
Processes
Kenneth E. Corey, Mark I. Wilson and Peilei Fan
Cities, Technology and Economic Change
John Harrison
Cities and Rescaling
Stefan Kratke
New Economies, New Spaces
Ivan Turok
Redundant and Marginalized Spaces
Danny MacKinnon
Splintering Labour Markets
Colin Williams
Informal Economies
 
Steering the Urban Economy
Iain Deas and Nicola Headlam
Boostering, brokerage and uneasy bedfellows:Networked urban governance and the emergence of post-political orthodoxy
Mario Polèse
The Resilient City: On the Determinants of Successful Urban Economies
Marguerite van den Berg
Imagineering the City
Edgar Pieterse
Inclusivity
Mark Whitehead
Urban Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability
 
Reflections
K.C. Ho
Theories of Place and a Place for Theories
Tom Hutton
Epilogue: Economic Change, Globalising Cities and the New Urban Order

This is an interesting book for complementing the theoretical and applied discussions with many cases observed in the field. There are superb chapters like "New Economies, New Spaces" (by Stefan Kratke), "Informal Economies"(by Colin Williams), or "The Resilient City" (by Mario Polese). I have no doubt that these chapters will be quoted for many years.

Dr Paulo Mourao
School of Economics & Management, University of Minho
January 16, 2015

a most useful text surveying and explaining recent trends in global cities

Mr Richard Kotter
Geography & Environmental Management, Northumbria University
December 12, 2014

Excellent compilation of timely urban studies contributions, written and presented in a way so as to be easily accessible for students. Includes interesting case studies and a very comprehensive list of references.

Professor Thomas Feldhoff
Interdisciplinary Centre for East Asian Studies, J.W.Goethe-University Frankfurt
December 9, 2014
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Ronan Paddison

Ronan Paddison is Emeritus Professor of Geography at the University of Glasgow. His research interests focus on the political processes driving urban change and, in particular, under what conditions local participation can contribute to the making of more inclusive and democratic cities. Recent projects have included the role of community participation in the installation of public art, and the limitations to public participation in the post-political city. He is Managing Editor of Urban Studies and of Space and Polity. More About Author

Tom Hutton

Tom Hutton is Professor in the Centre for Human Settlements, School of Community & Regional Planning, Faculty of Applied Science at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. His principal research interests are in the ‘new economy’. Besides editing (or co-editing) special journal issues dealing with the new economy, his recent publications  include The New Economy of the Inner City (Routledge, 2008/2010), Cities and the Cultural Economy (Routledge, 2014) ; and New Economic Spaces in Asian Cities: from industrial restructuring to the cultural turn (Routledge 2012; co-edited with Peter Daniels and K C Ho).  More About Author

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