Urban Megaprojects: A Worldwide View Vol: 13

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06 Jun 2013
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
400 pages - 152 x 229 x 37mm
Research in Urban Sociology


The aim of this book is to understand the causes and consequences of new scales and forms of territorial restructuring in a steadily globalizing world by focusing on urban megaproject development. Contributions focus on the principal actors, institutions, and innovations that drive capitalist globalization, socio-economic and territorial restructuring, and global city formation by exploring the architectural design, planning, management, financing and impacts of urban megaprojects as well as their various socio-economic, political and cultural contexts. This is the first work on urban megaprojects to be global in scope, with chapters about Korea, Bilbao, Kuala Lumpur, Budapest, Milan, Abu Dhabi, New York, Paris, Sao Paulo, Beijing, Shanghai, Hamburg, Vienna, Detroit, Philadelphia, Stuttgart, Afghanistan and Mexico City. It is also the first work on the subject to include contributions from sociologists, planners, geographers and architects from top universities around the world, thus making it a truly multidisciplinary project.
Judit Bodnar (Central European University), Tim Bunnell (National University of Singapore), Diane E. Davis (Harvard University), Gerardo del Cerro Santamaria (volume editor, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art), Onesimo Flores Dewey (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Monika Grubbauer (Technische Universitat Darmstadt), Yu Min Joo (National University of Singapore), Bruno Lobo (Columbia University), Alexandra Miller (Harvard University), Johannes Novy (Technische Universitat Berlin), Deike Peters (Technische Universitat Berlin), Davide Ponzini (Politecnico di Milano), Brent D. Ryan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Leslie Sklair (London School of Economics), Judit Veres (Central European University)

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