World cities and urban form: fragmented, polycentric, sustainable?

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Routledge, Aug 13, 2008 - Architecture - 373 pages
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This book presents new research and theory at the regional scale showing the forms metropolitan regions might take to achieve sustainability. At the city scale the book presents case studies based on the latest research and practice from Europe, Asia and North America, showing how both planning and flagship design can propel cities into world class status, and also improve sustainability. The contributors explore the tension between polycentric and potentially sustainable development, and urban fragmentation in a physical context, but also in a wider cultural, social and economic context.

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Contents

World cities and urban form
3
What is a World Class City? Comparing conceptual
11
Globalisation and the Forms of Cities
25
Export and import of
41
What is being
57
Towards a more sustainable
71
Perspectives
93
Spatial Disparities Based on Human and Social Capital
113
A terminal city reimagined
203
The experience
219
The emergence of new
239
Tracking Sustainable Urban Forms and Material Flows
259
Stakeholder perspectives of Greater Cairo
269
World Class Living?
293
Bangkoks struggle to
303
Poverty and urban
321

19792004 and beyond
129
Sustainable World Class Cities and Glocal Sprawl in Southeast
145
Quality of Life and Spatial Urban Forms of Mega City Regions
161
Global Integration Growth Patterns and Sustainable
175
A scenario
333
The Form of Cities to Come?
353
Index
361
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