Emergent Transformation of Cities and Regions in the Innovative Global Economy
Winner of the Regional Studies Association's Best Book Award 2018. "The editors claim that the difference between the 'urban' and 'non-urban' is increasingly blurred and new conceptions of poly-centric city regions are emerging, which are the themes of this important book. It offers innovative suggestions on how to enhance local resilience as well as examples of successful adaptation strategies. Internationally renowned authors have contributed essays on urban solutions and how to make cities more sustainable, resilient and socially inclusive. This book is an informative, comprehensive and up-to-date account which will be of considerable use to its readership. An important resource and I recommend it highly." -- Professor Steffen Lehmann, Director of the Cluster for Sustainable Cities and Professor of Sustainable Architecture, University of Portsmouth, UK "By providing an insight into the complexities of changes of cities internal spatial transformations and extensions to new types of city regions, on the one hand, and the global networks of these post-metropolitan regions, on the other, this book offers an elegant and stimulating analysis of a new urban paradigm." -- Roberta Capello, Professor of Regional Economics at Politecnico of Milan, Italy "This book represents not only an impressive collection of long-awaited statements on post-urban cities by world leading thinkers in the most vibrant field of regional studies, but also a major contribution to post urban policy discourses for policy makers in global knowledge society. The post-urban dynamisms, most typically characterized by re-urbanization, densification of city regions, region enlargement, downgrading of intracity relations and upgrading intercity communications, are expressions of the dissolution of conventional frames of references on urban development: the urban-rural dichotomy and the urban-suburban dichotomy. The message is really striking and innovative. Focusing on the transformation of cities, each chapter addresses the basic features of the emerging post-urban world and policy implications for future. This book will appeal to academics in the fields of regional studies, economics, geography, sociology and engineering. It will also be of interest to policymakers and professionals in the fields of urban development and regional policies on different spatial scales." Professor Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University, Japan
Tigran Haas is Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Urban Design at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, and Director of the Centre for the Future of Places (CFP) at KTH. Hans Westlund is Professor in Regional Planning at KTH, Stockholm, Sweden, and Professor in Entrepreneurship, Jnkping International Business School (JIBS), Sweden.
Introduction: Hans Westlund & Tigran Haas: In the Post-Urban World PART I: Spatial Transformations and New Geographies of Cities and Regions 1. Edward Glaeser Urban Transformations and the Future of Cities 2. Richard Florida & Patrick Adler The Divided City and the Patchwork Metropolis 3. Rahul Mehrotra & Felipe Vera Ephemeral Urbanism: Looking at Extreme Temporalities 4. Michael Batty Cities as Systems of Networks and Flows 5. Hans Westlund Urban-Rural Relations in the Post-Urban World 6. Paul Knox Reflexive Neoliberalism, Urban Design, and Regeneration Machines 7. Richard Sennett The Open City PART II: Urbanization, Knowledge Economies, and Social Structuration 8. Jessie P.H. Poon & Wei Yin - Brawn to Brain: Rustbelt, Southern and Southeastern Sunbelt Metropolitan Cities 9. Kaisa Snellman, Jennifer Silva, Carl Frederick & Robert Putnam - The Engagement Gap: Social Mobility and Extracurricular Participation among American Youth 10. Kyle Farrell & Tigran Haas Rapid Urban Growth & The Future of Public Spaces: Shifting Agendas & A New Roadmap 11. Fulong Wu Emerging Chinese Cities: Implications for Global Urban Studies 12. Karima Kourtit & Peter Nijkamp Urban Facebooks as Digital Planning and Marketing Tools in the New Urban World 13. Edward Soja Accentuate the Regional 14. Fran Tonkiss Commodity or commons? Knowledge, inequality and the city PART III: Emerging Cultures in a Post-political and Post-urban World 15. Laura Burkhalter & Manuel Castells Towards a New Urban Paradigm 16. Saskia Sassen Buying Pieces of Cities? 17. Susan Fainstein Resilience and Justice 18. Emily Talen Neighborhood Social Diversity and Metropolitan Segregation 19. Michael Neuman & Nadia Nur Simplexity, Complicity and Emergent Collectivities: Informal Urbanism in Rome 20. Nina-Marie Lister Resilience and Design: Post-Urban Landscape Infrastructure for the Anthropocene 21. Duncan McLaren & Julian Agyeman Sharing Cities for a Smart and Sustainable Future