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The last two decades have been an exciting and richly productive period for debate and academic research on the city. The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies offers comprehensive coverage of this modern re-thinking of urban theory, both gathering together the best of what has been achieved so far, and signalling the way to future theoretical insights and empirically grounded research. Featuring many of the top international names in the field, the handbook is divided into nine key sections: SECTION 1: THE GLOBALIZED CITY SECTION 2: URBAN ENTREPRENEURIALISM, BRANDING, GOVERNANCE SECTION 3: MARGINALITY, RISK AND RESILIENCE SECTION 4: SUBURBS AND SUBURBANIZATION: STRATIFICATION, SPRAWL, SUSTAINABILITY SECTION 5: DISTINCTIVE AND VISIBLE CITIES SECTION 6: CREATIVE CITIES SECTION 7: URBANIZATION, URBANITY AND URBAN LIFESTYLES SECTION 8: NEW DIRECTIONS ...

New Directions in Urban Theory
NEW DIRECTIONS IN URBAN THEORY

Urban theories, John Rennie Short (2010: 5) has written, are selective readings of the urban condition that tend to draw on a narrow range of case studies. As such, Chicago and Manchester are synonymous with classic theories of the industrial city of the late nineteenth century; Los Angeles is the template for the post-modern city of the late twentieth century; and Shanghai is a poster child for twenty-first century urban modernity. Many other cities (and regions) are marginalized and excluded in this approach to urban theorizing. In Part VIII of the Handbook, we feature three new directions in urban theory. Two of these have emerged from research conducted beyond the pale of the North Atlantic, ...

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