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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 ...

Frontier Financial Cities
Frontier Financial Cities
Adam D. Dixon
INTRODUCTION

New York and London are booming. They are buzzing with activity. New skyscrapers are being built and wealth is omnipresent. If aliens arrived in New York or London, or any other major international financial center such as Hong Kong, they would find it unbelievable that the largest financial crisis since the Great Depression occurred within the last decade. If remnants of financial crisis exist, one would be hard pressed to find them in these global financial cities. The alien visitors would be forgiven for thinking that anything had happened. The Global Financial Crisis did not cut the legs off New York and London – the two places that facilitated the subprime boom and bust – reducing the ...

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