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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 ...

Urban Entrepreneurialism, Branding, Governance
Urban Entrepreneurialism, Branding, Governance

In the classic ‘regime’ model of urban governance forging a consensus, was primarily a matter of effective coalition building. Those in power rarely questioned the desirability of embracing economic growth as the engine that kept economies humming. Nevertheless, politicians were compelled to nurture and solidify coalitions of interest in order to successfully promote development (Dowding, 2001). With the collapse of managerialism and the emergence of the neoliberal city, the essentials of urban governance needed to be reinvented. Broadly, there was as a consensus that politicians and planners had to be much more innovative and entrepreneurial, ‘willing to explore all kinds of avenues through which to alleviate their distressed condition and thereby secure a better future for their ...

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