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By: Donald McNeill

In: Global Cities and Urban Theory

Chapter 3: Global Urban Order(ING)

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Global Urban Order(ING)
Global Urban Order(ING)

So far, the book has looked closely at two cities – Rome and Paris – and various attempts to use very fine-grained study of their constitution to do a number of interesting things: to generalize; to typify; to theorize; to work out their position within what some call a network ontology. In other words, there is always a tension – especially in the case of global theory building – between working through the intricacies of a particular place and attempting to work out the place of cities in the world. Both Rome and Paris would appear in what is often seen as a ‘Eurocentric’ canon of interpreting, designing and producing cities. This is important to note, because in many ...

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