Readings in Urban Theory

ISBN 13: 9780631223443

Readings in Urban Theory

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This collection of readings examines the interaction of economy, culture, politics, policy and space within the United States and the United Kingdom. For the second edition, more than half of the readings are new and the introduction and section prefaces have been revised. A section on the city and "the new urbanism" has been added, and there is increased emphasis on design, tourism, sustainability and culture.


  • Examines the interaction of economy, culture, politics, policy and space within the United States and the United Kingdom.
  • Brings together in one place unabridged selections from recent works by authors who have dramatically transformed the field of urban theory.
  • More than half of the readings are new and the introduction and section prefaces have been revised.
  • A section on the city and "the new urbanism" has been added, and there is increased emphasis on design, tourism, sustainability and culture.

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This collection of readings examines the interaction of economy, culture, politics, policy and space within the United States and the United Kingdom. It brings together in one place unabridged selections from recent works by authors who have dramatically transformed the field of urban theory. The readings deal with the changing urban and regional system, its social impacts, the effect of publicly-sponsored redevelopment programs, and the cultural meanings of spatial relations.

For the second edition, more than half of the readings are new and the introduction and section prefaces have been revised. A section on the city and "the new urbanism" has been added, and there is increased emphasis on design, tourism, sustainability and culture. Many of the additions and replacements are by the same authors as the readings in the previous edition but are more recent, keeping the volume current. Comprehensive and well organised, this convenient reader will continue to stimulate classroom debate.

About the Author:

Susan S. Fainstein is Professor of Urban Planning at Columbia University. Her research has focused on planning theory, comparative public policy, urban redevelopment, and citizen participation. Among her books are Urban Political Movements, Restructuring the City, The City Builders (second edition 2001), Divided Cities (co-edited with Ian Gordon and Michael Harloe; Blackwell, 1992), and Cities and Visitors (co-edited with Lily M. Hoffman and Dennis R. Judd; Blackwell 2003).

Scott Campbell is Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and Policy Development at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. His research has focused on defense-industrial cities, regional and environmental planning, and German cities. He is co-author of The Rise of the Gunbelt (with Ann Markusen, Peter Hall and Sabina Deitrick) and of a forthcoming book on Berlin.

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