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Municipal Governments, Socialist Land Masters, and Urban Land Battles

You‐tien Hsing

in The Great Urban Transformation: Politics of Land and Property in China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199568048
eISBN:
9780191721632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568048.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Chapter 2 discusses local politics at the municipal government level. It focuses on land battles in the urban core between high‐ranking state units (or “socialist land masters”) ... More


The Livable City

John Mason Hart

in The City as Subject: Seki Hajime and the Reinvention of Modern Osaka

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228498
eISBN:
9780520926837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228498.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

Seki Hajime sketched the parameters of urban planning in the mid-1900s to bring sweeping social reform to Osaka. He spoke to a group of economists in Kobe, and noted that Osaka had been fortunate to ... More


What role can urban planning and transportation policy play in the prevention of obesity?

Tim G. Townshend

in Obesity Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199571512
eISBN:
9780191595097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571512.003.0020
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Urban planning — the process by which built environments are shaped and managed — aims to balance social, economic, and environmental concerns and needs. Public health was once central to this ... More


To Become an Entrepreneur in Ho Chi Minh City

Annette Miae Kim

in Learning to be Capitalists: Entrepreneurs in Vietnam's Transition Economy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369397
eISBN:
9780199871032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369397.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter outlines how the Vietnamese state has structured a challenging investment environment for private firms with its control of land ownership, land use planning, and investment approval. ... More


Inside the City

Allen J. Scott

in Social Economy of the Metropolis: Cognitive-Cultural Capitalism and the Global Resurgence of Cities

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199549306
eISBN:
9780191701511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549306.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This chapter focuses on the internal constitution of cities, specifically on their urban policy and cultural capitalism. It starts by defining what should be taken into consideration in this kind of ... More


Building Sustainable Historic Centres: A Comparative Approach for Innovative Urban Projects

Adriana Rabinovich and Andrea Catenazzi

in Urbanization and Development: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590148
eISBN:
9780191595493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590148.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

Since the 1980s, the promotion of heritage values has gradually become a relevant issue for urban planning. The need to turn the historic centres into areas of development for the market, through ... More


The Cotswolds in Jerusalem: Restoration and Empire*

Simon Goldhill

in From Plunder to Preservation: Britain and the Heritage of Empire, c.1800–1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265413
eISBN:
9780191760464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265413.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter investigates the city-planning of Jerusalem under the British Mandate in light of changes of thinking about the urban in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. In particular, ... More


Freewheeling Uphill; Pedalling Downhill: Growing Pains in Developing a Land Market in China

Patrick McAuslan

in Law and Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199260744
eISBN:
9780191698675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260744.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Giving reference to some of China's national laws that cover such concerns as urban planning and development and land tenure and administration, to the information derived from conducting interviews ... More


Making the Mission: Planning and Ethnicity in San Francisco

Ocean Howell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226141398
eISBN:
9780226290287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290287.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

For more than a century commentators have referred to San Francisco's Mission District as a “city within a city.” This book demonstrates that it was no accident that the neighborhood came to be ... More


Neighborhood Power in Twentieth-Century San Francisco

Ocean Howell

in Making the Mission: Planning and Ethnicity in San Francisco

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226141398
eISBN:
9780226290287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226290287.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This introductory chapter gives a broad overview of the book. It also lays out a framework for how to understand neighborhoods. They rarely have official status, and are instead cultural constructs ... More


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