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Expanding the Landscape: Applying Patch Dynamics to Social-Ecological Systems

J. Morgan Grove, Mary L. Cadenasso, Steward T. A. Pickett, Gary E. Machlis, and William R. Burch

in The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology: Space, Scale, and Time for the Study of Cities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300101133
eISBN:
9780300217865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101133.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter lays out the concept and framework for a “patch dynamics” approach and briefly reviews its contributions to describing and quantifying patterns and changes in spatial heterogeneity of ... More


The Promise of the City: Space, Identity, and Politics in Contemporary Social Thought

Kian Tajbakhsh

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222779
eISBN:
9780520924642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222779.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book proposes a new theoretical framework for the study of cities and urban life. Finding the contemporary urban scene too complex to be captured by radical or conventional approaches, the book ... More


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

Allen J. Scott

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199549306
eISBN:
9780191701511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549306.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This book is about the renaissance of cities in the 21st century and their increasing role as centers of creative economic activity. It attempts to put some conceptual and descriptive order around ... More


Beyond the Functionalist Bias in Urban Theory

Kian Tajbakhsh

in The Promise of the City: Space, Identity, and Politics in Contemporary Social Thought

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222779
eISBN:
9780520924642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222779.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the work of David Harvey concerning urban theory. It identifies the place that Harvey's reaffirmation of classical Marxism occupies within the discourse of Marxian urbanism and ... More


Toward the Historicity and Contingency of Identity

Kian Tajbakhsh

in The Promise of the City: Space, Identity, and Politics in Contemporary Social Thought

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222779
eISBN:
9780520924642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222779.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the work of Ira Katznelson in the context of a Marxian framework for the problems of identity, space, and structure. It explains that Katznelson's effort to develop a framework ... More


Difference, Democracy, and the City

Kian Tajbakhsh

in The Promise of the City: Space, Identity, and Politics in Contemporary Social Thought

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222779
eISBN:
9780520924642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222779.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on cities and city life. It addresses some continuing questions and dilemmas in thinking about the contribution that urbanism can make to the goals ... More


Urban Environments in Africa: A Critical Analysis of Environmental Politics

Garth Myers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447322917
eISBN:
9781447322931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322917.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book develops an interactionist urban political ecology approach to urban environments across Africa. Individual chapters focus on: analyzing the findings of planners and scholars on Africa’s ... More


Introduction: The Real Estate Turn in Asia’s Urban Politics

Gavin Shatkin

in Cities for Profit: The Real Estate Turn in Asia's Urban Politics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709906
eISBN:
9781501709715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709906.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter defines ‘urban real estate megaprojects’ as large, integrated, master planned, and commercially driven real estate developments that seek to fundamentally transform the urban fabric. It ... More


Radical Uniqueness and the Flight from Urban Theory

Robert A. Beauregard

in The City, Revisited: Urban Theory from Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665754
eISBN:
9781452946559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665754.003.0009
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter uses the notion of radical uniqueness to discuss how city-based theories, regardless of the city in which they originate, are antithetical to the larger urban project. The concept of ... More


Migration and Urbanization

Laurens E. Tacoma

in Moving Romans: Migration to Rome in the Principate

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198768050
eISBN:
9780191821868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768050.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 5 subjects urban migration theory to further scrutiny. It is argued that, despite the voluminous literature on urban graveyard models, applications to the Roman world have been relatively ... More


Faces and Crowds: Biography in the City

Philip Carter

in Walking the Streets of Eighteenth-Century London: John Gay's Trivia (1716)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199280728
eISBN:
9780191700149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280728.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter focuses on one specific male walker — the mysterious persona of John Gay's Trivia: or, the Art of Walking the Streets of London — who imparts advice throughout the poem. It offers a ... More


The City and Its Politics: Informal and Contested

Frank Gaffikin, David C. Perry, and Ratoola Kundu

in The City, Revisited: Urban Theory from Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665754
eISBN:
9781452946559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665754.003.0014
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter suggests that a notable condition of urbanism in the developing world—informality—holds resonance not only for our understanding of places registering the greatest amount of urban ... More


Unlearning the City: Infrastructure in a New Optical Field

Swati Chattopadhyay

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679317
eISBN:
9781452947266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679317.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

Cities are more than concrete and steel infrastructure. But modern urban theory does not have the language to describe and debate the vital component of urban life that is lived on the streets of ... More


Conclusion: Interpreting the Theoretical and Practical Implications of the Real Estate Turn

Gavin Shatkin

in Cities for Profit: The Real Estate Turn in Asia's Urban Politics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709906
eISBN:
9781501709715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709906.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter concludes by assessing the implications of the analysis in the preceding chapters for contemporary urban theory and urban planning and policy practice. The analysis focuses on four ... More


Strangers, Neighbours, and Political Order in The South Asian City

T.B. Hansen

in Interrogating India's Modernity: Democracy, Identity, and Citizenship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198092070
eISBN:
9780199082704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092070.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This essay underlines the significance of taking the story of South Asian cities like Bombay (now Mumbai) seriously, not merely for understanding the specificities of South Asian urbanization, ‘a ... More


Studying Twenty-first Century Cities

Dick Simpson and Tom Kelly

in The City, Revisited: Urban Theory from Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665754
eISBN:
9781452946559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665754.003.0016
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter argues that the discussions and empirical evidence presented in this book demonstrate that any adequate theory would account for the following characteristics: a metropolitan region in ... More


Hiroba: The Public Square and the Boundaries of the Commons

Jordan Sand

in Tokyo Vernacular: Common Spaces, Local Histories, Found Objects

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520275669
eISBN:
9780520956988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275669.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 2 focuses on a turning point in perceptions of public space in Tokyo: the occupation of Shinjuku Station by anti–Vietnam War protesters in the summer of 1969. The protesters sought to ... More


Introduction

Philip James

in Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.003.0030
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This section examines urban design, planning, and management by considering lessons from ecology. It discusses the challenges faced by urbanites in the early twenty-first century, how knowledge and ... More


The New Chicago School: Notes toward a Theory

Terry Nichols Clark

in The City, Revisited: Urban Theory from Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665754
eISBN:
9781452946559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665754.003.0011
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter explores how the city of Chicago has encouraged a distinct flavor in the research and theorizing about cities by persons who have done time in Chicago’s environs. It considers how these ... More


The Implications of State Takeovers for Urban Politics: Cohesive and Disjointed State-Local Regimes

Domingo Morel

in Takeover: Race, Education, and American Democracy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190678975
eISBN:
9780190679019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190678975.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

As states increase their presence in localities, what are the enduring implications for urban governance and theories of urban politics? The chapter examines urban regime theory, the dominant urban ... More


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