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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


The Rise of Suburban Paris: Henri Prost’s Carte générale

Kory Olson

in The Cartographic Capital: Mapping Third Republic Paris

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786940964
eISBN:
9781789629033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940964.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the 1934 Carte générale de l’aménagement de la Région parisienne (Carte générale), a brightly-coloured, multi-page representation of Paris and its suburbs. Parliament passed ‘la ... 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


Urban Planning, Built Environment, and the Structure of Cities

Benjamin Fraser

in Visible Cities, Global Comics: Urban Images and Spatial Form

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496825032
eISBN:
9781496825025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825032.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter analyzes a group of comics in which the large-scale machinations of urban planning culture have negatively impacted the life of city dwellers. Norwegian artist Hariton Pushwagner’s Soft ... 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


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


Spatial dimensions of the marginalisation of cycling – marginalisation through rationalisation?

Till Koglin

in The Politics of Cycling Infrastructure: Spaces and (In)Equality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447345152
eISBN:
9781447345640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447345152.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter analyses the impact of the spatial dimension further and connect the spatial dimension to a form of rationalisation of transport planning that has been very influential in Swedish ... More


The Motoring Public and Neighborhood Erasure: The Culture and Practice of Postwar Transportation Planning

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/9780226290287.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In the period immediately following World War II, the federal government made tremendous investments in urban renewal and highway infrastructure. Many of the city's largest downtown-based ... 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


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


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


Passionate Participants: Rethinking Emotion in Public Deliberation

Frank Fischer

in Democracy and Expertise: Reorienting Policy Inquiry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199282838
eISBN:
9780191712487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282838.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores one of the most difficult questions facing citizen participation and deliberative democracy: What is the role of emotion in political deliberation and public policy? The fact ... More


Visible Cities, Global Comics: Urban Images and Spatial Form

Benjamin Fraser

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496825032
eISBN:
9781496825025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825032.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The story of comics is also the story of the modern city. Visible Cities, Global Comics thus makes urban contribution to an interdisciplinary phase in comics studies. Striking a balance between ... More


Global Comparisons

M. Ramachandran

in Metro Rail Projects In India: A Study In Project Planning

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198073987
eISBN:
9780199080847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198073987.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter compares transport planning in India with those in other countries. London, for instance, has a noteworthy system as far as good urban planning is concerned. The city follows a unique ... More


Eco-Socialism and Green City Making in Postwar Vietnam

Christina Schwenkel

in Places of Nature in Ecologies of Urbanism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888390595
eISBN:
9789888390281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390595.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines shifts in the meaning and use of green space in socialist housing blocks in Vinh City, Vietnam, a ‘model’ socialist city rebuilt by East Germany (GDR) after its destruction by ... More


Constructing the Continent

Aaron Stephen Moore

in Constructing East Asia: Technology, Ideology, and Empire in Japan's Wartime Era, 1931-1945

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785396
eISBN:
9780804786690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785396.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the colonial context where state engineers planned and constructed a wide range of infrastructure projects. It argues that the notions of “comprehensive technology” or ... More


Planning Paris

in The Heroic City: Paris, 1945-1958

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226870236
eISBN:
9780226870175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226870175.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The City of Light was actually a sordid place in the late 1940s and 1950s. There was little to recommend it as a vision of the future. Yet it was in the unique circumstance of World War II's trauma ... More


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