Readings in Urban Theory

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Susan S. Fainstein, Scott Campbell
Wiley, Feb 11, 2002 - Social Science - 432 pages
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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About the author (2002)

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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