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Urban megaprojects : a worldwide view / edited by Gerardo del Cerro Santamaría.
Contributor(s): Cerro Santamaría, Gerardo del [editor of compilation.].Series: Research in urban sociology, v. 13.Publisher: Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2013Description: xlix, 353 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781781905937 (hardback) .Subject(s): Cities and towns | City planning | Urban renewalDDC classification: 307.76 URB.A
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction / Gerardo del Cerro Santamaría
New town developments in Korea : then and now / Yu Min Joo
The alleged Bilbao miracle and its discontents / Gerardo del Cerro Santamaría
Encountering Kuala Lumpur through the 'travel" of UMPs / Tim Bunnell
The petty politics of a megaproject in Budapest / Judit Bodnar and Judit Veres
Branded megaprojects and fading urban structure in contemporary cities / Davide Ponzini
Urban megaprojects and local planning frameworks in New York City, Paris, and Sao Paulo / Bruno Lobo
The role of iconic architecture in globalizing urban megaprojects / Leslie Sklair
"Global" architecture as a contradictory signifier : lessons from Hamburg's and Vienna's urban megaprojects / Monika Grubbauer
The metastasizing megaproject : urban designs and "monstrous moral hybrids" in the American city / Brent D. Ryan
Railway megaprojects as catalysts for the re-making of post-industrial cities? : the case of Stuttgart 21 in Germany / Johannes Novy and Deike Peters
The Afghan ring road megaproject : globalization meets conflict / Alexandra Miller
How to defeat an urban megaproject : lessons from Mexico City's airport controversy / Diane E. Davis and Onesimo Flores Dewey
Key findings and theoretical implications / Gerardo del Cerro Santamaría.
The aim of this book is to understand the causes and consequences of new scales and forms of territorial restructuring in a steadily globalizing world by focusing on urban megaproject development. Contributions focus on the principal actors, institutions, and innovations that drive capitalist globalization, socio-economic and territorial restructuring, and global city formation by exploring the architectural design, planning, management, financing and impacts of urban megaprojects as well as their various socio-economic, political and cultural contexts. This is the first work on urban megaprojects to be global in scope, with chapters about Korea, Bilbao, Kuala Lumpur, Budapest, Milan, Abu Dhabi, New York, Paris, Sao Paulo, Beijing, Shanghai, Hamburg, Vienna, Detroit, Philadelphia, Stuttgart, Afghanistan and Mexico City. It is also the first work on the subject to include contributions from sociologists, planners, geographers and architects from top universities around the world, thus making it a truly multidisciplinary project.