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Cities in transition : growth, change and governance in six metropolitan areas / Nirmala Rao.

By: Rao, Nirmala, author [1959-].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookOxon, UK : Routledge, 2007Description: xi, 193 pages ; illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780415329026 (pbk.).Subject(s): Municipal government -- Asia | Municipal government -- Europe | Municipal government -- North America | Comparative government | Political participation -- Asia | Political participation -- Europe | Political participation -- North AmericaDDC classification: 320.85 RAO
Contents:
1. Changing cities -- Cities in the global context -- Urban change and the challenge to government -- Patterns of change: the six cities -- 2. London: the modernising metropolis -- Growth and change -- Planning and the challenge ofgrowth -- Governing 'Greater' London -- A new authority for Greater London -- Modernising London -- Retaining London as a world city -- Thames Gateway and the Olympics -- A new approach to metropolitan governance? -- 3. Tokyo: the mobile megalopolis -- Growth and change -- The planning framework -- Transport and traffic -- Protest and public participation -- Governing Tokyo -- 4. Toronto: a penchant for Metro -- The challenge of growth -- The coming of 'Metro' government -- Metropolitan government evolves -- Responding to fiscal crisis -- Creating the Megacity -- Megacity Toronto today -- Greater freedom for Toronto -- Toronto as a global city -- 5. Berlin: candidate world city? -- Berlin's uneven development -- Growth, change and regional planning -- Planning Berlin-Brandenburg -- The new Berlin: a world city? -- Governing Berlin -- 6. Hyderabad: hi-tech hub of a rural State -- The challenges of urban growth -- The planning response -- Implementing the master plan -- Traffic and transport -- Governing the metropolitan area -- Reforming the public services -- Positioning Hyderabad in the global economy -- 7. Atlanta: the sprawling metropolis -- Governing Atlanta: the politics of racial segregation -- Growth and change -- Planning Atlanta -- The (im)mobile metropolis -- The future urban structure -- 8. Conclusion: cities in transition.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 174-183) and index.

1. Changing cities -- Cities in the global context -- Urban change and the challenge to government -- Patterns of change: the six cities -- 2. London: the modernising metropolis -- Growth and change -- Planning and the challenge ofgrowth -- Governing 'Greater' London -- A new authority for Greater London -- Modernising London -- Retaining London as a world city -- Thames Gateway and the Olympics -- A new approach to metropolitan governance? -- 3. Tokyo: the mobile megalopolis -- Growth and change -- The planning framework -- Transport and traffic -- Protest and public participation -- Governing Tokyo -- 4. Toronto: a penchant for Metro -- The challenge of growth -- The coming of 'Metro' government -- Metropolitan government evolves -- Responding to fiscal crisis -- Creating the Megacity -- Megacity Toronto today -- Greater freedom for Toronto -- Toronto as a global city -- 5. Berlin: candidate world city? -- Berlin's uneven development -- Growth, change and regional planning -- Planning Berlin-Brandenburg -- The new Berlin: a world city? -- Governing Berlin -- 6. Hyderabad: hi-tech hub of a rural State -- The challenges of urban growth -- The planning response -- Implementing the master plan -- Traffic and transport -- Governing the metropolitan area -- Reforming the public services -- Positioning Hyderabad in the global economy -- 7. Atlanta: the sprawling metropolis -- Governing Atlanta: the politics of racial segregation -- Growth and change -- Planning Atlanta -- The (im)mobile metropolis -- The future urban structure -- 8. Conclusion: cities in transition.

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