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Globalization and urbanization : the global urban ecosystem / James H. Spencer.

By: Spencer, James H.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Globalization.Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2015Description: xi, 252 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781442214750 (pbk.); 9781442214743 (hbk.).Subject(s): Urban ecology (Sociology) -- Cross-cultural studies | Urbanization -- Cross-cultural studies | Urban policy -- Cross-cultural studies | Cities and towns -- Cross-cultural studies | Globalization -- Cross-cultural studiesDDC classification: 307.76 SPE Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
1. Urbanization and the Construction of the Global Urban Ecosystem. The Trends: A New Political Economy of Globalization in the Developing World What Is a City? The Case for a Global Urban Ecosystem Globalization Is Urbanization: Revisiting the Global City Identifying the Pitch: Framing Global Urbanization in This Book 2. Urban Histories: Arriving at the Global Urban Ecosystem. A Natural History of the City Urban Sedimentation: The Layered and Repurposed City On the Edge of a Global Urban Ecology 3. Saigon's "Do-Your-Timers": Rural Transformation and the Urban Transition in Saigon. The Second Green Revolution: Global Trade and Agro-Industrialization From Rice Bowl to Fast Food: Saigon, the Mekong Delta, and the Urban Transition Migrants to the New City: Local Dreams with a Global Reach "Real" Estate and Imagined Assets: The Post-2000 Boom in Construction 4. "Do-Your-Timers" African Style: Addis Ababa, the Unlikely Capital of Africa. African Demand and Chinese Supply: African Supply and Chinese Demand Ethiopia: African Sovereignty in a Global World Politicizing and Connecting Addis: The African Union and Bole Airport Doing Their Time: Urbanization without Development Grassroots Globalization in Urban Practice The High Cost of Living among the Poor 5. The Indigenous City? Reconciling an Old-Timers' Honolulu with a Global Society. Globalization of the Tropical Vacation and the Grey Revolution: Top-Notch Services at Rock-Bottom Prices in Beautiful Locations The Old-Timers: Grey Revolution Sunbirds, New Communalists, and the Unfulfilled Aspiration of an Island Utopia The Problem with Growth: Elevated Rail, Solid Waste, and the Backbone of a Global City Constructing the Good Old Days: APEC, the Ahupua'a, and Kaka'ako Contents note continued: 6. "For-All-Timers": New York City's Empire State of Mind. Urban Resilience: Repurposing Both People and Places 9/​11, Wall Street Collapse, and the Softening of the Big City? The City and the Great Recession Immortality through Reinvention 7. The Global Urban Ecosystem: A Globally Integrated Ecology of Everyday Life. The Global City Revisited: Are We All Global Cities Now? The Alternative Pitch: Vertically Integrated Urbanization Building Blocks of the Global Urban Ecosystem The Building Blocks of the City Do Your Timers, Old-Timers, and For All Timers Revisited Global Urban Governance: Science and Poetry
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Urbanization and the Construction of the Global Urban Ecosystem. The Trends: A New Political Economy of Globalization in the Developing World
What Is a City? The Case for a Global Urban Ecosystem
Globalization Is Urbanization: Revisiting the Global City
Identifying the Pitch: Framing Global Urbanization in This Book
2. Urban Histories: Arriving at the Global Urban Ecosystem. A Natural History of the City
Urban Sedimentation: The Layered and Repurposed City
On the Edge of a Global Urban Ecology
3. Saigon's "Do-Your-Timers": Rural Transformation and the Urban Transition in Saigon. The Second Green Revolution: Global Trade and Agro-Industrialization
From Rice Bowl to Fast Food: Saigon, the Mekong Delta, and the Urban Transition
Migrants to the New City: Local Dreams with a Global Reach
"Real" Estate and Imagined Assets: The Post-2000 Boom in Construction
4. "Do-Your-Timers" African Style: Addis Ababa, the Unlikely Capital of Africa. African Demand and Chinese Supply: African Supply and Chinese Demand
Ethiopia: African Sovereignty in a Global World
Politicizing and Connecting Addis: The African Union and Bole Airport
Doing Their Time: Urbanization without Development
Grassroots Globalization in Urban Practice
The High Cost of Living among the Poor
5. The Indigenous City? Reconciling an Old-Timers' Honolulu with a Global Society. Globalization of the Tropical Vacation and the Grey Revolution: Top-Notch Services at Rock-Bottom Prices in Beautiful Locations
The Old-Timers: Grey Revolution Sunbirds, New Communalists, and the Unfulfilled Aspiration of an Island Utopia
The Problem with Growth: Elevated Rail, Solid Waste, and the Backbone of a Global City
Constructing the Good Old Days: APEC, the Ahupua'a, and Kaka'ako
Contents note continued: 6. "For-All-Timers": New York City's Empire State of Mind. Urban Resilience: Repurposing Both People and Places
9/​11, Wall Street Collapse, and the Softening of the Big City?
The City and the Great Recession
Immortality through Reinvention
7. The Global Urban Ecosystem: A Globally Integrated Ecology of Everyday Life. The Global City Revisited: Are We All Global Cities Now?
The Alternative Pitch: Vertically Integrated Urbanization
Building Blocks of the Global Urban Ecosystem
The Building Blocks of the City
Do Your Timers, Old-Timers, and For All Timers Revisited
Global Urban Governance: Science and Poetry

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