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“A collection of essays by scholars and policy makers from around the globe that offers some of the best insights available into the urban challenge.”—Lingua Franca

Chapter List

Jorge Wilhelm

1. Introduction: Globalism and Local Realities—Five Paths to the Urban Future 
Blair A. Ruble, Joseph S. Tulchin, and Allison M. Garland 

Part I: Urban Convergence and a New Paradigm
2. The Hypothesis of Urban Convergence: Are Cities in the North and South Becoming More Alike in an Age of Globalization?
Michael A. Cohen
3. Cities in a Global Era: A New Paradigm for the Next Millennium
H. V. Savitch
4. What Has and Has Not Changed since Habitat I: A View from the South
Martha Schteingart

Part II. From Local to Global
5. Marginality and Dynamism: Prospects for the Sub-Saharan African City
Mohamed Halfani
6. Culture, Identity, and Urbanism in a Changing World: A Historical Perspective on Colonialism, Nationalism, and Globalization
Nezar AlSayyad
7. Economic Competition and Resource Mobilization
Weiping Wu

Part III: Economic and Social Dilemmas
8. Urbanization and Populations Dynamics: City as Villain, Savior, or Bystander?
Michael J. White
9. The Social Dimensions of Technological Change: Reshaping Cities and Urban Life
Julie A. Roqué
10. The Changing Agenda for Urban Health
Edmundo Werna, Ilona Blue, and Trudy Harpham

Part IV: Political Choices
11. Urban Governance: Changing Realities
K. C. Sivaramakrishnan
12. Cities: New Roles and Forms of Governing
Jordi Borja
13. The Politics of Urban Sustainability
María Elena Ducci

Part V: The Urban Landscape
14. Global Trends and City Policies: Friends or Foes of Urban Development?
Galia Burgel and Guy Burgel
15. The American City: Urban Aberration or Glimpse of the Future?
Robert Bruegmann
Part VI: Ways of Learning for the Urban Future
16. Urban Research in the 1990s
Lisa R. Peattie
17. The Studies of Cities: Popular Perceptions, Academic Disciplines, and Emerging Agendas
Richard Stren

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