This book focuses on the process that creates the global urban periphery, namely suburbanization, as well as the ways of life, suburbanisms, that are encountered there. Inspired by Henri Lefebvre’s demand not to give up urban theory when the city in its classical form disappears, this book is a challenge to urban thought more generally as it invites the reader to reconsider the city from the outside in. It is part of the Urban Futures series.
Written by AbdouMaliq Simone and Edgar Pieterse, this book attempts to address the relationship between urban theory and practice in Asia and Africa. It is argued that we need to look at the neighborhood or district level to get the essence of urban lives. This book reads like a collection of authors’ thoughts on urban change over the past several decades. It reflects their concern for social justice in African and Asian cities, which is ever challenged by the commodification and technologization of urban spaces.
This report Eurostat Regional yearbook 2017, published by Eurostat on September 2017, gives a detailed picture relating to a broad range of statistical topics across the regions of the EU Member States, as well as the regions of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and candidate countries.
A new report by the Brookings Institution’ s Metropolitan Policy Program provides detailed data on the 123 largest global cities based on their metro economies and uses these data to create a new typology of the seven types of global cities. Through this typology, this report aims to provide a valuable lens through which to understand the evolving global economy.
The journal California Management Review published the Special Issue “City Innovation”. The argument behind this issue is that the growing trend of urbanization has made cities the epicenter of innovation and entrepreneurship in our modern economy.
As global hubs of commerce, labor, and collaboration, our cities are more important than ever. Therefore, this issue focuses on innovative communities around the world, examining the factors that contribute to their success, and revealing the ways in which emerging “smart” technologies will shape the cities of the future.
The current edition of New Amsterdam #10 magazine is the 10th issue published by Parkhuis de Zwijger. The main objective of this magazine is to stimulate dialogue and collaboration towards a liveable city and put urgent matters on the agenda.
This report, jointly produced by the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy of the European Commission and UN-Habitat, highlights how the unique characteristics of European cities can support the EU priorities of jobs & growth, migration and climate action. Cities boost innovation, embrace people from different backgrounds and reduce our impact on the planet. Cities that operate at the metropolitan scale and have sufficient autonomy and resources can better exploit these urban advantages.