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Power: Producing the Contemporary City [Paperback]

By Saskia Sassen (Author), Lieven De Cauter (Author), Michiel Dehaene (Author) & John Urry (Author)
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Never before have so many people lived in an urban environment: More than half the world's current population does, and that number is expected to rise to two-thirds by 2050. The contemporary city is the arena where all of the diverse forms of power and the far-reaching impacts of globalization must interact. This situation confronts us with issues that are more urgent than ever before: What is the contemporary city? Who and what "produces" it? Which forces steer its development? What is the potential role of the architect?This volume draws together research about the foundations of the contemporary city; discusses forces that have a bearing on its development; formulates the challenges for today's architects and urban planners; and presents strategies with which they can operate in the midst of this interplay of forces, on the basis of topical, coherent visions for the twenty-first century city.

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Studio: NAi Publishers
Pages   288
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.4" Width: 6.7" Height: 1.1"
Weight:   1.35 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2007
Publisher   NAi Publishers
ISBN  9056625799  
ISBN13  9789056625795  

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More About Saskia Sassen, Lieven De Cauter, Michiel Dehaene & John Urry

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Saskia Sassen is Robert S. Lynd professor of sociology and cochairs the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. She also serves on several editorial boards and is an advisor to several international bodies. Her research and writing focuses on globalization (including social, economic and political dimensions), immigration, global cities (including cities and terrorism), the new networked technologies, and changes within the liberal state that result from current transnational conditions. In her research she has focused on the unexpected and the counterintuitive as a way to cut through established "truths." Her three major books--The Mobility of Labor and Capital (1988), The Global City (1991; 2nd ed 2002), andTerritory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages (2006; 2nd ed. 2008)--have each sought to demolish key established "truths." In addition to these three works, Sassen recently published A Sociology of Globalization (Norton 2007). She has also just completed a five-year project for UNESCO on sustainable human settlement, for which she set up a network of researchers and activists in over thirty countries. The results of this study are published as one of the volumes of the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems. She has also editedDeciphering the Global: Its Spaces, Scales, and Subjects (2006) and coedited Digital Formations: New Architectures for Global Order (2005). Her books have been translated into sixteen languages.

Saskia Sassen currently resides in the state of Illinois. Saskia Sassen has an academic affiliation as follows - Columbia University London School of Economics London School of Econom.

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