Globalization and Urban Change: Capital, Culture, and Pacific Rim Mega-Projects by Kris OldsGlobalization and Urban Change: Capital, Culture, and Pacific Rim Mega-Projects by Kris Olds

Globalization and Urban Change: Capital, Culture, and Pacific Rim Mega-Projects

byKris Olds

Paperback | October 15, 2002

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Kris Olds provides a grounded analysis of globalization and urban change in the late twentieth century. Based on field work carried out in Vancouver, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Paris, and London, the author highlights the role of two transnational cultures - ethnic Chinese property developers and'brand name' arthitects - in the planning and development of urban mega-projects. Case studies from Vancouver and Shanghai are used to analyse the nature of the transnational practices and networks that facilitate the production of new urban spaces on the Pacific Rim. This reflexive, situated, andinterdisciplinary account offers an alternative perspective to the abstract and economistic analyses that dominate our understanding of globalization and urban change.
Kris Olds is an Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Title:Globalization and Urban Change: Capital, Culture, and Pacific Rim Mega-ProjectsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:330 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.74 inPublished:October 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199256969

ISBN - 13:9780199256969

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Globalization and the Development of Pacific Rim Mega-Projects3. The Social Construction of Global Flows4. Liquid Assets: Producing the Pacific Rim Consumptionscape in Vancouver, Canada5. Liquid Images: Producing the Global Finanscape in Shanghai, China6. Some Final ThoughtsReferences

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`'A beautifully grounded and innovative comparative study that should serve as an inspiring model for scholars of global cities''Janet L. Abu-Lughod, author of 'New York, Chicago, Los Angeles: America's Global Cities'