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Global Cities/Local Sites

By Will Straw and Douglas Tallack


Full text of this item is not currently available on the LRA.A multi-media collection of essays on seven world cities, in which key global issues—flows of information, images, people and products—are explored through the analysis of local sites. These issues include new forms of social and cultural mix, new urban projects (often reworkings of historical locations), new forms of urban practice in public space, and new or stubbornly traditional but subtly reconfigured discursive formations.\ud Contents:-\ud \ud Introduction - Global Cities/Local Sites / Will Straw and Douglas Tallack. Singapore 'Missions': Local Heritage Sites in a Global Era / Lily Kong. Global and Local Forces at Work in Vancouver: The Fascinating Case of the Birth and Rebirth of Coal Harbour / David W. Edgington and Michael A. Goldberg. The Politics of Urban Spectacle: Melbourne Riverscapes / Kim Dovey. eBay and Google in Dublin / Brian Ward and Hugh Campbell. The Palace, the Terminal and the Park: Three Blocks in the Middle of Montreal / Will Straw. Jakarta and the Limits of Urban Legibility / Stephen Cairns. New York City: The View from Governors Island / Douglas Tallack

Publisher: Universitas 21 in collaboration with Melbourne University Publishing
Year: 2009
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