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  • The urban question under planetary urbanization
  • Globalization ; Large city ; Right to the city ; Urban geography ; Urban policy ; Urban social movement ; Urban society ; Urbanization
  • an urban society, but of planetary urbanization. Today, four decades on, Asimov's extraterrestrial universe seems closer to home than ever, and closer to Lefebvre's own terrestrial prognostications : planetary urbanization is creating a whole new spatial
  • In Le Droit à la Ville (1968), Lefebvre projects the urban trajectory of his day into the sci-fi imaginary of Asimov's remarkable Foundation series. In La Révolution Urbaine (1970), Lefebvre had already begun hinting at a new reality, not only
  • world (dis)order. The article tries to rethink theoretically the urban question and the question of urban politics in our era of planetary urbanization, working through the political role of the urban in the light of recent ‘Occupy’ mobilizations.
  • 2013
  • The travels of critiques of neoliberalism. Urban experiences from the “borderlands”
  • Concept ; Critical geography ; Epistemology ; Governance ; Neo liberalism ; Portugal ; Role of the State ; Urban policy ; Urban renewal ; Urban theory ; Urbanization
  • Using the case of a state-led urban regeneration program implemented in Portugal since 2000, the Polis Program, this article discusses the hegemonic status of neoliberalism as a theoretical concept and as an analytical framework and on discussions
  • about the travels of dominant critiques of neoliberalism beyond the sites of epistemological production. It argues that the current analytical overinvestment in neoliberalism may obscure important drivers of contemporary urbanization and that recourse
  • to a diversity of concepts may be a more profitable line of inquiry. It suggests that current efforts at epistemological renewal within urban studies benefit from taking up cities in the “borderlands” of urban theory as relevant cases in their own right.
  • 2013
  • [b1] Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Univ., Oxford, Royaume-Uni
  • How culture and economy meet in South Korea : the politics of cultural economy in culture-led urban regeneration
  • Bureaucracy ; Civil society ; Cultural economy ; South Korea ; Urban economy ; Urban policy ; Urban regeneration
  • of economic growth in the city and the efforts of civil society to maintain a strong political spirit throughout the regeneration process.
  • 2013
  • Civil society ; Cultural studies ; Czech Republic ; Democracy ; Marxism ; Neo liberalism ; Plural society ; Prague ; Right to the city ; Urban area ; Urban change ; Urban development ; Urban environment ; Urban policy
  • This paper refers to Marxist urban theory and the concept of the right to the city to demonstrate that in democratic societies alternative non-profit uses of space for cultural purposes are important and create diverse, vibrant, progressive
  • , and socially inclusive urban environments. Through observation in the contexts of socialist, post-socialist, and contemporary Prague, the paper aims to examine the inclusivity of the current regime towards cultural plurality, as well as the extent to which
  • 2013
  • Community ; Knowledge ; Local policy ; Urban geography ; Urban society ; Urban sociology ; Urban structure
  • 2013
  • The regional dimension of the socio-political urban-rural conflict in Slovakia
  • Behaviour ; Cleavage ; Election ; Electoral behaviour ; Political behaviour ; Political party ; Rural-urban relations ; Slovak Republic ; Social conflict ; Social geography ; Urban region
  • Political behaviour of citizens is traditionally formed by a wide range of factors that influence their voting decision in the election. Dichotomy of both the space and society into the town and the countryside generates different election results
  • at national, but also at the regional level. Evaluation of level and dynamics in socio-political cleavage between rural and urban space is one of the most important research ambitions of this study. - (EN)
  • 2013
  • Berlin ; Citizenship ; Creative city ; Germany ; Governmentality ; Urban administration ; Urban development ; Urban policy ; Urban society
  • 2013
  • China ; Participation ; Power ; Project ; Right to the city ; Social geography ; Social justice ; Urban development ; Urban policy ; Urban renewal ; Village
  • This paper investigates the spatial dimension of power relations and the seeking of social justice through an urban redevelopment project. It presents a link between power and space, suggesting that different forms of power stem from the multiple
  • to participate are forfeit. It moves the discussion of social justice beyond liberal democratic societies where most of the literature is based. Such a move is expected to generate new understandings of the geographies of social justice.
  • 2013
  • Citizenship ; Decision making process ; Local policy ; Poverty ; Public space ; Right to the city ; Social exclusion ; Urban policy ; Urban social movement ; Urban society
  • Drawing on the work of Henri Lefebvre the vision of the right to the city has inspired a global social movement, legislative reform in Latin America and international debates at World Urban Forum 5 in Rio de Janeiro. The article critically examines
  • 2013
  • Countryside ; Demographic change ; Development ; Energy source ; Environmental change ; Globalization ; Impact ; Localism ; Poland ; Rural area ; Rural society ; Technological innovation ; Twenty-first century
  • , growth of information and knowledge-based society. The picture of Poland’s rural areas in about forty years probably will not witness any radical changes but a thesis could be formed here, that it will be more diverse, more active and more attractive
  • . Probably, two basic types of rural areas will form urban villages in the vicinity of towns and further away, traditional villages shall remain. – (BJ)
  • 2013
  • The transition period and the opening towards market economy revealed very significant – so far politically hidden – differentiation in the society. This differentiation has been edging along trichotomy. It includes the development differences
  • in the regions, the hierarchy levels of the settlement system and the continually larger distance between rural and urban territories. Their consequences affect the educational system seriously, hereby in point of efficiency and equal opportunities it has been
  • differentiate excessively. Practically speaking, the public education system is in a declining period – different hierarchy level regions and training facilities, lack of normal and inclusive development of society and not properly functioning economic
  • 2013
  • Activism ; Antiracism struggle ; Asians ; California ; Community ; Enquiry ; Neighbourhood ; Redevelopment ; San Francisco ; Social movement ; United States of America ; Urban renewal ; Urban society
  • The case of a mobilization against urban renewal in San Francisco's Japantown is used to examine the scalar politics of that movement between the late 1960s and early 1980s. It is born on West Coast campuses as part of multiracial struggles
  • 2013
  • Beyond urban economies : retail enterprise among immigrant groups in the hinterlands of the United States in the late nineteenth century
  • , the least urbanized and industrialized peripheral regions. These findings are interpreted through the conceptual framework of mixed embeddedness, which takes account of the embeddedness of entrepreneurial immigrants in co-ethnic communities
  • and in the socioeconomic and institutional contexts of the larger society.
  • 2013
  • Barcelona ; Catalonia ; Citizenship ; Environmental justice ; Neighbourhood ; Poverty ; Social exclusion ; Spain ; Urban policy ; Urban social movement ; Urban society
  • 2013
  • Activism ; Australia ; Internationalization ; Melbourne ; Social movement ; Students ; University campus ; Urban immigration ; Urban society ; Victoria ; Vulnerability
  • on theoretical work on new social movements and social transformation in urban spaces to find ways to conceptualize this activism in relation to the scales of campus, city and nation. It argues primarily that these sites of protest are socio-spatial experiences
  • 2013
  • Moving memories of slavery among West African migrants in urban contexts (Bamako, Paris)
  • Bamako ; France ; Mali ; Memory ; Migration ; Mobility ; Paris ; Slavery ; Social status ; Society ; Urban society
  • 2013
  • Amsterdam ; Gentrification ; Globalization ; Housing ; Housing market ; Institution ; Neo liberalism ; Netherlands (The) ; Town ; Urban society
  • 2013
  • [b1] Univ., AISSR/Urban Geographies, Amsterdam, Pays-Bas
  • Architectural enthusiasm : visiting buildings with the Twentieth Century Society
  • Architecture ; Built up area ; Cultural tourism ; Emotion ; Enthusiasm ; Man-environment relations ; United Kingdom ; Urban environment ; Urban morphology ; Urbex
  • 2013
  • Abu Dhabi ; Social change ; Social network ; United Arab Emirates ; Urban area ; Urban immigration ; Urban life ; Urban society ; Urban sociology
  • 2013
  • Activists in the making : urban movements, political processes and the creation of political subjects.
  • Activism ; Oregon ; Participation ; Social justice ; Social theory ; United States of America ; Urban policy ; Urban social movement ; Urban society ; Western Europe
  • 2013