Ordinary Cities

Ordinary Cities

Building on global- and world-cities approaches, but mindful of these criticisms, other writers have turned to the ordinary city — diverse, contested, distinctive — as a better starting point for understanding a world of cities.

Author: Jennifer Robinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134406951

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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"With the urbanization of the world's population proceeding apace and the equally rapid urbanization of poverty, urban theory has an urgent challenge to meet if it is to remain relevant to the majority of cities and their populations most of which are outside the West. Ordinary Cities establishes a new framework for thinking about urban development across a longstanding divide in urban scholarship and also in the realm of urban policy, between Western and other kinds of cities, especially those labeled third world. The book will consider the two framing axes of urban modernity and urban development which have been important in dividing the field of urban studies between Western and other cities. Tracking paths across previously separate academic literatures and policy debates, the book attempts to trace the outlines of a cosmopolitan approach to cities. It draws on evidence from Rio, Johannesburg, Lusaka and Kuala Lumpur to ground the theoretical arguments and provide examples of policy approaches and urban development interventions. Ordinary Cities argues that if cities are to be imagined in equitable and creative ways, urban theory must overcome these axes of theorization with their Western bias. The resources for theorizing cities need to become at least as cosmopolitan as cities themselves, drawing inspiration from the diverse range of contexts and histories that shape cities everywhere." -- Back cover.
Categories: Architecture

Ordinary Cities Extraordinary Geographies

Ordinary Cities  Extraordinary Geographies

Nevertheless, the literature on smaller towns and cities – our ordinary cities – highlights that these more ordinary cities are indeed extraordinary. The chapters in this book have highlighted that smaller towns and cities have ...

Author: Bryson, John R.

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781789908022

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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This insightful book explores smaller towns and cities, places in which the majority of people live, highlighting that these more ordinary places have extraordinary geographies. It focuses on the development of an alternative approach to urban studies and theory that foregrounds smaller cities and towns rather than much larger cities and conurbations.
Categories: Political Science

The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Social Justice

The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Social Justice

Plato's harmonious polity threw into relief the ugly and violent political arrangements usually obtaining: 'Any ordinary city, however small', he writes in Book IV, 'is in fact two cities, one the city of the poor, ...

Author: David Ruiter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350140370

Category: Drama

Page: 352

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The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Social Justice is a wide-ranging, authoritative guide to research on Shakespeare and issues of social justice and arts activism by an international team of leading scholars, directors, arts activists, and educators. Across four sections it explores the relevance and responsibility of art to the real world ? to the significant teaching and learning, performance and practice, theory and economies that not only expand the discussion of literature and theatre, but also open the gates of engagement between the life of the mind and lived experience. The collection draws from noted scholars, writers and practitioners from around the globe to assert the power of art to question, disrupt and re-invigorate both the ties that bind and the barriers that divide us. A series of interviews with theatre practitioners and scholars opens the volume, establishing an initial portfolio of areas for research, exploration, and change. In Section 2 'The Practice of Shakespeare and Social Justice' contributors examine Shakespeare's place and possibilities in intervening on issues of race, class, gender and sexuality. Section 3 'The Performance of Shakespeare and Social Justice' traces Shakespeare and social justice in multiple global contexts; engaging productions grounded in the politics of Mexico, India, South Africa, China and aspects of Asian politics broadly, this section illuminates the burgeoning field of global production while keeping as a priority the political structures that make advocacy and resistance possible. The last section on 'Economies of Shakespeare' describes socio-economic and community issues that come to light in Shakespeare, and their potential to catalyse ongoing discussion and change in respect to wealth, distribution, equity, and humanity. An annotated bibliography provides further guidance to those researching the subject.
Categories: Drama

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

able version of Radiant Garden City. ... The aim of the City Beautiful was the City Monumental. ... For one thing, invariably the ordinary city around them ran down instead of being uplifted, and they always acquired an 24] ...

Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015016207725

Category: City planning

Page: 458

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Categories: City planning

Journal of the Common Council of the City of Schenectady

Journal of the Common Council of the City of Schenectady

Resolved , That the Bard of Supervisors of the County of Schenectady are hereby required to cause to be levied upon all the real and personal estate of the city which is liable to taxation for ordinary city and county charges , the sum ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433015334158

Category: Schenectady (N.Y.)

Page:

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Categories: Schenectady (N.Y.)

Johnson s Universal Cyclop dia

Johnson s Universal Cyclop  dia

whether owners or renters , and is proportionate to the octroi of French towns originated in the Middle Ages ... two - fifths of its ordinary $ 27,000,000 , more than half the ordinary city revenue of municipal revenue in that way .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106020405913

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page:

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Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Annual Report of Illinois State Board of Health

Annual Report of Illinois State Board of Health

It is affirmed that in many of the cities and villages of New England in which generations have succeeded one ... in connection with the ordinary city engineer , to make a survey for the proper sewer system for the drainage of the ...

Author: Illinois State Board of Health

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015067919566

Category: Public health

Page:

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Categories: Public health

The Bombay Code

The Bombay Code

This Act shall apply and be in forceAct to apply ( 1 ) in all cities and towns beyond the local limits of the ordinary towns , ruil . original jurisdiction of the High Court of Judicature at Bombay to which the way stations and ...

Author: Bombay presidency, statutes

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32437122479864

Category: Law

Page: 774

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Categories: Law

Reports of Cases in Law and Equity Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of Iowa

Reports of Cases in Law and Equity  Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of Iowa

The question whether the city council had the power to make said assessments against the property of the state arises upon ... in the same manner and with like effect as in case of sales for the non - payment of ordinary city taxes .

Author: Iowa. Supreme Court

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924061614818

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

Page:

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Categories: Law reports, digests, etc

The Sunday at Home

The Sunday at Home

The ordinary city policeman is on duty every other day for twenty - four hours . Eight of these hours he must stand in front of one of the little boxes , or “ kobancho , ” of which there are 338 in the city of Tokyo .

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ISBN: PRNC:32101076871563

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