City Visions

Imagining Place, Enfranchising People

Edited by Frank Gaffikin, Mike Morrissey

Ebook (VitalSource) - £90.00

Publication date:

20 June 1999

Length of book:

264 pages


Pluto Press

ISBN-13: 9781849640183

This collection considers the role of long-term urban planning in the development of cities, covering a range of North American and European cities, and focusing on Belfast's social, economic and political developments.

The major cities of the West are characterised by division, uneven development and unequal distribution of jobs. In Belfast these general Western urban characteristics are extended and heightened by association with a long-standing political crisis and low-intensity conflict.

The authors integrate global debates on urban development and summarise contemporary theories on cities and their future. An assortment of interventions and delivery mechanisms are considered, and among the key topics covered are urban economies and social exclusion; the planning of city regions; the sustainable city; urban regeneration; the role of culture in remaking cities; and the future governance of cities.
'A complex and multifaceted study of the development, regeneration and management of cities'