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Business Improvement Districts

Robert Stokes, Julia Martinez

Subject: Urban Studies »

Date Added: 2020-10-15

Business Improvement DistrictsIntroductionBusiness improvement districts (BIDs) are a form of special purpose government that utilize special assessme...

Cairo

Joseph Ben Prestel

Subject: Urban Studies »

Date Added: 2020-10-15

CairoIntroductionMuch like the vibrant city on the Nile itself, scholarship on Cairo has seen many changes in recent years. The continued growth of th...

Cape Town

Warren Smit

Subject: Urban Studies »

Date Added: 2020-10-15

Cape TownIntroductionCape Town is the second-largest city in South Africa, with a population of over four million people. Established by Dutch colonis...

Climate Change and Cities

Sara Hughes

Subject: Urban Studies »

Date Added: 2020-10-15

Climate Change and CitiesIntroductionCities are playing an increasingly important role in addressing climate change, adopting increasingly ambitious p...

Commons, Urban

Sheila R. Foster, Christian Iaione

Subject: Urban Studies »

Date Added: 2020-10-15

Urban CommonsIntroductionWith global urbanization rapidly increasing and with over half of the world’s population already living in cities, the framew...

Delhi

Anish Vanaik

Subject: Urban Studies »

Date Added: 2020-10-15

DelhiIntroductionDelhi has a unique place among the three big metropolises of India. Compared to Mumbai and Kolkata, Delhi’s history is much older: st...

Early American Republic, Cities in the

A. Kristen Foster

Subject: Urban Studies »

Date Added: 2020-10-15

Cities in the Early American RepublicIntroductionCities in America’s early republic developed on the edge of two worlds. The majority of these urban a...

Economics, Urban

Kristian Behrens, Jacques-François Thisse

Subject: Urban Studies »

Date Added: 2020-10-15

Urban EconomicsIntroductionLocation matters. The most striking example is the highly uneven distribution of population and wealth across space. For ex...

Harvey, David

Elvin Wyly

Subject: Urban Studies »

Date Added: 2020-10-15

David HarveyIntroductionDavid Harvey (b. 1935) is an influential urban theorist, and the world’s most widely cited geographer. He is a distinguished p...

Infrastructure, Urban

Weiping Wu, Deepa Mehta

Subject: Urban Studies »

Date Added: 2020-10-15

Urban InfrastructureIntroductionInfrastructure has an indispensable, positive role in development. There has been much written about the role of urban...

Innovation Systems, Urban

Willem van Winden

Subject: Urban Studies »

Date Added: 2020-10-15

Urban Innovation SystemsIntroductionThere are good reasons to study urban innovation from a systemic perspective. A key finding in innovation research...

Kigali

Phillip Cantrell

Subject: Urban Studies »

Date Added: 2020-10-15

KigaliIntroductionKigali is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Rwanda. The founding of the city is credited to Dr. Richard Kandt (b. 1867...

Kyiv

Olena Betlii

Subject: Urban Studies »

Date Added: 2020-10-15

KyivIntroductionUrban studies is still an undeveloped field in Ukraine, partly as a result of a lack of field institutionalization at Ukrainian univer...

Lagos

Liora Bigon

Subject: Urban Studies »

Date Added: 2020-10-15

LagosIntroductionLagos, the erstwhile political capital of Nigeria (1914‒1991), still constitutes the country’s commercial capital and a prominent por...

Lefebvre, Henri

Andy Zieleniec

Subject: Urban Studies »

Date Added: 2020-10-15

Henri LefebvreIntroductionHenri Lefebvre is now established as one of the most important social theorists of the 20th century. Over a long life (b. 19...

Megaprojects

Shankar Sankaran, Daphne Freeder, Alexandra Pitsis, Stewart Clegg, Nathalie Drouin, Marie-Andrée Caron

Subject: Urban Studies »

Date Added: 2020-10-15

MegaprojectsIntroduction“Megaprojects” is a term used to refer to projects and events that encompass large-scale projects in size, cost, space, time, ...

Mexico City

Alejandra María Leal Martínez

Subject: Urban Studies »

Date Added: 2020-10-15

Mexico CityIntroductionNumerous urban scholars have been studying Mexico City—the capital of Mexico—since at least the 1970s, drawn to its remarkable ...

Morphology, Urban

Vítor Oliveira

Subject: Urban Studies »

Date Added: 2020-10-15

Urban MorphologyIntroductionUrban morphology is the study of urban forms and of the agents and processes responsible for their transformation over tim...

Moscow

Adrienne M. Harris

Subject: Urban Studies »

Date Added: 2021-07-28

MoscowIntroductionAccording to the 2010 census, Moscow’s 11.5 million inhabitants make it the largest city in Europe. The city has the distinction of ...

Mumbai

Anitra Baliga

Subject: Urban Studies »

Date Added: 2021-11-23

MumbaiIntroductionMumbai over the past decade and a half has seen a shift within urban studies. It has moved from a relatively marginal position to be...

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