The Contemporary Urban Condition: Understanding the Globalizing City as Informal, Contested, and Anchored.

Frank Gaffikin, David C. Perry

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Abstract

In attempting to expand the vocabulary of urban description and understanding, and to offer a new composite conceptual framework for a more integrated urban planning and policy, this essay addresses the informal, contested, and anchored dimensions of the urban in turn; second, it seeks to increasingly link the three within the new global context; and finally, it attempts to draw these strands together in a proposed reconceptualization of the contemporary city within a world where the global is urbanizing and the urban is globalizing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)701-730
Number of pages30
JournalUrban Affairs Review
Volume48
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Urban Studies

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