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Planning World Cities: globalization and urban politics

Peter Newman, Andy Thornley|
Palgrave Macmillan (October 2004)

A new internationally comparative text on urban planning covering both the global and regional context in which it takes place and the different combinations of issues confronting different types of cities. In contrast to existing texts the book considers both what have traditionally been regarded as 'world cities' (London, New York, Toyko) and a range of other important cities in the European, American and Asian regions.

The core of the book focuses on an assessment of the strategic policy and planning options for major cities in response to globalisation and other key issues and challenges of the twenty-first century. 

  • Peter Newman is director of the Centre for Urban and Regional Governance, University of Westminster
  • Andy Thornley is director of Regional and Urban Planning Studies at LSE.