Ideas of the City in Asian Settings
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Ideas of the City in Asian Settings
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€ 135,00
ISBN
9789462985612
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Hardback
Number of pages
416
Language
English
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15.6 x 23.4 cm
Discipline
Asian Studies
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Table of Contents Foreword Chapter 1 Introduction Adèle Esposito, Henco Bekkering, Charles Goldblum Chapter 2 The Spectral Coloniality of Calcutta's Ochterlony Sayanheb Chowdhury Chapter 3 'Centering' the City: the Upattasanti Pagoda as Symbolic Space in Myanmar's New Capital of Naypyidaw Donald M. Seekins Chapter 4 Transitions: The Form and Meaning of the 'New Philippine City' After 1898 Ian Morley Chapter 5 Global dynamics and tropes of place: 'touristed' spaces and city-making in Macau Sheyla S. Zandonai Chapter 6 A City for All: Perspectives from Colonial Calcutta Anindita Ghosh Chapter 7 A World Garden City in the New Millennium: Chengdu at the Crossroads of Verbal Representation and Global Vision Kenny K.K. Ng Chapter 8 Delhi Incognita: Challenging Delhi's Collective Memory by Writing about Illegal Settlements and Eviction Johanna Hahn Chapter 9 Physical Manifestation of Political Ideologies in Ali Sadi-kin's Jakarta (1966-1977) Pawda F. Tjoa Chapter 10 Religious Gentrification: Islam and the Remaking of Urban Place in Jakarta Hew Wai Weng Chapter 11 Invisible Technologies and Loud Narratives: A Critical Deconstruction of the Songdo 'Smart City' Project in Korea Chamee Yang Chapter 12 Changing ideas of Hanoi: state, citizens, markets Hans Schenk Chapter 13 Conclusion Adèle Esposito, Henco Bekkering, Charles Goldblum
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Ideas of the City in Asian Settings

At a time when intense dynamics of urban development of Asian cities puzzle and disorient, Ideas of the City in Asian Settings offers knowledge about the concepts, representations, and ideas that lie beneath the historical and contemporary production of cities in Asia, in order to deepen our understanding of the processes and meanings of urban development in the continent. The book sheds more light on the vast array of rules and innovations and aspirations that make cities into complex objects that are continuously ‘in the making’. Because Asian cities have experienced unprecedented dynamics of urban development during the last fifty years, they are considered as crucial places to question the perspectives that multiple actors project onto changing urban environments, as well as the evolution of the role of cities in globalisation.
Editors

Henco Bekkering

Henco Bekkering is Emeritus Professor of Urban Design, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. He has been Netherlands Visiting Professor at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, USA, and Visiting Scholar at the School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing, PR China.

Adèle Esposito

Dr. Adèle Esposito was trained as an architect and urban planner. She is a researcher at the Research Institute on Contemporary Southeast Asia (CNRS-IRASEC), Bangkok, Thailand. Her research deals with the uses of cultural heritage in the contemporary development of Southeast Asian cities.

Charles Goldblum

Dr. Charles Goldblum is Emeritus Professor in Urban Planning at the University of Paris 8 and former director of the French Institute of Planning. Being a specialist in Southeast Asian urban studies and the author of several papers and books in this realm, he is currently associated researcher at AUSser/IPRAUS Research Laboratory (CNRS/ENSAPB).