Amsterdam University Press
Seeing the City
Titel
Seeing the City
Subtitel
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Study of the Urban
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€ 34,99
ISBN
9789463728942
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Paperback
Aantal pagina's
292
Publicatiedatum
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17 x 24 x 1.8 cm
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Nanke Verloo, Luca Bertolini (red.)

Seeing the City

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Study of the Urban

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The city is a complex object. Some researchers look at its shape, others at its people, animals, ecology, policy, infrastructures, buildings, history, art, or technical networks. Some researchers analyse processes of in- or exclusion, gentrification, or social mobility; others biological evolution, traffic flows, or spatial development. Many combine these topics or add still more topics beyond this list. Some projects cross the boundaries of research and practice and engage in action research, while others pursue knowledge for the sake of curiosity. This volume embraces this variety of perspectives and provides an essential collection of methodologies for studying the city from multiple, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary perspectives. We start by recognizing that the complexity of the urban environment cannot be understood from a single vantage point. We therefore offer multiple methodologies in order to gather and analyse data about the city, and provide ways to connect and integrate these approaches.

The contributors form a talented network of urban scholars and practitioners at the forefront of their fields. They offer hands-on methodological techniques and skills for data collection and analysis. Furthermore, they reveal honest and insightful reflections from behind the scenes. All methodologies are illustrated with examples drawn from the authors own research applying them in the city of Amsterdam. In this way, the volume also offers a rich collection of Amsterdam-based research and outcomes that may inform local urban practitioners and policy makers.

Altogether, the volume offers indispensable tools for and aims to educate a new generation of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary-minded urban scholars and practitioners.
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Redacteurs

Nanke Verloo

Nanke Verloo is Assistant Professor in Urban Planning and Conflict at the Department of Human Geography of the University of Amsterdam.

Luca Bertolini

Luca Bertolini is Professor of Urban and Regional Planning and Director of the Centre for Urban Studies at the University of Amsterdam.

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