Small Cities: Urban Experience Beyond the Metropolis

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Pub. Date: 2006-09-06
Publisher(s): Taylor & Francis
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Summary

Providing a critical introduction into how, on whose behalf, and with what consequences cities are run, the international contributors to this topical volume focus their research on urban change within small cities around the world.

Table of Contents

Conceptualizing Small Cities
The Political Economy of Small Cities
On the Dynamics of Ambivalent Urbanization and Urban Productivity in Port Louis, Mauritius
Temp Town: Temporality as a Place Promotion Niche in The World's Furniture Capital
Jumping Scale: From Small Town Politics to a "Regional Presence"? Re-Doing Economic Governance in Canada's Technology Triangle
Tourism in a Reluctantly Small City-Island-Nation: Insights From Singapore
The Urban Hierarchy And Competitive Advantage
The Festival Phenomenon: Festivals, Events and the Promotion of Small Urban Areas
Gentrifying Down the Urban Hierarchy: "The Cascade Effect" in Portland, Maine
The Re-Construction of a Small Scottish City: Re-Discovering Dundee
Urban Myth: The Symbolic Sizing of Weimar, Germany
The Cultural Economy of Small Cities
Garden Cities and City Gardens
Small Cities for a Small Country: Sustaining the Cultural Renaissance?
Creative Small Cities: Cityscapes, Power and the Arts
Rethinking Small Places âÇô Urban and Cultural Creativity: Examples from Sweden, the USA and Bosnia-Herzegovina
Identity, Lifestyle and Forms of Sociability
Caudan: Domesticating the Global Waterfront
De-Centring Metropolitan Youth Identities: Boundaries, Difference and Sense of Place
Small City - Big Ideas: Culture-Led Regeneration and the Consumption of Place
Afterword - Sizing Up Small Cities
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