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Local and global : the management of cities in the information age

Author: Jordi Borja; Manuel Castells; Mireia Belil; Chris Benner; United Nations Centre for Human Settlements.
Publisher: London : Earthscan Publications, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The authors argue that cities will become more, not less, important, and will remain the focus of social organisation, political management and cultural expression, despite the impact of new information technologies.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Borja, Jordi.
Local and global.
London : Earthscan Publications, 1997
(OCoLC)605037036
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jordi Borja; Manuel Castells; Mireia Belil; Chris Benner; United Nations Centre for Human Settlements.
ISBN: 1853834416 9781853834417
Language Note: Translated from Spanish.
OCLC Number: 37676321
Notes: "Based on a Habitat report first presented at the Istanbul Conference, June 1996"--Title page verso.
"United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat)."

University of KwaZulu-Natal Library notes:
2 10 18
Credits: At foot of title: United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat).
Performer(s): At foot of title page: United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat).
Description: ix, 277 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Globalization, Informationalization and Management of Cities --
Ch. 2. The Impact of Globalization of the Spatial and Social Structure of Cities --
Ch. 3. The City of Women --
Ch. 4. The Multicultural City --
Ch. 5. Cities as Political Agents --
Ch. 6. Urban Policies in Globalization --
Ch. 7. Strategic Plans and Metropolitan Projects --
Ch. 8. Metropolitan City Government --
Ch. 9. Cities in the World Scenario --
Ch. 10. Conclusion.
Other Titles: Local y global.
Local & global
Responsibility: Jordi Borja and Manuel Castells in collaboration with Mireia Belil and Chris Benner.
Local System Bib Number:
u195854
(Sirsi) i9781853834417
(Sirsi) 195854

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