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Translating the City

Interdisciplinarity in Urban Studies

252 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/2

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Table of Contents

Planning, Modernism and the Challenge of Enduring Urban Segregation // Modernism in Emerging Cities: a ‘Global-Modern’ Concept? // A Radical Strategy to Deal with Slum Upgrading in the City of Rio de Janeiro // A Theoretical Proposal to Reconsider the Contemporary City as Violent, Segregated and Mobile // The Elusive Slum and Uneven Spatial Trajectories, Focus on Dharavi, Mumbai, India // Urbanization Regimes of the Ordinary City // Urbanity as a Way of Life: Risky Behaviour, Creativity, and Post-heroism in Canada and Mexico // [Heroic] Figures of Urbanity, ‘Creativists’ and Travellers: New (Post)Heroes in Town // Informal Urbanism & Limited Mobility: Lessons from Dubai

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