The Social Production of Urban Space

Finally, Scott's analysis of the state is too limited. His notion of the urban land nexus is intellectually attractive, because contemporary marxists all acknowledge that the state has some integral role to play in Late Capitalism.

Author: M. Gottdiener

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292786493

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

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From reviews of the first edition: "This is perhaps the best theoretically oriented book by a United States urban sociologist since the work of Firey, Hawley, and Sjoberg in the 1940s and 1950s.... Gottdiener is on the cutting edge of urban theoretical work today." —Joe R. Feagin, Contemporary Sociology Since its first publication in 1985, The Social Production of Urban Space has become a landmark work in urban studies. In this second edition, M. Gottdiener assesses important new theoretical models of urban space—and their shortcomings—including the global perspective, the flexible accumulation school, postmodernism, the new international division of labor, and the "growth machine" perspective. Going beyond the limitations of these and older theories, Gottdiener proposes a model of urban growth that accounts for the deconcentration away from the central city that began in the United States in the 1920s and continues today. Sociologists, political scientists, economists, geographers, and urban planners will find his interdisciplinary approach to urban science invaluable, as it is currently the most comprehensive treatment of European and American work in these related fields.

A Decision centred View of Environmental Planning

Then works by two of my critics quoted in Chapter 5 are discussed: A. J. Scott: The Urban Land Nexus and the State, and S. T. Roweis: “Urban planning as professional mediation of territorial politics”. Their different intellectual ...

Author: A. Faludi

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483286488

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

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Planning theorists are often criticised for being insufficiently concerned with the needs of practitioners. The author of this book takes a view of planning which centres around the decision-making process and offers a theoretical approach which takes practice as its starting point. Building on his earlier important work, Planning Theory (Pergamon URPS 1984, first edition, 1973), this book constitutes a further major advance in planning thought, synthesizing the influence of the British IOR School with the American 'rational planning model'. Going beyond previous 'generic' approaches, the work culminates in a consideration of theory and practice in the planning of all forms of environmental intervention.

Approaches to Economic Development

For a full explanation see David Harvey , The Urbanization of Capital ; and Allan Scott , The Urban Land Nexus . ... The Suburban Solution : Urban Geography and Urban Reform in the Capitalist Development of the United States " ( Ph.D.

Author: John P. Blair

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761918841

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

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This Reader presents a selection of articles from Economic Development Quarterly, the premier journal for practitioners and academics of local economic development. The pieces chosen cover both the breadth and the cutting edge of real world economic development practices.

Urban Studies Inside Out

Haila examines how urban scholars have underemphasized the importance of land and property over past decades (major exceptions include Harvey's (1973) Social Justice and the City or Scott's (1980) Urban Land Nexus and the State).

Author: Helga Leitner

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526455284

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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This original and creative text interrogates the methodological underpinnings of contemporary urban scholarship, with reference to different global sites and situations, as well as to recent debates around postcolonial, planetary, and provincialized urban theories.


From the Division of Labor to Urban Form Allen J. Scott ... Some half - dozen years ago , I made a first foray into an extended essay on urbanization with a book entitled The Urban Land Nexus and the State ( Scott , 1980 ) .

Author: Allen J. Scott

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520310544

Category: Political Science

Page: 274

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Here is an extensive and highly original inquiry into the origins, dynamics, and internal order of the modern metropolis. Allen J. Scott demonstrates how the metropolis emerges out of the basic mechanisms of production and work in contemporary society, and how those mechanisms guide general patterns of urban development. His work will be stimulating to social scientists and to planners and policy makers as well. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1988.

International Encyclopedia of Human Geography

Capital and Land, Landownership by Capital in Great Britain. Edward Arnold, London. Park, J., 2013. Land rent theory revisited. Sci. Soc. 78 (1), 88–109. Scott, A.J., 1980. The Urban Land Nexus and the State. Pion, London.


Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780081022962

Category: Social Science

Page: 7242

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International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Second Edition embraces diversity by design and captures the ways in which humans share places and view differences based on gender, race, nationality, location and other factors—in other words, the things that make people and places different. Questions of, for example, politics, economics, race relations and migration are introduced and discussed through a geographical lens. This updated edition will assist readers in their research by providing factual information, historical perspectives, theoretical approaches, reviews of literature, and provocative topical discussions that will stimulate creative thinking. Presents the most up-to-date and comprehensive coverage on the topic of human geography Contains extensive scope and depth of coverage Emphasizes how geographers interact with, understand and contribute to problem-solving in the contemporary world Places an emphasis on how geography is relevant in a social and interdisciplinary context

Housing and Planning References

The urban land nexus and the state . – London : Pion , 1980. 256p . ( Research in planning and design ; no . 8 ) ( 711.4 526 ) See also CITY PLANNING ; CITIES AND TOWNS ; ECONOMIC POLICY 678. Ward , Peter D. The measurement of Federal ...



ISBN: MINN:31951D008636549

Category: City planning


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