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Inside the City

Allen J. Scott

in Social Economy of the Metropolis

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780199549306
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191701511 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549306.003.0002
Inside the City

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This chapter focuses on the internal constitution of cities, specifically on their urban policy and cultural capitalism. It starts by defining what should be taken into consideration in this kind of investigation. It continues with defining what urban areas are, and what contributions these areas make to defining social life. Urbanization and its impact on economy and society are also discussed. The chapter concentrates on public policy, and how these policies materialize in urban planning and other collective orders. Lastly, it discusses some key issues and other problems faced by implementing such urban policies.

Keywords: urban policy; urbanization; metropolitan areas; urban planning

Chapter.  8610 words. 

Subjects: International Business

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