1. Introduction. Part I: The City and Economy: 2. Cities and Economic Development. 3. The Urbanization of the Economy. 4. The City and the Global Economy. 5. The Political Economy of Urbanization. 6. Capital, Labor and the City-- Case Study 1: Part 1. 7. Capital, Labor and the City: Case Study 1: Part 2. 8. Yuppies, Yuffies and the New Urban Order: Case Study II. Part II: The City and Society: 9. The Housing Market. 10. The Social Arena. 11. Life in the City. 12. The Political Arena. 13. Residential Mobility in the City: Case Study III. 14. Gender, Space and Power: Case Study IV. 15. Race, Ethnicity and the City: Case Study V. Part III: The Production of the City: 16. City as Investment. 17. City as Text. 18. City Images. 19. Reconstructing the Image of a City: Case Study VI. 20. Conflict and Compromise in the Built Environment: Case Study VII. 21. Postscript: Barcelona. Concluding Comments. Index.
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