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This book is a collection of essays written by famous theoreticians and academics in the area of urban studies on the transformation process of cities and its socio-economic ramifications. These essays analyze the signs of spatial crisis in metropolises, revealing the contradictory processes of integration and segmentation that characterize the critical nature of global city space. This volume explores and exposes a divided framework in which globalization operates towards fragmentation and polarization; debunking the myth of homogenization. The essays reveal that cities and regions across the world get incorporated into this system, exhibiting characteristics that are more diverse and complex than ever before especially due to the increasingly contradictory relationship with their local resource and cultural base.
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