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The Urban Book Series
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Foregrounding Urban Agendas

The New Urban Issue in European Experiences of Policy-Making

Editors: Armondi, Simonetta, De Gregorio Hurtado, Sonia (Eds.)

  • Explores the current European urban policy agendas at different scales
  • Empirical and theoretical chapters
  • Offers a timely contribution to the debate on the significance of the urban dimension at the national/regional/local level 
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About this book

This book highlights the discontinuities and the ongoing development of the urban question in policy-making in the context of the controversial current issues of global reversal and regional revival. It critically examines contemporary public policies and practices at the urban, regional and national scales in order to offer a timely contribution to the debate on the significance of the urban dimension and interpretation in terms of the theory, policy and practice of social-spatial research in the twenty-first century. 

 

Focusing on Europe, it explores the current urban policy agendas at different scales - and the mobility of those agendas -, their implications, contradictions and controversies. It brings together original contributions from multiple disciplines but with an urban perspective, including empirical case studies and critical discussions of the following topics:


  • the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the global “New Urban Agenda” as part of the Habitat III process;
  • the Urban Agenda for the European Union;
  • national spatial policies related to urban agendas;
  • urban agendas at regional/urban levels;
  • city regionalism discourse and state rescaling;
  • new formal regional and metropolitan governments as a solution (or problem);
  • the role of new actors in regional urbanization dynamics; 
  • multi-level governance processes in developing an urban agenda; 
  • informal assemblages at the metropolitan scale aiming at constructing the urban concept and dimension.


Given its scope, the book is of interest to urban, regional and EU policy-makers, scholars and students working in the fields of urban geography, urban studies, EU urban and regional policies, and planning.


About the authors

Simonetta Armondi Arch., PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Economic and Political Geography at the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Politecnico di Milano, where she teaches Urban Planning and Urban Political Geography. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Urban Technology and EyesReg (Journal of Regional Science) and together with S. Di Vita, she coedited Milan. Spatial Pattern and Urban Change (Routledge, 2018), and The New Urban Geographies of Creative and Knowledge Economy. Foregrounding Innovative Productions, Workplaces and Public Policies in Contemporary Cities (Routledge, 2018). Her most recent published article is “State rescaling and new metropolitan space in the age of austerity. Evidence from Italy”, Geoforum, 81 (2017). Her research interests focus on urban and regional change and economic restructuring related to contemporary spatial rescaling, as well as public policies in which old and new spatial narratives are mobilized.

Sonia De Gregorio Hurtado Arch., PhD with European mention, is a lecturer and researcher at the Department of Urban and Spatial Planning at the School of Architecture of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid –UPM.  She has experience as a practitioner in architecture and urban planning, developing projects in Europe, North Africa, Asia and Central America, and served as a research fellow at CEDEX (Ministry of Public Works). She has also been a visiting researcher at the European Institute for Urban Affairs (Liverpool), the Boku University (Vienna), and the University IUAV of Venice (Italy). She has participated as an expert in the framework of the Urban Agenda for the European Union (Urban Poverty and Urban Research Partnership). Her research work focuses on analyzing the urban dimension of EU policies and national urban policies, with a focus on integrated urban regeneration, local climate change, mobility and gender.

Buy this book

eBook 83,29 €
price for India (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: January 11, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-29073-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 139,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • Due: January 11, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-29072-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Foregrounding Urban Agendas
Book Subtitle
The New Urban Issue in European Experiences of Policy-Making
Editors
  • Simonetta Armondi
  • Sonia De Gregorio Hurtado
Series Title
The Urban Book Series
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-29073-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-29073-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-29072-6
Series ISSN
2365-757X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 316
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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