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Emerging Urban Spaces

A Planetary Perspective

  • Philipp Horn
  • Paola Alfaro d'Alencon
  • Ana Claudia Duarte Cardoso


  • Provides concise summaries of core theoretical arguments

  • Adopts a holistic perspective which seeks to create synergies between different theoretical traditions

  • Presents case study material from across the world, including Western and Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Caribbean


Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Philipp Horn, Ana Claudia Cardoso, Paola Alfaro d’Alençon
    Pages 1-19
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 217-219

About this book


This edited collection critically discusses the relevance of, and the potential for identifying conceptual common ground between dominant urban theory projects – namely Neo-Marxian accounts on planetary urbanization and alternative ‘Southern’ post-colonial and post-structuralist projects. Its main objective is to combine different urban knowledge to support and inspire an integrative research approach and a conceptual vocabulary which allows understanding the complex characteristics of diverse emerging urban spaces.

Drawing on in-depth case study material from across the world, the different chapters in this volume disentangle planetary urbanization and apply it as a research framework to the context-specific challenges faced by many `ordinary' urban settings. In addition, through their focus on both Northern- and Southern urban spaces, this edited collection creates a truly global perspective on crucial practice-relevant topics such as the co-production of urban spaces, the ‘right to diversity’ and the ‘right to the urban’ in particular local settings.


Emergent Urban Spaces Planetary Urbanisation Right to the City Ordinary Cities Inclusive Urban Development Urban Theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Philipp Horn
    • 1
  • Paola Alfaro d'Alencon
    • 2
  • Ana Claudia Duarte Cardoso
    • 3
  1. 1.Development Policy and PracticeThe Open University Milton KeynesUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Habitat Unit, Institute for ArchitectureTechnical University BerlinBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Faculty of Architecture and UrbanismFederal University of Pará Belém (PA)Brazil

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