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Aims of city development: a sociological view. By N. A. Kostko Abstract : This article asks its readers to consider the main approaches defining the opportunity to apply such notions as social space, social quality, standard of living, identity and social activity to the sphere of municipal administration in city development.
Bombay in Salman Rushdie’s novels: a study from global perspective. By M. Roy, A. G. Roy Abstract : Bombay, the city where Salman Rushdie spent his childhood, features prominently in four of his novels, namely Midnight’s Children (1981), The Satanic Verses (1988), The Moor’s Last Sigh (1995) and The Ground Beneath Her Feet (1999).
From global cities to globalized urbanization. By N. Brenner, R. Keil Abstract : Urbanization rates across the world economy are now higher and more rapid than ever before in human history.
Melbourne versus Sydney: semiotic reflections on first and second cities. By M. Leone Abstract : Urban marketing has recently been adopting the concept, and the label, of “second city”. However, this concept requires sharper theoretical definition in order to turn heuristic.
Milan in the age of global contract. By P. Perulli Abstract : Milan is not only the golden location of the fashion and design industries as well as hightech research centres.
Rape in the metropolis: the geography of crime in Delhi. By A. V. Dwivedi Abstract : This paper is a study of rape in the national capital of India, and the focus is on the amendments of rape law aftermath 12 December 2012 crime.
Supermodernity, distraction, schizophrenia: walking in Tokyo & Hong Kong. By I. Ho-Yin Fong Abstract : The architecture in a supermodern city has no sense of the place where it is located.
Tales of two cities: political capitals and economic centres in the world city network. By P. J. Taylor, B. Derudder Abstract : The majority of major cities in the world city network are capital cities. Between primacy and political specialization there are examples of countries where the capital city and a second city remain as major rival cities in contemporary globalization.
The city: today’s frontier zone. By S. Sassen Abstract : Cities are complex systems, but they are incomplete systems. All cities are becoming the same, but all cities are competing with each other. Here actors from different worlds meet, but there are no clear rules of engagement.