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The Resource Transcultural cities : border crossing and placemaking, edited by Jeffrey Hou

Transcultural cities : border crossing and placemaking, edited by Jeffrey Hou

Label
Transcultural cities : border crossing and placemaking
Title
Transcultural cities
Title remainder
border crossing and placemaking
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jeffrey Hou
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Transcultural Cities uses a framework of transcultural placemaking, cross-disciplinary inquiry and transnational focus to examine a collection of case studies around the world, presented by a multidisciplinary group of scholars and activists in architecture, urban planning, urban studies, art, environmental psychology, geography, political science, and social work. The book addresses the intercultural exchanges as well as the cultural trans-formation that takes place in urban spaces. In doing so, it views cultures not in isolation from each other in today's diverse urban environments, but as mutually influenced, constituted and transformed. In cities and regions around the globe, migrations of people have continued to shape the makeup and making of neighborhoods, districts, and communities. For instance, in North America, new immigrants have revitalized many of the decaying urban landscapes, creating renewed cultural ambiance and economic networks that transcend borders. In Richmond, BC Canada, an Asian night market has become a major cultural event that draws visitors throughout the region and across the US and Canadian border. Across the Pacific, foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong transform the deserted office district in Central on weekends into a carnivalesque site. While contributing to the multicultural vibes in cities, migration and movements have also resulted in tensions, competition, and clashes of cultures between different ethnic communities, old-timers, newcomers, employees and employers, individuals and institutions. In Transcultural Cities Jeffrey Hou and a cross-disciplinary team of authors argue for a more critical and open approach that sees today's cities, urban places, and placemaking as vehicles for cross-cultural understanding."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
307.76
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT151
LC item number
.T747 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hou, Jeffrey
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cities and towns
  • City planning
  • Community development
  • Urbanization
Label
Transcultural cities : border crossing and placemaking, edited by Jeffrey Hou
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Placemaking at the margins -- Placemaking in the space of flows -- Briging spaces of difference -- Building communities across cultures -- Struggles for transcultural cities
Control code
ocn783168881
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xvi, 319 p.
Isbn
9780415631426
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012025449
Other control number
40022011249
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)783168881
Label
Transcultural cities : border crossing and placemaking, edited by Jeffrey Hou
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Placemaking at the margins -- Placemaking in the space of flows -- Briging spaces of difference -- Building communities across cultures -- Struggles for transcultural cities
Control code
ocn783168881
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xvi, 319 p.
Isbn
9780415631426
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012025449
Other control number
40022011249
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)783168881

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