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Rethinking Urbanism: Lessons from Postcolonialism and the Global South

Garth Myers


This book asks two broad central questions: what has shaped contemporary urbanism and urbanization on the planet, and what are the shapes that urbanism and urbanization take? It tackles these questions in six content chapters. The first two chapters after the introduction address these central questions by analyzing discussions of processes and patterns of urbanism and urbanization. The other four chapters explore aspects of grand shaping forces: colonialism and imperialism; human migration and movement; trade and economic relationships; and policies and politics. It concentrates on Hartford, ... More

Keywords: Urbanism, Global South, Postcolonialism, Planetary Urbanization, Urban Policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781529204452
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529204452.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Garth Myers, author
Trinity College