Another Global City: Historical Explorations into the by Pierre-Yves Saunier, Shane Ewen

By Pierre-Yves Saunier, Shane Ewen

This assortment makes use of the transnational actions of municipal city governments to historicize the origins and improvement of the worldwide urban, concentrating on how city difficulties have been addressed with recommendations that emerged from the "world in among" international locations and towns.

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But these municipal officers were also the vectors of planned and codified external change agencies and ideologies. In Melbourne’s case, the lineages of regulation and innovation do not align with crude center/periphery models; by the turn of the twentieth century they derived as much from North American civic ideologies and actions as from British ones (where, it should be noted, it seems that spitting was not regulated). Conclusion The instruments of modernity in the second half of the nineteenth century are by now well rehearsed: internal and global migration and mobility, the spread of railways, increasing literacy, and mass circulation newspapers.

Com - licensed to Taiwan eBook Consortium - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-01 In the Precincts of the Global City ● Andrew Brown-May time, the Sydney Town Clerk T. H. 25 By this time, it is clear that as well as interchange on a case-by-case basis, circular letters requesting copies of yearly publications such as by-laws, annual reports, minutes, and accounts were dispatched from Melbourne to as many as seventy municipalities in Great Britain, North America, India, New Zealand, South Africa, and continental Europe.

9 Postcolonial notions of hybridity, diaspora, or transculturation, as applied to the contact zones of colonization, have more effectively been endorsed by cultural geographers such as Jane M. Jacobs, and more recent understandings of urban globalization have been prefigured and explored by A. D. ”12 Doreen Massey’s assertion, cited by Driver and Gilbert, that “the identity of places in the modern world is constituted as much by their relation with other places as by anything intrinsic to their location”13 brings me neatly back to the town clerk’s library, where Albert Shaw’s 1895 work on Municipal Government in Great Britain sits gathering dust, practically and symbolically.

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