Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
New Urban Spaces – Urban Theory and the Scale Question - Oxford Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

New Urban Spaces: Urban Theory and the Scale Question

Neil Brenner


The urban condition is today being radically transformed. Urban restructuring is accelerating, new urban spaces are being consolidated, and new forms of urbanization are crystallizing. How can these transformations be deciphered? In this book, critical urban theorist Neil Brenner argues that confronting this challenge requires not only intensive research on urban restructuring but new theories of urbanization. To this end, Brenner proposes an approach that breaks with inherited conceptions of the urban as a bounded settlement unit—the city or the metropolis—and explores the multiscalar constit ... More

Keywords: critical urban theory, scale, rescaling, urbanization, capitalist urban fabric, urban governance, global cities, neoliberalization, planetary urbanization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190627188
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190627188.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Neil Brenner, author
Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Design