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Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya

Arguably Southeast Asia's most spectacular city, Kuala Lumpur - widely known as KL - has just celebrated 50 years as the national capital of Malaysia. But KL now has a very different twin in Putrajaya, the country's new administrative capital. Where KL is a diverse, cosmopolitan, multi-racial metropolis, Putrajaya fulfils an elitist vision of a Malay-Muslim utopia. KL's multi-cultural richness is reflected in the brilliance and diversity of its architecture and urban spaces; Putrajaya, by contrast, is an architectural homage to an imagined Middle East.The 'purity' of Putrajaya throws the cosmopolitan diversity of Kuala Lumpur into sharp relief, and the tension between the two places reflects the rifts that run through Malaysian society. In this copiously illustrated book, Ross King considers what form of metropolis the Kuala Lumpur - Putrajaya region might foreshadow, arguing that signs of this future city are to be sought in the collision points between the utopian dreams of imagined futures and the reality of purposely forgotten pasts.It draws on postcolonial studies, media studies and critical social theory. It makes a significant contribution to studies of architecture, urban planning, urban design, as well as Malaysian politics and society.
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Table of Contents

1. The Phenomenal City: Diversities of Spaces; 2. The Contested City: Race and the Social Production of Space; 3. The Imagined City: Putrajaya, Cyberjaya and the Multimedia Super Corridor; 4. The Forgotten City: Spatial Representations and their Absences; 5. The Metamorphic City: In the Interstices of the Hyperspace, Cyberspace and the Malay World; Afterword: Widening Divide or Conciliatory Space; References; Index.

About the Author

Ross King is a professorial fellow (and former Dean) at Melbourne University's Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning. Educated as an architect and urban planner, he also studied under Louis Kahn at the University of Pennsylvania, sitting at the feet of such modernist luminaries as Le Corbusier, Lewis Mumford, and Arnold Toynbee. He has practiced as an architect, planner and policy analyst, taught at the Universities of Sydney and Melbourne, and researched (among other things) the complexities of urban housing markets, the cultural contexts and economic effects of urban and landscape design, and theories of design.

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