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List of Illustrations vii Notes on Contributors viii Series Editors? Preface xiii Preface and Acknowledgments xv Introduction Worlding Cities, or the Art of Being Global 1 Aihwa Ong Part I Modeling 27 1 Singapore as Model: Planning Innovations, Knowledge Experts 29 Chua Beng Huat 2 Urban Modeling and Contemporary Technologies of City-Building in China: The Production of Regimes of Green Urbanisms 55 Lisa Hoffman 3 Planning Privatopolis: Representation and Contestation in the Development of Urban Integrated Mega-Projects 77 Gavin Shatkin 4 Ecological Urbanization: Calculating Value in an Age of Global Climate Change 98 Shannon May Part II Inter-Referencing 127 5 Retuning a Provincialized Middle Class in Asia's Urban Postmodern: The Case of Hong Kong 129 Helen F. Siu 6 Cracks in the Facade: Landscapes of Hope and Desire in Dubai 160 Chad Haines 7 Asia in the Mix: Urban Form and Global Mobilities ? Hong Kong, Vancouver, Dubai 182 Glen Lowry and Eugene McCann 8 Hyperbuilding: Spectacle, Speculation, and the Hyperspace of Sovereignty 205 Aihwa Ong Part III New Solidarities 227 9 Speculating on the Next World City 229 Michael Goldman 10 The Blockade of the World-Class City: Dialectical Images of Indian Urbanism 259 Ananya Roy 11 Rule by Aesthetics: World-Class City Making in Delhi 279 D. Asher Ghertner Conclusion Postcolonial Urbanism: Speed, Hysteria, Mass Dreams 307 Ananya Roy Index 336

About the Author

Ananya Roy is Professor of City and Regional Planning andCo-Director of Global Metropolitan Studies at the University ofCalifornia, Berkeley. Her most recent book is Poverty Capital:Microfinance and the Making of Development (2010). Aihwa Ong is Professor of Socio-cultural Anthropology atthe University of California, Berkeley. Her most recentpublications are Privatizing China, Socialism from Afar(2008) and Asian Biotech: Ethics and Communities of Fate(2010).


I am hopeful that this collection, along with others of its kind, will inspire new lines of research and theorisation that will help arrest the actual realities of cities in an era of planetary urbanisation. (Urban Studies, 1 February 2015)

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