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My Los Angeles: From Urban Restructuring to Regional Urbanization

Edward W. Soja

Abstract

Like Carey McWilliams, Reyner Banham, and Mike Davis, Ed Soja fights against the distorted imagery so adhesively attached to Los Angeles, and he uses Los Angeles to rekindle our urban imagination about major issues affecting the world today. Here is a Los Angeles worthy to be learned from, an exemplary city region consisting of a network of at least forty cities with populations greater than one hundred thousand. This polycentric regional city, once the least dense American metropolis, is now the country’s densest urbanized area. Traditionally seen as one of the most business-centered environm ... More

Keywords: urban restructuring, regional urbanization, polycentric, city region, political economy, critical postmodernism, new regionalism, spatial, comparative, megacity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780520281721
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520281721.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edward W. Soja, author