By Yonn Dierwechter

This ebook investigates the recent city geographies of “smart” metropolitan regionalism around the higher Seattle zone and examines the connection among clever progress making plans techniques and areas of labor, domestic, and mobility. The e-book particularly explores Seattle in the wider space-economy and multi-scaled coverage regime of the Puget Sound zone as an entire, ‘jumping up’ from questions of urban politics to matters with what the publication translates because the “intercurrence” of city-regional “ordering."  These theoretical phrases seize the state-progressive attempt to advertise smarter sorts of local improvement but additionally the societal/institutional tensions and outright contradictions that such city improvement constantly includes, really round difficulties of social fairness.  Key organizing topics within the textual content comprise: the old path-dependencies of asymmetric financial and social improvement, relatively among Tacoma-Pierce County and Seattle-King County; present styles of high-wage, medium-wage, and low-wage jobs; the rising spatial and social constitution of contemporary residential adjustments, in particular with recognize to category and race composition; and, ultimately, transit traits and new city areas linked to coverage efforts to mitigate street congestion and car-dependency. larger Seattle, then, is mapped as a key US city zone inscribed spatially by way of the asymmetric look for a extra sustainable order.

Historically-sensitive, theoretically-informed and empirically topical, this booklet is of curiosity to students and scholars in any respect degrees in nearby making plans, city geography, political technological know-how, sustainability experiences, city sociology and public policy.

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