The Rise of Progressive Cities East and West

  • Mike Douglass
  • Romain Garbaye
  • K. C. Ho

Part of the ARI - Springer Asia Series book series (ARI, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Holistic Perspectives on the Progressive City in Concept and in Practice

  3. Inclusion and Distributive Justice

  4. Conviviality: Neighbourhoods, the Commons, Heritage and the Environment

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 251-256

About this book


This book explores the leading role that cities can play in shaping progressive policies in collaboration with various stakeholders. It examines the timing of such shifts to progressivity in cities, the interactions that enable progressive actions to be developed and sustained, and the challenges and constraints facing progressive cities. The book approaches the themes using an array of methods to investigate how progressive city governments emerge, what constitutes a “progressive city” in terms of governance institutions, processes and outcomes, and whether progressive cities are destined to be ephemeral or if they can be sustained over time.  With its focus on the emerging role of local governments in shaping city futures, this book is useful for students, academics, government officials and policymakers interested in geography, sociology, urban planning, public policy, political economy, social movements, participatory democracy and Asian and European studies.


Urban transition of cities in the East and West Multicultural cities in Europe Multicultural cities in Asia Progressive cities of East and West Migration and inclusion in Europe Urban regeneration Rise of progressive cities Power of city governments Creating progressive policies Social change process Urban progressive tendencies

Editors and affiliations

  • Mike Douglass
    • 1
  • Romain Garbaye
    • 2
  • K. C. Ho
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Urban & Regional PlanningUniversity of Hawaii at ManoaHonoluluUSA
  2. 2.Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3ParisFrance
  3. 3.Department of Sociology and Asia Research InstituteNational University of SingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-0208-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-0209-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2367-105X
  • Series Online ISSN 2367-1068
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