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Cities between integration disintegration </br> ISOCARP 2006

Cities between integration and disintegration: opportunities and challenges

Published by ISOCARP, 2006 | ISBN 90-755-24-471

The ISOCARP Review is the title of thematic publications that complement the research efforts prepared for the annual ISOCARP Congresses.
In particular, "Cities between integration and disintegration: opportunities and challenges" was published in 2006 at the occassion of the ISoCaRP 42nd International Planning Congress in Istanbul.
The 2006 ISoCaRP Congress had focused on the theme of the contemporary challenges and emerging opportunities that cities are facing .
“ Some influential forces that can be summarised as integrative and disintegrative.  By integrative forces we refer to strategies formulated by urban stakeholders to position their cities in the global arena, including institutional actions undertaken via growth-friendly policy and market initiatives realised through mega projects. 

These set of efforts aiming for urban competitiveness have nevertheless revealed the other side of the coin ; how cities have become exposed to tides of disintegrative forces, which, scholars assert, has caused urban systems to be drawn to spatial, cultural, social and economic fragmentation.”






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About the authors


The International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISoCaRP) is a global association of experienced professional planners.
It was founded in 1965 in a bid to bring together recognised and highly-qualified planners in an international network. The ISoCaRP network consists of both individual and institutional members from more than 70 countries.
The objectives of ISoCaRP include the improvement of planning practice through the creation of a global and active network of planners. ISoCaRP encourages exchange between planners, promotes the profession in all aspects, stimulates research, improves education and training, increases information and awareness on major planning issues.
The association’s main event is the annual World Congress, which focuses on an international planning theme. The congress takes place in a different country every year, preferably in a different continent. ISoCaRP also organizes smaller scale seminars and publishes reports and other professional documents. It is represented at major international planning events.