Global Cities, Local Streets: Everyday Diversity from New York to Shanghai, a cutting-edge text/ethnography, reports on the rapidly expanding field of global, urban studies through a unique pairing of six teams of urban researchers from around the world. The authors present shopping streets from each city – New York, Shanghai, Amsterdam, Berlin, Toronto, and Tokyo – how they have changed over the years, and how they illustrate globalization embedded in local communities. This is an ideal addition to courses in urbanization, consumption, and globalization..

The book’s companion website, www.globalcitieslocalstreets.org, has additional videos, images, and maps, alongside a forum where students and instructors can post their own shopping street experiences.

chapter 1|28 pages

Spaces of Everyday Diversity

The Patchwork Ecosystem of Local Shopping Streets

chapter 2|30 pages

From “Ghetto” to Global

Two Neighborhood Shopping Streets in New York City

chapter 3|31 pages

Commercial Development from Below

The Resilience of Local Shops in Shanghai

chapter 4|30 pages

From Greengrocers to Cafés

Producing Social Diversity in Amsterdam

chapter 5|20 pages

Life and Death of the Great Regeneration Vision

Diversity, Decay, and Upgrading in Berlin's Ordinary Shopping Streets

chapter 6|30 pages

Toronto's Changing Neighborhoods

Gentrification of Shopping Streets

chapter 7|25 pages

Tokyo's “Living” Shopping Streets

The Paradox of Globalized Authenticity

chapter |9 pages

Research Note

How to Put a Transnational Project Together