By Ronaldo Munck
"The urban" has consistently been a powerful point of interest for serious social enquiry given its undisputed centrality for human lifestyles within the smooth period. extra lately, there was a surge of curiosity within the postmodern urban, the most well-liked topic being la and the "global urban" – the hot Yorks, Londons and Tokyos of the realm – towns associated jointly via flows of finance. This booklet seeks to redress the stability utilizing Liverpool, a urban neither famous as "global" or "postmodern", as its concentration. even supposing Liverpool is the significant subject of the ebook, it supplies an educated comparative evaluate of the town in a world context. The introductory bankruptcy units the scene for a number of the contributions by way of re-examining the postmodern international urban thesis, surveying numerous makes an attempt at regenerating towns like Liverpool and seriously interpreting makes an attempt and clients for remodeling the town. the next chapters learn intimately the cultural, social, and monetary legacy of the town. specific emphasis is put on the folks of Liverpool old and young, and the way they envisage the town constructing.