Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-249) and index
1. Creating urban space / Andrew MacLaran -- 2. Masters of space : the property development sector / Andrew MacLaran -- 3. Planning the city / Andrew MacLaran and Pauline McGuirk -- 4. The rejuvenation of downtown Minneapolis : urban planning as a creature of private-sector interests / Andrew MacLaran and David Laverny Rafter -- 5. Planning central Sydney / Pauline McGuirk -- 6. Dublin : property development and planning in an entrepreneurial city / Andrew MacLaran and Brendan Williams -- 7. Remaking the city : property processes, planning and the local entrepreneurial state in Auckland / Laurence Murphy -- 8. Reshaping and reinventing the city of Birmingham, UK : planning for enterprise and the information society / John R. Bryson -- 9. Growth machines and growth pains : the contradictions of property development and landscape in Sioux Falls, South Dakota / Carrie Breitbach and Don Mitchell.