Jill Simone Gross, Enrico Gualini and Lin Ye, are pleased to share news of their new edited volume, Constructing Metropolitan Space: Actors, Policies & Processes of Rescaling in World Metropolises (Routledge, 2018). There is little question today that processes of globalization affect national and local economies, governance processes and conditions for economic competitiveness in the major urban regions of the world. Against this background, the issue of metropolitan development is being redefined, along with its institutional frameworks, modes of governance, policy instruments, and spatial planning strategies. The overarching assumption of this volume is that ‘metropolitan space’, far from being consolidated as a policy object, is currently being redefined and in some instances ‘constructed’ and contested as a scale. Through case studies drawn from across 4 continents, this volume is intended as a contribution to the establishment of a globally comparative analysis of the construction of metropolitan spaces and scales under conditions of globalization and neoliberalization. Contributions by: Bérénice Bon, Ernesto D’Albergo, Yüksel Demirkaya, Carola Fricke, Jill Simone Gross, Enrico Gualini, Loraine Kennedy, Christian Lefèvre, Giulio Moini, Jen Nelles, Barbara Pizzo, Luiz Cesar de Queiroz Ribeiro, Nelson Rojas de Carvalho, Xinhui Yang, Lin Ye