Cities in the Urban Age

In Cities in the Urban Age, Robert A. Beauregard argues that this line of thinking is not only hyperbolic—it is too celebratory by half. For Beauregard, the city is a cauldron for four haunting contradictions.

Cities in the Urban Age

Author: Robert A. Beauregard

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022653538X

Page: 229

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We live in a self-proclaimed Urban Age, where we celebrate the city as the source of economic prosperity, a nurturer of social and cultural diversity, and a place primed for democracy. We proclaim the city as the fertile ground from which progress will arise. Without cities, we tell ourselves, human civilization would falter and decay. In Cities in the Urban Age, Robert A. Beauregard argues that this line of thinking is not only hyperbolic—it is too celebratory by half. For Beauregard, the city is a cauldron for four haunting contradictions. First, cities are equally defined by both their wealth and their poverty. Second, cities are simultaneously environmentally destructive and yet promise sustainability. Third, cities encourage rule by political machines and oligarchies, even as they are essentially democratic and at least nominally open to all. And fourth, city life promotes tolerance among disparate groups, even as the friction among them often erupts into violence. Beauregard offers no simple solutions or proposed remedies for these contradictions; indeed, he doesn’t necessarily hold that they need to be resolved, since they are generative of city life. Without these four tensions, cities wouldn’t be cities. Rather, Beauregard argues that only by recognizing these ambiguities and contradictions can we even begin to understand our moral obligations, as well as the clearest paths toward equality, justice, and peace in urban settings.

Shaping Cities in an Urban Age

An authoritative - and fascinating - investigation into the spatial and social dynamics of cities at a global scale Shaping Cities in an Urban Age is the third addition to Phaidon's hugely successful Urban Age series, published in ...

Shaping Cities in an Urban Age

Author: Ricky Burdett

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714877280

Page: 448

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An authoritative - and fascinating - investigation into the spatial and social dynamics of cities at a global scale Shaping Cities in an Urban Age is the third and final addition to Phaidon's hugely successful Urban Age series, published in collaboration with the London School of Economics (LSE). Generously illustrated with photographs, visual data, and statistics, and featuring a series of essays written by leading people in their fields, Shaping Cities in an Urban Age addresses our most urgent contemporary and future urban issues by examining a set of key forces that have combined to create the city as we know it today. From the publisher of The Endless City and Living in the Endless City.

Four Lost Cities A Secret History of the Urban Age

In Four Lost Cities, acclaimed science journalist Annalee Newitz takes readers on an entertaining and mind-bending adventure into the deep history of urban life.

Four Lost Cities  A Secret History of the Urban Age

Author: Annalee Newitz

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039365267X

Page: 320

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One of Apple's Most Anticipated Books of Winter 2021 A quest to explore some of the most spectacular ancient cities in human history—and figure out why people abandoned them. In Four Lost Cities, acclaimed science journalist Annalee Newitz takes readers on an entertaining and mind-bending adventure into the deep history of urban life. Investigating across the centuries and around the world, Newitz explores the rise and fall of four ancient cities, each the center of a sophisticated civilization: the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in Central Turkey, the Roman vacation town of Pompeii on Italy’s southern coast, the medieval megacity of Angkor in Cambodia, and the indigenous metropolis Cahokia, which stood beside the Mississippi River where East St. Louis is today. Newitz travels to all four sites and investigates the cutting-edge research in archaeology, revealing the mix of environmental changes and political turmoil that doomed these ancient settlements. Tracing the early development of urban planning, Newitz also introduces us to the often anonymous workers—slaves, women, immigrants, and manual laborers—who built these cities and created monuments that lasted millennia. Four Lost Cities is a journey into the forgotten past, but, foreseeing a future in which the majority of people on Earth will be living in cities, it may also reveal something of our own fate.

Planning Wild Cities

This book argues it is. Drawing on international literature and Australian case examples, this book explores issues around climate change, colonization, urban (in)security and the rights to the city for both humans and nature.

Planning Wild Cities

Author: Wendy Steele

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317422082

Page: 148

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This book critically engages with the contemporary challenges and opportunities of wild cities in a climate of change. A key focus of the book is exploring the nexus of possibilities for wild cities and the eco-ethical imagination needed to drive sustainable and resilient urban pathways. Many now have serious doubts about the prospects for humanity to live within cities that are socially just and responsive to planetary limits. Is it possible for planning to better serve, protect and nurture our human and non-human worlds? This book argues it is. Drawing on international literature and Australian case examples, this book explores issues around climate change, colonization, urban (in)security and the rights to the city for both humans and nature. It is within this context that this book focuses on the urgent need to better understand how contemporary cities have changed, and the relational role of planning within it. Planning Wild Cities will be of particular interest to students and scholars of planning, urban studies, and sustainable development, and for all those invested in re-shaping our ‘wild’ city futures.

City

City is the ultimate handbook for the archetypal city and contains main sections on 'History', 'Customs and Language', 'Districts', 'Transport', 'Money', 'Work', 'Tourist Sites', 'Shops and markets', 'Nightlife', etc., and mini-essays on ...

City

Author: P.D. Smith

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408801914

Page: 383

View: 855

This remarkable history of urban culture worldwide, from the first city builders 7000 years ago, to today's sprawling megacities, using the form of a popular guidebook to get to the heart of what makes cities thrive.

The Urban Age

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Living in the Endless City

Editors Deyan Sudjic of the Design Museum and Ricky Burdett of the LSE have also chosen the best contributors to both this book and The Endless City to write thematic essays that discuss the ideas and the lessons they have drawn across all ...

Living in the Endless City

Author: Ricky Burdett

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714861180

Page: 432

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The companion of Phaidon's popular The Endless City, Living in the Endless City will add the cities of Mumbai, Sao Paulo and Istanbul to the six cities of the first volume with the same mix of compelling photographs, in-depth and beautifully presented data, and smart writing by global thinkers. Each city is explored in a series of essays that address vital themes, from security to climate change, looking closely at the problems that face contemporary cities and examining a variety of solutions. Like the first book, the new one includes the best writing and information from the Urban Age project, a series of conferences held by the London School of Economics that explore vital field of urban development. Drawing on the work of scholars from all over the globe, this book will give the reader access to a wealth of ideas and data about Mumbai, Sao Paulo, Istanbul and, by extension, urban life across the globe. In addition to this close focus on each of the three cities, Living in the Endless City will feature analysis of surveys done in each city. Editors Deyan Sudjic of the Design Museum and Ricky Burdett of the LSE have also chosen the best contributors to both this book and The Endless City to write thematic essays that discuss the ideas and the lessons they have drawn across all nine cities.

Canadian Cities in Transition

Canadian Cities in Transition is an unparalleled examination of the critical issues and major transformations taking place in urban Canada.

Canadian Cities in Transition

Author: Pierre Filion

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780199008186

Page: 480

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Canadian Cities in Transition is an unparalleled examination of the critical issues and major transformations taking place in urban Canada. Examining all facets of Canadian cities-including historical evolution, economic dynamics, environmental impacts, and urban lifestyles-this well-balancedresource is crafted to help the next generation address the urban problems they have inherited.

Geography in an Urban Age

CITY SITES Directions : Read the following descriptions of the factors which
influenced the locations of six cities . Match the descriptions with the maps on the
preceding page by writing the name of the city on the line provided . Then go on
to ...

Geography in an Urban Age

Author: Arthur Getis

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Page: 140

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Demonstration Cities Housing and Urban Development and Urban Mass Transit

True , there is a new Department of Housing and Urban Development * * * but
there is no consensus of what a modern city should be . True , there is impressive
new ... to the new look of the future . To assist this transition into a new urban age
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Demonstration Cities  Housing and Urban Development  and Urban Mass Transit

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Currency. Subcommittee on Housing

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Page: 1870

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Urban Evolutionary Biology

Urban dimension Urban feature likely to stay the same worldwide Urban features
likely to differ between cities worldwide ... Water bodies Temperature Urban
topology • Building height • City area Age of cities – Higher in urban areas
Greater ...

Urban Evolutionary Biology

Author: Marta Szulkin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198836848

Page: 320

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Urban Evolutionary Biology fills an important knowledge gap on wild organismal evolution in the urban environment, whilst offering a novel exploration of the fast-growing new field of evolutionary research. The growing rate of urbanization and the maturation of urban study systems worldwide means interest in the urban environment as an agent of evolutionary change is rapidly increasing. We are presently witnessing the emergence of a new field of research in evolutionary biology. Despite its rapid global expansion, the urban environment has until now been a largely neglected study site among evolutionary biologists. With its conspicuously altered ecological dynamics, it stands in stark contrast to the natural environments traditionally used as cornerstones for evolutionary ecology research. Urbanization can offer a great range of new opportunities to test for rapid evolutionary processes as a consequence of human activity, both because of replicate contexts for hypothesis testing, but also because cities are characterized by an array of easily quantifiable environmental axes of variation and thus testable agents of selection. Thanks to a wide possible breadth of inference (in terms of taxa) that may be studied, and a great variety of analytical methods, urban evolution has the potential to stand at a fascinating multi-disciplinary crossroad, enriching the field of evolutionary biology with emergent yet incredibly potent new research themes where the urban habitat is key. Urban Evolutionary Biology is an advanced textbook suitable for graduate level students as well as professional researchers studying the genetics, evolutionary biology, and ecology of urban environments. It is also highly relevant to urban ecologists and urban wildlife practitioners.

Cities in the Telecommunications Age

Offering insights into the challenges and implications for urban planning in the age of telecommunications, this work assembles recent research on how changes and innovations in the economic system are being fuelled by networks of ...

Cities in the Telecommunications Age

Author: James O. Wheeler

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415924429

Page: 350

View: 449

Offering insights into the challenges and implications for urban planning in the age of telecommunications, this work assembles recent research on how changes and innovations in the economic system are being fuelled by networks of telecommunicators.

City Power

In City Power, Schragger challenges this conventional wisdom, arguing that cities can and should pursue aims other than making themselves attractive to global capital.

City Power

Author: Richard Schragger

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190246669

Page: 322

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"Reigning theories of urban power suggest that in a world dominated by footloose transnational capital, cities have little capacity to effect social change. In City Power, Schragger challenges this conventional wisdom, arguing that cities can and should pursue aims other than making themselves attractive to global capital. Using the municipal living wage movement as an example, Schragger explains why cities are well-positioned to address issues like income equality and how our institutions can be designed to allow them to do so"--

Urban Land

He also directs Urban Age , a two - year series of international conferences on
cities sponsored by the LSE Cities Program and Deutsche Bank As director of the
tenth Venice Architecture Biennale , Burdett visited the 16 urban regions ...

Urban Land

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Public Management

Considerations of Urban Policy Surely the times call for major shifts in public
policy at all levels of government, shifts that will ... Reapportionment recognizes
the urban age and anticipates a reconstitution of the city as a political entity with
the ...

Public Management

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Beginning with 1925 the March number of each year contains the annual proceedings of the International City Managers' Association.

Nation of Nations

In an earlier age political leadership had been drawn from the ranks of the
wealthy and native-born. ... URBAN. AGE. The modern city was the product of
industrialization. Cities contained the great investment banks, the smoky mills
and dingy ...

Nation of Nations

Author: James West Davidson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780070157941

Page: 1205

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Local and Global

The authors argue that cities will become more, not less, important, and will remain the focus of social organisation, political management and cultural expression, despite the impact of new information technologies.

Local and Global

Author: Jordi Borja

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 9781853834417

Page: 277

View: 700

The authors argue that cities will become more, not less, important, and will remain the focus of social organisation, political management and cultural expression, despite the impact of new information technologies.

Germany

1 1 1 + + + + Alfred Herrhausen Society - Urban Age Siemens , BASF – Masdar
City + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + ... and the London School of Economics
( LSE ) , which have been focusing on the future of cities since 2005 , Urban Age
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New Zealand

It cannot be without some importance to our farming that its working age group is
weighted on the side of youth and ... The age structures of the largest cities are
the most distinctive of the urban age structures , Using Wellington City as an ...

New Zealand

Author: New Zealand Geographical Society. Wellington Branch

Publisher:

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Page: 113

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The Interstate Compact for Education

Reading Performance , 1970-1975 Age 9 Nation Big City Fringes of Big City
Medium City Smaller Places 1970-71 63.98 ... 0.17 Comparative Assessment
Data How are students in urban areas Change doing in comparison to other
students ?

The Interstate Compact for Education

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