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The City Reader

The City Reader
A Book

by Richard T. LeGates,Frederic Stout

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-06-16
  • Pages : 786
  • ISBN : 0429537328
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The seventh edition of the highly successful The City Reader juxtaposes the very best classic and contemporary writings on the city. Sixty-three selections are included: forty-five from the sixth edition and eighteen new selections, including three newly written exclusively for The City Reader. The anthology features a Prologue essay on "How to Study Cities", eight part introductions as well as individual introductions to each of the selected articles. The new edition has been extensively updated and expanded to reflect the latest thinking in each of the disciplinary and topical areas included, such as sustainable urban development, globalization, the impact of technology on cities, resilient cities, and urban theory. The seventh edition places greater emphasis on cities in the developing world, the global city system, and the future of cities in the digital transformation age. While retaining classic writings from authors such as Lewis Mumford, Jane Jacobs, and Louis Wirth, this edition also includes the best contemporary writings of, among others, Peter Hall, Manuel Castells, and Saskia Sassen. New material has been added on compact cities, urban history, placemaking, climate change, the world city network, smart cities, the new social exclusion, ordinary cities, gentrification, gender perspectives, regime theory, comparative urbanization, and the impact of technology on cities. Bibliographic material has been completely updated and strengthened so that the seventh edition can serve as a reference volume orienting faculty and students to the most important writings of all the key topics in urban studies and planning. The City Reader provides the comprehensive mapping of the terrain of Urban Studies, old and new. It is essential reading for anyone interested in studying cities and city life.

The City Reader

The City Reader
A Book

by Richard T. LeGates,Frederic Stout

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 532
  • ISBN : 9780415119016
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This anthology of writings on urban studies and planning for students, practitioners, and anyone fascinated by cities contains essays by Ebenezer Howard, Robert Park, Lewis Mumford, Raymond Unwin, Peter Hall and Mike Davis. The text includes an interdisciplinary introduction to how cities have evolved, what they are like, and where they may be headed. Topics covered include urban geography, economics, sociology, politics, the humanities, cultural studies and urban design and planning. There is an emphasis on theory and practice, competing ideological perspectives on the city and major current debates. The book pays particular attention to issues of race and gender, how global economic restructuring is affecting cities, the impact of technology on cities, and post-modern critiques of urban form.

The Mexico City Reader

The Mexico City Reader
A Book

by Ruben Gallo,Lorna Scott Fox

  • Publisher : Americas
  • Release : 2004-08-30
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mexico City is one of Latin America’s cultural capitals, and one of the most vibrant urban spaces in the world. The Mexico City Reader is an anthology of "Cronicas"—short, hybrid texts that are part literary essay, part urban reportage—about life in the capital. This is not the "City of Palaces" of yesteryear, but the vibrant, chaotic, anarchic urban space of the1980s and 1990s—the city of garbage mafias, necrophiliac artists, and kitschy millionaires. Like the visitor wandering through the city streets, the reader will be constantly surprised by the visions encountered in this mosaic of writings—a textual space brimming with life and crowded with flâneurs, flirtatious students, Indian dancers, food vendors, fortune tellers, political activists, and peasant protesters. The essays included in this anthology were written by a panoply of writers, from well-known authors like Carlos Monsiváis and Jorge Ibagüengoitia to younger figures like Fabrizio Mejía Madrid and Juieta García González, all of whom are experienced practitioners of the city. The texts collected in this anthology are among the most striking examples of this concomitant "theory and practice" of Mexico City, that most delirious of megalopolises. “[An] exciting literary journey . . .”—Carolyn Malloy, Multicultural Review

The Globalizing Cities Reader

The Globalizing Cities Reader
A Book

by Xuefei Ren,Roger Keil

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9781138923690
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The newly revised Globalizing Cities Reader reflects how the geographies of theory have recently shifted away from the western vantage points from which much of the classic work in this field was developed. The expanded volume continues to make available many of the original and foundational works that underpin the research field, while expanding coverage to familiarize students with new theoretical and epistemological positions as well as emerging research foci and horizons. It contains 38 new chapters, including key writings on globalizing cities from leading thinkers such as John Friedmann, Michael Peter Smith, Saskia Sassen, Peter Taylor, Manuel Castells, Anthony King, Jennifer Robinson, Ananya Roy, and Fulong Wu. The new Reader reflects the fact that world and global city studies have evolved in exciting and wide-ranging ways, and the very notion of a distinct "global" class of cities has recently been called into question. The sections examine the foundations of the field and processes of urban restructuring and global city formation. A large number of new entries focus on the emerging urban worlds of Asia, Latin America and Africa, including Beijing, Bogota, Cairo, Cape Town, Delhi, Istanbul, Medellin, Mumbai, Phnom Penh, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Shanghai. The book also presents cases off the conventional map of global cities research, such as smaller cities and less known urban regions that are undergoing processes of globalization. The book is a key resource for students and scholars alike who seek an accessible compendium of the intellectual foundations of global urban studies as well as an overview of the emergent patterns of early 21st century urbanization and associated sociopolitical contestation around the world.

The City Reader

The City Reader
A Book

by Richard T. LeGates,Frederic Stout

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN : 9780415271738
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This third edition juxtaposes the very best publications on the city. It reflects the latest thinking on globalization, information technology and urban theory. It is a comprehensive mapping of the terrain of urban studies: old and new.

The Blackwell City Reader

The Blackwell City Reader
A Book

by Gary Bridge,Sophie Watson

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2010-03-08
  • Pages : 451
  • ISBN : 1405189835
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Updated to reflect the most current thinking on urban studies, this new edition of "The Blackwell City Reader" brings together a wide range of essential readings relating to the analysis and experience of cities across the globe. Selections are carefully gathered from a variety of academic disciplines ranging from architecture, sociology, and literature to cultural studies, philosophy, and even psychoanalysis to provide the most diverse perspectives and in-depth coverage of the field. The new edition incorporates major developments in the study of materialities and mobilities, two areas at the heart of many contemporary debates; it also features enhanced coverage on non-Western cities that reflect recent growth trends, especially in Asia, China, and India, making it the most international reader of its kind. "The Blackwell City Reader, Second Edition" combines established and novel readings from a wide range of theoretical perspectives and geographical locales to provide an indispensable source for the most up-to-date thinking on cities of today and tomorrow.

The Mexico City Reader

The Mexico City Reader
A Book

by Ruben Gallo

  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release : 2009-09-29
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN : 9780299197131
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mexico City is one of Latin America’s cultural capitals, and one of the most vibrant urban spaces in the world. The Mexico City Reader is an anthology of "Cronicas"—short, hybrid texts that are part literary essay, part urban reportage—about life in the capital. This is not the "City of Palaces" of yesteryear, but the vibrant, chaotic, anarchic urban space of the1980s and 1990s—the city of garbage mafias, necrophiliac artists, and kitschy millionaires. Like the visitor wandering through the city streets, the reader will be constantly surprised by the visions encountered in this mosaic of writings—a textual space brimming with life and crowded with flâneurs, flirtatious students, Indian dancers, food vendors, fortune tellers, political activists, and peasant protesters. The essays included in this anthology were written by a panoply of writers, from well-known authors like Carlos Monsiváis and Jorge Ibagüengoitia to younger figures like Fabrizio Mejía Madrid and Juieta García González, all of whom are experienced practitioners of the city. The texts collected in this anthology are among the most striking examples of this concomitant "theory and practice" of Mexico City, that most delirious of megalopolises. “[An] exciting literary journey . . .”—Carolyn Malloy, Multicultural Review

The Globalizing Cities Reader

The Globalizing Cities Reader
A Book

by Xuefei Ren,Roger Keil

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-10-12
  • Pages : 482
  • ISBN : 1317410467
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The newly revised Globalizing Cities Reader reflects how the geographies of theory have recently shifted away from the western vantage points from which much of the classic work in this field was developed. The expanded volume continues to make available many of the original and foundational works that underpin the research field, while expanding coverage to familiarize students with new theoretical and epistemological positions as well as emerging research foci and horizons. It contains 38 new chapters, including key writings on globalizing cities from leading thinkers such as John Friedmann, Michael Peter Smith, Saskia Sassen, Peter Taylor, Manuel Castells, Anthony King, Jennifer Robinson, Ananya Roy, and Fulong Wu. The new Reader reflects the fact that world and global city studies have evolved in exciting and wide-ranging ways, and the very notion of a distinct "global" class of cities has recently been called into question. The sections examine the foundations of the field and processes of urban restructuring and global city formation. A large number of new entries focus on the emerging urban worlds of Asia, Latin America and Africa, including Beijing, Bogota, Cairo, Cape Town, Delhi, Istanbul, Medellin, Mumbai, Phnom Penh, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Shanghai. The book also presents cases off the conventional map of global cities research, such as smaller cities and less known urban regions that are undergoing processes of globalization. The book is a key resource for students and scholars alike who seek an accessible compendium of the intellectual foundations of global urban studies as well as an overview of the emergent patterns of early 21st century urbanization and associated sociopolitical contestation around the world.

Cities

Cities
A Book

by John Reader

  • Publisher : William Heinemann
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book explores the city's raisons d'etre, functions and forms, its achievements and problems, from fortifications to sewers, factories to markets, theatres and bars. John Reader's history of Africa was praised by the Sunday Times for 'masterfully [ranging] across time and space, making extraordinary and thought-provoking connections'. His new book, an exploration of the nature of the city and of city- life will draw on the same skills, both as a researcher and writer. From the ruins of the earliest cities to the present, Reader will explore how cities develop and thrive, how they can decline and die, how they remake themselves. He will investigate their parasitic relationship with the country around them, the webs of trade and immigration they inhabit, how they feed and water themselves and dispose of their wastes, focusing as much on Baron Haussman's creation of the Paris sewers as of his plans for the grands boulevards, on prostitution as on government, on human lives as on architecture, on markets as on cathedrals, in a sweeping exploration of what the city is and has been, fit to stand alongside Lewis Mumford's 1962 classic THE CITY IN HISTORY.

The European Cities and Technology Reader

The European Cities and Technology Reader
Industrial to Post-industrial City

by Colin Chant,David C. Goodman

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN : 9780415200820
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The European Cities and Technology Reader is divided into three main sections presenting key readings on: Cities of the Industrial Revolution (to 1870), European Cities since 1870 and the Urban Technology Transfer.

Understanding the City

Understanding the City
Reader

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Produced for unit SRS341 (Architectural studies 3, the city A) offered by the Faculty of Science and Technology's School of Architecture and Building in Deakin University's Open Campus Program.

A Companion to the City

A Companion to the City
A Book

by Gary Bridge,Sophie Watson

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2008-04-15
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN : 0470692693
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Companion to the City provides the reader with an indispensable and authoritative overview of the key debates, controversies, and questions concerning the city from a variety of theoretical vantage points with an international perspective. Indispensable companion for students of the City. Multidisciplinary approach of interest across several fields. Includes contributions from major scholars in the field.

The Blackwell City Reader

The Blackwell City Reader
A Book

by Gary Bridge,Sophie Watson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 579
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Envisioning the New City

Envisioning the New City
A Reader on Urban Ministry

by Eleanor Scott Meyers

  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release : 1992-01-01
  • Pages : 363
  • ISBN : 9780664253158
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book compiles essays by over thirty urban pastors, community organizers, seminary professors, and church leaders. Their essays seek to present creative opportunities for urban ministries to bring hope and renewal to their congregations and communities.

The Australian City Reader

The Australian City Reader
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1978
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Victorian City

The Victorian City
A Reader in British Urban History, 1820-1914

by Robert John Morris,Richard Rodger

  • Publisher : Addison-Wesley Longman Limited
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Australian City Reader. Unit B. Australian Writers and the City

The Australian City Reader. Unit B. Australian Writers and the City
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1984
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9780868283098
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Annual Report of the Board of Directors

Annual Report of the Board of Directors
A Book

by Winnetka (Ill.) Public Library

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1908
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Annual Report of the Board of Education of the City of Newark

Annual Report of the Board of Education of the City of Newark
Made Under the Provisions of the Act, Entitled "an Act to Revise and Amend the Charter of the City of Newark," Approved March 11, 1857, Including the Manual of the Board of Education, the Regulations Relating to the Public Schools, the Manual of Instruction, and Tabular Statements of Statistics and Expenditures for the Year ...

by Newark (N.J.). Board of Education

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1906
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Urban Redevelopment

Urban Redevelopment
A North American Reader

by Barry Hersh

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-09-06
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781138786417
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Forward / Charlie Bartsch -- Introduction : what is urban redevelopment today? -- History and trends -- Historic preservation : building upon the past -- Urban design : process and the public realm iconic, contextual, brutal and funky -- Transportation and other infrastructure -- Parks, open space, arts and culture -- Environmental issues : brownfields -- Revitalizing neighborhoods, housing and social equity: building upon community -- Real estate: the financial market's perspective by rick mendel -- Megaprojects and city-wide : big redevelopment -- The urban redevelopment process : bringing it all together for great urban redevelopment