The City Reader

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Richard T. LeGates, Frederic Stout
Routledge, Jan 11, 2011 - Architecture - 704 pages
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The fifth edition of the highly successful City Reader juxtaposes the best classic and contemporary writings on the city. It contains fifty-seven selections including seventeen new contributions by experts including Elijah Anderson, Robert Bruegmann, Michael Dear, Jan Gehl, Harvey Molotch, Clarence Perry, Daphne Spain, Nigel Taylor, Samuel Bass Warner, and others – some of which have been newly written exclusively for The City Reader. Classic writings from Ebenezer Howard, Ernest W. Burgess, LeCorbusier, Lewis Mumford, Jane Jacobs and Louis Wirth, meet the best contemporary writings of Sir Peter Hall, Manuel Castells, David Harvey, Kenneth Jackson.

This edition of  The City Reader has been extensively updated and expanded to reflect the latest thinking in each of the disciplinary areas included and in topical areas such as sustainable urban development, climate change, globalization, and the impact of technology on cities. The plate sections have been extensively revised and expanded and a new plate section on global cities has been added.

The anthology features general and section introductions and introductions to the selected articles. New to the fifth edition is a bibliography listing over 100 of the top books for those studying Cities.

 

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Contents

List of plates
Introduction
URBAN CULTURE AND SOCIETY
THE EVOLUTION OF CITIES
lThe Urban Revolutionm
lThe Polism
The American Industrial Metropolis
lThe Drivein Culture of Contemporary Americam
lPublic Parks and the Enlargement of Townsm
lA Contemporary Citym
A New Community Planm
lCharter of the New Urbanismm
Introduction
Three Significant
A Stalwart Family Treem
lPlanning in the Face of Conflictm

The Rise of the Technoburbm
lWhat is a City?m
Safetym
lFrom Institutional to Jobless Ghettosm
lThe Code of the Streetm and lDecent and Street Familiesm
lThe Creative Classm
Visions of a New Reality
An Intellectual Historym
lWhat Happened to Gender Relations on the Way from Chicago to
Angeles?m
lThe Causes of Sprawlm
Introduction
lA Ladder of Citizen Participationm
Towards a Political Economy of Placem
lBroken Windowsm
lThe City as a Distorted Price Systemm
lThe Competitive Advantage of the Inner Citym
lMetropoliticsm
lAdvocacy and Pluralism in Planningm
A Review of Practice
lUrban Planning and Global Climate Changem
Introduction
lThe Neighborhood Unitm
lThe City Image and its Elementsm
lThe Design of Spacesm
lToward an Urban Design Manifestom
lThree Types of Outdoor Activitiesm lLife Between Buildingsm
Introduction
lThe Impact of the New Technologies and Globalization on Citiesm
A New Metageography?m
Materials for a Theory of Urbanism
lKey Findings and Messagesm
lFrom Global Cities to Globalized Urbanizationm
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Richard T. LeGates is Professor Emeritus of Urban Studies and Planning at San Francisco State University.

Frederic Stout is Lecturer in Urban Studies at Stanford University.

 

 

 

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