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The City Reader Product Detail:

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 11 January 2011
  • ISBN : 9781135264130
  • Page : 704 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

The City Reader Book Summary/Review:

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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The City Reader

The City Reader
  • Author : Richard T. LeGates,Frederic Stout
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2011-01-11
  • ISBN : 9781135264130
GET THIS BOOKThe City Reader

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 City Reader

The City Reader
  • Author : Richard T. LeGates,Frederic Stout
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • ISBN : 0415271738
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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
  • Author : Gary Bridge,Sophie Watson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-03-08
  • ISBN : 9781405189835
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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

The Mexico City Reader

The Mexico City Reader
  • Author : Ruben Gallo
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release Date : 2009-09-29
  • ISBN : 9780299197131
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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

The City Cultures Reader

The City Cultures Reader
  • Author : Malcolm Miles,Tim Hall,Iain Borden
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • ISBN : 0415302455
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From Simmel and Burgess, to Zukin, Fainstein and Soja this title presents classic and contemporary writing on the culture of cities. Themes include: culture and technologies; everyday lives; contesting identity; boundaries and transgressions; utopias and dystopias, and possible urban futures.

The Globalizing Cities Reader

The Globalizing Cities Reader
  • Author : Xuefei Ren,Roger Keil
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-10-12
  • ISBN : 9781317410461
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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

The Urban Geography Reader

The Urban Geography Reader
  • Author : NICK FYFE,JUDITH KENNY
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-04-15
  • ISBN : 9780429603860
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Drawing on a rich diversity of theoretical approaches and analytical strategies, urban geographers have been at the forefront of understanding the global and local processes shaping cities, and of making sense of the urban experiences of a wide variety of social groups. Through their links with those working in the fields of urban policy design, urban geographers have also played an important role in the analysis of the economic and social problems confronting cities. Capturing the diversity of scholarship in

The Sustainable Urban Development Reader

The Sustainable Urban Development Reader
  • Author : Stephen M. Wheeler,Stephen Wheeler,Timothy Beatley
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • ISBN : 041531187X
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Bringing together classic readings from a wide variety of sources, this key book investigates how our cities and towns can become more sustainable. Thirty-eight selections span issues such as land use planning, urban design, transportation, ecological restoration, economic development, resource use and equity planning. Section introductions outline the major themes, whilst the editors' introductions to the individual writings explain their interest and significance to wider debates. Additional sections present twenty-four case studies of real-world sustainable urban planning examples, sustainability planning

Cities of the Global South Reader

Cities of the Global South Reader
  • Author : Faranak Miraftab,Neema Kudva
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-10-10
  • ISBN : 9781317636793
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The Cities of the Global South Reader adopts a fresh and critical approach to the fi eld of urbanization in the developing world. The Reader incorporates both early and emerging debates about the diverse trajectories of urbanization processes in the context of the restructured global alignments in the last three decades. Emphasizing the historical legacies of colonialism, the Reader recognizes the entanglement of conditions and concepts often understood in binary relations: first/third worlds, wealth/poverty, development/underdevelopment, and inclusion/

The Cybercities Reader

The Cybercities Reader
  • Author : Stephen Graham
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • ISBN : 0415279569
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Bringing together a vast range of debates and examples of city changes based on Information and Communications Technology (ICT), this book illustrates how new media in cities shapes societies, economies and cultures.

The Urban Sociology Reader

The Urban Sociology Reader
  • Author : Jan Lin,Christopher Mele
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-11-12
  • ISBN : 9781136244155
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The urban world is an exciting terrain for investigating the central institutions, structures and problems of the social world and how they have transformed through the last 200 years. This Reader comprises sections on urban social theory, racial and social difference in the city, culture in everyday life, culture and the urban economy, globalization and transnational social relations and the regulation of urban space. Drawing together seminal selections covering the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries, this Reader includes forty-three significant writings

The Urban Design Reader

The Urban Design Reader
  • Author : Michael Larice,Elizabeth Macdonald
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-05-07
  • ISBN : 9781136205668
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The second edition of The Urban Design Reader draws together the very best of classic and contemporary writings to illuminate and expand the theory and practice of urban design. Nearly 50 generous selections include seminal contributions from Howard, Le Corbusier, Lynch, and Jacobs to more recent writings by Waldheim, Koolhaas, and Sorkin. Following the widespread success of the first edition of The Urban Design Reader, this updated edition continues to provide the most important historical material of the urban design field,

The Palgrave Handbook of Literature and the City

The Palgrave Handbook of Literature and the City
  • Author : Jeremy Tambling
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-02-17
  • ISBN : 9781137549112
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This book is about the impact of literature upon cities world-wide, and cities upon literature. It examines why the city matters so much to contemporary critical theory, and why it has inspired so many forms of writing which have attempted to deal with its challenges to think about it and to represent it. Gathering together 40 contributors who look at different modes of writing and film-making in throughout the world, this handbook asks how the modern city has engendered so much

Sustainable Urban Development Reader

Sustainable Urban Development Reader
  • Author : Stephen M. Wheeler,Timothy Beatley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-10-03
  • ISBN : 9781317672166
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Building on the success of its second edition, the third edition of the Sustainable Urban Development Reader provides a generous selection of classic and contemporary readings giving a broad introduction to this topic. It begins by tracing the roots of the sustainable development concept in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, before presenting readings on a number of dimensions of the sustainability concept. Topics covered include land use and urban design, transportation, ecological planning and restoration, energy and materials use, economic

City of Flows

City of Flows
  • Author : Maria Kaika
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • ISBN : 9780415947152
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Typically, cities and nature are perceived as geographic opposites, cities being manufactured social creations, and nature being outside of human construction. Through a historical geography of water in the modern city, Kaika shows that this is not the case. Rather, nature and the modern city are fully intertwined, with cities integrating nature at every level of activity. While her empirical focus is on Athens, she discusses other major cities in the West, including London and New York.