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Cities are good for you : the genius of the metropolis

Author: Leo Hollis
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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At the beginning of the century, we became 50% urban as a global population, and by 2050 we're going to be up to 70% urban. Cities could either be our coffin or our ark. Hollis presents evidence that cities can deliver a better life, and investigates how cities all over the world are tackling climate change, population growth, poverty, shifting work patterns and the maintenance of the fragile trust of their citizens.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leo Hollis
ISBN: 9781620402061 1620402068 9781408826621 1408826623 9781408826614 1408826615
OCLC Number: 842323256
Description: 407 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface: On the high line --
What is a city? --
Inside the beehive --
Building between buildings --
A creative place --
Rebooting the community --
Trust in the city --
Walking in Dharavi --
Maximum city --
Moving around --
How may lightbulbs does it take to change a city? --
A place called home --
Epilogue: After Hudson Street.
Responsibility: Leo Hollis.

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Fascinating, entertaining, radical and impassioned, Cities Are Good for You is a rallying cry for 21st-Century living  Read more...

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From Mumbai to Shanghai, Hollis is the perfect guide to the art, science and even maths of what makes cities so great * <B>Marcus du Sautoy Read more...

 
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