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Cities are good for you : the genius of the metropolis

Author: Leo Hollis
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2014. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback 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: 9781408843482 140884348X
OCLC Number: 870425620
Description: 407 pages : illustrations ; 20 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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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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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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