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A country of cities : a manifesto for an urban America

Author: Vishaan Chakrabarti
Publisher: New York : Metropolis Books, 2013.
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In A Country of Cities, author Vishaan Chakrabarti argues that well-designed cities are the key to solving America's great national challenges: environmental degradation, unsustainable consumption, economic stagnation, rising public health costs and decreased social mobility. If we develop them wisely in the future, our cities can be the force leading us into a new era of progressive and prosperous stewardship of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vishaan Chakrabarti
ISBN: 9781935202172 1935202170
OCLC Number: 829099107
Description: 251 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword / Norman Foster --
Acknowledgments --
A Country of Countries: Of Highways, Houses, and Hedges --
Why Cities are Good --
1. Cities, Prosperity, and Globalization --
2. Cities, Sustainability, and Resilience --
3. Cities, Health, and Joy --
How to Build Good Cities --
4. Building Hyperdensity and Civic Delight --
5. Building an Infrastructure of Opportunity --
6. Building the Equitable City --
A Country of Cities: Of Trains, Towers, and Trees --
A Country of Cities: The Manifesto --
Author's Note --
Notes and Illustration Sources --
Index.
Responsibility: Vishaan Chakrabarti ; foreword by Norman Foster ; illustrations by SHoP Architects.

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