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The endless city : the urban age project by the London School of Economics and Deutsche Bank's Alfred Herrhausen Society

Author: Richard Burdett; Deyan Sudjic; London School of Economics and Political Science.; Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft für Internationalen Dialog.
Publisher: London : Phaidon, 2007.
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"At the turn of the twenty-first century, the world is faced with an unprecedented challenge. It must address a fundamental shift in the world's population towards the cities, and away from mankind's rural roots. Over the course of two years, a group of internationally renowned professionals from a variety of different disciplines and backgrounds gathered together in six world cities to take stock of the new urban  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Cas, Études de
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Burdett; Deyan Sudjic; London School of Economics and Political Science.; Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft für Internationalen Dialog.
ISBN: 9780714848204 0714848204 9780714859569 0714859567
OCLC Number: 154782992
Description: 510 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Foreword / Wolfgang Nowak --
The urban age project / Ricky Burdett and Philipp Rode --
Theory, policy and practice / Deyan Sudjic --
Cities : The urbanization of the world / Edward Soja and Miguel Kanai --
New York City : Finding its nerve / Deyan Sudjic ; Behind the boom / Susan Fainstein ; An urban age in a suburban nation? / Bruce Katz and Andy Altman --
Shanghai : The speed and the friction / Deyan Sudjic ; The urban laboratory / China's new revolution / Xiangming Chen --
London : Governing the ungovernable / Deyan Sudjic ; The capital of suburbia / Ricky Burdett ; Towards a Europe of cities / Tony Travers ; The European city model / Joan Clos --
Mexico City : Back from the brink / Deyan Sudjic ; After the explosion / José Castillo ; Makeshift globalization / Néstor Canclini --
Johannesburg : The view from outside / Deyan Sudjic ; Recovering from apartheid / Lindsay Bremner ; African urbanism / Carolin Kihato --
Berlin : Looking for a new future / Deyan Sudjic ; The stunted metropolis ; The German system / Dieter Läpple --
Data: a statistical analysis of the six urban age cities --
Issues : Seeing like a city / Saskia Sassen ; The open city / Richard Sennett ; Designing government / Gerald Frug ; Politics, power, cities / Enrique Peñalosa ; In search of authenticity / Rem Koolhaas ; The particular and the generic / Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron ; The death and life of the urban office / Frank Duffy ; How roads kill cities / Hermann Knoflacher, Philipp Road and Geetam Tiwari ; Informality and its discontents / Geetam Tiwari ; Confronting fear / Sophie Body-Gendrot ; At home in the city / Anne Power ; Towards a carbon neutral London / Nicky Gavron ; Sustainable cities / Guy Battle ; A taxonomy of towers / Alejandro Zaera-Polo --
Interventions : From theory into practice : an exploration of 20 projects demonstrating new urban thinking in the six urban age cities / Sarah Ichioka --
Positions : An agenda for the urban age / Bruce Katz, Andy Altman and Julie Wagner ; Urban age glossary.
Responsibility: edited by Ricky Burdett and Deyan Sudjic.

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