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Good cities, better lives : how Europe discovered the lost art of urbanism

Author: Peter Hall; Nicholas Falk
Publisher: London, New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis, 2014.
Series: Planning, history, and the environment series.
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This book has one central theme: how, in the United Kingdom, can we create better cities and towns in which to live and work and play? And, in doing so, can we provide lessons for other countries facing similar dilemmas?
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Hall; Nicholas Falk
ISBN: 9780415840217 041584021X 9780415840224 0415840228
OCLC Number: 833630794
Description: ix, 346 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Facing the Challenges. 1. The first challenge: Rebalancing our urban economies. --
2. The Second Challenge: Building New Homes --
3. The Third Challenge: Linking People and Places --
4. The Fourth Challenge: Living with Finite Resources --
5. The Fifth Challenge: Fixing Broken Machinery. pt. 2. Learning From Model Cities: A Twenty-First-Century Grand Tour. 6. The sixth challenge: Going on Tour --
7. Boosting Economic Growth in Germany --
8. Building Sustainable Suburbs in the Netherlands --
9. France Uses Transport to Develop and Regenerate Cities --
10. Conserving Resources in Scandinavia: Stockholm and Copenhagen-Malmö. --
11. Freiburg: The City That Did It All.
Series Title: Planning, history, and the environment series.
Responsibility: Peter Hall ; with contributions from Nicholas Falk.

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This book has one central theme: how, in the United Kingdom, can we create better cities and towns in which to live and work and play? And, in doing so, can we provide lessons for other countries facing similar dilemmas?

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[It] is already the book everyone is talking about as we see our cities' planning departments decimated around us. It is a beacon of what is possible and gives hope. - Times Higher Education - Best Read more...

 
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