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Urban utopias : the built and social architectures of alternative settlements

Author: Malcolm Miles
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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International in scope with a focus on everyday life and governance issues, this study looks at today's efforts to build a new society, exploring detailed case analyses within a wide theoretical and cross disciplinary framework.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Cas, Études de
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm Miles
ISBN: 9780415375764 0415375762 9780415375757 0415375754 9780203099124 0203099125
OCLC Number: 134990404
Description: viii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Imagining places : literary utopias and the far-away --
Drawing lines : modernity and utopia --
Planning harmony : Charles Fourier and utopian socialism --
New cities --
Social utopias --
Ecotopias : frameworks --
Ecotopias : practices --
Mud-brick utopias --
A barefoot society --
Case 1, Economy, Pennsylvania, USA --
Case 2, Arcosanti, Arizona, USA --
Case 3, Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India --
Case 4, Christiania, Copenhagen, Denmark --
Case 5, Ufa-Fabrik, Berlin, Germany --
Case 6, Uzupio, Vilinius, Lithuania --
Case 7, Cambridge Cohousing, Massachusetts, USA --
Case 8, Ecovillage at Ithaca, New York State, USA --
Case 9, ZEGG, Belzig, Germany.
Responsibility: Malcolm Miles.
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Divided into four parts, this book investigates twentieth-century urban utopianism and contemporary alternative settlements focusing on social and environmental issues, activism and eco-village  Read more...

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