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Cities in the urban age : a dissent

Cities in the urban age : a dissent

Author: Robert A Beauregard
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
We live in a self-proclaimed Urban Age, where we celebrate the city as the source of economic prosperity, a nurturer of social and cultural diversity, and a place primed for democracy. We proclaim the city as the fertile ground from which progress will arise. Without cities, we tell ourselves, human civilization would falter and decay. In Cities in the Urban Age, Robert A. Beauregard argues that this line of  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Beauregard
ISBN: 9780226535241 022653524X 9780226535388 022653538X
OCLC Number: 988171799
Description: xv, 213 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The city --
Wealth, poverty --
Destructive, sustainable --
Oligarchic, democratic --
Intolerant, tolerant --
Encountering contradictions.
Responsibility: Robert A. Beauregard.


A case for and against cities: they're the best thing we have going (environmentally, socially, in terms of tolerance) but they're also inherently destructive. How to reconcile both-Beauregard argues  Read more...


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