The city reader /

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Other Authors / Creators:LeGates, Richard T.
Stout, Frederic, 1943-
Format: Book
Imprint: London ; New York : Routledge, 1996.
Retention:Retained for Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust (EAST)
Summary:This anthology of writings on urban studies and planning for students, practitioners, and anyone fascinated by cities contains essays by Ebenezer Howard, Robert Park, Lewis Mumford, Raymond Unwin, Peter Hall and Mike Davis. The text includes an interdisciplinary introduction to how cities have evolved, what they are like, and where they may be headed. Topics covered include urban geography, economics, sociology, politics, the humanities, cultural studies and urban design and planning. There is an emphasis on theory and practice, competing ideological perspectives on the city and major current debates. The book pays particular attention to issues of race and gender, how global economic restructuring is affecting cities, the impact of technology on cities, and post-modern critiques of urban form.
Physical Description:xv, 532 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Author Notes:Richard T. LeGates is Professor of Urban Studies at San Francisco State University.
Frederic Stout is Lecturer in Urban Studies at Stanford University