The City Reader

Written By Richard T. LeGates
The City Reader
  • Publsiher : Routledge
  • Release : 16 July 2015
  • ISBN : 1317606272
  • Pages : 776 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The City Reader written by Richard T. LeGates which was release on 16 July 2015, this book published by Routledge. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: The sixth edition of the highly successful The City Reader juxtaposes the very best classic and contemporary writings on the city to provide the comprehensive mapping of the terrain of Urban Studies and Planning old and new. The City Reader is the anchor volume in the Routledge Urban Reader Series and is now integrated with all ten other titles in the series. This edition has been extensively updated and expanded to reflect the latest thinking in each of the disciplinary areas included and in topical areas such as compact cities, urban history, place making, sustainable urban development, globalization, cities and climate change, the world city network, the impact of technology on cities, resilient cities, cities in Africa and the Middle East, and urban theory. The new edition places greater emphasis on cities in the developing world, globalization and the global city system of the future. The plate sections have been revised and updated. Sixty generous selections are included: forty-four from the fifth edition, and sixteen new selections, including three newly written exclusively for The City Reader. The sixth edition keeps classic writings by authors such as Ebenezer Howard, Ernest W. Burgess, LeCorbusier, Lewis Mumford, Jane Jacobs, and Louis Wirth, as well as the best contemporary writings of, among others, Peter Hall, Manuel Castells, David Harvey, Saskia Sassen, and Kenneth Jackson. In addition to newly commissioned selections by Yasser Elshestawy, Peter Taylor, and Lawrence Vale, new selections in the sixth edition include writings by Aristotle, Peter Calthorpe, Alberto Camarillo, Filip DeBoech, Edward Glaeser, David Owen, Henri Pirenne, The Project for Public Spaces, Jonas Rabinovich and Joseph Lietman, Doug Saunders, and Bish Sanyal. The anthology features general and section introductions as well as individual introductions to the selected articles introducing the authors, providing context, relating the selection to other selection, and providing a bibliography for further study. The sixth edition includes fifty plates in four plate sections, substantially revised from the fifth edition.

The City Reader

The City Reader
  • Author : Richard T. LeGates,Frederic Stout
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2011-01-11
  • Total pages : 704
  • ISBN : 1317606272
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Summary : The fifth edition of the highly successful City Reader juxtaposes the best classic and contemporary writings on the city. It contains fifty-seven selections including seventeen new contributions by experts including Elijah Anderson, Robert Bruegmann, Michael Dear, Jan Gehl, Harvey Molotch, Clarence Perry, Daphne Spain, Nigel Taylor, Samuel Bass Warner, and ...

The City Reader

The City Reader
  • Author : Richard T. LeGates,Frederic Stout
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Total pages : 520
  • ISBN : 1317606272
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Summary : This third edition juxtaposes the very best publications on the city. It reflects the latest thinking on globalization, information technology and urban theory. It is a comprehensive mapping of the terrain of urban studies: old and new....

The Blackwell City Reader

The Blackwell City Reader
  • Author : Gary Bridge,Sophie Watson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-03-08
  • Total pages : 451
  • ISBN : 1317606272
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Summary : Updated to reflect the most current thinking on urban studies, this new edition of "The Blackwell City Reader" brings together a wide range of essential readings relating to the analysis and experience of cities across the globe. Selections are carefully gathered from a variety of academic disciplines ranging from architecture, ...

The Mexico City Reader

The Mexico City Reader
  • Author : Ruben Gallo,Lorna Scott Fox
  • Publisher : Americas
  • Release Date : 2004-08-30
  • Total pages : 346
  • ISBN : 1317606272
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Summary : Mexico City is one of Latin America’s cultural capitals, and one of the most vibrant urban spaces in the world. The Mexico City Reader is an anthology of "Cronicas"—short, hybrid texts that are part literary essay, part urban reportage—about life in the capital. This is not the "...

The Mexico City Reader

The Mexico City Reader
  • Author : Ruben Gallo
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release Date : 2009-09-29
  • Total pages : 366
  • ISBN : 1317606272
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Summary : Mexico City is one of Latin America’s cultural capitals, and one of the most vibrant urban spaces in the world. The Mexico City Reader is an anthology of "Cronicas"—short, hybrid texts that are part literary essay, part urban reportage—about life in the capital. This is not the "...

The Global Cities Reader

The Global Cities Reader
  • Author : Neil Brenner,Roger Keil
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 436
  • ISBN : 1317606272
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Summary : Since the mid-1990s, research on global cities has exploded throughout the social sciences. It has now become one of the most exciting, if controversial, approaches to the study of urban life today....

The Globalizing Cities Reader

The Globalizing Cities Reader
  • Author : Xuefei Ren,Roger Keil
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-10-12
  • Total pages : 482
  • ISBN : 1317606272
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Summary : The newly revised Globalizing Cities Reader reflects how the geographies of theory have recently shifted away from the western vantage points from which much of the classic work in this field was developed. The expanded volume continues to make available many of the original and foundational works that underpin the ...

The City Cultures Reader

The City Cultures Reader
  • Author : Malcolm Miles,Tim Hall,Iain Borden
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 508
  • ISBN : 1317606272
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Summary : From Simmel and Burgess, to Zukin, Fainstein and Soja this title presents classic and contemporary writing on the culture of cities. Themes include: culture and technologies; everyday lives; contesting identity; boundaries and transgressions; utopias and dystopias, and possible urban futures....

Theorizing the City

Theorizing the City
  • Author : Setha M. Low
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Total pages : 433
  • ISBN : 1317606272
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Summary : Anthropological perspectives are not often represented in urban studies, even though many anthropologists have been contributing actively to theory and research on urban poverty, racism, globalization, and architecture. The New Urban Anthropology Reader corrects this omission by presenting 12 cross-cultural case studies focusing on the analysis of space and place. Five ...

The Sustainable Urban Development Reader

The Sustainable Urban Development Reader
  • Author : Timothy Beatley
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 348
  • ISBN : 1317606272
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Summary : Bringing together classic readings from a wide variety of sources, this key book investigates how our cities and towns can become more sustainable. Thirty-eight selections span issues such as land use planning, urban design, transportation, ecological restoration, economic development, resource use and equity planning. Section introductions outline the major themes, ...

Cities of the Global South Reader

Cities of the Global South Reader
  • Author : Faranak Miraftab,Neema Kudva
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-10-10
  • Total pages : 334
  • ISBN : 1317606272
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Summary : The Cities of the Global South Reader adopts a fresh and critical approach to the fi eld of urbanization in the developing world. The Reader incorporates both early and emerging debates about the diverse trajectories of urbanization processes in the context of the restructured global alignments in the last three ...

The Urban Design Reader

The Urban Design Reader
  • Author : Michael Larice,Elizabeth Macdonald
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-05-07
  • Total pages : 640
  • ISBN : 1317606272
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Summary : The second edition of The Urban Design Reader draws together the very best of classic and contemporary writings to illuminate and expand the theory and practice of urban design. Nearly 50 generous selections include seminal contributions from Howard, Le Corbusier, Lynch, and Jacobs to more recent writings by Waldheim, Koolhaas, and ...

The Urban Sociology Reader

The Urban Sociology Reader
  • Author : Jan Lin,Christopher Mele
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Total pages : 447
  • ISBN : 1317606272
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Summary : Rev. ed. of: The urban sociology reader. 2005....

The Palgrave Handbook of Literature and the City

The Palgrave Handbook of Literature and the City
  • Author : Jeremy Tambling
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-02-17
  • Total pages : 863
  • ISBN : 1317606272
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Summary : This book is about the impact of literature upon cities world-wide, and cities upon literature. It examines why the city matters so much to contemporary critical theory, and why it has inspired so many forms of writing which have attempted to deal with its challenges to think about it and ...

The Cybercities Reader

The Cybercities Reader
  • Author : Stephen Graham
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 444
  • ISBN : 1317606272
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Summary : Bringing together a vast range of debates and examples of city changes based on Information and Communications Technology (ICT), this book illustrates how new media in cities shapes societies, economies and cultures....