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Towards cosmopolis

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From Polis to Metropolis, men and women have continued to struggle to perfect our cities. Urban history presents a picture of grand ideals and devastating failures. Towards Cosmopolis explores why we have failed, and how we could succeed, in building an urban Utopia - with a difference. Globalization, civil society, feminism and post-colonialism are the forces, ever shifting and changing our cities. We need a new vision to face such change. Sandercock pulls down the pillars of modernist city planning and raises in their place a new post-modern planning, a planning sensitive to community, environment and cultural diversity. Towards Cosmopolis is illustrated with case material from around the world - which present 'a thousand tiny empowerments' of current planning practice - and with a superb range of specially commissioned images. This bold critique cuts to the heart of current debates about the future of our cities. It deserves a place on every citizen's shelf.

Softcover, ISBN 9780471971986
Publisher: Academy Press, 1997
Academy Press. Paperback

Item details

Author(s):
Leonie sandercock
Condition:
As new
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0471971987
ISBN-13:
9780471971986
Number of pages:
257
Publisher:
Wiley
Title:
Towards Cosmopolis

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From Polis to Metropolis, men and women have continued to struggle to perfect our cities. Urban history presents a picture of grand ideals and devastating failures. Towards Cosmopolis explores why we have failed, and how we could succeed, in building an urban Utopia - with a difference. Globalization, civil society, feminism and post-colonialism are the forces, ever shifting and changing our cities. We need a new vision to face such change. Sandercock pulls down the pillars of modernist city planning and raises in their place a new post-modern planning, a planning sensitive to community, environment and cultural diversity. Towards Cosmopolis is illustrated with case material from around the world - which present 'a thousand tiny empowerments' of current planning practice - and with a superb range of specially commissioned images. This bold critique cuts to the heart of current debates about the future of our cities. It deserves a place on every citizen's shelf.

Softcover, ISBN 9780471971986
Publisher: Academy Press, 1997
Academy Press. Paperback

Author(s):
Leonie sandercock
Condition:
As new
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0471971987
ISBN-13:
9780471971986
Number of pages:
257
Publisher:
Wiley
Title:
Towards Cosmopolis

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