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Urban Futures - Critical Commentaries on shaping Cities (Electronic book text)
Urban Futures - Critical Commentaries on shaping Cities (Electronic book text): Tim Hall, Malcolm Miles

Urban Futures - Critical Commentaries on shaping Cities (Electronic book text)

Tim Hall, Malcolm Miles

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Urban Futures brings together commentaries from a wide range of contemporary disciplines and fields relevant to urban culture, form and society. The book concerns cities in the broadest sense, not just as buildings and spaces, but also as processes and events or sites of occupation, in which meanings are constructed in many ways. The contributors draw on their specialist areas of research to inform current debate, but they also speculate as to how cities will be shaped in the 21st century. Specific areas of research include homeless people's organisations and restoration ecology in brownfield sites in the USA, post-industrial urban landscapes, post-industrial economics, tourism and cultural planning. The book allows each writer to state their own conclusions, but together they suggest that tomorrow's cities will, while remaining locations of difference and contestation, be rapidly evolving systems in which dwellers assume increasing responsibilities and power.


Imprint: Routledge
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: November 2004
First published: 2003
Editors: Tim Hall • Malcolm Miles
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 240
ISBN-13: 978-1-134-49986-1
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > Urban communities
Books > Earth & environment > Geography > Human geography > General
Books > Earth & environment > Regional & area planning > Urban & municipal planning > General
LSN: 1-134-49986-8
Barcode: 9781134499861

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