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City planning : a very short introduction

Carl Abbott (Author)
"City Planning: A Very Short Introduction gives an international overview of progress in city planning over the last century. City planning explores the tension between the idea of cities as individually held land-parcels and as representations of community and identity. It has inevitable political and ethical dimensions. Over time, cities have grown and merged, leading to larger-scale thinking about planning, but it remains a regional discipline. Part of city planning involves making cities more resilient to natural disasters and civil conflict. Data, technological developments, commerce, and efficient functioning are important, but human connection is necessary for cities to survive"-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2020
Oxford University Press, New York, NY, 2020
144 pages : illustrations, maps ; 18 cm.
9780190944346, 019094434X
IntroductionChapter 1: Streets and BuildingsChapter 2: The Suburban SolutionChapter 3: Experts and CitizensChapter 4: Saving the CenterChapter 5: Metropolis and MegaregionChapter 6: Nature in the CityChapter 7: Unnatural Disasters and Resilient CitiesEpilogue: Imagining Future CitiesList of IllustrationsReferencesFurther Reading
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