City: A Guidebook for the Urban Age

City: A Guidebook for the Urban Age

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For the first time in the history of the planet, more than half the population - 3.3 billion people - are now living in cities. Two hundred years ago only 3 per cent of the world's population were urbanites, a figure that had remained fairly stable (give or take the occasional plague) for about 1000 years. By 2030, 60 per cent of us will be urban dwellers.

City is the ultimate handbook for the archetypal city and contains main sections on 'History', 'Customs and Language',… (more)

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Smith is guardedly optimistic that “sustainable, humane and well-governed cities” can emerge to cope with the future’s difficult challenges, but surely nobody thinks that will be easy or come without a very high price.

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Press (June 19, 2012)

Format: EPUB

File size: 15.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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