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Posts tagged with "Urbanization"

  • Cities: The First 6,000 Years
    Monica L. Smith

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    An archaeologist identifies urban areas as key aggregators of human social experience

    As global urbanization continues unabated, the common gesture in urban planning, urban ecology, and urban studies is to think—and often worry—forward, not backward. Analysts tend to focus on what is unprecedented in this “Urban Age,” a posture that can sometimes obscure our view of historical processes. Monica L. Smith’s Cities: The First 6,000 Years invites… Read More
  • The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life
    Jonathan F. P. Rose

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    Reshaping cities with an eye toward equality and resilience

    Unsustainable, inefficient, often violent, and marked by stark inequalities of wealth and opportunity, cities are increasingly vulnerable to social and economic crises, natural disasters, climate change, and other challenges of the coming era. Yet in The Well-Tempered City, Jonathan Rose remains passionately optimistic about our potential to rebuild innovative, resilient, integrated urban communi… Read More