Shaping the city : studies in history, theory and urban design / edited by Rodolphe el-Khoury and Edward Robbins. - New York : Routledge, 2004. - vii, 270 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [252]-261) and index.

Atlanta /​ Rem Koolhaas
Barcelona: rethinking urbanistic projects /​ Joan Busquets
Brasilia, scale and monumentality: Brasilia and other urban projects /​ Fares el-Dahdah
Detroit: motor city /​ Charles Waldheim
Los Angeles: between cognitive mapping and dirty realism /​ Paulette Singley
Philadelphia: the urban design of Philadelphia, taking the towne for the city /​ Richard Sommer
San Francisco: San Francisco in an age of reaction /​ Mitchell Schwarzer
Asia megacities /​ Richard Marshall
The new urbanist city /​ Edward Robbins
Cybercity /​ M. Christine Boyer.

"This unique text looks at the history of the city by focusing on a series of critical issues in urban design that are exemplified by cities like Paris, London, New York, Berlin, Vienna and Chicago at particular times in the 19th and 20th centuries. Each author provides a case study highlightning partiular issues of design characteristic to that city. Eleven cities are examined and chapters on the asian city, the new urbanism, the cybercity and utopia are also included. The panel of authors, each an acknowledged specialist in their chosen city, have provided a unique critique that will attract the attention of anyone with an interest in cultural geography and urban anthropology as well as students of architecture, urban design and planning." -- Publisher description.

9780415261890 (pbk.)


City planning--Case studies.
Metropolitan areas--Case studies.
Cities and towns --History--20th century.--Case studies
Cities and towns --21st century--History.--Case studies
Urban sociology.

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