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The well-tempered city : what modern science, ancient civilizations, and human nature teach us about the future of urban life / Jonathan F. P. Rose.

By: Rose, Jonathan F. P [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2016Edition: First edition.Description: xi, 463 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780062234735 (paperback).Subject(s): City planning | Cities and towns -- Growth | Community development -- Environmental aspects | ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use PlanningAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Well-tempered cityDDC classification: 307.1216 ROS
Contents:
Part One. Coherence : 1. The metropolitan tide -- 2. Planning for growth -- 3. Sprawl and its discontents -- 4. The dynamically balancing city -- Part Two. Circularity : 5. The metabolism of cities -- 6. Water is a terrible thing to waste -- Part Three. Resilience : 7. Natural infrastructure -- 8. Green buildings, green urbanism -- Part Four. Community : 9. Creating communities of opportunity -- 10. The cognitive ecology of opportunity -- 11. Prosperity, equality, and happiness -- Part Five. Compassion : 12. Entwinement.
Summary: "Cities are birthplaces of civilization; centers of culture, trade, and progress; cauldrons of opportunity -- and the home of eighty percent of the world's population by 2080. As the 21st century progresses, metropolitan areas will bear the brunt of global megatrends such as climate change, natural resource depletion, population growth, income inequality, mass migrations, education and health disparities, among many others. In The Well-Tempered City, Jonathan F.P. Rose-the man who "repairs the fabric of cities" -- distills a lifetime of interdisciplinary research and firsthand experience into a five-pronged model for how to design and reshape our cities with the goal of equalizing their landscape of opportunity. Drawing from the musical concept of "temperament" as a way to achieve harmony, Rose argues that well-tempered cities can be infused with systems that bend the arc of their development toward equality, resilience, adaptability, well-being, and the ever-unfolding harmony between civilization and nature. These goals may never be fully achieved, but our cities will be richer and happier if we aspire to them, and if we infuse our every plan and constructive step with this intention." --Publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Part One. Coherence : 1. The metropolitan tide --
2. Planning for growth --
3. Sprawl and its discontents --
4. The dynamically balancing city --
Part Two. Circularity : 5. The metabolism of cities --
6. Water is a terrible thing to waste --
Part Three. Resilience : 7. Natural infrastructure --
8. Green buildings, green urbanism --
Part Four. Community : 9. Creating communities of opportunity --
10. The cognitive ecology of opportunity --
11. Prosperity, equality, and happiness --
Part Five. Compassion : 12. Entwinement.

"Cities are birthplaces of civilization; centers of culture, trade, and progress; cauldrons of opportunity -- and the home of eighty percent of the world's population by 2080. As the 21st century progresses, metropolitan areas will bear the brunt of global megatrends such as climate change, natural resource depletion, population growth, income inequality, mass migrations, education and health disparities, among many others. In The Well-Tempered City, Jonathan F.P. Rose-the man who "repairs the fabric of cities" -- distills a lifetime of interdisciplinary research and firsthand experience into a five-pronged model for how to design and reshape our cities with the goal of equalizing their landscape of opportunity. Drawing from the musical concept of "temperament" as a way to achieve harmony, Rose argues that well-tempered cities can be infused with systems that bend the arc of their development toward equality, resilience, adaptability, well-being, and the ever-unfolding harmony between civilization and nature. These goals may never be fully achieved, but our cities will be richer and happier if we aspire to them, and if we infuse our every plan and constructive step with this intention." --Publisher.

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