The Exploding Metropolis / Edition 1

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Overview


In The Exploding Metropolis, first published in 1958, William H. Whyte, Jane Jacobs, Francis Bello, Seymour Freedgood, and Daniel Seligman address the problems of urban decline and suburban sprawl, transportation, city politics, open space, and the character and fabric of cities. A new foreword by Sam Bass Warner, Jr., and preface by Whyte demonstrate the relevance of The Exploding Metropolis to urban issues in the 90s.
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Editorial Reviews

Harrison Salisbury
No one who reads [The Exploding Metropolis] can escape the conviction that unless we are quickly and creatively aroused to the social, economic and political dangers inherent in the technology of the gasoline-combustion age, the underpinnings of our social structure may suffer irreparable damage.
The New York Times Book Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520080904
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 3/8/1993
  • Series: Classics in Urban History Series
  • Edition description: 1st California pbk. ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author


William H. Whyte, Jr., editor at Fortune when this book was first published, is the author, most recently, of City: Rediscovering the Center (1989).
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