ISBN-10:
0754628140
ISBN-13:
9780754628149
Pub. Date:
10/01/2008
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
The City: Critical Essays in Human Geography / Edition 1

The City: Critical Essays in Human Geography / Edition 1

by Jacques Levy

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780754628149
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/01/2008
Series: Contemporary Foundations of Space and Place Series
Pages: 648
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Jacques Lévy is Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: the city is back; Part 1 The City as a Concept: A City Is ...: Cities and signs, 1, 2, 5, Italo Calvino; The definition of the city, René Maunier; Urbanism as a way of life, Louis Wirth; The metropolis and mental life, Georg Simmel; Measuring urbanness, Jacques Lévy. The Open City and its Enemies: Genesis 11; Critias, Plato (translated Benjamin Jowett); The asphalt exodus, Jane Holtz Kay. Making the Complexity Thinkable: Of other spaces, Michel Foucault; Ville, Michel Lussault; Back to reality, Jane Jacobs; Writing the city spatially, Edward Soja; From urban form to urban relations: in search for a new kind of reflexive and critical knowledge in urban geography and city monitoring, Jean-Bernard Racine. Part 2 Urbanness, Urbanity: Public Space Beyond Urban Design: L'espace public comme lieu de l'action, Isaac Joseph; The construction of cities and urban lives (extract), Ulf Hannerz; Towards a geography and history of the public realm, Lyn H. Lofland. Gentrification: Not So Simple: Revolutionary and counter-revolutionary in geography and the problem of ghetto formation, David Harvey; Of yuppies and housing: gentrification, social restructuring, and the urban dream, Neil Smith; The blind men and the elephant: the explanation of gentrification, Chris Hammnett. Mobility: Not Only Technology: Motility: mobility as capital, Vincent Kaufmann, Manfred Max Bergman and Dominique Joye; European cities: towards a 'recreational turn', Mathis Stock. Co-Presence: A Future, Unexpected: Recombinant architecture, William J. Mitchell; The revenge of place, William J. Mitchell. Part III The City at Stake: The City as Agency: Discourses: The great city, Le Corbusier; The concept of urb and urbanisation, Ildefons Cerdá. Urban Flights: The urban place and the non-place urban realm, Melvyn Webber; The generic city, Rem Koolhaas; The search for the future inside ourselves, Joel Garreau. New Avenues for the City: Guidelines, pp41-55, The Next American Metropolis: Ec

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