This volume, with contributions from speakers, poets, song writers, politicians philosophers, scientists, religious leaders, historians, social scientists, humorists, architects, journalists, and travelers from and to many lands is designed to be used by writers, speechmakers, students, and scholars on cities and urban life. The City contains an author index, and a subject index ranging from anti-urbanism to zoning codes. Clapp's text is noteworthy for its sharp contrasts of urban and rural life and the urbanization process in different historical times and geographical areas.
The work features a guide to cities index ranging from Accra to Zurich. The scope of the book is international, including entries on most major and not a few lesser cities of the world. These include historical commentaries ranging from writings at the beginning of recorded history to contemporary observations on urban planning and styles. The illustrations and designs prepared by Rene Kammeyer provide excellent and imaginative guides to the text. The work is noteworthy for its pleasures and as well insights.
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About the Author
James A. Clapp is emeritus professor of planning and urban affairs at San Diego State University in San Diego, California. He has was appointed by the French Ministry of Education as a visiting professor at the University of Paris, served as the Fulbright Scholar at Lingnan University, and most recently was invited to give a series of seminars to the faculty of Beijing City University. In addition, he is the author of over one hundred articles, book chapters, and reviews including New Towns and Urban Policy, The Stranger Is Me:Travels and Self-Discoveries, and California Cityscapes.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Second EditionThe City and Urban Life: A Quotational PerspectiveAcknowledgmentsQuotations by LetterNames IndexCities IndexSubject Index