The Human City: Urbanism for the Rest of Us

The Human City: Urbanism for the Rest of Us

by Joel Kotkin


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781572842168
Publisher: Agate
Publication date: 02/14/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 370,862
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Joel Kotkin is Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University, Executive Director of the Houston-based Center for Opportunity Urbanism, and Executive Editor of the widely read website, He is the author of seven previous books, and a regular contributor to the Daily Beast,, RealClearPolitics, and the Orange County Register. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, City Journal, Politico, and many more outlets.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 What is a City For? 5

Chapter 2 The Importance of Everyday Life 19

Chapter 3 The Problem with Megacities 49

Chapter 4 Inside the "Glamour Zone" 79

Chapter 5 Post-Familial Places 111

Chapter 6 The Case for Dispersion 141

Chapter 7 How Should We Live? 169

Acknowledgements 203

Bibliography 207

Endnotes 263

Index 297

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