The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life

The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life

by Jonathan F. P. Rose

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062234728
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/13/2016
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 848,663
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Jonathan F. P. Rose works with cities and not-for-profits to plan and build green affordable and mixed-income housing and cultural, health, and educational centers. Rose is one of the nation's leading thinkers on the integration of environmental, social, and economic solutions to the urban issues facing us today.

Barry Abrams has narrated and produced audiobooks for a variety of publishers. Since 2012, he has also hosted and produced ESPN's In the Gate podcast. Based in Danbury, Connecticut, Barry engineers and calls live webcasts of his son's ice hockey games.

Table of Contents

Preface: The Well-Tempered City vii

Introduction: The Answer is Urban 1

Part 1 Coherence

Chapter 1 The Metropolitan Tide 31

Chapter 2 Planning for Growth 67

Chapter 3 Sprawl and Its Discontent 99

Chapter 4 The Dynamically Balancing City 129

Part 2 Circulatity

Chapter 5 The Metabolism of Cities 159

Chapter 6 Water Is a Terrible Thing to Waste 193

Part 3 Resilience

Chapter 7 Natural Infrastructure 223

Chapter 8 Green Buildings, Green Urbanism 251

Part 4 Community

Chapter 9 Creating Communities of Opportunity 279

Chapter 10 The Cognitive Ecology of Opportunity 315

Chapter 11 Prosperity, Equality, and Happiness 339

Part 5 Compassion

Chapter 12 Entwinement 381

Author's Note and Acknowledgments 399

Notes 403

Selected Bibliography 421

Index 443

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