Cosmopolis II: Mongrel Cities of the 21st Century

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Leonie Sandercock, Peter Lyssiotis
A&C Black, Dec 1, 2003 - Philosophy - 271 pages
The 21st century will be the century of multicultural cities, of the struggle for equality and diversity and the struggle against fundamentalism. Cosmopolis II presents a truly global tour of contemporary cities - from Birmingham to Rotterdam, Frankfurt to Berlin, Sydney to Vancouver, and Chicago to East St. Louis. Passionately written and superbly illustrated with a range of specially commissioned images, Cosmopolis II is a visionary book of our urban future.
 

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Sandercock (urban planning & social policy, Univ. of British Columbia) has written another passionate book critiquing value-neutral, empirically based planning. Though billed as a textbook, this is ... Read full review

Contents

A LOVE SONG TO OUR MONGREL CITIES
1
MODERNIST PLANNING AND
11
OFFICIAL AND INSURGENT
37
WHO KNOWS? EXPLORING PLANNINGS KNOWLEDGES
59
MONGREL CITIES AND
83
FEAR IN THE CITY
107
INTEGRATING IMMIGRANTS
127
TOWARDS A NEW PLANNING IMAGINATION
155
THE POWER OF STORY IN PLANNING
181
A PLANNING IMAGINATION FOR THE 21ST
207
Notes
231
References
241
Index
259
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LEONIE SANDERCOCK is Professor of Urban Planning and Social Policy in the School of Community and Regional Planning at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

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