Towards Cosmopolis: Planning for Multicultural Cities

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John Wiley, 1998 - City planning - 258 pages
From Polis to Metropolis, men and women have continued to struggle to perfect our cities. Urban history presents a picture of grand ideals and devastating failures. Towards Cosmopolis explores why we have failed, and how we could succeed, in building an urban Utopia - with a difference. Globalization, civil society, feminism and post-colonialism are the forces, ever shifting and changing our cities. We need a new vision to face such change. Sandercock pulls down the pillars of modernist city planning and raises in their place a new post-modern planning, a planning sensitive to community, environment and cultural diversity.

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A Chronicle of Modernist Planning
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Representing Plannings Histories
33
Exploring Plannings Knowledges
57
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