Humanising the City?

Humanising the City? : Social Contexts of Urban Life at the Turn of the Millennium

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Examining how people carve out social space for themselves in the crowded and anonymous late-20th-century cities, this study mixes Japanese and Western thoughts on contemporary and future urban life. It focuses on the ways people try to "stamp their humanity" on city life by assimilating the city into their own needs, priorities, values and potentialities. The coverage is cross-cultural, looking at the UK, East and North Africa, Japan and Latin America. It shows how in Latin America the growth of cities has moved political power away from the established institutions towards popular organizations. Also examined is the impact of new computing, communication and human reproduction, and the rise of "world cities".
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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 152.4 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 430.91g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748603883
  • 9780748603886