Urban Theory and the Urban Experience

Urban Theory and the Urban Experience

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For the first time Urban Theory and the Urban Experience brings together classic and contemporary approaches to urban research in order to reveal the intellectual origins of urban studies, and the often unacknowledged debt that empirical and theoretical perspectives on the city owe to one another. Both students and urban scholars will appreciate the critical way in which classical and contemporary debates on the nature of the city are presented. Extensive use is made throughout of documentary, literary and cultural sources to bring the different theoretical perspectives to life. Discussion points introduce and explain key concepts and intellectual histories in a jargon free manner. End of chapter further readings have also been annotated to encourage additional study.... goods and capital around global spaces that would leave the well-healed Cosmocrats of Battery Park or Londona#39;s Docklands ... are being cut through the subsoil as the anarchy of the DIY satellite dish trumpets the new urban order of cyberville. ... The second concerns the impact of new technologies such as computer aided design (CAD) and geographical ... it is not surprising that all the key technological innovations involving the use of networks first began by connecting the largestanbsp;...

Title:Urban Theory and the Urban Experience
Author:Simon Parker
Publisher:Routledge - 2003-11-06


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