The City Reader

📒The City Reader ✍ Richard T. LeGates

✏Book Title : The City Reader
✏Author : Richard T. LeGates
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2015-07-16
✏Pages : 776
✏ISBN : 9781317606260
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The City Reader Book Summary : The sixth edition of the highly successful The City Reader juxtaposes the very best classic and contemporary writings on the city to provide the comprehensive mapping of the terrain of Urban Studies and Planning old and new. The City Reader is the anchor volume in the Routledge Urban Reader Series and is now integrated with all ten other titles in the series. This edition has been extensively updated and expanded to reflect the latest thinking in each of the disciplinary areas included and in topical areas such as compact cities, urban history, place making, sustainable urban development, globalization, cities and climate change, the world city network, the impact of technology on cities, resilient cities, cities in Africa and the Middle East, and urban theory. The new edition places greater emphasis on cities in the developing world, globalization and the global city system of the future. The plate sections have been revised and updated. Sixty generous selections are included: forty-four from the fifth edition, and sixteen new selections, including three newly written exclusively for The City Reader. The sixth edition keeps classic writings by authors such as Ebenezer Howard, Ernest W. Burgess, LeCorbusier, Lewis Mumford, Jane Jacobs, and Louis Wirth, as well as the best contemporary writings of, among others, Peter Hall, Manuel Castells, David Harvey, Saskia Sassen, and Kenneth Jackson. In addition to newly commissioned selections by Yasser Elshestawy, Peter Taylor, and Lawrence Vale, new selections in the sixth edition include writings by Aristotle, Peter Calthorpe, Alberto Camarillo, Filip DeBoech, Edward Glaeser, David Owen, Henri Pirenne, The Project for Public Spaces, Jonas Rabinovich and Joseph Lietman, Doug Saunders, and Bish Sanyal. The anthology features general and section introductions as well as individual introductions to the selected articles introducing the authors, providing context, relating the selection to other selection, and providing a bibliography for further study. The sixth edition includes fifty plates in four plate sections, substantially revised from the fifth edition.

✏Book Title : The Blackwell City Reader
✏Author : Gary Bridge
✏Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
✏Release Date : 2010-03-08
✏Pages : 451
✏ISBN : 9781405189835
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Blackwell City Reader Book Summary : Updated to reflect the most current thinking on urban studies, this new edition of "The Blackwell City Reader" brings together a wide range of essential readings relating to the analysis and experience of cities across the globe. Selections are carefully gathered from a variety of academic disciplines ranging from architecture, sociology, and literature to cultural studies, philosophy, and even psychoanalysis to provide the most diverse perspectives and in-depth coverage of the field. The new edition incorporates major developments in the study of materialities and mobilities, two areas at the heart of many contemporary debates; it also features enhanced coverage on non-Western cities that reflect recent growth trends, especially in Asia, China, and India, making it the most international reader of its kind. "The Blackwell City Reader, Second Edition" combines established and novel readings from a wide range of theoretical perspectives and geographical locales to provide an indispensable source for the most up-to-date thinking on cities of today and tomorrow.

📒The City Cultures Reader ✍ Malcolm Miles

✏Book Title : The City Cultures Reader
✏Author : Malcolm Miles
✏Publisher : Psychology Press
✏Release Date : 2004
✏Pages : 508
✏ISBN : 0415302455
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The City Cultures Reader Book Summary : Cities are both products of culture, and sites where culture is made and received. By presenting the very best of classic and contemporary writing on the culture of cities, The City Cultures Reader provides an accessible overview of the diverse material on the interface between cities and culture. The extensively revised and updated second edition of The City Cultures Reader now features fifty generous writings (of which thirty-eight are new) organised into ten parts which explore themes such as: what is a city?; what is culture?; symbolic economies; the culture industry; culture and technologies; everyday lives; contesting identity; boundaries and transgressions; utopias and dystopias; and possible urban futures. Designed to aid student understanding, this new edition now features extensive introductory sections that define both the city and culture. Part introductions outline the major themes, whilst introductions to the individual writings explain their interest and significance to wider debates. Annotated further reading is also provided at the end of each Part.

📒City Reader ✍ Richard T. LeGates

✏Book Title : City Reader
✏Author : Richard T. LeGates
✏Publisher : Taylor & Francis
✏Release Date : 2011-01-11
✏Pages : 704
✏ISBN : 0203869265
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏City Reader Book Summary : The Fifth Edition of the highly successful The City Reader juxtaposes the best classic and contemporary writings on the city. It contains fifty-seven selections including seventeen new selections by Elijah Anderson, Robert Bruegmann, Michael Dear, Jan Gehl, Harvey Molotch, Clarence Perry, Daphne Spain, Nigel Taylor, Samuel Bass Warner, and others –five of which have been newly written exclusively for The City Reader. Classic writings from Ebenezer Howard, Ernest W. Burgess, LeCorbusier, Lewis Mumford, Jane Jacobs, and Louis Wirth, meet the best contemporary writings of Sir Peter Hall, Manuel Castells, David Harvey, Kenneth Jackson and others. The City Reader Fifth Edition has been extensively updated and expanded to reflect the latest thinking in each of the disciplinary areas included and in topical areas such as sustainable urban development, climate change, globalization, and the impact of technology on cities. The plate sections have been extensively revised and expanded and a new plate section on global cities has been added. The anthology features general and section introductions and introductions to the selected articles. New to the fifth edition is a bibliography of 100 top books about cities.

📒The Mexico City Reader ✍ Ruben Gallo

✏Book Title : The Mexico City Reader
✏Author : Ruben Gallo
✏Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
✏Release Date : 2009-09-29
✏Pages : 366
✏ISBN : 0299197131
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Mexico City Reader Book Summary : Mexico City is one of Latin America’s cultural capitals, and one of the most vibrant urban spaces in the world. The Mexico City Reader is an anthology of "Cronicas"—short, hybrid texts that are part literary essay, part urban reportage—about life in the capital. This is not the "City of Palaces" of yesteryear, but the vibrant, chaotic, anarchic urban space of the1980s and 1990s—the city of garbage mafias, necrophiliac artists, and kitschy millionaires. Like the visitor wandering through the city streets, the reader will be constantly surprised by the visions encountered in this mosaic of writings—a textual space brimming with life and crowded with flâneurs, flirtatious students, Indian dancers, food vendors, fortune tellers, political activists, and peasant protesters. The essays included in this anthology were written by a panoply of writers, from well-known authors like Carlos Monsiváis and Jorge Ibagüengoitia to younger figures like Fabrizio Mejía Madrid and Juieta García González, all of whom are experienced practitioners of the city. The texts collected in this anthology are among the most striking examples of this concomitant "theory and practice" of Mexico City, that most delirious of megalopolises. “[An] exciting literary journey . . .”—Carolyn Malloy, Multicultural Review

📒The Sustainable Urban Development Reader ✍ Stephen Maxwell Wheeler

✏Book Title : The Sustainable Urban Development Reader
✏Author : Stephen Maxwell Wheeler
✏Publisher : Psychology Press
✏Release Date : 2004
✏Pages : 348
✏ISBN : 041531187X
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Sustainable Urban Development Reader Book Summary : Bringing together classic readings from a wide variety of sources, this key book investigates how our cities and towns can become more sustainable. Thirty-eight selections span issues such as land use planning, urban design, transportation, ecological restoration, economic development, resource use and equity planning. Section introductions outline the major themes, whilst the editors' introductions to the individual writings explain their interest and significance to wider debates. Additional sections present twenty-four case studies of real-world sustainable urban planning examples, sustainability planning exercises, and further reading. Providing background in theory, practical application, and vision, in a clear, accessible format, The Sustainable Urban Development Reader is an essential resource for students, professionals, and indeed anyone interested in the future of urban environments.

📒The Cybercities Reader ✍ Stephen Graham

✏Book Title : The Cybercities Reader
✏Author : Stephen Graham
✏Publisher : Psychology Press
✏Release Date : 2004
✏Pages : 444
✏ISBN : 0415279569
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Cybercities Reader Book Summary : How do the multifaceted realities of city regions interrelate in practice with new technologies in different ways in different places? This reader explores this question, providing an international and interdisciplinary analysis of the relationships between cities, urban life and new technologies.

✏Book Title : A Garden in the City Reader s Theater Script Fluency Lesson
✏Author : Miriam Myers
✏Publisher : Teacher Created Materials
✏Release Date : 2014-03-01
✏Pages : 12
✏ISBN : 9781425882617
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏A Garden in the City Reader s Theater Script Fluency Lesson Book Summary : This reader's theater script builds fluency through oral reading. The creative script captures students' interest, so they will want to practice and perform. Included is a fluency lesson and approximate reading levels for the script roles.

✏Book Title : Scholastic Reader Level 2 Flash Forward Fairy Tales Cinderella in the City
✏Author : Cari Meister
✏Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
✏Release Date : 2014-07-29
✏Pages : 32
✏ISBN : 9780545567626
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Scholastic Reader Level 2 Flash Forward Fairy Tales Cinderella in the City Book Summary : Modern fairy tales for modern kids! Once upon a time, Cinderella longed to go to the ball, marry a prince, and become a princess. But that was then. Flash forward to today.... Cinderella wants to to enter an awesome new dance contest more than anything. But she's got a ton of chores, an annoying family, and nothing to wear! Good thing she's also got a Blackberry-wielding fairy godmother! With some new glas slippers and a few slick moves, Cindy may just dance her way into a whole new life and live happily ever after!

✏Book Title : The Urban Sociology Reader
✏Author : Jan Lin
✏Publisher : Psychology Press
✏Release Date : 2005
✏Pages : 363
✏ISBN : 9780415323420
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Urban Sociology Reader Book Summary : The urban world is a provocative terrain on which to contemplate the central institutions, structures and problems of the social world and how they have transformed over the last 200 years. This Reader traverses this terrain through sections on urban social theory, social difference in the city, culture in everyday life, culture and the urban economy, globalization and the world system and urban social movements. Drawing together seminal selections covering the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries, this Reader includes forty significant writings from eminent names such as Simmel, Wirth, Park, Burgess, Zukin, Sassen, Smith and Castells. Selections are predominantly sociological, but some readings cross disciplinary boundaries. Providing an essential resource for students of urban studies, this book brings together important but, until now, widely dispersed writings. Editorial commentaries precede each entry; introducing the text, demonstrating its significance, and outlining the issues surrounding its topic, whilst the associated bibliography enables deeper investigations.