the city reader

The City Reader
Author: Richard T. LeGates
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2011-01-11
Pages: 704
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

The fifth edition of the highly successful City Reader juxtaposes the best classic and contemporary writings on the city. It contains fifty-seven selections including seventeen new contributions by experts including Elijah Anderson, Robert Bruegmann, Michael Dear, Jan Gehl, Harvey Molotch, Clarence Perry, Daphne Spain, Nigel Taylor, Samuel Bass Warner, and others – some 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. This edition of The City Reader 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 listing over 100 of the top books for those studying Cities.

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

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

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
Author: Malcolm Miles
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release Date: 2004
Pages: 508
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

From Simmel and Burgess, to Zukin, Fainstein and Soja this title presents classic and contemporary writing on the culture of cities. Themes include: culture and technologies; everyday lives; contesting identity; boundaries and transgressions; utopias and dystopias, and possible urban futures.

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

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 Cybercities Reader
Author: Stephen Graham
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release Date: 2004
Pages: 444
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

Bringing together a vast range of debates and examples of city changes based on Information and Communications Technology (ICT), this book illustrates how new media in cities shapes societies, economies and cultures.

Cities
Author: John Reader
Publisher: Grove Press
Release Date: 2004
Pages: 358
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

In a sweeping treatment that covers a span from ancient Sumeria to the present, the author plumbs the mysteries of the city, explaining how they work and why they sometimes fail, discussing agriculture, engineering, public works, religion, and much more. Reprint.

The Sustainable Urban Development Reader
Author: Stephen M. Wheeler
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release Date: 2004
Pages: 348
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

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.

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:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

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.

The Urban Geography Reader
Author: Nicholas R. Fyfe
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release Date: 2005
Pages: 404
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

A reader, this collection captures the diversity of scholarship in the field of urban geography by presenting a stimulating selection of articles and excerpts by leading figures, organized around seven themes.