Atlas of Cities

Atlas of Cities

By: Paul Knox (editor), Richard Florida (foreword_author)Hardback

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More than half the world's population lives in cities, and that proportion is expected to rise to three-quarters by 2050. Urbanization is a global phenomenon, but the way cities are developing, the experience of city life, and the prospects for the future of cities vary widely from region to region. The Atlas of Cities presents a unique taxonomy of cities that looks at different aspects of their physical, economic, social, and political structures; their interactions with each other and with their hinterlands; the challenges and opportunities they present; and where cities might be going in the future. Each chapter explores a particular type of city--from the foundational cities of Greece and Rome and the networked cities of the Hanseatic League, through the nineteenth-century modernization of Paris and the industrialization of Manchester, to the green and "smart" cities of today. Expert contributors explore how the development of these cities reflects one or more of the common themes of urban development: the mobilizing function (transport, communication, and infrastructure); the generative function (innovation and technology); the decision-making capacity (governance, economics, and institutions); and the transformative capacity (society, lifestyle, and culture). Using stunning info-graphics, maps, charts, tables, and photographs, the Atlas of Cities is a comprehensive overview of the patterns of production, consumption, generation, and decay of the twenty-first century's defining form. * Presents a one-of-a-kind taxonomy of cities that looks at their origins, development, and future prospects* Features core case studies of particular types of cities, from the foundational cities of Greece and Rome to the "smart" cities of today* Explores common themes of urban development, from transport and communication to lifestyle and culture* Includes stunning info-graphics, maps, charts, tables, and photos Additional material for this book: Cities Featured: Abuja, Alexandria, Amsterdam, Athens, Augsburg, Babylon, Beijing, Berlin, Brasilia, Bruges, Budapest, Cairo, Canberra, Chandigarh, Chicago, Constantinople, Curitiba, Detroit, Dubai, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Florence, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Geneva, Ghent, Glasgow, Gussing, Hong Kong, Innsbruck, Istanbul, Jakarta, Karachi, Knossos, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, Lubeck, Manchester, Marseille, Masdar City, Mexico City, Miami, Milan, Mumba, Mumbai, Nairobi, New York, Paris, Pella, Portland, Rome, San Francisco, Santorini, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Sheffield, Singapore, Sparta, St. Petersburg, Stockholm, Sydney, Syracuse, Tokyo, Vancouver, Venice, Vienna, Washington, D.C., Wildpoldsried

About Author

Paul Knox is University Distinguished Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning and codirector of the Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. His many books include Palimpsests: Biographies of 50 City Districts, Cities and Design, and Urban Social Geography.


FOREWORD Richard Florida 8 INTRODUCTION Paul Knox 10 THE FOUNDATIONAL CITY Lily Leontidou, Guido Martinotti 16 Core cities Athens and Rome Secondary cities Knossos, Santorini, Sparta, Pella, Syracuse, Marseille, Alexandria, Constantinople, Babylon THE NETWORKED CITY Raf Verbruggen, Michael Hoyler, Peter Taylor 34 Core cities Augsburg, London, Venice, Florence, Innsbruck, Lubeck, Bruges, Paris, Ghent THE IMPERIAL CITY Asil Ceylan Oner 52 Core city Istanbul Secondary cities Rome, St. Petersburg, Vienna, London, Beijing THE INDUSTRIAL CITY Jane Clossick 70 Core city Manchester Secondary cities Berlin, Chicago, Detroit, Dusseldorf, Glasgow, Sheffield THE RATIONAL CITY Andrew Herod 88 Core city Paris Secondary cities Vienna, New York, London, Budapest, Washington, D.C. THE GLOBAL CITY Ben Derudder, Peter Taylor, Michael Hoyler, Frank Witlox 106 Core cities London and New York Secondary cities Frankfurt, San Francisco, Geneva, Mumbai, Nairobi THE CELEBRITY CITY Elizabeth Currid-Halkett 124 Core city Los Angeles Secondary cities New York, London, Milan, Mumbai, Las Vegas THE MEGACITY Jan Nijman, Michael Shin 140 Core city Mumbai Seconday cities Cairo, Mexico City, Jakarta, Karachi, Shanghai, Sao Paulo, New York THE INSTANT CITY Lucia Cony-Cidade 158 Core city Brasilia Secondary cities Abuja, Chandigarh, Canberra THE TRANSNATIONAL CITY Jan Nijman, Michael Shin 176 Core city Miami Secondary cities Vancouver, Hong Kong, Dubai, Singapore, Dublin, Los Angeles THE CREATIVE CITY Paul Knox 194 Core city Milan Secondary cities Paris, New York, London, Portland, Los Angeles THE GREEN CITY Heike Mayer 210 Core city Freiburg Secondary cities Stockholm, Portland, Curitiba, Masdar City, Gussing, Wildpoldsried THE INTELLIGENT CITY Kevin C. Desouza 226 Core city London Secondary cities Amsterdam, Tokyo, New York, Singapore, Seoul, San Francisco, Chicago, Sydney, Vienna APPENDICES Glossary 224 Resources 246 Contributors 250 Index 252 Acknowledgements 256

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  • ISBN13: 9780691157818
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780691157818
  • weight: 1588
  • ISBN10: 0691157812
  • translations: English
  • language of text: English

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