Cities in the 21st Century by Oriol Nel-lo,Renata Mele

By Oriol Nel-lo,Renata Mele

Cities within the 21st Century presents an outline of up to date city improvement. Written by means of greater than thirty significant educational experts from various international locations, it offers info on and research of the worldwide community of towns, alterations in city shape, environmental difficulties, the position of applied sciences and information, socioeconomic advancements, and at last, the problem of city governance.

In the mid-20th century, architect and planner Josep Lluís Sert questioned if towns might continue to exist; within the early twenty first century, we see that towns haven't purely survived yet have grown as by no means ahead of. towns this present day are engines of creation and exchange, forges of clinical and technological innovation, and crucibles of social switch. Urbanization is a huge driving force of swap in modern societies; it's a procedure that includes acute social inequalities and severe environmental difficulties, but in addition bargains possibilities to maneuver in the direction of a way forward for higher prosperity, environmental sustainability, and social justice.

With case reviews on thirty towns in 5 continents and a variety of infographics illustrating those dynamic towns, this edited quantity is a vital source for planners and scholars of urbanization and concrete change.

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