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THE WELL-TEMPERED CITY: WHAT MODERN SCIENCE, ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS AND HUMAN NATURE TEACH US ABOUT THE FUTURE OF URBAN LIFE. Jonathan F.P. Rose. Harper Wave, HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., New York, 2016. 476 pp. with 14 ills. 23 x 15 cm. ISBN 9780062234728 In English.
Publisher's description: In the vein of Jane Jacobs's The Death and Life of Great American Cities and Edward Glaeser's Triumph of the City, Jonathan F. P. Rose -- a visionary in urban development and renewal -- champions the role of cities in addressing the environmental, economic, and social challenges of the twenty-first century. Cities are birthplaces of civilization; centers of culture, trade, and progress; cauldrons of opportunity -- and the home of eighty percent of the world's population by 2050. As the 21st century progresses, metropolitan areas will bear the brunt of global megatrends such as climate change, natural resource depletion, population growth, income inequality, mass migrations, education and health disparities, among many others. In The Well-Tempered City, Jonathan F.P. Rose -- the man who 'repairs the fabric of cities' -- distills a lifetime of interdisciplinary research and firsthand experience into a five-pronged model for how to design and reshape our cities with the goal of equalizing their landscape of opportunity.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — 1900-1945, Post-1945 — Architecture — Urban Planning
Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 174244
Hardcover $29.99t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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