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The Resource The human city : urbanism for the rest of us, Joel Kotkin

The human city : urbanism for the rest of us, Joel Kotkin

Label
The human city : urbanism for the rest of us
Title
The human city
Title remainder
urbanism for the rest of us
Statement of responsibility
Joel Kotkin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In The Human City, internationally recognized urbanist Joel Kotkin challenges the conventional urban-planning wisdom that favors high-density, "pack-and-stack" strategies. By exploring the economic, social, and environmental benefits of decentralized, family-friendly alternatives, Kotkin concludes that while the word "suburbs" may be outdated, the concept is certainly not dead. Aside from those wealthy enough to own spacious urban homes, people forced into high-density development must accept crowded living conditions and limited privacy, thus degrading their quality of life. Dispersion, Kotkin argues, provides a chance to build a more sustainable, "human-scale" urban environment. After pondering the purpose of a city-and the social, political, economic, and aesthetic characteristics that are associated with urban living-Kotkin explores the problematic realities of today's megacities and the importance of families, neighborhoods, and local communities, arguing that these considerations must guide the way we shape our urban landscapes. He then makes the case for dispersion and explores communities (dynamic small cities, redeveloped urban neighborhoods, and more) that are already providing viable, decentralized alternatives to ultra-dense urban cores. The Human City lays out a vision of urbanism that is both family friendly and flexible. It describes a future where people, aided by technology, are freed from the constraints of small spaces and impossibly high real estate prices. While Kotkin does not call for low-density development per se, he does advocate for a greater range of options for people to live the way they want at various stages of their lives. We are building cities without thinking about the people who live in them, argues The Human City. It's time to change our approach to one that is centered on human values"--
  • "Urbanist Joel Kotkin challenges the conventional urban-planning wisdom that favors high-density strategies and instead advocates for "smart suburbs" that take advantage of new technologies, family-friendly policies, and sustainable planning"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kotkin, Joel
Dewey number
307.76
Index
index present
LC call number
HT361
LC item number
.K686 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Urbanization
  • Sociology, Urban
  • City planning
  • Community development, Urban
  • Urban policy
  • City planning
  • Community development, Urban
  • Sociology, Urban
  • Urban policy
  • Urbanization
Label
The human city : urbanism for the rest of us, Joel Kotkin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn917360983
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781572841727
Lccn
2015050503
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The human city : urbanism for the rest of us, Joel Kotkin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn917360983
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781572841727
Lccn
2015050503
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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