THE SHAPE OF A CITY

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The Shape Of The City

Author : John Sewell
ISBN : 080207409X
Genre : Political Science
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Critics have long voiced concerns about the wisdom of living in cities and the effects of city life on physical and mental health. For a century, planners have tried to meet these issues. John Sewell traces changes in urban planning, from the pre-Depression garden cities to postwar modernism and a revival of interest in the streetscape grid. In this far-ranging review, Sewell recounts the arrival of modern city planning with its emphasis on lower densities, limited access streets, segregated uses, and considerable green space. He makes Toronto a case history, with its pioneering suburban development in Don Mills and its other planned communities, including Regent Park, St Jamestown, Thorncrest Village, and Bramalea. The heyday of the modern planning movement was in the 1940s to the 1960s, and the Don Mills concept was repeated in spirit and in style across Canada. Eventually, strong public reaction brought modern planning almost to a halt within the city of Toronto. The battles centred on saving the Old City Hall and stopping the Spadina Expressway. Sewell concludes that although the modernist approach remains ascendant in the suburbs, the City of Toronto has begun to replace it with alternatives that work. This is a reflective but vigorous statement by a committed urban reformer. Few Canadians are better suited to point the way towards city planning for the future.
Category: Political Science

The Shape City Kids First Day Of School

Author : Jo Ann Burns
ISBN : 9781491833803
Genre : Fiction
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It‘s the first day of school! The Shape City kids are all ready to go. There’s Stanley Square, Ricky Rectangle, Tina Triangle, and Cindy Circle. Mrs. Sunshine, Cindy’s mom, is their bus driver. They are so excited to get going when they realize the bus has a flat tire! Will they be able to work together and get to school on time?? Come join the adventure with the Shape City kids!
Category: Fiction

The Shape Of The Suburbs

Author : John Sewell
ISBN : 9780802098849
Genre : Social Science
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John Sewell examines the relationship between the development of suburbs, water and sewage systems, highways, and the decision-making of Toronto-area governments to show how the suburbs spread, and how they have in turn shaped the city.
Category: Social Science

Shape Of The City To Come Sustainability Agriculture And Democracy

Author : Fabian Caruso
ISBN : 3346107728
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Thesis (M.A.) from the year 2019 in the subject Economy - Environment economics, grade: 110, University of Rome "La Sapienza" (Unitelma Sapienza), course: International Cooperation, Finance and Development, language: English, abstract: My aim is to draw a model not just shaped on the present, but also on our heritage and traditions reflected upon tomorrow. In fact, the objective of this thesis is to concretely imagine and propose the shape of our future city, as a place to live and breathe in, for us and the generations to come. My multifaceted approach embraces political, cultural, economic and social aspects - represented by three pillars, developed into three chapters. Fundamental for understanding my thesis is the fact that although separate, these interdisciplinary elements build a unique structure. That means that a single element does not reach its full potential without the interaction of the other two. A first pillar and key factor for the success of the future urban area is a new way of planning and perceiving our surroundings. Rural and urban elements have to merge into a unique picture and a certain degree of de-urbanization, which basically means inverting the current trend of urban territorial and demographic expansion, needs to be addressed. The cities as we know them are proven to be unsustainable and unbalancing on a local and global scale. Therefore the objective is to facilitate sustainable progress in every city, town and region, instead of concentrating population in dense metropolitan areas. The second pillar is agriculture and urban agriculture, the correlated food independence and agricultural self-sufficiency of the new urban network. A metropolitan area and its surroundings, in the best case won't need to import food products and will be self-sufficient for the most part, thus reducing import and export, traffic and pollution. Also health, transparency, community sense and better environment will be tangible results. The third chapte
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The City

Author : Alan S. Berger
ISBN : 0697075559
Genre : Sociology, Urban
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Category: Sociology, Urban

City Shapes

Author : Diana Murray
ISBN : 9780316359269
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 47.47 MB
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Hunt for shapes of all kinds on this journey through a bustling city, illustrated by four-time Caldecott Honoree Bryan Collier! From shimmering skyscrapers to fluttering kites to twinkling stars high in the sky, everyday scenes become extraordinary as a young girl walks through her neighborhood noticing exciting new shapes at every turn. Far more than a simple concept book, City Shapes is an explosion of life. Diana Murray's richly crafted yet playful verse encourages readers to discover shapes in the most surprising places, and Bryan Collier's dynamic collages add even more layers to each scene in this ode to city living.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

An Economic Study Of The City Of London

Author : John Dunning
ISBN : 9781136511707
Genre : Business & Economics
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This was the first comprehensive study of the City of London to be published. The study examines the economic structure of the city and considers the main influences likely to affect the development of the City, including the pattern of demand, technological change, population movements, supply of labour and land values. Particular attention is paid to the City's international role. Specific chapters are devoted to Banking & Finance, Insurance, Trade, Commerce and the Port, and the Manufacturing Industry. The book is supported with a wealth of statistical material based on original research and contains 116 tables and 28 diagrams.
Category: Business & Economics

Market Cities People Cities

Author : Michael Oluf Emerson
ISBN : 9781479882922
Genre : Social Science
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An in-depth look at the urban environments of Houston and Copenhagen How are modern cities changing, and what implications do those changes have for city inhabitants? What kinds of cities do people want to live in, and what cities do people want to create in the future? Michael Oluf Emerson and Kevin T. Smiley argue that western cities have diverged into two specific and different types: market cities and people cities. Market cities are focused on wealth, jobs, individualism, and economic opportunities. People cities are more egalitarian, with government investment in infrastructure and an active civil society. Analyzing the practices and policies of cities with two separate foci, markets or people, has substantial implications both for everyday residents and future urban planning and city development. Market Cities, People Cities examines these diverging trends through extended case studies of Houston, Texas as a market city and Copenhagen, Denmark as a people city, and draw on data from nearly 100 other cities. Emerson and Smiley track the history of how these two types of cities have been created, and how they function for governments and residents in various ways, examining transportation, the environment, and inequality, among other topics. Market Cities, People Cities also outlines the means and policies cities can adapt in order to become more of a market- or people-focused city. The afterword reflects on Houston’s response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in 2017. As twenty-first century cities diverge, Market Cities, People Cities is essential for urban dwellers anxious to be active in their pursuit of their best cities, as well as anyone looking to the future of cities around the world.
Category: Social Science

Urban Symbolism

Author : P. Nas
ISBN : 9004098550
Genre : Social Science
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This volume consists of twenty articles on the symbols and images of Third World cities, such as Jakarta, Padang, Bangkok, Beijing, Baghdad, Kathmandu, Lucknow, Francistown, Vitoria and Buenos Aires. It provides fascinating new information on a neglected phenomenon in urban studies.
Category: Social Science