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Livable Cities?Urban Struggles for Livelihood and Sustainability

Livable Cities?: Urban Struggles for Livelihood and Sustainability

Peter Evans (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230248
eISBN:
9780520935976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230248.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The sprawling cities of the developing world are vibrant hubs of economic growth, but they are also increasingly ecologically unsustainable and, for ordinary citizens, increasingly unlivable. ... More

My Los AngelesFrom Urban Restructuring to Regional Urbanization

My Los Angeles: From Urban Restructuring to Regional Urbanization

Edward W. Soja

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520281721
eISBN:
9780520957633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281721.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Like Carey McWilliams, Reyner Banham, and Mike Davis, Ed Soja fights against the distorted imagery so adhesively attached to Los Angeles, and he uses Los Angeles to rekindle our urban imagination ... More

The Promise of the CitySpace, Identity, and Politics in Contemporary Social Thought

The Promise of the City: Space, Identity, and Politics in Contemporary Social Thought

Kian Tajbakhsh

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222779
eISBN:
9780520924642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222779.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book proposes a new theoretical framework for the study of cities and urban life. Finding the contemporary urban scene too complex to be captured by radical or conventional approaches, the book ... More

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