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The City Reader

3rd Edition

Edited by Richard T. Legates, Frederic Stout


592 pages | 42 B/W Illus.

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The third edition of the highly successful The City Reader juxtaposes the very best of publications on the city. It has been extensively updated to reflect the latest thinking on globalization, information technology and urban theory. Classic writings from such authors as Lewis Mumford, Jane Jacobs and Le Corbusier, meet the best contemporary writings of, among others, Peter Hall, Saskia Sassen and Manuel Castells.


'Simply brilliant. An essential reader for anyone.' - Heidi Grainger, Liverpool University

Table of Contents

1. The Evolution of Cities 2. Urban Culture and Society 3. Urban Space 4. Urban Politics, Governance, and Economics 5. Urban Planning History and Visions 6. Urban Planning Theory and Practice 7. Perspective on Urban Design 8. The Future of the City

About the Series

Routledge Urban Reader Series

This exciting series responds to the need for comprehensive coverage of the classic and essential texts that form the basis of intellectual work in the various academic disciplines and professional fields concerned with cities. The readers focus on the key topics encountered by undergraduates, graduates and scholars in urban studies and allied fields, the contributions of major theoreticians and practitioners and other individuals, groups and organizations that study the city or practise in a field that affects the city.
As well as drawing together the best of classic and contemporary writings on the city, each reader features extensive general, section and selection introductions prepared by the volume editors to place the selections in context, illustrate relations among topics, provide information on the author and point readers towards additional related biographic material.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography