The Emerging City: Myth and Reality (Paperback)
  • The Emerging City: Myth and Reality (Paperback)
zoom

The Emerging City: Myth and Reality (Paperback)

(author)
£37.99
Paperback 246 Pages / Published: 31/05/1998
  • Publisher out of stock

Currently unavailable to order

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket

The Emerging City was written at a time when the great transformation from urban to suburban lifestyle was under way. It is a tribute to Scott Greer that his work understood the new contours of the city, and also well appreciated that far from spelling the end of urban life, the new developments in communication and transportation only served to change the social and political structure of modern societies. Greer established the principle that in urban affairs, public policy follows the market. The task of this fine work was to chart just how this flow took place.

A careful researcher and writer, Scott Greer herein poses the largest questions of urban existence: What needs for fellowship and freedom are bedrock? What is gained and what is lost as urbanization unfolds? Can one speak of certain urban arrangements as good or bad for humans? The Emerging City attempts a theory of society within which the changing city could be interpreted at the social, political, and symbolic levels. The modern city is no longer an autonomous unit, but very much a part of, often at the center of, national and even international developments. As Janet Abu-Lughod points out in her sharp introduction most of the themes that are now in common usage owe their beginnings to Scott Greer.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
ISBN: 9780765804327
Number of pages: 246
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"What Greer has attempted to do is to attack the perennial problems of modern urban society: traffic, suburban sprawl, the atomization of social relations, political leadership, and the decline of the central city from a fresh point of view. He manages to make more sense out of the exasperating yet fascinating problems of modern urban life than any other book this reviewer has seen in some time."

--E. Digby Baltzell, Administrative Science Quarterly

"Greer first destroys images of the city as conceived by political scientists, urban sociologist and economists, and produces a new and more complete one which has far more relevance to reality."

--The Humanist

"Perhaps Greer's most important contribution is his stress upon the city's ties with the broader society of which it is necessarily a part."

--Gideon Sjoberg, American Sociological Review


"What Greer has attempted to do is to attack the perennial problems of modern urban society: traffic, suburban sprawl, the atomization of social relations, political leadership, and the decline of the central city from a fresh point of view. He manages to make more sense out of the exasperating yet fascinating problems of modern urban life than any other book this reviewer has seen in some time."

--E. Digby Baltzell, Administrative Science Quarterly

"Greer first destroys images of the city as conceived by political scientists, urban sociologist and economists, and produces a new and more complete one which has far more relevance to reality."

--The Humanist

"Perhaps Greer's most important contribution is his stress upon the city's ties with the broader society of which it is necessarily a part."

--Gideon Sjoberg, American Sociological Review


-What Greer has attempted to do is to attack the perennial problems of modern urban society: traffic, suburban sprawl, the atomization of social relations, political leadership, and the decline of the central city from a fresh point of view. He manages to make more sense out of the exasperating yet fascinating problems of modern urban life than any other book this reviewer has seen in some time.-

--E. Digby Baltzell, Administrative Science Quarterly

-Greer first destroys images of the city as conceived by political scientists, urban sociologist and economists, and produces a new and more complete one which has far more relevance to reality.-

--The Humanist

-Perhaps Greer's most important contribution is his stress upon the city's ties with the broader society of which it is necessarily a part.-

--Gideon Sjoberg, American Sociological Review

You may also be interested in...

Smart Cities
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The People of the Abyss
Added to basket
Happy City
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Paris
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Hungry City
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
World's Best Cities
Added to basket
People of Providence
Added to basket
£15.99
Paperback
Ground Control
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Classic Slum
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Cities Are Good for You
Added to basket
Cities for People
Added to basket
£41.00
Hardback
Rebel Cities
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Town Below the Ground
Added to basket
Triumph of the City
Added to basket
Mesopotamia
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.