The Fifth Edition of the highly successful The City Reader juxtaposes the best classic and contemporary writings on the city. It contains fifty-seven selections including seventeen new selections by Elijah Anderson, Robert Bruegmann, Michael Dear, Jan Gehl, Harvey Molotch, Clarence Perry, Daphne Spain, Nigel Taylor, Samuel Bass Warner, and others –five of which have been newly written exclusively for The City Reader. Classic writings from Ebenezer Howard, Ernest W. Burgess, LeCorbusier, Lewis Mumford, Jane Jacobs, and Louis Wirth, meet the best contemporary writings of Sir Peter Hall, Manuel Castells, David Harvey, Kenneth Jackson and others.
The City Reader Fifth Edition has been extensively updated and expanded to reflect the latest thinking in each of the disciplinary areas included and in topical areas such as sustainable urban development, climate change, globalization, and the impact of technology on cities. The plate sections have been extensively revised and expanded and a new plate section on global cities has been added.
The anthology features general and section introductions and introductions to the selected articles. New to the fifth edition is a bibliography of 100 top books about cities.
Part 1: The Evolution of Cities Introduction 1. The Urbanization of the Human Population 2. The Urban Revolution 3. The Polis 4. The Great Towns 5. U.S. Urban History 6. The Drive-in Culture of Contemporary America 7. Beyond Suburbia: The Rise of the Technoburb Part 2: Urban Culture and Society Introduction 8. What is a City? 9. Urbanism as a Way of Life 10. The Use of Sidewalks: Safety 11. The Negro Problems of Philadelphia, The Question of Earning a Living, and Color Prejudice 12. From Institutional to Jobless Ghettos 13. Decent and Street Families 14. Bowling Alone 15. The Creative Class 16. Visions of a New Reality: The City and the Emergence of Modern Visual Culture Part 3: Urban Space Introduction 17. The Growth of the City 18. The Los Angeles School of Urbanism: An Intellectual History 19. What Happened to Gender Relations on the Way from Chicago to Los Angeles 20. Social Exclusion and Space 21. Fortress L.A. 22. The Almost Perfect Town 23. The Causes of Sprawl Part 4: Urban Politics, Governance and Economics Introduction 24. Contested Cities: Social Processes and Spatial Form 25. A Ladder of Citizen Participation 26. The City as a Growth Machine: Toward a Political Economy of Place 27. Broken Windows 28. The City as Distorted Price System 29. The Competitive Advantage of the Inner City 30. Metropolitics Part 5: Urban Planning History and Visions Introduction 31. Public Parks and the Enlargement of Towns 32. The Town-Country Magnet 33. A Contemporary City 34. Broadacre City: A New Community Plan 35. Towards Sustainable Development 36. Charter of the New Urbanism 37. Designing the Region and Designing the Region is Designing the Neighborhood Part 6: Urban Planning Thoery and Practice Introduction 38. The City of Theory 39. Anglo-American Town Planning Theory Since 1945: Three Significant Developments but no Paradigm Shifts 40. Twentieth-Century Land Use Planning 41. Planning in the Face of Conflict 42. Advocacy and Pluralism in Planning 43. Planning for Sustainability in European Cities 44. Urban Planning and Global Climate Change Part 7: Perspectives on Urban Design Introduction 45. The Relationship Between Buildings, Monuments, and Public Squares, and The Enclosed Character of the Public Square 46. The Neighborhood Unit 47. The City Image and Its Elements 48. The Design of Spaces 49. Toward an Urban Design Manifesto 50. Three Types of Outdoor Activities, Life Between Buildings, and Outdoor Activities and the Quality of Outdoor Space Part 8: Cities in a Global Society Introduction 51. The Post City Age 52. The Impact of New Technologies and Globalization on Cities 53. World City Network 54. The Space of Flows 55. The Challenge of Slums 56. Chinese Cities in a Global Society 57. The Globalization Debates