Daniel Brook A History of Future Cities

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A History of Future Cities

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"[An] inspired tour of the postmodern city... Invigorating." "Persuasive and lushly detailed." "Uncommonly interesting and intelligent." "The pleasure in Mr. Brook's unusual history is in his descriptions of the creation of these cities. The deeper message, though, is about the tensions such cities create." "An interesting thesis about the city's role in fomenting political change in the modern era." "'Instant cities' like Shenzhen, China, may seem like twenty-first-century twins of 'disposable cities' like rust-belt Camden, New Jersey. But in this probing new book that is at once both charming and reflective, Daniel Brook tells the story of urban hybrids conceived to fuse Western cosmopolitanism and local culture. His close but never pedantic reading of these metropolises puts the city back at the center of our vision, reminding us that in new and old towns alike, the urban amalgam of creativity, diversity, and mobility offers a key that not only unlocks the past but also opens the door to our future." -- Benjamin R. Barber, author of Jihad vs. McWorld "An intimate, canny comparative study ... Accessible, entertaining... Enormously elucidating and relevant." -- Kirkus Reviews

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"Daniel Brook tells a fast moving story, filling in much of the political history of each city along the way." History Today "...there is much to enjoy in this timely and accessible contribution to our debates on the future of the city." RIBAJ "A History of Future Citiesremains a delicious read..." Time Out Mumbai "...he [Brook] marshals well-known facts with great facility into exciting narratives that steer us from each city's origin, through cycles of boom and bust, to its present state." Caravan "an interesting addition to the debate about the importance of cities, the contradictions they embody and the creative potential of human beings." Socialist Review "[A History of Future Cities] offers a rich panorama of the mechanisms at work in cities which may one day displace London, Paris and New York as the torchbearers of progress. As such, it deserves our full attention." Literary Review

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