History of Future Cities

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Price
$28.95
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
480
Dimensions
5.44 X 8.39 X 1.2 inches | 0.81 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393348866

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About the Author

Daniel Brook is a journalist and author whose writing has appeared in Harper's, the New York Times Magazine, and The Nation. His last book, A History of Future Cities, was longlisted for the Lionel Gelber Prize and selected as one of the ten best books of the year by the Washington Post. Brook's research and writing have been supported by fellowships from institutions including the Library of Congress and Tulane University's New Orleans Center for the Gulf South. Born in Brooklyn, raised on Long Island, and educated at Yale, Brook lives in New Orleans.

Reviews

An interesting thesis about the city's role in fomenting political change in the modern era.
Persuasive and lushly detailed.--Cara Parks
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.--Philip Delves Broughton
Whatever the futures of these four cities hold, Brook cautions that progress and growth need more than construction projects and infrastructure.
Penetrating...[Brook] sketches a portrait of a place that is not just a city, but an idea, and a dream.--Parag Khanna
[An] engaging, quite original take on urban planning...Wholly readable.--Alan Moores