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 whose writing has appeared in Harper's, Dissent, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Boston Globe, among other publications. Brook was a finalist in the 2003 Livingston Awards for Young Journalists and won the 2000 Rolling Stone College Journalist Competition while a student at Yale. He is the author of The Trap: Selling Out to Stay Afloat in Winner-Take-All America. He lives in Philadelphia.

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