On the Nature of Cities: Toward Enduring and Creative Human Environments

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iUniverse, 2003 - 384 páginas

Kenneth Schneider's achievement . . . is to have written a highly intelligent book that is at the same time both stimulating and readable---a rare occurrence. Overall, this is one of the most thought-provoking books that I have read on our modern business-created society and the individual's place within this society.
R. Joseph Monsen
University of Washington

It is a very good book indeed. . .Schneider has managed to choose most of the basic issues confronting our political order: these are the issues people ought to be thinking about. He has also managed to infuse each one with a high ethical content---something quite rare in the ordinary approach to these topics. The result is a serious, informed discussion that often achieves the level of what in olden times was honorably known as 'practical philosophy.' . . . There is an inarticulate demand for just this sort of thing.
Harvey Wheeler
Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions

The book reflects the author's unusual breadth of interest and reading, and his uncommon ability to synthesize. His topic is significant. . . . He also shows insight into some complex and important problems. I was especially impressed by his reflections on the notion of community.
Raymond Baumhart, S. J.

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Getting on Top of the Revolution
7
Urban Destruction by Development
21
The American Way of Citymaking
45
The Strategy of Urban Defeat
72
The Environmental Toll
130
The Economic Toll
154
The Human Toll
184
Unkind Traditions
220
The Urban Implosion of the Population Bomb
261
Can We Build Good Cities?
287
The Urban Future
320
References
334
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