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Cities of Tomorrow

An Intellectual History of Urban Planning and Design Since 1880
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Peter Hall
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Peter Hall's seminal Cities of Tomorrow remains anunrivalled account of the history of planning in theory andpractice, as well as of the social and economic problems andopportunities that gave rise to it. Now comprehensively revised,the fourth edition offers a perceptive, critical, and globalhistory of urban planning and design throughout thetwentieth-century and beyond.* A revised and updated edition of this classic text from one ofthe most notable figures in the field of urban planning anddesign
* Offers an incisive, insightful, and unrivalled critical historyof planning in theory and practice, as well as of the underlyingsocio-economic challenges and opportunities
* Comprehensively revised to take account of abundant newresearch published over the last decade
* Reviews the development of the modern planning movement overthe entire span of the twentieth-century and beyond
* Draws on global examples throughout, and weaves theauthor's own fascinating experiences into the text toillustrate this authoritative story of urban growth
List of Figures ix

Preface to the Fourth Edition xii

Preface to the Third Edition xiii

Preface to the First Edition xv

1 Cities of Imagination 1

Alternative Visions of the Good City, 1880-1987

2 The City of Dreadful Night 12

Reactions to the Nineteenth-Century Slum City: London, Paris,Berlin, New York, 1880-1900

3 The City of By-Pass Variegated 49

The Mass Transit Suburb: London, Paris, Berlin, New York,1900-1940

4 The City in the Garden 90

The Garden-City Solution: London, Paris, Berlin, New York,1900-1940

5 The City in the Region 149

The Birth of Regional Planning: Edinburgh, New York, London,1900-1940

6 The City of Monuments 202

The City Beautiful Movement: Chicago, New Delhi, Berlin, Moscow,1900-1945

7 The City of Towers 237

The Corbusian Radiant City: Paris, Chandigarh, Brasília,London, St Louis, 1920-1970

8 The City of Sweat Equity 291

The Autonomous Community: Edinburgh, Indore, Lima, Berkeley,Macclesfield, 1890-1987

9 The City on the Highway 325

The Automobile Suburb: Long Island, Wisconsin, Los Angeles,Paris, 1930-1987

10 The City of Theory 385

Planning and the Academy: Philadelphia, Manchester, California,Paris, 1955-1987

11 The City of Enterprise 414

Planning Turned Upside Down: Baltimore, Hong Kong, London,1975-2000

12 The City of the Tarnished Belle Époque 443

Infocities and Informationless Ghettos: New York, London, Tokyo,1990-2010

13 The City of the Permanent Underclass 485

The Enduring Slum: Chicago, St Louis, London,1920-2011

Bibliography 529

Index 608

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