Atlas of Cities

Atlas of Cities

More than half the world’s inhabitants live in cities, and that proportion is presumed to rise to 3/4 by 2050. Urbanization is a global phenomenon, but the way cities are evolving, the experience of city life and the prospects for the future of cities differ widely from region to region. The Atlas of Cities shows a bizarre taxonomy of cities that looks at various aspects of their geographic, political, economic, and social structures; their intercommunications with each other; the challenges and possibilities they present; and where cities might be going in the future.

Each chapter investigates a particular type of city – from the foundational cities of Greece and Rome and the networked cities of the Hanseatic League, through the 19th-century modernization of Paris and the industrialization of Manchester, to the green and “smart” cities of today. Expert contributors explore how the evolution of these cities reveals one or more of the basic themes of urban development: transport, communication, infrastructure, innovation, technology, governance, economics, society, lifestyle, and culture.

Cities Featured:

Abuja, Alexandria, Amsterdam, Athens, Augsburg, Babylon, Beijing, Berlin, Brasilia, Bruges, Budapest, Cairo, Canberra, Chandigarh, Chicago, Constantinople, Curitiba, Detroit, Dubai, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Florence, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Geneva, Ghent, Glasgow, Güssing, Hong Kong, Innsbruck, Istanbul, Jakarta, Karachi, Knossos, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, Lübeck, Manchester, Marseille, Masdar City, Mexico City, Miami, Milan, Mumba, Mumbai, Nairobi, New York, Paris, Pella, Portland, Rome, San Francisco, Santorini, São Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Sheffield, Singapore, Sparta, St. Petersburg, Stockholm, Sydney, Syracuse, Tokyo, Vancouver, Venice, Vienna, Washington, D.C., Wildpoldsried

Review: 4.4/5

Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: August 24, 2014
List Price: $33.08
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