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The Humane Metropolis: People and Nature in the 21st-Century City [With DVD]

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Four-fifths of Americans now live in the nation's sprawling metropolitan areas, and half of the world's population is now classified as "urban." As cities become the dominant living environment for humans, there is growing concern about how to make such places more habitable, more healthy and safe, more ecological, and more equitable--in short, more "humane." This book exp ...more
Paperback, 326 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by University of Massachusetts Press
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This book is a collection of essays/articles compiled as a response to William H. Whyte's The Exploding Metropolis. "The metropolis has indeed 'exploded,' most of us live in it, and so what are we going to do to make it more habitable?" That is the central question the book poses and it provides answers in the form of five sections, each containing 4 or so essays or articles about recent practices. I found it substantive in the details and, as a whole, inspiring. I enjoyed the use of William H. ...more
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This is a compilation of contemporary writings that seek to emulate the ideas of the late great William Holly Whyte within the modern context. Topics range from conservation, brownfield redevelopment, public space, equity and environmental justice (plus more). The book gives interesting case studies, however, it is really just a hodge podge of writings. It is not the easiest of reads, yet the subject matter is very interesting and pertinent to the urban renaissance and re-naturalization occurrin ...more
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RUTHERFORD H. PLATT is Professor Emeritus of Geography at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and also is Senior Fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Cities, City University of New York (CUNY) He holds a B.A. in political science from Yale and both a J.D. (law) and Ph.D. (geography) from the University of Chicago. He specializes in public policy concerning urban land and water resources.

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