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The Resource Cities in the urban age : a dissent, Robert A. Beauregard

Cities in the urban age : a dissent, Robert A. Beauregard

Label
Cities in the urban age : a dissent
Title
Cities in the urban age
Title remainder
a dissent
Statement of responsibility
Robert A. Beauregard
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We live in a self-proclaimed Urban Age, where we celebrate the city as the source of economic prosperity, a nurturer of social and cultural diversity, and a place primed for democracy. We proclaim the city as the fertile ground from which progress will arise. Without cities, we tell ourselves, human civilization would falter and decay. In Cities in the Urban Age, Robert A. Beauregard argues that this line of thinking is not only hyperbolic--it is too celebratory by half. For Beauregard, the city is a cauldron for four haunting contradictions. First, cities are equally defined by both their wealth and their poverty. Second, cities are simultaneously environmentally destructive and yet promise sustainability. Third, cities encourage rule by political machines and oligarchies, even as they are essentially democratic and at least nominally open to all. And fourth, city life promotes tolerance among disparate groups, even as the friction among them often erupts into violence. Beauregard offers no simple solutions or proposed remedies for these contradictions; indeed, he doesn't necessarily hold that they need to be resolved, since they are generative of city life. Without these four tensions, cities wouldn't be cities. Rather, Beauregard argues that only by recognizing these ambiguities and contradictions can we even begin to understand our moral obligations, as well as the clearest paths toward equality, justice, and peace in urban settings. -- !c From back cover
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beauregard, Robert A.,
Index
index present
LC call number
HT151
LC item number
.B38 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Cities and towns
  • Cities and towns
  • Urban economics
  • Cities and towns
  • Cities and towns
  • Cities and towns
  • Cities and towns
  • Cities and towns
  • Cities and towns
  • Urban economics
  • United States
  • Soziale Situation
  • Stadt
  • Urbanität
  • USA
Label
Cities in the urban age : a dissent, Robert A. Beauregard
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The city -- Wealth, poverty -- Destructive, sustainable -- Oligarchic, democratic -- Intolerant, tolerant -- Encountering contradictions
Control code
988171799
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 213 pages
Isbn
9780226535388
Lccn
2017024308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40027999773
  • 14798818
  • 40028156609
System control number
(OCoLC)988171799
Label
Cities in the urban age : a dissent, Robert A. Beauregard
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The city -- Wealth, poverty -- Destructive, sustainable -- Oligarchic, democratic -- Intolerant, tolerant -- Encountering contradictions
Control code
988171799
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 213 pages
Isbn
9780226535388
Lccn
2017024308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40027999773
  • 14798818
  • 40028156609
System control number
(OCoLC)988171799

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