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Yep, as others have said, not so much a book as a series of thoughts linked by chapter headings. Maybe start with the last chapter and write the book from there . . .Published 21 months ago by Wandering Lad
Comprehensive. Startlingly frank and fresh look at urban planning from a brilliant conservative thinker and planner who looks at the entire landscape instead of the typical narrow... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Dean H. Becker
Needed this for my Urban Geography class - great book! Very informative! I like how it has an index in the back.Published on December 22, 2012 by Jill
It's a textbook for our class. It's worth reading to know US urban history. But Kotkin sometimes write arbitrarily and his not the guy urban planners would love.Published on November 29, 2012 by pan
This is a book that argues that all great cities must be sacred, safe and vibrant economically. The term "sacred" has been a major issue in the reviews, and I think rightfully so. Read morePublished on September 7, 2010 by S. Smith-Peter
I love brevity - gimme what I need, no flash, no flowery language and I'm happy. So, when I saw this book it seemed perfect. Unfortunately, each section is too brief. Read morePublished on September 5, 2010 by Tejana
The book is almost new & it's in good condition and fast shipping. I would recommend anyone who wants to buy a book from this user.Published on August 31, 2010 by okahh
The author's scope is ambitious: 5,000 years of city life.
He provides a great summary of the first 3,000 years that readers may not know. Read more