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I Want To Be Metropolitan: Boston Case Study Paperback – June 10, 2012
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Referencing a child being asked, What do you want to be when you grow up?, these authors ask Boston what it wants to be when it grows up. Boston answers, "I want to be metropolitan." Boston is still a growing city, importing characteristics from much bigger cities. But can a "Second Tier, Boutique City" ever become another New York? Using Boston as a case study, this book identifies how other cities can start understanding themselves within a metropolitan context.
About the Author
Dongwoo Yim is a co-founder and principal of PRAUD, and a faculty member of Rhode Island School of Design. He received a Master of Architecture in Urban Design at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and bachelor's degree at Seoul National University.
Rafael Luna is a co-founder and principal of PRAUD. He received his Master of Architecture degree from MIT, and has professional experience at Toyo Ito Associates, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, KPF London and Machado and Silvetti Assoc.
Top customer reviews
Thick in style, and empty in content. Lots of beautiful photos, tons of insignificant data like the actual square footage of the Hynes Convention Center, the total number of undergrads in Boston, or the number of visitors to Faneuil Hall… [who cares about such data??].
How do publishers accept to do such books still? And when they do, who are the editors who allow such poor english to appear in print, like:
"For instance, Garden City movement emerged to propose alternatives to industrial cities then with congestion and pollution, and Le Corbusier's idea in Plan de Voisin was dealing with increasing density of city."
Obviously both authors have a problem with definite and indefinite articles, not to mention content...
In short, a book that fits the Shakespearean title: Much ado about Nothing… don't waste your time or money on it.