Age of the City

Why our Future will be Won or Lost Together

«A compelling, holistic and well-balanced narrative on the critical role of cities in an age of global warming – full of insights based on hard data. From cover to cover, a great read. Full of positive ideas for the future, and grounded in vital lessons from the past. The authors link together many disparate subjects into one integrated whole – bringing alive history, planning, infrastructure, pandemics, urbanism, deprivation, industrialisation, fertility, wars, governance and more – all in support of the city.»

Lord Norman Foster, architect and designer
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Detaljer

Forlag
Bloomsbury Continuum
Innbinding
Innbundet
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
256
ISBN
9781399406147
Utgivelsesår
2023
Format
23 x 15 cm

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«A compelling, holistic and well-balanced narrative on the critical role of cities in an age of global warming – full of insights based on hard data. From cover to cover, a great read. Full of positive ideas for the future, and grounded in vital lessons from the past. The authors link together many disparate subjects into one integrated whole – bringing alive history, planning, infrastructure, pandemics, urbanism, deprivation, industrialisation, fertility, wars, governance and more – all in support of the city.»

Lord Norman Foster, architect and designer

«An insightful analysis.»

Irish Times

«A sweeping survey of the history and modern challenges facing cities that will persuade you that they are the key to a happier and more sustainable future together.»

Baroness Minouche Shafik, President and Vice-Chancellor, London School of Economics and Political Sc

«A sharp and lively urbanist manifesto…the chapters on pandemics and the rise of remote work sound a fresh and timely note.»

The Times Literary Supplement

«Represent[s] useful approaches for understanding the urban space in which we live, work and play.»

financialtimes.com

«Age of the City takes us on an absorbing journey through the relationships connecting civilization, progress, and the city.»

Tim Marshall, author of The Future of Geography

«Age of the City is the book we need now. Ian Goldin and Tom Lee-Devlin take aim at those who believe the age of our great cities is over. They marshal powerful and much needed evidence to show that cities are becoming even more important to our economy and society. Their book illuminates the ongoing ability of cities to preserve and thrive in the face of all manner of adversity, as platforms to harness and unleash the human creativity which stands as the engine of human progress. Their book is essential reading for political and business leaders and each and every one of us who cares about and wishes to help create a better collective future.»

Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class.

«This fascinating book explains the challenges [cities] pose and what needs to be done to make them work better for all their inhabitants.»

Financial Times

«Ian Goldin and Tom Lee-Devlin have written a compelling volume explaining why cities will survive and thrive despite the twin threats of remote work and pandemic. This book vividly explains how cities are engines of cooperation, which fundamentally enable us to become more human. Using a compelling combination of history and data, the authors remind us that life is better lived in urban streets and cafes than in Zoom waiting rooms. This is an important read for anyone who cares about cities.»

Professor Edward Glaeser, Economics Department Chair, Harvard University

«A fresh, clear-eyed and timely analysis of the challenges and opportunities that comes from one of the most important themes of the 21st century – the rise of urbanisation and the fact that more people live in cities than at any time in human history.»

Peter Frankopan, author of The Earth Transformed and The Silk Roads

«Age of the City provides a startlingly fresh and compellingly readable account of the forces that have defined our past and will shape our future. An essential and enjoyable guide for all our lives.»

Professor Saskia Sassen, Columbia University and author of The Global City

«Goldin and Lee-Devlin offer a fascinating and lucid analysis of the problems confronting modern society and the unique role that cities can play in tackling them. The history of cities is an immense field of research and yet they provide just enough historical background to give the reader a sense of the extraordinary richness of urban life, back to the first urban cultures in the Middle East some seven to eight thousand years ago. However, the main focus of this very readable and important book is on current and future trends, and how “to make our urban world fairer, more cohesive and more sustainable”.»

The Guardian

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