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- DescriptionThe typical town springs up around a natural resource--a river, an ocean, an exceptionally deep harbor--or in proximity to a larger, already thriving town. Not so with new towns, which are created by decree rather than out of necessity and are often intended to break from the tendencies of past development. New towns aren't a new thing--ancient Phoenicians named their colonies Qart Hadasht, or New City--but these utopian developments saw a resurgence in the twentieth century. In Practicing Utopia, Rosemary Wakeman gives us a sweeping view of the new town movement as a global phemen. From Tapiola in Finland to Islamabad in Pakistan, Cergy-Pontoise in France to Irvine in California, Wakeman unspools a masterly account of the golden age of new towns, exploring their utopian qualities and investigating what these towns can tell us about contemporary modernization and urban planning. She presents the new town movement as something truly global, defying a Cold War East-West dichotomy or the rth-south polarization of rich and poor countries. Wherever these new towns were located, whatever their size, whether famous or forgotten, they shared a utopian lineage and conception that, in each case, reveals how residents and planners imagined their ideal urban future.
- Author BiographyRosemary Wakeman is professor of history and director of the Urban Studies Program at Fordham University. She is the author of The Heroic City: Paris 1945-1958, also published by the University of Chicago Press. She lives in New York.
- Author(s)Rosemary Wakeman
- PublisherThe University of Chicago Press
- Date of Publication19/04/2016
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Place of PublicationChicago, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Chicago Press
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight635 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine30 mm
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