28 October 2011

Book: Putting people back at the heart of cities

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The Lure of the City
The Lure of the City: From Slums to Suburbs [Paperback]
Edited by Austin Williams and Alastair Donald
Pluto Press, September 2011
224 pages

Review by Spiked:

A new collection of essays challenges both pessimists who see urbanisation as a human disaster and eco-footprint obsessives who want to corral as many people into towns as possible.

“What is refreshing about The Lure of the City is that it puts people – not the planet or the expert – centre stage. From this, the ambition – the urgent demand – to transform the world to meet the aspirations of billions of new city dwellers rightly flows.”

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