By Oriol Nel-lo,Renata Mele

Cities within the 21st Century presents an summary of up to date city improvement. Written through greater than thirty significant educational experts from various international locations, it presents info on and research of the worldwide community of towns, alterations in city shape, environmental difficulties, the position of applied sciences and data, socioeconomic advancements, and eventually, the problem of city governance.

In the mid-20th century, architect and planner Josep Lluís Sert puzzled if towns may possibly live to tell the tale; within the early twenty first century, we see that towns haven't simply survived yet have grown as by no means earlier than. towns this present day are engines of construction and alternate, forges of clinical and technological innovation, and crucibles of social switch. Urbanization is a big driving force of switch in modern societies; it's a procedure that includes acute social inequalities and critical environmental difficulties, but additionally bargains possibilities to maneuver in the direction of a way forward for better prosperity, environmental sustainability, and social justice.

With case reports on thirty towns in 5 continents and a variety of infographics illustrating those dynamic towns, this edited quantity is a vital source for planners and scholars of urbanization and concrete change.

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