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The Resource A Theory of Urbanity : The Economic and Civic Culture of Cities

A Theory of Urbanity : The Economic and Civic Culture of Cities

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A Theory of Urbanity : The Economic and Civic Culture of Cities
Title
A Theory of Urbanity
Title remainder
The Economic and Civic Culture of Cities
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Cities provide for people, not just functionally in terms of jobs, obligations and practical pursuits, but also, and above all, emotionally. We like some cities and detest others. Despite shared rationalizations and common modes of administration and design, each city has its own culture. A culture is typically human in that it contains all dimensions of the human, personal condition--from the lowest to the most sublime. Urban culture comprises both economic and civic culture, and is the source of a city's vitality. For today's urban sprawls, which have a weak and failing economic and civic culture, the task of the urban administration and various economic and civic organizations is to strengthen conditions that can prevent the emergence of urban anomie. With suburbanization, the edge city, and the emergence of cyberspace, some argue that cities, as integrated places of working and living, are things of the past. Zijderveld argues that people are and remain social animals, who like and need one another's company, particularly in their economic, socio-cultural, and political activities. Throughout the ages, cities have provided the environment in which people fulfill these needs. Anton Zijderveld discusses urban preferences, the organizations and ramifications of urbanity, the modernization of urban culture, the uneasy alliance between urbanity and the interventionist state, and the cultural dimensions of urban renewal. Zijderveld sees the economic and civic culture of the city as the centerpiece of contemporary urban management and contemporary urban democracy. In this sense, the new technology is an ally of the new urban renewal. Most postmodern treatises on the end of the city are impressionistic and unsystematic. In contrast, Zijderveld puts the qualitative dimensions of city life into focus, catching its pulse and cultural rhythms in a systematic context that prior studies have lacked. As such, it will be of great interest to urban administrators, p"--Provided by publisher
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Zijderveld, Anton,
Dewey number
307.7609492
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • City planning
  • Urban policy
  • City planning
  • Urban policy
Label
A Theory of Urbanity : The Economic and Civic Culture of Cities
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Chapter Introduction -- chapter 1 Urbanity: Origins and Ramifications -- chapter 2 Abstract Urbanity: The Modernization of Urban Culture -- chapter 3 Urbanity and the Interventionist State: An Uneasy Alliance -- chapter 4 Modernity and the Fragmented City: The Differentiation of Urban Culture -- chapter 5 Urbanity and Urban Policy: The Cultural Dimensions of Urban Renewal
Control code
on1072017603
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351534406
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
10.4324/9781315083209
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1072017603
Label
A Theory of Urbanity : The Economic and Civic Culture of Cities
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Chapter Introduction -- chapter 1 Urbanity: Origins and Ramifications -- chapter 2 Abstract Urbanity: The Modernization of Urban Culture -- chapter 3 Urbanity and the Interventionist State: An Uneasy Alliance -- chapter 4 Modernity and the Fragmented City: The Differentiation of Urban Culture -- chapter 5 Urbanity and Urban Policy: The Cultural Dimensions of Urban Renewal
Control code
on1072017603
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351534406
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
10.4324/9781315083209
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1072017603

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