The City Reader Setting & Symbolism

Richard T. LeGates
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Garden Cities

A city with plenty of green public space (among other qualities) first proposed by Ebenezer Howard.

Broadacre Cities

The loose-knit communities of self-sufficient families proposed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Contemporary City

A dense and strategically planned urban environment, proposed by Le Corbusier.

Technoburb

The name given to suburbs that have been changed through the rise of technology, initially given this name by Robert Fishman.

Ecumenopolis

The plan for the new world city model that will be necessary once the population explodes; proposed by Constantin Doxiadis.

Sexism

An issue that pervades urban planning; several authors write of how women experience cities and especially suburbs differently than men.

Open Spaces

An important element that many authors cite as a lack in poor and derelict areas throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Chicago

A city that changed from industrial to post-industrial and is often cited as an example in...

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