The City Reader Topics for Discussion

Richard T. LeGates
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The editors of the anthology include works from both the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. How did the concerns of these writers shift throughout the two centuries?

Different authors present their views of the perfect, or idea, city. Compare and contrast three of these conceptions, being sure to include concepts like the use of open spaces, the concentration of inhabitants, and public transportation.

How do the feminist authors in this anthology view the contemporary city? What are the causes and effects they focus on as indicative of women's experiences of the city?

Articles on the African-American experience of cities from both the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are included in the reader. How has this experience changed in the past century?

How has the development of technology changed the contemporary experience of cities? Compare the opinions of Saskia Sassen and John Kasarda regarding the changes that...

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