Cities of Tomorrow: An Intellectual History of Urban Planning and Design Since 1880 4th Edition

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Peter Hall’s seminal Cities of Tomorrow remains an unrivalled account of the history of planning in theory and practice, as well as of the social and economic problems and opportunities that gave rise to it. Now comprehensively revised, the fourth edition offers a perceptive, critical, and global history of urban planning and design throughout the twentieth-century and beyond.

  • A revised and updated edition of this classic text from one of the most notable figures in the field of urban planning and design
  • Offers an incisive, insightful, and unrivalled critical history of planning in theory and practice, as well as of the underlying socio-economic challenges and opportunities
  • Comprehensively revised to take account of abundant new research published over the last decade
  • Reviews the development of the modern planning movement over the entire span of the twentieth-century and beyond
  • Draws on global examples throughout, and weaves the author’s own fascinating experiences into the text to illustrate this authoritative story of urban growth

List of Figures ix

Preface to the Fourth Edition xii

Preface to the Third Edition xiii

Preface to the First Edition xv

1 Cities of Imagination 1
Alternative Visions of the Good City, 1880–1987

2 The City of Dreadful Night 12
Reactions to the Nineteenth-Century Slum City: London, Paris, Berlin, New York, 1880–1900

3 The City of By-Pass Variegated 49
The Mass Transit Suburb: London, Paris, Berlin, New York, 1900–1940

4 The City in the Garden 90
The Garden-City Solution: London, Paris, Berlin, New York, 1900–1940

5 The City in the Region 149
The Birth of Regional Planning: Edinburgh, New York, London, 1900–1940

6 The City of Monuments 202
The City Beautiful Movement: Chicago, New Delhi, Berlin, Moscow, 1900–1945

7 The City of Towers 237
The Corbusian Radiant City: Paris, Chandigarh, Brasília, London, St Louis, 1920–1970

8 The City of Sweat Equity 291
The Autonomous Community: Edinburgh, Indore, Lima, Berkeley, Macclesfield, 1890–1987

9 The City on the Highway 325
The Automobile Suburb: Long Island, Wisconsin, Los Angeles, Paris, 1930–1987

10 The City of Theory 385
Planning and the Academy: Philadelphia, Manchester, California, Paris, 1955–1987

11 The City of Enterprise 414
Planning Turned Upside Down: Baltimore, Hong Kong, London, 1975–2000

12 The City of the Tarnished Belle Époque 443
Infocities and Informationless Ghettos: New York, London, Tokyo, 1990–2010

13 The City of the Permanent Underclass 485
The Enduring Slum: Chicago, St Louis, London, 1920–2011

Bibliography 529

Index 608

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