Synopses & Reviews
Today, the world's cities face a range of challenges major spatial, economic, demographic, ecological, cultural and social challenges to the extent that a turning point has been reached. Widespread inequality and social exclusion on the one hand are opposed to a world where companies cluster and connect with start-ups, business incubators and accelerators on the other.
Planning and policy have good experience in handling this new built environment, but the real challenge for this post-urban-political world is to contribute to improved wellbeing by building social capital that secures urban social cohesion but is also directly connected to the physical realm where the drive is towards a compact, transit-accessible, and technically-wired blend of mixed-use housing, office, and retail environments.
Arguing from a range of different theoretical standpoints, methodological approaches and various perspectives, a stellar team of contributors, including some of the leading social scientists of the age, provide their take on the City of the coming years.