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

ISBN: 978-1-118-45642-2
640 pages
September 2014, Wiley-Blackwell
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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
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Table of Contents

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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Author Information

Peter Hall is Professor of Planning at the Bartlett School of Planning at University College London. He is the author of nearly 30 books in planning and related subjects, including London 2000 (1963), The World Cities, third edition (1984), High Tech America (with Ann Markusen & Amy Glasmeier, 1986), Great Planning Disasters (1992), and Cities in Civilization (1999). He has been credited with the invention of the Enterprise Zone concept, which has been widely employed in the USA and Europe. An advisor to governments and international agencies across the globe, Professor Hall is known throughout the world for his contribution both to the theory and to the practice of city and regional planning.

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Reviews

“This is nothing less than a history of the ideology and practice of urban planning through the century … [a] most readable tour de force.”
The Architectural Review

“This is the one book you have to read.”
American Planning Association Journal

“An enthralling journey through the history of city planning.”
The Geographical Journal

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