Richard hofstadter was a fine, well respected historian this book is an excellentr analysis nof what he terms the age of reform the book traces efforts at reform from 1890 to the second world war sometimes efforts at reform were held back, but there was an arc, according to the author, over time. Many 20th-century urban planning projects aspired to construct an agrarian urbanism — in some cases to reconcile the seemingly contradictory impulses of the industrial metropolis with the social and cultural conditions of agrarian settlement. 30 books based on 2 votes: animal, vegetable, miracle: a year of food life by barbara kingsolver, news from nowhere by william morris, growing vegetables.
This book outlines key strategies to create magnetic and unique agriculture and food precincts and community places where food is celebrated all year roundauthored by the most innovative and leading thinkers and practitioners in the southwest of canada, this book offers a new and exciting concept of agricultural urbanism that unifies urban and rural in a previously unconceived way. Greg lindsay of fast company attends the 18th annual conference on new urbanism, the architectural movement founded by andrés duany that tries to imbibe new communities with lessons from the old but he finds that duany has moved on.
Greg lindsay of fast company attends the 18th annual conference on new urbanism, the architectural movement founded by andrés duany that tries to imbibe new communities with lessons from the old. The historical account of waldheim may be compared to (the counterpoint), a similar crop of recent writings by andres duany on the same topic, particularly the new urbanist recent interest in agricultural urbanism - which spawned a very nu-centric book (but mostly referenced by duany as the same 'agrarian' moniker. In 2009, the book agricultural urbanism was published by green frigate press, including the ideas and writing from many of the original thinkers around the concept.
Places journal, an online publication that covers the future of architecture, landscapes, and urbanism, has a user-generated feature called reading lists topics range from “nature in the city” to “planning + african-american communities” to “deconstructing the imperialist’s approach to geomorphology” (this last one devoted to understanding the us army corps as landscape designers. Book: strangers in a strange land topic: reading list i picked up strangers in a strange land: humans in a urbanizing world to get an academic sociologist's perspective on the urban condition.
I picked up strangers in a strange land: humans in a urbanizing world to get an academic sociologist's perspective on the urban condition the book is really four books in one: part steven pinker-style reduction of the human experience to cognitive science, part jared diamond-style outline of the environmental forces acting on all of human history, part overview of modern sociological perspectives on urbanism, and then ending with an essay on the problem of socio-economic inequality. In this book, though, the focus is (naturally) more on religion than on political theory, but there are clear threads of this genre in strangers in a strange land the book is well written and easy to read it has twelve chapters, each of almost exactly twenty pages.
Agricultural urbanism has been declared as the next our big movement for new urbanism in the 21st century as we grapple with how to make our cities not only more sustainable but also great places to live this book outlines key strategies to create magnetic and unique agriculture and food precincts and community places where food is celebrated.