CITY DEVELOPMENT by Lewis Mumford

CITY DEVELOPMENT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Subtitled ""Studies in Disintegration and Renewal"" -- this is a collection of essays all but two of which have already been published. They show the evolution of his social and economic thinking as well as his preoccupation with the disintegrating forces which created large metropolitan centers and are now stifling them. The author-America's leading student of the development of cities -- takes New York, Honolulu and London to exemplify his theories. In discussing London, he considers the region as all England; the two hitherto unpublished essays are linked with this section, -- Post-War Building and The Plan of London. He bases his approach to his ideas of the needs of human beings for constructive, vigorous living. He points out that crowding in cities is accompanied by a declining birth rate, final proof of moral decay. He pleads for new emphasis on the family, on social cooperation, on renewed controls...Special market.

Pub Date: May 10th, 1945
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace