Daniel Brook, A History of Future Cities (2013)

A History of Future Cities

 

Daniel Brook’s A History of Future Cities persuasively makes the case that major ‘world cities’ such as St Petersburg, Bombay and Shanghai, whose growth was based on trade, made their bid for global status and influence by modelling themselves on one another. One unintended consequence of such development was the coexistence of ‘controlled modernism’, progressive institution-building and the devastating exploitation of the poor.

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