Radical Cities

An award-winning curator and editor of Icon magazine chronicles his travels through Latin America in search of urban design activists, citing the examples of visionaries who are revolutionizing social housing, public architecture and ...

Author: Justin McGuirk

Publisher: Verso Trade

ISBN: 9781781682807

Category: Architecture

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An award-winning curator and editor of Icon magazine chronicles his travels through Latin America in search of urban design activists, citing the examples of visionaries who are revolutionizing social housing, public architecture and community development.
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Radical Cities

This is a generation of activists, pragmatists and social idealists, and together they are testing new ideas that the rest of the world can learn from.

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In Radical Cities, Justin McGuirk travels across Latin America in search of activist architects, politicians and radical communities. From Chile to Brazil, and from Mexico to Argentina, McGuirk discovers people who have begun rebuilding and redesigning their environments in radically new ways. After decades of political and architectural failure, a new generation has returned to the problems of the city to address the poverty and inequality. This is a generation of activists, pragmatists and social idealists, and together they are testing new ideas that the rest of the world can learn from. An architect in Chile has designed a new form of social housing where only half of the house is built, allowing the owners to adapt the rest; Medellín, the murder capital of Colombia, has been transformed with innovative public architecture; squatters in Caracas have taken over a 45-story skyscraper, Torre David; and architect Jorge Mario Jáuregui has upgraded Rio's favelas in exciting new ways.
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Cities of the World

McGuirk, Justin. 2014. Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New
Architecture. New York: Verso. Features Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Caracas,
Bogotá, Medellín, Lima, and Santiago (Chile), among other cities. Ward, Peter M.

Author: Stanley D Brunn

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ISBN: 9781538126356

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Remarkably, more than half of the world's population now lives in cities, and the numbers grow daily as people abandon rural areas. This fully updated and revised seventh edition of the classic text offers readers a comprehensive set of tools for understanding the urban landscape, and, by extension, the world's politics, cultures, and economies. Providing a sweeping overview of world urban geography, noted experts explore the eleven major global regions. Each regional chapter considers urban history, economy, culture, and environment, as well as urban spatial models and problems and prospects. Each begins with two facing pages: a regional map that shows the major cities and a table of basic statistical information about cities and urbanization in each region and a list of ten salient points about that region's urban experience. Chapters conclude with a list of references, including films and webpages, which can be used by the student and instructor for additional information about specific cities. This edition adds the important new themes of climate change and migration, while continuing to focus specifically on sustainability, water, technology, social and environmental justice, security and conflict, the history of urban settlement, urban planning trends, and daily life. Vignettes of key cities give the reader a vivid understanding of daily life and the "spirit of place." The opening chapter presents an overview of key terms and concepts and explores contemporary world urbanization, and a concluding chapter projects the world's urban future. Liberally illustrated in full color with a new selection of photographs, maps, and diagrams, the text also includes a rich array of textboxes to highlight key topics ranging from migration and immigration to LBGTQ activism, human security, and climate change. Clearly written and timely, Cities of the World will be invaluable for those teaching introductory or advanced classes on global cities, regional geography, the developing world, and urban studies.
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Radical City

Imagining Possibilities for the Indian City Pithamber R. Polsani ... 3 The detail
drawings of the chatrams, exhibited under the title Material City, were a part of the
'Radical City' conference held at Bengaluru on 20–21 December 2019.

Author: Pithamber R. Polsani

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 9789353887155

Category: Business & Economics

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In the next few decades a billion people will be urbanised. There will be over 40 megacities—more than 10 million inhabitants—most of which will be located in the ′global south′, especially China and India. Cities already stretched to the seams will explode. The accelerated global warming and extreme weather events will only make the situation worse resulting in unimaginable consequences. Radical City: Imagining Possibilities for the Indian City argues that we should urgently reflect on the question raised by the luminaries of Congrès Internationaux d′Architecture Moderne (CIAM) nearly a century back, ′Should our cities survive?′, because the Functional City—a conglomeration with differentiated zones of activity and transportation of people and materials between the zones—invented by CIAM has outlived its usefulness. Rethinking the city, therefore, cannot be the province of planners and technocrats alone. Instead, this book brings together artists, architects, writers, poets, designers, urban planners, social scientists, humanists and others to think about the city and its possibilities.
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Remember the Alamo

There are good and bad cities , ar : tistic and commercial cities , scholarly and
manufacturing cities , aristocratic and radical cities . San Antonio , in its political
and social character , was a thoroughly radical city . Its population , composed in
a ...

Author: Amelia E. Barr

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ISBN: UIUC:30112001990305

Category: Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.)

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The keenest sufferings entailed by war are not on the battle- field, nor in the hospital. They are in the household. There are the maimed affections, the slain hopes, the broken ties of love. And before a shot had been fired in the war of Texan independence, the battle had begun in Robert Worth's household.
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Biennial Report of the State Board of Agriculture to the Legislature of the State of Kansas

Bee , Cana , Cherry vale , Coffeyville , Crane , Elk City , Fawn Creek , Grass ,
Harrisonville , Havana , INDEPENDENCE ( C. H. ) , Ives , Liberty , Radical City ,
Rutland , Sternerton , Truman . LIST of county officers in 1882 , with post - office ...

Author: Kansas. State Board of Agriculture

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ISBN: PRNC:32101065163386

Category: Agriculture

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"Embracing statistical exhibits, with diagrams of the agricultural, industrial, mercantile, and other interests of the state, together with ... water powers, etc., etc." (varies).
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The Radical

Uscient Tyre :NDER the head of “ Prophecies , ” Dr. Bellows thus refers to ancient
Tyre :We thought over the twenty - seventh chapter of Ezekiel , which so boldly
and eloquently predicted the ruin of this proud city , which had already in the ...

Author: Sidney H. Morse

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ISBN: WISC:89077056448

Category: Theology

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The Parliamentary Debates

from oue of the most Liberal , if not one The Scotch meant the Gladstonian Memof
the most Radical , cities in Scotland . bers chiefly . Their Lordships should know
how this LORD PLAYFAIR : There was Bill had come to be passed utterly un- ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament

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ISBN: MINN:31951D01069842Q

Category: Great Britain

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Future Cities

See John Turner, Housing by People (London, 1976); Robert Fichter, ed.,
Freedom to Build: Dweller Control of the Housing Process (New York, 1972), and
Justin McGuirk, Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New
Architecture ...

Author: Paul Dobraszczyk

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781789141047

Category: Architecture

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Though reaching ever further toward the skies, today’s cities are overshadowed by multiple threats: climate change, overpopulation, social division, and urban warfare all endanger our metropolitan way of life. The fundamental tool we use to make sense of these uncertain city futures is the imagination. Architects, artists, filmmakers, and fiction writers have long been inspired to imagine cities of the future, but their speculative visions tend to be seen very differently from scientific predictions: flights of fancy on the one hand versus practical reasoning on the other. In a digital age when the real and the fantastic coexist as near equals, it is especially important to know how these two forces are entangled, and how together they may help us best conceive of cities yet to come. Exploring a breathtaking range of imagined cities—submerged, floating, flying, vertical, underground, ruined, and salvaged—Future Cities teases out the links between speculation and reality, arguing that there is no clear separation between the two. In the Netherlands, prototype floating cities are already being built; Dubai’s recent skyscrapers resemble those of science-fiction cities of the past; while makeshift settlements built by the urban poor in the developing world are already like the dystopian cities of cyberpunk. Bringing together architecture, fiction, film, and visual art, Paul Dobraszczyk reconnects the imaginary city with the real, proposing a future for humanity that is firmly grounded in the present and in the diverse creative practices already at our fingertips.
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Medium Design

... University Press , 2018 ) , xxi . 10 Posner and Weyl , Radical Markets , xviv ,
xvii - xviii . II Posner and Weyl , Radical Markets , xviv , xvii - xviii , xv , 250 , 293 .
12 David Harvey , Rebel Cities : From the Right to the City to the Urban
Revolution ...

Author: Keller Easterling

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781788739320

Category: Art

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What is the relationship between the housing crisis - the demand for building more, and the credit crunch - when the markets crashed as a result of overheated speculation in housing? Why does building more roads only lead to more traffic jams? Why are there so many 'free economic zone' in countries with authoritarian leaders? These questions is at the heart of Keller Eastering's provocative Medium Design. It is a call to look at the world in a different way, and as a result to rethink the way we design it, politically and architecturally. Currently innovation is expressed in one key the rational explanation of the design and its problem-solving capacities in the mode of start-up cliches like elevator pitches and TED talks. . We are very good at looking at individual objects - buildings, commodities, ideas, but we are very poor at seeing how they connect and interact. We go in search of the right answer, and fail to see the array of potential outcomes. We are stuck in patterns of thought such as binaries or loops, that are often avoidable forms of violence. We mistake power for freedom; new for smart. In this book, Easterling proposes a new process- we need to look at the world in a different way in order to redesign it. We need to look not at the design object by itself but in its relations with the things around it. This is the potential power of of design is in the interplay and disposition of the objects and ideas. We should place an emphasis in 'knowing how' above 'knowing that', in order to liberate, challenge existing power and rebuild a more reflexive future.
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The Century

His friends and Radical cities in France . The sanguinary relatives insisted that he
should go up to assassination there in 1870 of the chief Paris and strive to win
such a distinction at representative of the Central Government is the annual ...

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Biennial Report Kansas State Board of Agriculture

Large quarries of a superior quality of sandstone are in operation northwest and
south of the city of Independence . ... Crape , Elk City , Harrisonville , Havana ,
llosford , INDEPENDENCE ( C . H . ) , Liberty , Parker , Radical City , Rutland ...

Author: Kansas. State Board of Agriculture

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924089848166

Category: Agriculture

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Report

Large quarries of a superior quality of sandstone are in operation northwest and
south of the city of Independence . ... Grass , Harrisonville , Havana , Hosford ,
INDEPENDENCE ( C. H. ) , Liberty , Parker , Radical City , Rutland , Sternerton .

Author: Kansas. State Board of Agriculture

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ISBN: UOM:39015056093548

Category: Agriculture

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Vols. for 1874-76 include also "Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science."
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The Artisan Republic

9 Three recent exceptions to this tendency have examined a less radical city (
Toulon ) , to communists who were apolitical under the republic ( Icarians ) , " and
transitional workers ' organizations ( compagnonnages etc . ) . " In some radical ...

Author: Mary Lynn Stewart-McDougall

Publisher: Kingston, Ont. : McGill-Queen's University Press ; Gloucester [England] : A. Sutton

ISBN: STANFORD:36105039816108

Category: France

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Stresses the continuity of this successful and persistent movement from its beginnings under the July Monarchy through the revolutionary period to the advent of the Second Empire.
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Radical Orthodoxy and the Reformed Tradition

This ontology pushes Radical Orthodoxy toward talking about all cities ( and no
cities ) as “ cities of the good . ” All cities , in that sense , are either virtual cities or
parodies of a virtual city , namely , parodies of the city of God . As a result , we ...

Author: James K. A. Smith

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105114117943

Category: Philosophy

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In this work, leading scholars compare the differences and points of intersection between the growing Radical Orthodoxy (RO) movement and the Reformed tradition. This timely discussion deals with many of the hot topics currently being debated in theological and philosophical circles, including the material world's participation in transcendence, aesthetics, politics, covenant, and cultural theory. It represents an emerging willingness among proponents of RO to examine and engage the Dutch Reformed tradition, and also reflects the growing influence of RO on the Reformed tradition.This book will be enjoyed by scholars concerned with the intersection between RO and the Reformed tradition. A companion book to Smith's recently published Introducing Radical Orthodoxy, it will also be of interest to students of philosophy and theology.
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The Radical Review

THREE GREAT CITIES - THE WEST THE ETHICAL MOVEMENT THE LINE
SELECTED BY THE U. S. GOVT TO CARRY ... Price 15 cents at Radical Review
office . ... CHICAGO & KANSAS CITY , What the Press Say About It , GOING
WEST .

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ISBN: WISC:89077082543

Category: Free thought

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Lippincott s Gazetteer of the World

POPULATION OF THE CITIES , TOWNS , AND VILLAGES OF THE UNITED
STATES . ISUS RETURNS OP 1870 AND 1890 ... Mo 857 Queen City ........... p.v .
Cass .................... Tex . ... 311 169 Radical City . ... p.h . Montgomery ...... Kan .

Author: Joseph Thomas

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ISBN: IOWA:31858039622323

Category: Geography

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I Came to the City

THE BUS let ' s drive past the swimming pools of Miami Beach , you in the driver '
s seat , me several seats back , but in the radical cities , we ' ll change places so
as to show how well you ' ve done up north , and let ' s find ourselves some tiny ...

Author: Michael E. Eliot Hurst

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company

ISBN: MINN:31951001836051K

Category: Cities and towns

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Universities Left Review

D. Gregory Jones ment to present them with large sites of old cities to I will now
complete it . redevelop . It will not happen like that . The case for “ The English " ,
Lawrence said , “ don't know how to radical city reconstruction has to be ...

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ISBN: OSU:32435058804048

Category: Socialism

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Rebel Cities

Is it the financiers and developers, or the people? Rebel Cities places the city at the heart of both capital and class struggles, looking at locations ranging from Johannesburg to Mumbai, and from New York City to São Paulo.

Author: David Harvey

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781844679041

Category: Political Science

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Long before the Occupy movement, modern cities had already become the central sites of revolutionary politics, where the deeper currents of social and political change rise to the surface. Consequently, cities have been the subject of much utopian thinking. But at the same time they are also the centers of capital accumulation and the frontline for struggles over who controls access to urban resources and who dictates the quality and organization of daily life. Is it the financiers and developers, or the people? Rebel Cities places the city at the heart of both capital and class struggles, looking at locations ranging from Johannesburg to Mumbai, and from New York City to São Paulo. Drawing on the Paris Commune as well as Occupy Wall Street and the London Riots, Harvey asks how cities might be reorganized in more socially just and ecologically sane ways—and how they can become the focus for anti-capitalist resistance.
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