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Planning Twentieth Century Capital Cities : Planning, History and Environment Series - David Gordon

Planning Twentieth Century Capital Cities

Planning, History and Environment Series

By: David Gordon (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st November 2009
ISBN: 9780415557344
Number Of Pages: 302

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The twentieth century witnessed an unprecedented increase in the number of capital cities worldwide. This book explores what makes capital cities different from other cities, why their planning is unique, and why there is such variety from one city to another.

For anyone with an interest in urban planning and design, architectural, planning and urban history, urban geography, or simply capital cities and why they are what they are, this book will be the key source book for a long time to come.

Foreword 1. Capital Cities in the Twentieth Century 2. Seven Types of Capital City 3. The Urban Design of Twentieth Century Capitals 4. Paris: From the Legacy of Haussmann to the Pursuit of Cultural Supremacy 5. Moscow and St Petersburg: A tale of two capitals 6. Helsinki: From Provincial to National Centre 7. London: The Contradictory Capital 8. Tokyo: Forged by Market Forces and Not the Power of Planning 9. Washington: The DC's History of Unresolved Planning Conflicts 10. Canberra: Where Landscape is Pre-eminent 11. Ottawa-Hull: Lumber Town to National Capital 12. Brasilia: A Capital in the Hinterland 13. New Delhi: Imperial Capital to Capital of the World's Largest Democracy 14. Berlin: Capital under Changing Political Regimes 15. Rome: Where Great Events not Regular Planning Bring Development 16. Chandigarh: India's Modernist Experiment 17. Brussels: Capital of Belgium and 'Capital of Europe' 18. New York City: Super-Capital -- Not by Government Alone 19. What is the Future of Capital Cities?

ISBN: 9780415557344
ISBN-10: 0415557348
Series: Planning, History and Environment Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: 1st November 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 18.42  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.63
Edition Number: 1

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