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The Well-Tempered City
The Well-Tempered City

The Well-Tempered City

Jonathan F. P. Rose
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The Well-Tempered City

Jonathan F. P. Rose
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2017 PROSE Award Winner: Outstanding Scholarly Work by a Trade Publisher In the vein of Jane Jacobs' s The Death and Life of Great American Cities and Edward Glaeser' s Triumph of the City, Jonathan F. P. Rose— a visionary in urban development and renewal— champions the role of cities in addressing the environmental, economic, and social challenges of the twenty-first century. Cities are birthplaces of civilization; centers of culture, trade, and progress; cauldrons of opportunity— and the home of eighty percent of the world' s population by 2050. As the 21 st century progresses, metropolitan areas will bear the brunt of global megatrends such as climate change, natural resource depletion, population growth, income inequality, mass migrations, education and health disparities, among many others. In The Well-Tempered City, Jonathan F. P. Rose— the man who " repairs the fabric of cities" — distills a lifetime of interdisciplinary research and firsthand experience into a five-pronged model for how to design and reshape our cities with the goal of equalizing their landscape of opportunity. Drawing from the musical concept of " temperament" as a way to achieve harmony, Rose argues that well-tempered cities can be infused with systems that bend the arc of their development toward equality, resilience, adaptability, well-being, and the ever-unfolding harmony between civilization and nature. These goals may never be fully achieved, but our cities will be richer and happier if we aspire to them, and if we infuse our every plan and constructive step with this intention. A celebration of the city and an impassioned argument for its role in addressing the important issues in these volatile times, The Well-Tempered City is a reasoned, hopeful blueprint for a thriving metropolis— and the future.

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Publisher
HarperCollins
Year
2016
ISBN
9780062234742
Topic
Architecture
Subtopic
Urban Planning & Landscaping

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