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Brook, Daniel
A history of future cities / Daniel Brook
1st ed
New York : W.W. Norton, c2013
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  HT111 .B76 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Cities and towns
Cities and towns -- Growth
Physical Description xi, 457 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 401-427) and index
Contents Introduction: the twenty-first century : an orientation -- New Amsterdam -- St. Petersburg, 1703-1825 -- Shanghai race club -- Shanghai, 1842-1911 -- Urbs prima in Indis -- Bombay, 1857-1896 -- City on spilt blood -- St. Petersburg/Petrograd/Leningrad, 1825-1934 -- Great world -- Shanghai, 1911-1937 -- The city under progress's feet -- Bombay, 1896-1947 -- Closing three windows and opening a fourth -- The two-front war -- Leningrad, 1934-1985 -- The dark ages -- Shanghai, 1937-1989 -- License-permit Raj -- Bombay, 1947-1991 -- The city at the center of the world -- Dubai, to 1981 -- From perestroika to Petrolgrad -- Leningrad, 1985-St. Petersburg, present -- The head of the dragon -- Shanghai, 1989-present -- Slumdogs and millionaires -- Bombay 1991-Mumbai, present -- Dubai, Inc. proudly presents the international city(TM) : Dubai 1981-present -- Conclusion: glimpses of utopia -- Coda: from windows on the west to windows of the world
Summary An exploration of four cities that reflect a blend of Eastern and Western cultures traces the historical threads connecting St. Petersburg, Shanghai, Mumbai, and Dubai while discussing their conflicted embrace of modernity

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