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CONTENTS

Notes on contributors IX

Foreword xv

Robert Fishman

Preface xxi

Douglas Kelbaugh and Kit Krankel McCuliough

Acknowledgments xxv

I URBAN PROCESS

Introduction 3

Kit Krankel McCuliough

Observations

The virtues of cities 6

Alex Krieger

Working cities: Density, risk, spontaneity 12

}. Max Bond, }r.

Meaningful urban design: Teleologicallcatalytic/relevant 14

Aseem Inam

Mathematics of the ideal roadtrip 24

Christopher Monson

City walking: Laying claim to Manhattan 34

Ben lacks

Preservation, re-use, and sustainability

Green Manhattan 45

David Owen

Stewardship of the built environment: The emerging synergies

from sustaina bility and historie preservation 57

Robert A. Young

DROSS; Re-genesis of diverse matter 61

Lydia Kallipoliti

The shared global ideology of the big and the green 69

David Gissen

Community

Levittown retrofitted: An urbanism beyond the property line 75

Teddy Cruz

The mnemonic city: Duality, invisibility, and memory in American

urbanism 80

Craig Evan Barton

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Mapping East Los Angeles: Aesthetics and cultural politics in an

other L.A. 87

]ose Gdmez

Celebrating the city 96

Alan]. Plattus

Skid Row, Los Angeles 98

Camilo ]ose Vergara

11 URBAN FORM 103

Introduction: Further thoughts on the three urbaniSlllS 105

Douglas Kelbaugh

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Without end: Mats, holes, and the promise of landscape urbanism 120

Karen M'Closkey

Boston's New Urban Ring: An antidote to urban fragmentation 127

George Thrush

Infrastructure for the new social compact 138

William R. Morrish and Catherine R. Brown

New urbanism

Whatever happened to modernity? 155

Daniel SolomOI1

The town of Seaside: Designed in 1978-1983 by Duany

Plater-Zyberk & Co. 168

Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk

The impact of ideoJogy on American town planning 176

Tony Schuman and Elliott Selar

New Urbanism as a counter-project to post-industriaJislll 185

Ellen Dunham-]ones

lntegrating urbanisms: Growing places between New Urbanism and

Post-Urbanism 194

Carl Giometti

Post urbanism

Rem Koolhaas's writing on cities: Poetic perception and gnomic

fantasy 203

William S. Saunders

"Bigness" in context: Some regressive tendencies in Rem

KooJhaas' urban theory 220

]orge Otero-Pallos

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Habraken and Koolhaas: Two Dutehmen Bying over Bijlmermeer 229

]une P. Williamson

Heterotopias and Urban Design 237

David Grahame Shane

111 URBAN SOCIETY 245

Introduetion 247

Douglas Kelbaugh

The publie realm

Big Brother is eharging you 250

Michael Sorkin

Communitas and the Ameriean publie realm 254

Spiro Kostof

Contesting the publie realm: Struggles over publie spaee in Los

Angeles 271

Margaret Crawford

Action spaee 281

Richard Scherr

The inseription of "publie" and "eivie" realms in the eontemporary city 291

Michael E. Gamble

Globalism and loeal identity

Zone 297

Keller Easterling

Dis-assembling the urban: The variable interaetions of spatial form

and eontent 303

Saskia Sassen

Tropieal Lewis Mumford: The first eritieal regionalist urban planner 313

Liane Lefaivre and Alexander Tzonis

The luxury of languor 324

Michael A. McClure and Ursula Emery McClure

Teehnology

Teehnoseienee and environmental eulture: A provisional eritique 333

Kenneth Frampton

Teehnology, plaee, and the nonmodern thesis 345

Steven A. Moore

Immanent domain: Pervasive computing and the publie realm 360

Dana Cuff

City of dreams: Virtual spaee/publie spaee 372

Eugenia Victoria Ellis

Index 383

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