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Unruly Cities?: Order/Disorder

Unruly Cities?: Order/Disorder

Chris Brook, Gerry Mooney, Steve Pile
May 06, 1999

The text argues that cities are open to many forms of order and disorder both from within the city and outside. They represent cities potentials as well as their problems. It challenges the assumption that cities are threatened by disorder from below and that they might be ruled by 'order' imposed...

Unsettling Cities: Movement/Settlement

Unsettling Cities: Movement/Settlement

John Allen, Doreen Massey, Michael Pryke
February 18, 1999

This text examines the global nature of cities - cities whose openness has shaped their dynamism and character.It explores cities as sites of movement, migration and settlement where different peoples, cultures and environments combine. Unsettling Cities explores the mix of proximity and difference...

City Worlds

City Worlds

John Allen, Doreen Massey, Steve Pile
October 22, 1998

For the first time in history, half of the worlds population is living in mega-cities. Never before have we confronted such a geography of the worlds people.Analysing cities through spatial understanding, City Worlds explores how different worlds within the city are brought into close proximity....

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