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Radical Uniqueness and the Flight from Urban Theory

Robert A. Beauregard

in The City, Revisited: Urban Theory from Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665754
eISBN:
9781452946559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665754.003.0009
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter uses the notion of radical uniqueness to discuss how city-based theories, regardless of the city in which they originate, are antithetical to the larger urban project. The concept of ... More


Unlearning the City: Infrastructure in a New Optical Field

Swati Chattopadhyay

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679317
eISBN:
9781452947266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679317.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

Cities are more than concrete and steel infrastructure. But modern urban theory does not have the language to describe and debate the vital component of urban life that is lived on the streets of ... More


The City and Its Politics: Informal and Contested

Frank Gaffikin, David C. Perry, and Ratoola Kundu

in The City, Revisited: Urban Theory from Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665754
eISBN:
9781452946559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665754.003.0014
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter suggests that a notable condition of urbanism in the developing world—informality—holds resonance not only for our understanding of places registering the greatest amount of urban ... More


Studying Twenty-first Century Cities

Dick Simpson and Tom Kelly

in The City, Revisited: Urban Theory from Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665754
eISBN:
9781452946559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665754.003.0016
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter argues that the discussions and empirical evidence presented in this book demonstrate that any adequate theory would account for the following characteristics: a metropolitan region in ... More


The New Chicago School: Notes toward a Theory

Terry Nichols Clark

in The City, Revisited: Urban Theory from Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665754
eISBN:
9781452946559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665754.003.0011
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter explores how the city of Chicago has encouraged a distinct flavor in the research and theorizing about cities by persons who have done time in Chicago’s environs. It considers how these ... More


Grounded Theory: Not Abstract Words but Tools of Analysis

Janet Abu-Lughod

in The City, Revisited: Urban Theory from Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665754
eISBN:
9781452946559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665754.003.0002
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter highlights the specific contrasting characteristics of Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles that explain why twentieth-century race riots in each city have been so different. It draws on ... More


School Is Out: The Case of New York City

John Hull Mollenkopf

in The City, Revisited: Urban Theory from Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665754
eISBN:
9781452946559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665754.003.0008
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter argues that we don’t really need a Chicago, Los Angeles, or New York School that privileges the distinctive characteristics of one city in our understanding of comparative urban theory. ... More


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