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by Shlomo Angel

ISBN: 1558442456
ISBN13: 978-1558442450
Language: English
Publisher: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (August 28, 2012)
Pages: 360
Category: Politics and Government
Subategory: Sociology

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Shlomo Angel’s wonderful book, Planet of Cities, has begun to do just that

Shlomo Angel’s wonderful book, Planet of Cities, has begun to do just that. It contains a wealth of knowledge, information, and insights interspersed with a delightful historical perspective that I will be returning to again and again. This timely and important book will.

283 C onclusion 284 C hapter 1 7 : Making Room for a Planet of Cities. This book is a modest contribution toward a science of cities, based on the study of sufficiently large numbers of cities, to help government officials, academics, activists, or interested citizens identify and address their common ailments and seek common cures.

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Making Room for a Planet of Cities is a comprehensive and original analysis of the quantitative dimensions of past, present, and future global urban land cover, culminating in a proposed new paradigm for preparing for explosive growth in cities the world over. Carefully selected metrics measured in four new data sets with ArcGIS software provide a comprehensive and consistent global and historical perspective on urban expansion. These data sets are:1.

Professor Shlomo Angel's new book, Planet of Cities, seems likely to command a place on the authoritative bookshelf of urbanization between Tertius Chandler's Four Thousand Years of Urban Growthand Sir Peter Hall's Cities and Civilization and The Containment of Urban England. Chandler produced the definitive volume of gross population figures for urban areas (cities) over millennia. Angel, takes the subject much further, describing detail how urban areas have grown over the last two centuries, both in population and continuous urban land area

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The Planet of Cities together with its companion volume, the Atlas of Urban Expansion, contributes to developing a science of cities based on studying all these cities together—not in the abstract, but with a view to preparing them for their coming expansion. The book puts into question the main tenets of the familiar Containment Paradigm, also known as smart growth, urban growth .

Request PDF On Jan 1, 2014, Karima Kourtit and others published Planet of Cities, by Shlomo Angel. As a case study example of the power of social media data as a support tool in smart cities, we consider Twitter data in the municipality of Amsterdam. Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. We use machine learning techniques to identify temporal patterns that we then relate back to their spatial dimension, effectively connecting the digital with physical aspect of cities.

Karima Kourtit, 2014. Planet of Cities, by Shlomo Angel. Cambridge, MA : Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Handle: RePEc:bla:jregsc:v:54:y:2014:i:1:p:161-162.

Nearly 4,000 cities on our planet today have populations of 100,000 people or more. We know their names, locations, and approximate populations from maps and other data sources, but there is little comparable knowledge about all these cities, and none that can be described as rigorously scientific. The Planet of Cities together with its companion volume, the Atlas of Urban Expansion, contributes to developing a science of cities based on studying all these cities together—not in the abstract, but with a view to preparing them for their coming expansion. 

The book puts into question the main tenets of the familiar Containment Paradigm, also known as smart growth, urban growth management, or compact city, that is designed to contain boundless urban expansion, typically decried as sprawl. It examines this paradigm in a broader global perspective and shows it to be deficient and practically useless in addressing the central questions now facing expanding cities outside the United States and Europe. 

In its place Shlomo Angel proposes to revive an alternative Making Room Paradigm that seeks to come to terms with the expected expansion of cities, particularly in the rapidly urbanizing countries in Asia and Africa, and to make the minimally necessary preparations for such expansion instead of seeking to contain it. This paradigm is predicated on four propositions:1. The expansion of cities that urban population growth entails cannot be contained. Instead we must make adequate room to accommodate it.2. City densities must remain within a sustainable range. If density is too low, it must be allowed to increase, and if it is too high, it must be allowed to decline.3. Strict containment of urban expansion destroys the homes of the poor and puts new housing out of reach for most people. Decent housing for all can be ensured only if urban land is in ample supply.4. As cities expand, the necessary land for public streets, public infrastructure networks, and public open spaces must be secured in advance of development.The first part of the book explores planetary urbanization in a historical and geographical perspective, to establish a global perspective for the study of cities. It confirms that we are in the midst of an urbanization project that started in earnest at the beginning of the nineteenth century, has now reached its peak with half the world population residing in urban areas, and will come to a close, possibly by the end of this century, when most people who want to live in cities will have moved there. This realization lends urgency to the call for preparing for urban expansion now, when the urbanization project is still in full swing, rather than later, when it would be too late to make a difference.The second part of the book seeks to deepen our understanding and thus lessen our fear of urban expansion by providing detailed quantitative answers to seven sets of questions regarding the dimensions and attributes of urban expansion:1. What are the extents of urban areas everywhere and how fast are they expanding over time?2. How dense are these urban areas and how are urban densities changing over time?3. How centralized are the residences and workplaces in cities and do they tend to disperse to the periphery over time? 4. How fragmented are the built-up areas of cities and how are levels of fragmentation changing over time?5. How compact are the shapes of urban footprints and how are their levels of compactness changing over time?6. How much land would urban areas require in future decades?7. How much cultivated land will be consumed by expanding urban areas?By answering these questions and exploring their implications for action, this book provides the conceptual framework, basic empirical data, and practical agenda necessary for the minimal yet meaningful management of the urban expansion process.The companion volume, Atlas of Urban Expansion, was also authored by Lincoln Institute visiting fellow Shlomo “Solly” Angel with Jason Parent, Daniel L. Civco, and Alejandro M. Blei. The main objective is to increase understanding and help residents, policy makers, and researchers around the world come to terms with the expected global urban expansion in the coming decades.
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Frlas
This is one of the most original books about urbanization and urban planning. It is based on a comprehensive compilation and analysis of global data covering several centuries. Based on the analysis, the broad recommendations for planning are well considered and convincing although the first impression might be something like "let the cities grow, without much planning"'. The "grid of dirt roads" is a seemingly simple framework for sustainable physical development, but, on second thought, it is not going to be easy at all to implement. Solly has done it again -- a thoroughly original and admirable book. I would love to engage in a professional discussion about his work, especially with regard to a sequel which he suggests -- to be written by other researchers..

Road.to sliver
This is a rare book which brings Solly's delightful prose to the highly important topic of urban growth and what to do about it. Supported by statistics, which at times become somewhat mind-numbing, he makes a powerful case for proactive planning. The book is enlivened by numerous well chosen illustrations, as well as well designed tables and graphs. There is no question about it: this book represents a milestone in the literature of urban planning.

Mr.mclav
This is an important book that contributes towards a science of cities and should be read in conjunction with its companion volume 'Atlas of urban expansion'. The series brings some rigour to the definition of urban densities and analysis of the global hierarchy of cities. Affordable housing in the rapidly developing countries and flexibility for future patterns of urban growth, are key ingredients for resilience and adaption to change in the future. This book is extremely well written, and is essential reading for university courses on urban planning.

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