Taming the Megalopolis

Taming the Megalopolis

A Design for Urban Growth

1st Edition - January 1, 1976

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  • Author: Lauchlin Currie
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483136189

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Taming the Megalopolis: A Design for Urban Growth is a stimulating and provocative text that identifies the imminent problems of human settlement in large emerging cities in developing countries with mixed economies and their possible solution. The book is a written expression of an expert's view on the problem of human settlement that aims to raise discussions, from concerned policymakers, on the identification of the problems and inciting proposals for solutions to the growing problem of human settlement in large emerging cities. The text is divided in two parts: Urban Problems and Solutions. The first part provides the basic definition and aspects of urbanization and the identification of problems of human settlement in urbanized areas. Part II introduces possible measures to solve the problems of urbanization, such as changing the design of metropolitan areas; maintaining ownership in public corporations; capturing rise in land values; and securing relatively full employment for urban workers. Economists, sociologists, urban planners and policymakers, engineers and designers, and people affected by the problems of urbanization will find this book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword


    Part I. Urban Problems

    1. The Frame of Reference

    2. Why Urbanization Occurs

    3. Factors Molding Urban Design

    4. Characteristics of Urban Life

    5. Urbanization and Social Needs

    6. Urbanization and Employment

    7. The Problem Restated

    Part II. Solutions

    8. Some Alternatives

    9. Mass Transit as a Solution

    10. Site and Services and Self-Help

    11. Public Housing in General

    12. Cities-within-Cities: A Solution for Metropolitan Areas

    13. Requisites for Cities-within-Cities

    14. Mobilizing Resources to Implement Urban Policy

    15. Capturing the Rise in Land Values Technical Note on the Economics of Urban Land

    16. Administrative Structure

    17. Some Crucial Issues in Planning a New City-within-a-City

    18. Partial Precedents

    19. Conclusion

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  • No. of pages: 138
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 2013
  • Published: January 1, 1976
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483136189

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Lauchlin Currie

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