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Author Doxiadēs, Kōnstantinos Apostolou, 1913-1975.

Title Anthropopolis, city for human development / by C.A. Doxiadis. And a symposion with René Dubos ... [and others].

Published New York : Norton, 1975.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  301.36 ANT MF19    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st American ed.
Physical description xx, 398 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes Includes the proceedings of a symposium organized by the Athens Center of Ekistics and the Doxiadēs family and held July 6-8, 1972 in Athens.
Includes index.
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 377-379.
Contents Part 1 Anthropopolis: City for Human Development -- 2. Hypotheses 11 -- 3. Inevitable city 25 -- 4. Anthropos (Man) within his city 46 -- 5. Specifications for the City of Anthropos (Man) 101 -- 6. Time for action 191 -- Part 2 Symposion on the City for Human Development -- 9. A City for Human Development: eighteen hypotheses / C.A. Doxiadis 211 -- 10. Great city versus small city / Dennis Gabor 218 -- 11. Comments on the City for Human Development / C.H. Waddington 226 -- 13. Biological basis of urban design / Rene Dubos 253 -- 14. Kind of city we want / Margaret Mead 264 -- 15. Which way progress? / Thomas A. Doxiadis 271 -- 17. Consideration for the young in a City for Human Development / Reginald S. Lourie 307 -- 18. Thoughts on the City for Human Development / Erik H. Erikson 313 -- 19. Individuality, nutrition and mental development / Spyros A. Doxiadis 321 -- 21. Concluding statements 347 -- Appendix 1 Observations on visual information in Hydra 358 -- Appendix 2 Thoughts on the City for Human Development: a letter written by Dr. Gordon Tripp, June 1972 366.
Summary In the summer of 1972 a symposium on the City for Human Development was organized by the Athens Center of Ekistics. C. A. Doxiadis, an architect, and one of the planners of the symposium, prepared a set of goals and a proposal for discussion. His main concern was how to make the city more humane, that is, how to make citizens happy and safe and help them in their human development. Doxiadis' proposal faced this problem from the point of view of a builder of houses and cities who wishes to develop them in a responsible manner Therefore, it was decided to bring together a few scientists interested in the fate of man who would discuss whether it was possible to create a city which would ensure man's happiness and security and which would also help him to develop in a more satisfactory manner. This book contains Doxiadis' report and the symposium.
Doxiadis' proposal raised some important points: What is the future of the city? Why and how is it changing? How can the city guarantee that every individual develops to the maximum of his potential? How can the city be built to fit human needs? The participants included Rene Dubos, who spoke about undefined human needs, social separation, contacts between people; Erik H. Erikson, who concentrated on the stages of human development; Margaret Mead, who spoke about preparing children for the city. The other participants included a physicist, a child psychiatrist, a biologist, a physician, and a pediatrician.
The symposium produced some important ideas which will be invaluable in the planning of more workable cities and in the reorganization of society to give citizens the maximum of community life and the maximum of diversity.
Other author Athēnaïko Kentro Oikistikēs.
Subject Sociology, Urban -- Congresses.
City planning -- Congresses.
Variant Title City for human development.
ISBN 0393087212 () $14.95