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Author Fowler, Edmund P., 1942-

Title Cities, culture, and granite / Edmund P. Fowler.

Published Tonawanda, NY : Guernica Editions, 2004.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  307.76 FOWL GD15    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description 117 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Essay series ; 50.
Essay series (Guernica (Firm)) ; 50.
Notes Includes articles written for the Literary review of Canada and other publications.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Foreword / P. A. Dutil -- The ecological sense of mixed land use -- Reflections on Building cities that work -- The politics and ecology of a healthy city -- Is it accidental or merely wild? -- Getting urban growth wrong -- Domestication as pavement -- What is sustainability? : Heidigger in Hamilton -- Culture and granite.
Summary "Cities are dysfunctional in part because we have built them in ways that pollute our ecosphere, something that harms our health in a direct way. Ecological stupidity is also economic stupidity, and North American urban development is incomprehensibly expensive. But cities also don't work socially: their design discourages casual public contact, which is the source of strong local communities and of self-confident collective action. Fowler points to numerous examples of humans who have transcended this culture of separation."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Urban ecology (Sociology)
City planning -- Environmental aspects.
City and town life.
ISBN 1550711946