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Ronan Paddison & Eugene McCann

In: Cities and Social Change: Encounters with Contemporary Urbanism

Chapter 1: Introduction: Encountering the City – Multiple Perspectives on Urban Social Change

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Introduction: Encountering the City – Multiple Perspectives on Urban Social Change
Introduction: Encountering the City – Multiple Perspectives on Urban Social Change
Ronan PaddisonEugene McCann

The great buildings of civilization; the meeting places, the libraries and theatres, the towers and the domes; and often more than these the houses, the streets, the press and excitement of so many people with so many purposes. I have stood in many cities and felt this pulse; in the physical differences of Stockholm and Florence, Paris and Milan; this identifiable and moving quality; the centre, the activity and light. Like everyone else I have also felt the chaos of the metro and the traffic jam; the monotony of the ranks of houses, the aching press of strange crowds, this sense ...

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