From Chicago to L.A. begins the task of defining an alternative agenda for urban studies and examines the case for shifting the focus of urban studies from Chicago to Los Angeles. The authors, experienced scholars from a variety of disciplines, examine: The concepts that have blocked our understanding of Southern California cities The imaginative structures that people have been using to understand and explain Los Angeles The utility of the "Los Angeles School" of urbanism

Saber y Conocer: The Metropolis of Urban Inquiry

Saber y Conocer: The metropolis of Urban inquiry
Philip J.EthingtonMartinMeeker

The field of urban studies has been interpreting the human condition for more than a century, yet it seems locked in a timeless present of discovering the “urban crisis” and concocting interpretive schemas to deal with that crisis. We are haunted by the echoes of cities in crisis (poverty, ...

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