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Product Details

  • Paperback: 660 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (Oct. 11 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415190711
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415190718
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 19 x 24.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 358 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #854,971 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Simply brilliant. An essential reader for anyone.' - Heidi Grainger, Liverpool University

About the Author

Richard T. LeGates is Professor of Urban Studies at San Francisco State University. Frederic Stout is Lecturer in Urban Studies at Stanford University.


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The HARDCOPY textbook is good.
But the Kindle version... Oh my...

Whoever was in charge of converting the Hardcover to Kindle version should be ashamed. Completely disorganized, hard to find page numbers, just very bad in general.

Perhaps its Kindle. This book IS available on Google Play. I dont think I'll ever buy any university textbooks from Kindle ever again after this complete waste of money
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As a first year Urban Planner, this book was on the required readings list for our course. This book gave me the edge to all my fellow students because it provided a detailed sample through a historical and progressive manner. It provides the fundamentals of the great thinkers in Urban Planning. It also covered and introduced me to further research on areas such as design and sociology, promoting further personal research.
As a second year student, this book can always be seen in my bibliography, and is always the first thing I head towards for a brief history on any concepts that are raised in my lecturers.
This book can be seen as THE general summary of Urban Planning.
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Legates and Stout do an excellent job of compiling and briefly explaining many seminal writings on cities. There is a lot to read here and I'm not yet finished. But this heavy book is full of informative, interesting and fun writings and provides an excellent introduction to the study of cities. This is essential reading for students of Urban Form, Architecture, and the Social Sciences. Includes Le Corbusier, Patrick Geddes, Jane Jacobs, Lewis Mumford, J.B. Jackson, Witold Rybczynski and many others.
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great book
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9e8ed060) out of 5 stars 20 reviews
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9fa5ae4c) out of 5 stars Highly Recommended Dec 3 2001
By tbrady - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Legates and Stout do an excellent job of compiling and briefly explaining many seminal writings on cities. There is a lot to read here and I'm not yet finished. But this heavy book is full of informative, interesting and fun writings and provides an excellent introduction to the study of cities. This is essential reading for students of Urban Form, Architecture, and the Social Sciences. Includes Le Corbusier, Patrick Geddes, Jane Jacobs, Lewis Mumford, J.B. Jackson, Witold Rybczynski and many others.
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0235270) out of 5 stars The Best Intro to Urban Planning I've Ever Read July 6 2002
By L Mann - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
As a first year Urban Planner, this book was on the required readings list for our course. This book gave me the edge to all my fellow students because it provided a detailed sample through a historical and progressive manner. It provides the fundamentals of the great thinkers in Urban Planning. It also covered and introduced me to further research on areas such as design and sociology, promoting further personal research.
As a second year student, this book can always be seen in my bibliography, and is always the first thing I head towards for a brief history on any concepts that are raised in my lecturers.
This book can be seen as THE general summary of Urban Planning.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa02352e8) out of 5 stars A must read for anyone who enjoys cities! Oct. 26 2006
By The Intellectual - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is a very interesting collection of essays from prominent intellectuals who have shown concern over the development of cities in various aspects, whether it be economics, sociology, or other fields.

Excellent for anyone interested in urbanism, it's problems, it's development, it's future.

The book focuses heavily on U.S. cities, particularly Los Angeles and New York. It would have been nice if the book would had included articles on other large cities in the world.

Despite this, the book is an excellent read which encourages the reader to rethink the way he/she sees the city.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0235678) out of 5 stars Terrible for a classroom setting. Oct. 3 2015
By J. O'Hara - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Horrible if you're using this for a classroom environment, one of the worst ebooks I've had the misfortune of using.

The short list of problems with this edition:
-The table of contents only lists parts and not individual papers
-The page numbers are completely out of sync with the physical version of the fifth edition
-For whatever reason trying to find individual readings and papers with the search function is fruitless
-The editor's introduction of each reading is not separated from the reading itself by any change in font or even a space. It just flips from the editor's introduction to the reading itself without any indication and you have to look for clues to see where, like citations that are after the publication of the reading itself.

This is on top of all of the traditional hurdles you have to overcome when using a kindle version of a textbook (which I'm used to.) If you're getting for a class, just save yourself some trouble and grab the physical edition.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa02356a8) out of 5 stars Best Anthology! Sept. 21 2009
By Jacqueline M Zalewski - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I use this book in an Urban Soc course I teach. It is the finest anthology I've come across in terms of content and editorial introductions etc.


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