European Cities and Technology: Industrial to Post-Industrial Cities - Cities and Technology by Colin Chant
Cities and Technology, a series of three textbooks and three readers, explores one of the most fundamental changes in the history of human society: the transition from rural to urban…
European Cities and Technology synopsis
Cities and Technology, a series of three textbooks and three readers, explores one of the most fundamental changes in the history of human society: the transition from rural to urban lifestyles. This series presents a new social history of technology, using urban settings primarily as a source of historical evidence and a focus on the interpretation of historical relationships of technology and society.
Drawing on perspectives and writings through a number of disciplines involved in urban historical studies - including archeology, urban history, historical geography and architectural history- the books explores the series: how cities and cities are formed through applications of a range of techniques and how these technological applications In its social contexts, including politics, economy, culture and the natural environment. European cities and technology are designed to be used on their own or as a companion to the European reader of cities and technology in the same chain.
The book is divided into three main sections: industrial revolution cities including case studies of Manchester, Glasgow, London and Paris. European cities since 1870, including London and Paris Berlin, the rise of modern urban planning and postwar reconstruction; and a variety of topics including Milton Keynes, colonial India and Russia.
It examines the relative importance of technology,economics, politics and social conditions in relation to urban change.
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