Dark Age Ahead

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Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307425452

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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In this indispensable book, urban visionary Jane Jacobs argues that as agrarianism gives way to a technology-based future, we’re at risk of cultural collapse. Jacobs—renowned author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities and The Economy of Cities—pinpoints five pillars of our culture that are in serious decay: community and family; higher education; the effective practice of science; taxation, and government; and the self-regulation of the learned professions. The corrosion of these pillars, Jacobs argues, is linked to societal ills such as environmental crisis, racism, and the growing gulf between rich and poor. But this is a hopeful book as well as a warning. Drawing on a vast frame of reference—from fifteenth-century Chinese shipbuilding to Ireland’s cultural rebirth—Jacobs suggests how the cycles of decay can be arrested and our way of life renewed. Invigorating and accessible, Dark Age Ahead is not only the crowning achievement of Jane Jacobs’ career, but one of the most important works of our time.

Schlüsselwerke der Stadtforschung

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Author: Frank Eckardt

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658104384

Category: Social Science

Page: 468

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Mit diesem Band sollen wichtige Texte der Stadtforschung einem breiten Publikum vorgestellt werden, das sich für heutige und zukünftige Fragen der Stadtentwicklung interessiert. Es werden vor allem Texte aus den Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften vorgestellt, die in den letzten zwei Jahrzenten in den stadtbezogenen Diskursen eine große Rolle gespielt haben und die unser Denken über die Stadt maßgeblich beeinflusst haben. Die Schlüsselwerke der Stadtforschungermöglichen den Lesern einen Einblick in die verschiedenen Themen, theoretischen Ansätze und Forschungskontroversen, die in der aktuellen Diskussion um das Leben in der Stadt wichtig erscheinen. Damit soll somit sowohl der professionellen Auseinandersetzung als auch der interessierten Öffentlichkeit insgesamt ein transdisziplinärer Einblick in die Komplexität der urbanen Gesellschaft ermöglicht werden.

Living Into Focus

Choosing What Matters in an Age of Distractions

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Author: Arthur Boers,Eugene Peterson

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1587433141

Category: Religion

Page: 226

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A veteran pastor and teacher offers a critical look at the isolating effects of modern life, helping readers make their lives more focused and rewarding.

Cultivating Reality

How the Soil Might Save Us

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Author: Ragan Sutterfield

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621896072

Category: Religion

Page: 130

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We are, at our base, humus-beings. Our lives are dependent upon the soil and we flourish when we live in this reality. Unfortunately, we have been a part of a centuries-long push to build a new tower of Babel--an attempt to escape our basic dependence on the dirt. This escape has resulted in ecological disaster, unhealthy bodies, and broken communities. In answer to this denial, a habit of mind formed from working close with the soil offers us a way of thinking and seeing that enables us to see the world as it really is. This way of thinking is called agrarianism. In Cultivating Reality , Ragan Sutterfield guides us through the agrarian habit of mind and shows Christians how a theological return to the soil will enliven us again to the joys of creatureliness.

The Road

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Author: Jack London

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813540127

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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In 1894, eighteen-year-old Jack London quit his job shoveling coal, hopped a freight train, and left California on the first leg of a ten thousand-mile odyssey. His adventure was an exaggerated version of the unemployed migrations made by millions of boys, men, and a few women during the original “great depression” of the 1890s. By taking to the road, young wayfarers like London forged a vast hobo subculture that was both a product of the new urban industrial order and a challenge to it. As London’s experience suggests, this hobo world was born of equal parts desperation and fascination. “I went on ‘The Road,’” he writes, “because I couldn't keep away from it . . . because I was so made that I couldn’t work all my life on ‘one same shift’; because—well, just because it was easier to than not to.” The best stories that London wrote about his hoboing days can be found in The Road, a collection of nine essays with accompanying illustrations, most of which originally appeared in Cosmopolitan magazine between 1907 and 1908. His virile persona spoke to white middle-class readers who vicariously escaped their desk-bound lives and followed London down the hobo trail. The zest and humor of his tales, as Todd DePastino explains in his lucid introduction, often obscure their depth and complexity. The Road is as much a commentary on London’s disillusionment with wealth, celebrity, and the literary marketplace as it is a picaresque memoir of his youth.

What's Wrong with Us

The Anthropathology Thesis

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Author: Colin Feltham

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780470019542

Category: Psychology

Page: 300

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What’s wrong with us? Professor Colin Feltham believes that the current crises of the human condition are symptoms of a chronic wayward tendency which he terms ‘anthropathology’. This interdisciplinary look at the zeitgeist of crisis traces the roots of human suffering, exploring the contemporary issues of human violence, deceit, patriarchy, abuse, irrationality and greed. Our human anthropathology is placed at the heart of all such problems. Echoing the pessimism of Schopenhauer, Cioran, Beckett, Gray and others, Feltham nevertheless insists that answers may be formulated through confrontation. Challenging and enlightening for professionals, academics and students, What's Wrong With Us? is also a fascinating read for anyone with a general interest in our current social state.

The end of the street

sustainable growth within natural limits

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Author: David Dobereiner

Publisher: Black Rose Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781551642789

Category: Architecture

Page: 239

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Puts forth an urban development strategy that responds to the living needs of emerging urban communities.

Urban Diversity

Space, Culture, and Inclusive Pluralism in Cities Worldwide

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Author: Caroline Kihato

Publisher: Woodrow Wilson Center Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 382

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As the world’s urban populations grow, cities become spaces where increasingly diverse peoples negotiate such differences as language, citizenship, ethnicity and race, class and wealth, and gender. Using a comparative framework, Urban Diversity examines the multiple meanings of inclusion and exclusion in fast-changing urban contexts. The contributors identify specific areas of contestation, including public spaces and facilities, governmental structures, civil society institutions, cultural organizations, and cyberspace. The contributors also explore the socioeconomic and cultural mechanisms that can encourage inclusive pluralism in the world’s cities, seeking approaches that view diversity as an asset rather than a threat. Exploring old and new public spaces, practices of marginalized urban dwellers, and actions of the state, the contributors to Urban Diversity assess the formation and reformation of processes of inclusion, whether through deliberate actions intended to rejuvenate democratic political institutions or the spontaneous reactions of city residents.

Creating Value

Smart Development and Green Design

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Author: Vernon D. Swaback

Publisher: Urban Land Institute

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 159

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This groundbreaking book argues convincingly that financial success in real estate development will increasingly require design that is smarter, greener, and more sustainable. It also provides examples of how this can be incorporated into a wide variety of real estate development projects.

Urban Canada

Sociological Perspectives

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Author: Harry H. Hiller

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 350

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Today, almost 80% of Canadian residents live in urban areas, as compared to about 50% in 1931. Canadian society is highly urbanized, and this change is reflected in numerous ways, from the economy and the sorts of jobs people have, to the loss of farmland and environmental degradation. From a sociological perspective, there are two different but complementary approaches to understanding urbanization. One is demographic, focusing on the movement of people to cities or the growing size and density of cities and the increasing heterogeneity of urban populations. The second view ismore socio-cultural and emphasizes the pervasiveness of urban-oriented thinking, culture, and organization throughout society. In this view, it not where you live that is important but how you live. Urban Canada: Sociological Perspectives provides a succinct discussion on urban issues with specific focus on Canadian materials and the Canadian context. Several features include Aboriginal urbanization in Canada, extensive focus oon both the rural and urban economy, immigration, crime, andgender. The overall emphasis of the text is to unite experts in the field of urban sociological issues from a Canadian perspective.

Natuurlijk veranderen

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Uitgeverij Van Gorcum

ISBN: 9789023244301

Category:

Page: 131

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Theorie en praktijk van veranderingen binnen bedrijven en organisaties die op natuurlijke wijze zonder sturing tot stand komen.

Die Vernetzung der Welt

Ein Blick in unsere Zukunft

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Author: Eric Schmidt,Jared Cohen

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644030618

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

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Welche Konsequenzen wird es haben, wenn in Zukunft die überwiegende Mehrheit der Weltbevölkerung online ist? Wenn Informationstechnologien so allgegenwärtig sind wie Elektrizität? Was bedeutet das für die Politik, die Wirtschaft – und für uns selbst? Diese Fragen beantwortet ein außergewöhnliches Autorenduo: Eric Schmidt, der Mann, der Google zu einem Weltunternehmen gemacht hat, und Jared Cohen, ehemaliger Berater von Hillary Clinton und Condoleezza Rice und jetzt Chef von Googles Denkfabrik. In diesem aufregenden Buch führen sie uns die Chancen und Gefahren jener eng vernetzten Welt vor Augen, die die meisten von uns noch erleben werden. Es ist die sehr konkrete Vision einer Zukunft, die bereits begonnen hat. Und ein engagiertes Plädoyer dafür, sie jetzt zu gestalten – weil Technologie der leitenden Hand des Menschen bedarf, um Positives zu bewirken.

Sommerhochzeit auf dem Land

Roman

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Author: Katie Fforde

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732539717

Category: Fiction

Page: 462

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Hochzeitsgefühle, nostalgisches Flair und britisches Ambiente - ein Roman zum Träumen! In den englischen Cotswolds wagen Beth, Linda und Rachel einen beruflichen Neubeginn und gründen die Agentur Vintage Wedding: Mit wenigen finanziellen Mitteln, dafür aber umso mehr Fantasie und Secondhand gestalten sie den Hochzeitstag zum unvergesslichen Erlebnis. Doch während sie voller Elan den großen Tag anderer zum Leuchten bringen, wäre ihnen beinahe entgangen, dass noch drei Hochzeiten am Horizont winken: ihre eigenen!

Tod und Leben großer amerikanischer Städte

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Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035602123

Category: Architecture

Page: 220

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In The Death and Life of Great American Cities durchleuchtet Jane Jacobs 1961 die fragwürdigen Methoden der Stadtplanung und Stadtsanierung in Amerika, der "New Yorker" nannte es das unkonventionellste und provozierendste Buch über Städtebau seit langem. Die deutsche Ausgabe wurde schnell auch im deutschsprachigem Raum zu einer viel gelesenen und diskutierten Lektüre. Sie ist jetzt wieder in einem Nachdruck zugänglich, mit einem Vorwort von Gerd Albers (1993), das nach der Aktualität dieser Streitschrift fragt.

Quill & Quire

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Book industries and trade

Page: N.A

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Das Leben und das Schreiben

Memoiren

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Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641054001

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Small Business and the City

The Transformative Potential of Small Scale Entrepreneurship

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Author: Rafael Gomez,Andre Isakov,Matthew Semansky

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442696516

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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In Small Business and the City, Rafael Gomez, Andre Isakov, and Matt Semansky highlight the power of small-scale entrepreneurship to transform local neighbourhoods and the cities they inhabit. Studying the factors which enable small businesses to survive and thrive, they highlight the success of a Canadian concept which has spread worldwide: the Business Improvement Area (BIA). BIAs allow small-scale entrepreneurs to pool their resources with like-minded businesses, becoming sources of urban rejuvenation, magnets for human talent, and incubators for local innovation in cities around the globe. Small Business and the City also analyses the policies necessary to support this urban vitality, describing how cities can encourage and support locally owned independent businesses. An inspiring account of the dynamism of urban life, Small Business and the City introduces a new “main street agenda” for the twenty-first century city.

Cthulhus Ruf

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Author: H.P. Lovecraft

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104907323

Category: Fiction

Page: 70

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Der Sprachwissenschaftler George Gammell Angell hinterlässt nach seinem Tode die geheimnisvolle Skulptur eines geschuppten Wesens. Wie sein Großneffe Francis Wayland Thurston bald herausfindet, handelt es sich dabei um eine uralte Gottheit – eine Gottheit, die nicht nur in der Phantasie ihrer Anhänger existiert ... H. P. Lovecrafts berühmteste Geschichte in ungekürzter Neuübersetzung, der es erstmals gelingt, Lovecrafts speziellen Stil und die besondere Atmosphäre seiner Erzählung in deutscher Sprache schillern zu lassen. »H. P. Lovecraft ist der bedeutendste Horror-Autor des 20. Jahrhunderts.« Stephen King Unter dem Titel »The Call of Cthulhu« erstmals veröffentlicht 1928 in der Zeitschrift »Weird Tales« Erstdruck der Übersetzung in »H. P. Lovecraft – Das Werk« (FISCHER Tor, 2017)