Faculty Book: Tom Angotti
The New Century of the Metropolis: Urban Enclaves and Orientalism
Angotti is fundamentally optimistic about the future of the metropolis, but takes issue with urban planning’s inability to integrate urban and rural systems, its contribution to the growth of inequality, and the increase in enclave development throughout the world. Using the concept of “urban orientalism” as a theoretical underpinning of modern urban planning grounded in global inequalities, Angotti provides new, progressive approaches to community and metropolis. The New Century of the Metropolis argues that only when the city is understood as a necessary and beneficial accompaniment to social progress can a progressive, humane approach to urban planning be developed. Tom Angotti (Prof., Hunter) is on the doctoral faculty in earth and environmental sciences.
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Submitted on: AUG 24, 2012