Cities and powerful knowledge: An editorial essay on accepted wisdom and global urban theory [Part I]

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Abstract

This editorial essay is the first of two designed to lay out a firm intellectual foundation for the material that will be published in future editions of CRoC. This first part is necessarily critical, pointing out that there is a stifling discourse of normative thinking that imposes a rigid framework of what is 'good' and what is 'evil' in our cities, to use Schorske's terms. Lacking in understanding of context and place, attempting to impose a rigid template of density and planning practice, this critical framework inhibits our ability to think coherently and creatively about the future-which is what Angel describes as a "planet of cities".

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S3-S9
JournalCities
Volume32
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013

Keywords

  • Accepted wisdom
  • Density
  • Public space
  • Sprawl
  • UHI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Urban Studies
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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