The 100 Mile City

Flamingo, An Imprint of Harper Collins Publishers 1993, English text 338 pp.

The thesis of this book is that a whole range of fundamental urban changes whose causes had been building up for some time took effect in the course of the 1980s and resulted in the recasting of the shape and character of the city. This book deals with five cities in particular: London, Paris, Tokyo, New York and Los Angeles. The first part deals with the attitudes of various different groups such as theorists, developers, architects and politicians towards the city. The second discusses a series of urban issues: transport, housing, and employment. The final section attempts to draw all these aspects together to paint a picture of the way that life is actually lived in the city beyond its historic core.


updated 1993