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TitleA history of future cities
Author Daniel Brook
Imprint New York : W.W. Norton, c2013
Descript xi, 457 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm


An exploration of four cities that reflect a blend of Eastern and Western cultures traces the historical threads connecting St. Petersburg, Shanghai, Mumbai, and Dubai while discussing their conflicted embrace of modernity


Introduction: the twenty-first century: an orientation -- New Amsterdam: St. Petersburg, 1703-1825 -- Shanghai race club: Shanghai, 1842-1911 -- Urbs prima in Indis: Bombay, 1857-1896 -- City on spilt blood: St. Petersburg/Petrograd/Leningrad, 1825-1934 -- Great world: Shanghai, 1911-1937 -- The city under progress's feet: Bombay, 1896-1947 -- Closing three windows and opening a fourth -- The two-front war: Leningrad, 1934-1985 -- The dark ages: Shanghai, 1937-1989 -- License-permit Raj: Bombay, 1947-1991 -- The city at the center of the world: Dubai, to 1981 -- From perestroika to Petrolgrad: Leningrad, 1985-St. Petersburg, present -- The head of the dragon: Shanghai, 1989-present -- Slumdogs and millionaires: Bombay 1991-Mumbai, present -- Dubai, Inc. proudly presents the international cityTM: Dubai 1981-present

Cities and towns Cities and towns -- Growth

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