Millennial Metropolis

In Millennial Metropolis I engage with traditional forms of local area study in the metropolis, as well as the new ethnography of place and territory situated at the intersection of industrial innovation, culture and place.

Author: Tom Hutton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315312484

Category: Science

Page: 284

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The text offers a critical perspective on complex and consequential aspects of growth and change in London, viewed through the lens of multiscalar space and brought to life through exemplary case studies. It demonstrates how capital, culture and governance have combined to reproduce London, within a frame of relational geographies and historical relayering. Emphasis is placed on the sequences of political change, capital intensification, industrial restructuring and cultural infusions which have transformed space in London since the 1980s. Tom Hutton contributes to the rich discourse on London’s experiences of urbanization, by producing a fresh perspective on its development saliency. Millennial Metropolis includes a systematic review and synthesis of research literatures on globalizing cities, with reference to the reproduction of space at the metropolitan, district and neighbourhood scales. Hutton offers a nuanced treatment of geographical scale, observed in the blending of global/transnational processes with the fine-grained imprint of governance processes and social relations. These proccesses are manifested in sites of innovation, spectacle and social conviviality, but also produce experiences of displacement and inequality. The author presents a spatial model of metropolitan development by exploring how growth and change in twenty-first-century London is expressed internally as an enlarged zonal structure extending beyond the traditional territories of central and inner London. Serious threats to London are discussed —from the isolating implications of Brexit, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the dire threat of ecological crises and deteriorating public health associated with climate change. This will be an invaluable text for postgraduate students, established scholars and upper level undergraduates, across diverse disciplines and fields including geography, sociology, governance studies and planning and urban studies.

The Intelligible Metropolis

Hence, these generic tendencies are retranslated into the cultural particularities of the millennial metropolis. The first tendency of representation adhering to notions of New Jerusalem especially concerns narratives by authors from ...

Author: Nora Pleßke

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 9783839426722

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 576

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Writings on the metropolis generally foreground illimitability, stressing thereby that the urban ultimately remains both illegible and unintelligible. Instead, the purpose of this interdisciplinary study is to demonstrate that mentality as a tool offers orientation in the urban realm. Nora Pleßke develops a model of urban mentality to be employed for cities worldwide. Against the background of the Spatial Turn, she identifies dominant urban-specific structures of London mentality in contemporary London novels, such as Monica Ali's »Brick Lane«, J.G. Ballard's »Millennium People«, Nick Hornby's »A Long Way Down«, and Ian McEwan's »Saturday«.

Neon Metropolis

... been built for another city, a smalltown city, and they bore no relationship to the needs of the ever-expanding millennial metropolis. The way people reacted depended on where they came from. If you hailed from greater Los Angeles, ...

Author: Hal Rothman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317958536

Category: Political Science

Page: 340

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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Early American Literature and Culture

... but the literal metropolis of Christ's millennial kingdom with its throne in His restored Judea.26 " For the ... 772 ) .27 While the Saved Nations of the Gentiles — huddling around Christ's millennial metropolis in " the land of ...

Author: Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874134234

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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"Early American Literature and Culture: Essays Honoring Harrison T. Meserole, a timely collection that reflects changing conceptions of the field, contains studies by leading scholars and celebrates the achievements of Harrison T. Meserole--colonialist, bibliographer, and Shakespeare scholar extraordinaire. These dynamic essays deal with areas at the forefront of current research, such as popular culture, minority and non-Anglo writings, recanonization, genre studies, and Anglo-American links. All the contributors were Meserole's students sometime during the twenty-eight years he taught at The Pennsylvania State University, and all have established their own scholarly reputations since then." "Timothy K. Conley examines the institutionalization of American literature. Donald P. Wharton considers the influence of the English Renaissance on Colonial sea literature. Paul J. Lindholdt provides an overview of a vast popular genre, the colonial promotion tract." "Raymond F. Dolle uncovers the satire against Sir Walter Raleigh, the romantic treasure-seeker, by his more hard-nosed contemporary, John Smith. Reiner Smolinski's revisionist essay argues that New England's leading divines did not--as many still believe--justify their Errand eschatologically. Ada Van Gastel discusses the main text of the early Dutch colonists, by Adriaen van der Donck." "Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola analyzes Sarah Kemble Knight's travel journal as an unusual example of a Puritan picaresque. Jeffrey Walker probes eighteenth-century undergraduate commonplace books revealing the seamy side of Harvard undergraduate life. Stephen R. Yarbrough examines Jonathan Edwards's conceptions of time in the last work he saw to press before he died." "Robert D. Arner introduces and annotates two unpublished poems by the Samuel Pepys of eighteenth-century Virginia, Robert Bolling. Robert D. Habich explores Franklin's rhetorical method as rooted in contemporary empirical science. Cheryl Z. Oreovicz shows how Mercy Warren's tragedies contained stern messages for the post-Revolutionary "Lost generation."" "Jayne K. Kribbs looks at the popular novelist John Davis as a candidate for recanonization, and Paul Sorrentino shows that Mason Lock Weems's so-called children's classic, The Life of Washington, is a complex, artistic work for adults."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Apocalyptic Projections

Before further discussing Metropolis, a more concrete definition of the Millennial generation is needed, if that is indeed possible. At its most basic, the Millennials are the newest generation to come of age, born between the years ...

Author: Annette M. Magid

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443878807

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

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Apocalyptic Projections have been pondered since Biblical times. Theories abounded in an attempt to prepare for calamity and plan for the future. Worldwide concern regarding a twenty-first century apocalypse, related to the 2012 Mayan Apocalyptic prediction, sparked renewed interest. Even though the concept of apocalypse evokes images of total oblivion, threads of possibility and redemption offer a potential fabric of hope. The majority of the papers included in Apocalyptic Projections were p ...

The Human City

“The Anti-City,” Metropolis: Values in Conflict, Belmont: Wadsworth. WILFORD, John Noble. ... “The Millennial Metropolis,” New Geography, -millennial-metropolis. WOLFF, Edward N. (2012, ...

Author: Joel Kotkin

Publisher: Agate Publishing

ISBN: 9781572847767

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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The author of The Coming of Neo-Feudalism and The New Class Conflict challenges conventions of urban planning. Around the globe, most new urban development has adhered to similar tenets: tall structures, small units, and high density. In The Human City, Joel Kotkin―called “America’s uber-geographer” by David Brooks of the New York Times―questions these nearly ubiquitous practices, suggesting that they do not consider the needs and desires of the vast majority of people. Built environments, Kotkin argues, must reflect the preferences of most people―even if that means lower-density development. The Human City ponders the purpose of the city and investigates the factors that drive most urban development today. Armed with his own astute research, a deep-seated knowledge of urban history, and a sound grasp of economic, political, and social trends, Kotkin pokes holes in what he calls the “retro-urbanist” ideology and offers a refreshing case for dispersion centered on human values. This book is not anti-urban, but it does advocate a greater range of options for people to live the way they want at all stages of their lives. Praise for The Human City “Kotkin . . . presents the most cogent, evidence-based and clear-headed exposition of the pro-suburban argument . . . . In pithy, readable sections, each addressing a single issue, he debunks one attack on the suburbs after another. But he does more than that. He weaves an impressive array of original observations about cities into his arguments, enriching our understanding of what cities are about and what they can and must become.” —Shlomo Angel, Wall Street Journal “The most eloquent expression of urbanism since Jane Jacobs’s The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Kotkin writes with a strong sense of place; he recognizes that the geography and traditions of a city create the contours of its urbanity.” —Ronnie Wachter, Chicago Tribune

Infinite Suburbia

extends to the vast majority of millennials, a generation that sees homeownership as a critical life goal.30 Another survey of ... Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais, “The Millennial Metropolis,” New Geography, April 19, 2010, ...

Author: MIT Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781616896706

Category: Architecture


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Infinite Suburbia is the culmination of the MIT Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism's yearlong study of the future of suburban development. Extensive research, an exhibition, and a conference at MIT's Media Lab, this groundbreaking collection presents fifty-two essays by seventy-four authors from twenty different fields, including, but not limited to, design, architecture, landscape, planning, history, demographics, social justice, familial trends, policy, energy, mobility, health, environment, economics, and applied and future technologies. This exhaustive compilation is richly illustrated with a wealth of photography, aerial drone shots, drawings, plans, diagrams, charts, maps, and archival materials, making it the definitive statement on suburbia at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

The Mormon Rebellion

city was almost an exact copy of the one Joseph Smith had envisioned in 1833—the millennial metropolis of New Jerusalem, the City of Zion, where the Lord would come in Missouri. Still unbuilt in that state, the city was designed to ...

Author: David L. Bigler

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806183961

Category: History

Page: 384

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In 1857 President James Buchanan ordered U.S. troops to Utah to replace Brigham Young as governor and restore order in what the federal government viewed as a territory in rebellion. In this compelling narrative, award-winning authors David L. Bigler and Will Bagley use long-suppressed sources to show that—contrary to common perception—the Mormon rebellion was not the result of Buchanan's "blunder," nor was it a David-and-Goliath tale in which an abused religious minority heroically defied the imperial ambitions of an unjust and tyrannical government. They argue that Mormon leaders had their own far-reaching ambitions and fully intended to establish an independent nation—the Kingdom of God—in the West. Long overshadowed by the Civil War, the tragic story of this conflict involved a tense and protracted clash pitting Brigham Young's Nauvoo Legion against Colonel Albert Sidney Johnston and the U.S. Army's Utah Expedition. In the end, the conflict between the two armies saw no pitched battles, but in the authors' view, Buchanan's decision to order troops to Utah, his so-called blunder, eventually proved decisive and beneficial for both Mormons and the American republic. A rich exploration of events and forces that presaged the Civil War, The Mormon Rebellion broadens our understanding of both antebellum America and Utah's frontier theocracy and offers a challenging reinterpretation of a controversial chapter in Mormon annals.

Coming Wonders Expected Between 1867 and 1875

Jerusalem will become the earth's millennial metropolis , to which multitudes from every nation will make annual pilgrimages ; and Rome , the longestablished centre of the world's apostasy , will , by a volcanic * Rev. xx .

Author: Michael Paget Baxter


ISBN: PRNC:32101065970707

Category: Bible

Page: 447

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Explaining the future literal fulfilment of the seals, trumpets, vials and other prophecies of revelation ...


... millennial' metropolis. In preparation for its new role, the western city's heart was to be ripped out, destroying 50,000 existing apartments, and the emptiness filled with structures the like of which – according to Hitler ...

Author: Rory MacLean

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780297868835

Category: History

Page: 400

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The first single-volume biography of Berlin, one of the world's great cities - told via twenty-one portraits, from medieval times to the twenty-first century. A city devastated by Allied bombs, divided by a Wall, then reunited and reborn, Berlin today resonates with the echo of lives lived, dreams realised and evils executed. No other city has repeatedly been so powerful and fallen so low. And few other cities have been so shaped and defined by individual imaginations. Through vivid portraits spanning five centuries, Rory MacLean reveals the varied and rich history of Berlin, from its brightest to its darkest moments. We encounter an ambitious prostitute refashioning herself as a princess, a Scottish mercenary fighting for the Prussian Army, Marlene Dietrich flaunting her sexuality and Hitler fantasising about the mega-city Germania. The result is a uniquely imaginative biography of one of the world's most volatile yet creative cities.