UP 101 The city shaped

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Beth Leabru The City Shaped Urban Patterns and Meanings through History 08/28/06 Multiple influences such as political ambition, defense and colonial ambition have been causes for cities’ evolvement. But did the need for security, stability and interdependence create the city or did the city create the need? Development of cities can be closely compared to the conundrum, which came first the chicken or the egg? The City Shaped by Spiro Kostof helps clarify the different positions on urban development and continued growth. New discoveries have found that the urban revolution arose independently in several places on earth at different times, rather than spreading from one original city. Though, it is not clear whether a need spawned cities or if cities fueled the need. As an example, the Chinese’ need to control by “penetrating and holding unsettled tracts” in time matured agricultural land and small villages into a more contained urban lifestyle (Kostof 31).
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