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Unformatted text preview: 05a_Urbanization_and_Urban_Life Urbanization and Urban Life You can take notes in Word as you listen to the audio file. Be sure to save the page when you finish. First Audio File (running time: 12:43) 1. Play this mp3 file from your audio folder Use this link only if you've transferred audio files to your computer from a CD . 2. Play this streaming REAL audio file You can listen to this lecture with your media player. 3. Download & play this mp3 file There are several ways of saving and accessing these downloads. The Structure of Cities Lecture part 1 This lecture takes up where discussion in chapter five leaves off, with the subject of globalization and specifically how globalization is related to urban life. From Peter F. Drucker's Post Capitalist Society : The basic economic resource is no longer capital or natural resources but is now knowledge . The center of the knowledge society is cities . Why? In Preparing for the Urban Future (edited by Michael A. Cohen, Blair A. Ruble, Joseph S. Tulchin and Allison M. Garland; 1996), the editors discuss five paths to the urban future in their introductory article. These paths highlight what the cities of today are like, and they offer insight into how tomorrow's cities will be different. What are the authors' key points? What are the main features of these divergent city types? How are these cities changing?-the postindustrial city Most growth is on the edge of these cities, or cities close to them. Inner cities get left behind. -the new age boomtown Centered on new technologies. Population is well educated. -the postsot city Mostly in eastern Europe, parts of Asia. Privatization ruins it....
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- Fall '06