9781786635150-1786635151-What Goes Up: The Right and Wrongs to the City

What Goes Up: The Right and Wrongs to the City

ISBN-13: 9781786635150
ISBN-10: 1786635151
Author: Sorkin, Michael
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Verso
Format: Hardcover 368 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781786635150
ISBN-10: 1786635151
Author: Sorkin, Michael
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Verso
Format: Hardcover 368 pages

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Acknowledged authors Sorkin, Michael wrote What Goes Up: The Right and Wrongs to the City comprising 368 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1786635151 and 9781786635150. Since then What Goes Up: The Right and Wrongs to the City textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.86 or rent at the marketplace.

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A radical architect examines the changing fortunes of the contemporary city

Michael Sorkin is one of the most forthright and engaging architectural writers in the world. In What Goes Up he takes to task the public officials, developers, “civic” organizations, and other heroes of big money, who have made of Sorkin’s beloved New York a city of glittering towers and increasing inequality. He unpacks not simply the forms and practices—from zoning and political deals to the finer points of architectural design—that shape cities today but also offers spirited advocacy for another kind of city, reimagined from the street up on a human scale, a home to sustainable, just, and fulfilling neighborhoods and public spaces.

Informing his writing is a lifetime’s experience as an architect and urbanist. Sorkin writes of the joys and techniques of observing and inhabiting cities and buildings in order to both better understand and to more happily be in them. Sorkin has never been shy about naming names. He has been a scourge of design mediocrity and of the supine compliance of “starchitects,” who readily accede to the demands of greed and privilege. What Goes Up casts the net wide, as he directs his arguments to students, professionals, and urban citizens with vigor, expertise, respect, and barbed wit.

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