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Concrete Cities: Why We Need to Build Differently

Rob Imrie


The premise of the book is that building and construction practices are insensitive to the needs of many people, and implicated in the widespread despoliation and degradation of ecological systems and the environment. From the construction of transport networks and major commercial and residential property in rapidly urbanising countries, to the popularisation of self-build and home improvements, we are living in a period of incessant and unprecedented building. Few places are untouched by construction and infrastructure projects that are part of an ideology of building that has little regard ... More

Keywords: Construction, Politics of building, Building and ecological destruction, Urban sprawl, Urbanisation, Growth of infrastructure, Sustainable building, Green architecture, Mega Projects

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781529220513
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529220513.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rob Imrie, author
Goldsmiths University of London