Divergent Views of the Metropolis

  • Robert C. Wood Wesleyan University
Keywords: Literature Review, Urban Future


New books authored or coauthored by two wellknown journalists provide sharply contrasting visions of our urban future. One holds out hope for restoring and reshaping central cities. The other sees a future in which urban villages grow and the city core continues to decline and decay. The review examines these views and discusses their overgeneralkations.