Cities in Civilization: Culture, Innovation and Urban Order with Sir Peter Geoffrey Hall

4/11/2000; 92 minutes

Sir Peter Geoffrey Hall was knighted in 1998 for his intellectual contributions, and is the only urban planner in the last fifty years to have such an honor bestowed. His writings total nearly thirty authored and edited books and include studies of American-style suburbanization in Europe, planning disasters, and economic development issues. Hall examines the great cities of history in Cities in Civilization: Culture, Technology, and Urban Order (1998), looking at creativity in cities as a reflection of developments in their cultures, civilizations, and political systems. In 1980, Hall came to Berkeley as a Professor of City and Regional Planning where he wrote about high technology in America, the geography of technological change, and an intellectual history of twentieth century urban planning and design. (#23333)

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