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Urban „Space-Twists” – New Challenges of Urban Geography

Izsák, Éva (2020) Urban „Space-Twists” – New Challenges of Urban Geography. In: Mental Mapping. The Science of Orientation. New Approaches to Location – Spatial Patterns of the Global Economy Conference. Schenk Verlag, Passau, pp. 217-222. . ISBN 978-3-944850-78-8 DOI https://doi.org/10.14267/978-3-944850-78-8_13

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Abstract

In our days, the foremost scene of human life is the city. The history of the last two centuries is also the history of modern cities. At the age of Napoleon, 20% of the population lived in cities, today this ratio is above 50%. Every second human on Earth lives in a city. Possibly, the most significant transformation of the 21th Century is related to the growth of cities. „A city is a world that man builds for himself” – wrote Wolf Schneider in 1973, in his book1 , which is about a historical journey with imaginary wanderings in the cities of past ages. The question presents itself: what does modern man build in its cities? Where do they feel good? What do they use their present spaces for? And what do they do with the artificial environment of the previous system/systems, with these modern urban “scars”?

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:city geography, new urban world, the spatiality of society
Subjects:Geography
Sociology
DOI:https://doi.org/10.14267/978-3-944850-78-8_13
ID Code:5689
Deposited By: Ádám Hoffmann
Deposited On:20 May 2020 09:09
Last Modified:20 May 2020 09:09

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