MARS HILL AUDIO Anthology 10

The Good City: Community and Urban Order

In this Anthology, Ken Myers talks with architects, historians, activists, and clergy about how loving our neighbors can and must take shape in how we order the material aspects of shared life. The conversations on this Anthology give particular attention to how the New Urbanist movement has challenged the dehumanizing effects of modernism in urban design. 100 minutes.

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    James Howard Kunstler, on how designing spaces that respect cars but not pedestrians has made so much of America unlovable if not unlivable
    The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition (Free Press, 2002)
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    Jeff Speck, on how suburban sprawl prevents the formation of real neighborhoods
    Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream (North Point Press, 2000)
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    Richard Moe, on preserving communities and saving old buildings
    Changing Places: Rebuilding Communities in the Age of Sprawl (Henry Holt & Company, 1997)
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    Vincent Scully, on the nature of cities and urban life
    American Architecture and Urbanism (Henry Holt & Co., 1988)
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    Philip Bess, on New Urbanism and natural law
    Till We Have Built Jerusalem: Architecture, Urbanism, and the Sacred (Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2006)
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    David Harvey, on place and spaces, public and private
    Spaces of Hope (University of California Press, 2000)
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    Eric O. Jacobsen, on urban churches and taking the concrete realities of community seriously
    Sidewalks in the Kingdom: New Urbanism and the Christian Faith (Brazos Press, 2003)