Atlas der schrumpfenden Städte

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Atlas der schrumpfenden Städte

By Philipp Oswalt, Tim Rieniets, text(s) by Elke Beyer, Heinz Fassmann, Klaus Müller, Philipp Oswalt, Tim Rieniets u.a.

German, English

2006. 160 pp., 72 ills.

hardcover

27.50 x 38.10 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-1714-4

Between 1990 and 2000, every fourth city in the world was shrinking—and this tendency is on the rise. Which cities are shrinking? Where are these cities? Which processes form the basis for this trend? With about thirty world maps, fifty diagrams, thirty portraits of cities, fifteen encyclopedic essays, and an index of cities, the Atlas of Shrinking Cities documents this global phenomenon, while the book's innovative graphics make it visually comprehensible as well. Four chapters of maps, illustrations, and statistics explain the reasons why cities are shrinking, which range from demographic developments and migration flows to increasingly limited resources, the destruction of nature, and the way that the character of human settlements is changing. Case studies of shrinking cities on all continents shed light on the real effects of the global transformation process. The index shows population development over the past fifty years in all cities of more than one hundred thousand inhabitants. Exhibition schedule: Biennale di Venezia, Venice, September 10-November 19, 2006 · University of Tokyo with AkiDeCo Museum, Tokyo, fall 2006 · Pratt Manhattan Gallery/Van Alen Institute, New York, November 2006-February 2007 · Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills/Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, February-March 2007 · afoundation, Greenland Street, Liverpool, summer 2007 · E-Werk, Saarbrücken, fall 2007 · Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt/Main, November 2007-January 2008 · Pro Arte Institute in cooperation with State Museum of History St. Petersburg, spring 2008 · And further venues

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