The problems created by metropolitanization have become increasingly apparent. Attempts to limit growth, disperse populations, and plan neighborhoods have been largely unsuccessful. Angotti questions urban planning’s inability to integrate urban and rural systems, its contribution to the growth of inequality, and increasing enclave development throughout the world. In contrast to “urban orientalism,” which underpins modern urban planning grounded in global inequalities, Angotti proposes a new, progressive approach to community and metropolis in the 21C. When the city is understood as a necessary and beneficial acccompaniment to social progress, a progressive, humane approach to urban planning can be developed.
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