Originally published in French as La ville qui vient, The City in the Making is a groundbreaking interdisciplinary attempt to understand the nature of the urban phenomenon. Starting with the origins of the first known city, it explores the logic of its millennia-long formation in order to understand its contemporary upheavals, ongoing reconfiguration and future. The book engages with archeology, architecture, economics, philosophy and politics to explore the development of the contemporary cityscape and imagine its future development.
|Overture / Part I : First Approach : Monument, Machine, Network / 1. Monument: The City as Totality and Image of the World / 2. A Machine: The City that Organizes, Produces and Transforms / 3. Network: Exchanges, Circulation, Relations / Part II: Second Approach: Rethinking Public Space, Discovering Common Space / 4. The Double Meaning of Public Space / 5. First Problem: The Crisis of the Monumental Model / 6. Second Problem: The Crisis of the Public Sphere / 7. Third Problem: Rediscovering Common Space / Concluding Remarks : The Future City / Bibliography / Index|
|Marcel Hénaff is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Anthropology at the University of California, San Diego. He is best known for his work Le Prix de la Vérité: Le don, l’argent, la philosophie (2002) which won the Grand Prize for Philosophy from the French Academy and the Philosophy Prize from the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences, Paris and has been translated into five languages.|
Anne-Marie Feenberg-Dibon is Associate Professor and Director of the Institute for Humanities at Simon Fraser University. She is an experienced translator, most notably of several works by Michel Serres.