|City||Housing & Cohousing|
|Maps||Urban Research Centers|
|City, Urbanization, Architecture, Planning|
Cities constitute one of the levels of aggregation, integration & reproduction at which social actors interact, represent themselves and are mutually interdependent. The city, as a unit of analysis, has always been caught between two opposing views. The first emphasizes diversity of experiences; fragmentation; strangeness; mosaics; contingent interactions; moving borders; events and happenings; fluid situations; processes of identity formation; and the volume of interactions and complexity. The second has a focus on integration, assimilation, social order, control and unity.
From the early days of urbanization sociologist have studied the city of industrial capitalism:
|Urban Research Centers|
|Maps of cities, countries, continents and the world|
A map is the greatest of all epic poems. Its lines and colors show the realization of great dreams.
[Gilbert H. Grosvenor, founding editor of National Geographic magazine]
|Housing and Cohousing|
dr. Albert Benschop
Social & Behavioral Studies
University of Amsterdam
|Last modified||06th October, 2015|