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Mead - Chapter 12

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Buy and Download Description This symposium presentation reflects Mead's intense awareness of the world's population explosion, of the mass migration to the cities, and hence, of the need for intelligent urban planning. Although her work in Anticipatory Anthropology does not generally employ the scenario — a primary method used in Futures Studies today — she does here provide three contrasting urban vignettes that have some aspects of a true scenario.1 Each such quasi-scenario illustrates the importance of the relatively small city, and explores its advantages over mega-cities for accommodating the housing and social needs of an expanding world population. This accommodation is achievable through united community action aimed at capitalizing on each community's unique or special geographical, historical, and cultural advantages.
In this lecture, Mead anticipates by many years a number of major themes that have since become commonplace among leading urban planners and citizen activists, such as sustainability, restoration, livability, and sense of place. This symposium presentation reflects Mead's intense awareness of the world's population explosion, of the mass migration to the cities, and hence, of the need for intelligent urban planning. Although her work in Anticipatory Anthropology does not
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