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Gravitatea unui diagnostic – gigantismul urban
A Troublesome Diagnosis – The Urban Gigantism

Author(s): Corina Pantelimon
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Institutul de Marketing si Sondaje - IMAS SA
Keywords: Urban Gigantism;

Summary/Abstract: The central element of this paper is Mattei Dogan's article, "Urban Gigantism - 320 giant cities". The urban gigantism is a malady of modern societies, a sociological malady. Nowadays, giant cities are proliferating, in spite of a aggravation of phenomena like poverty, criminality, the decrease of the living standard, etc. For example, the megalopolises are developing especially in the third world countries: Latin America, Africa, Asia. The urban gigantism must be understood like a shift not only in the aspect of the physical space occupied by a human settlement (….), but as a shift in the collective conscience of the populations.

  • Issue Year: 2000
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 144-149
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Romanian