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The story of human civilization has been the story of its cities. From the ancient civilizations of Egypt, China and Mesopotamia to the Mediterranean world of Greece and Rome to the stone citadels of the Maya and the Aztec all the way to today's bustling metropolises, cities have been at the center of the greatest civilizations. They have been called the highest forms of social organization. Indeed, the cities of today have grown into very complex and contradictory places, holding the promise of progress but also carrying the threat of disaster.
These units will bring cities alive in all their dimensions.



UNIT 1


What is a City?
Objectives   |   Summary   |   Text   |   Activities

UNIT 2


Brief History of Urban Expansion
Objectives   |   Summary   |   Text   |   Activities

UNIT 3


What is a City Made Of?
Objectives   |   Summary   |   Text   |   Activities

UNIT 4


What Makes Cities Grow?
Objectives   |   Summary   |   Text   |   Activities

UNIT 5


Consequences of Urbanization
Objectives   |   Summary   |   Text   |   Activities

UNIT 6


Sustainable Cities
Objectives   |   Summary   |   Text   |   Activities



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