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Edited by Paola Poletto and Philip Beesley

"Ourtopias seeks to explore the varied and future states of cities. The roles cities play in the economic, social and cultural lives of societies, such topics as the architectural, design and material culture of cities, densification, urban renewal, branding, zoning, adaptive re-use, gentrification, social responsibility and historic preservation are explored. It is the purpose of this publication to examine both the historical and contemporary cultures and contours of urban experience and the status and promise of the post-millenial, post-industrial urban fabric. What is our future?"

Edited by Paola Poletto and Philip Beesley
Riverside Architectural Press with the Design Exchange
Toronto, ON, 2008
ISBN 978-0-9780978-8-2