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Writings On Cities

  title={Writings On Cities},
  author={Henri Lefebvre and Elizabeth Le Bas},
The work of Henri Lefebvre - the only major French intellectual of the post-war period to give extensive consideration to the city and urban life - received considerable attention among both academics and practitioners of the built environment following the publication in English of The Production of Space. This new collection brings together, for the first time in English, Lefebvre's reflections on the city and urban life written over a span of some twenty years.The selection of writings is… 
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Public space and public protest in Kuwait, 1938–2012
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Narrating the Organic City: A Lefebvrian Approach to City Planning, the Novel, and Urban Theory in Spain
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The combination of cultural and time planning
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Rethinking the Right to the City: DIY Urbanism and Postcapitalist Possibilities
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Henri Lefebvre
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Marxism And The City
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