Eric Kaufmann

Planting the Urban Jungle

A History of Future Cities

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The acronym BRIC has always struck me as odd, lumping together dynamic, rising Brazil, China and India with Russia, a demographically shrinking kleptocracy reliant on natural resources. In A History of Future Cities, Daniel Brook makes a more sensible move, tossing Russia and Chindia together with a twist of Dubai to create a mouth-watering, architecturally tinged work of urban history.

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