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Urban Ethics in the Anthropocene

The Moral Dimensions of Six Emerging Conditions in Contemporary Urbanism

Authors: Chan, Jeffrey

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  • Breaks new ground by considering ethical issues and moral experience from an architectural and urban planning perspective
  • Not only fills a gap in the existing literature, but also represents a new category of ideas that will become relevant for a wide range of specialists on the built environment, and also for the informed reader
  • Departs from an environment-centric analysis by interfacing with traditional texts in ethics that privilege the face-to-face encounters
  • Critiques the different reformulations of the urban (the Smart City; the Resilient City; the Global City; the Ethical City), where despite this multitude of reformulations, neither their respective normative claims, nor the city itself, has yet to be properly figured, or studied, as an aspect of our moral experience
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About this book

Increasingly, we live in an environment of our own making: a ‘world as design’ over the natural world. For more than half of the global population, this environment is also thoroughly urban. But what does a global urban condition mean for the human condition? How does the design of the city and the urban process, in response to the issues and challenges of the Anthropocene, produce new ethical categories, shape new moral identities and relations, and bring about consequences that are also morally significant? In other words, how does the urban shape the ethical—and in what ways? Conversely, how can ethics reveal relations and realities of the urban that often go unnoticed? This book marks the first systematic study of the city through the ethical perspective in the context of the Anthropocene. Six emergent urban conditions are examined, namely, precarity, propinquity, conflict, serendipity, fear and the urban commons.

About the authors

Jeffrey Kok Hui Chan is assistant professor at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. His research focuses on design ethics and his writings have been widely published.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction: Urban Ethics in the Anthropocene

    Pages 1-28

    Chan, Jeffrey K. H.

  • Precarity

    Pages 29-49

    Chan, Jeffrey K. H.

  • Propinquity

    Pages 51-72

    Chan, Jeffrey K. H.

  • Conflict

    Pages 73-97

    Chan, Jeffrey K. H.

  • Serendipity

    Pages 99-126

    Chan, Jeffrey K. H.

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-0308-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-0307-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-4383-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urban Ethics in the Anthropocene
Book Subtitle
The Moral Dimensions of Six Emerging Conditions in Contemporary Urbanism
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-0308-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-0308-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-0307-4
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4383-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 172
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