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Tower and Slab has won the annual International Planning History Book Prize

Congratulations to Florian Urban. 

Tower and Slab has won the annual International Planning History Book Prize "for the most innovative book in planning history written in English and based on new research".

The book looks at the contradictory history of the modernist mass housing block - home to millions of city dwellers around the world. Florian Urban studies the history of mass housing in seven narratives: Chicago, Paris, Berlin, Brasilia, Mumbai, Moscow, and Shanghai. Investigating the complex interactions between city planning and social history, Tower and Slab shows how the modernist vision to house the masses in serial blocks succeeded in certain contexts and failed in others
 

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  1. Tower and Slab

    Histories of Global Mass Housing

    By Florian Urban

    Tower and Slab looks at the contradictory history of the modernist mass housing block - home to millions of city dwellers around the world. Few urban forms have roused as much controversy. While in the United States decades-long criticism caused the demolition of most mass housing projects for the...

    Published September 5th 2011 by Routledge