Atlas of shrinking cities = Atlas der schrumpfenden Städte/ edited by = herausgegeben von Philipp Oswalt and = und Tim Rieniets.

by Oswalt, PhilippLooking glass; Rieniets, TimLooking glass; Kunst-Werke BerlinLooking glass.

Publisher: Ostfildern : Hatje Cantz, 2006.Description: 160 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), maps ; 31 cm.ISBN: 3775717145.Other title: Atlas der schrumpfenden Städte.Subject(s): Cities and townsLooking glass | Population geographyLooking glass | Social changeLooking glassNote: "The Atlas of Shrinking Cities was developed by the project office Philipp Oswalt within the scope of Shrinking Cities, a project of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation) in cooperation with the project office Philipp Oswalt, the Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig, the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, and the magazine 'archplus'."-tp.;
An initial version of the atlas was presented at the exhibition Shrinking Cities : International Research, KW-Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 4 September - 7 November 2004 and touring 2006-2007
Language: Text in English and German.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Between 1990 and 2000, every fourth city in the world was shrinking, and this tendency is on the rise. Which urban areas are people leaving? How is it happening? And why now? The Atlas of Shrinking Cities answers these questions and many more in some 30 world maps, 50 diagrams, 30 city portraits and 15 encyclopedic essays, documenting a global phenomenon in innovative cartography and graphics that make complex information and conclusions easily visually comprehensible. Four chapters of maps, illustrations and statistics explain reasons for shrinkage ranging from demographic developments and migration flows to increasingly limited resources, the destruction of nature and the evolution of the character of human settlements. Case studies on all continents shed light on the real effects of the global transformation process, and the index lists population development over the past 50 years in all cities of more than 100,000 inhabitants.

"The Atlas of Shrinking Cities was developed by the project office Philipp Oswalt within the scope of Shrinking Cities, a project of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation) in cooperation with the project office Philipp Oswalt, the Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig, the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, and the magazine 'archplus'."-tp.

An initial version of the atlas was presented at the exhibition Shrinking Cities : International Research, KW-Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 4 September - 7 November 2004 and touring 2006-2007

Text in English and German.

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