Rutgers professor focused on role of cities. His new book, "Cities and the Making of Modern Europe, 1750-1914" is his fourth.

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It explores the dawn of the industrial revolution that created modern cities. While his book primarily deals with the past, he readily admits there are also lessons for the future. One of the implications here is the relentless movement out of the urban cores," he said. "Places like Paris never suburbanized. The core of the city is preferred and the suburban locations are of last resort." "The first thing that strikes me here is the huge amount of abandoned housing that European cities do not permit," Lees said. "Areas like North Philadelphia don't exist in European cities." Read Full Story....


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