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Lunar Bases and Space Activities of the 21st Century by W. W. Mendell

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In the preindustrial period – and indeed until far into the industrial period – it made many things simpler and was a rational instrument for national planning. Today, however, it is outmoded for the reality behind the concept of the centre and of centrality has already largely disappeared and been attributed to other structures. 27 In such a network, all elements can ideally be co-equal, and there is no prioritising hierarchy. e. tasks occurring only uniquely or at least not ubiquitously, and in another respects it can retain thoroughly ubiquitous characteristics.

Consequently, we must seek new forms and spaces for urban-ness. Here it is necessary to point out that such qualities as cosmopolitanism and an openness to the world, intellectual volatility, tolerance and curiosity are not tied to specific historically structured forms of space but can arise in other spatial contexts, which are openly accessible and possess room and atmosphere for encounters. These are the spaces which the US social philosopher Michael Walzer wants to call open-minded spaces (as opposed to 24 The living space of the majority of mankind single-minded spaces).

The patterns of area settlement of conurbations International comparison of conurbations exhibits characteristic differences as well as commonalities. Conurbations in the First World and in the Third World have extreme differences of density, numbers of inhabitants and are very different in extent. The Asiatic conurbations are the most compact, whereas the North American ones are the loosest. Despite these differences, all conurbations show a tendency to fray, to merge with the landscape. Izmir, Turkey The area settlement patterns of 55 conurbations Settlement sprawl, Mexico City Settlement sprawl, Mexico City The living space of the majority of mankind 17 Bidding farewell to the Old City, mourning it and consigning it to history also means committing ourselves to retain and protect these historic and irreparable characteristics of the city.

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