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Book chapter

Alternative to Urbanization: Life after the City

P. 360-367.
Pokrovsky N., Guseva U. U.

Are  people  eternally  destined  to  live  in  cities?  Are  jungles  made  of
concrete, metal and glass the only environment in which they deserve to exist –
even  in  the  remote  future?  Today,  these  important  questions  coexist  with
various  correlations  and  consequences  in  multiple  areas  of  life  and  expertise.
Historically, mankind emerged from rural environments, which have an inherent
closeness to natural wildness, and endlessly strived for life in the city. This used
to be the process and, until recently, it seemed to be unidirectional. However,
people  currently  live  in  a  period  of  radical  change.  Recovering  the  ancestral
reunion with Nature is not only a matter of personal choice; it is becoming an
imperative,  a  “Hobson’s  choice,”  indeed.  This  trend  stands  true  for  many
societies in the contemporary world, including Russia.











In book

Alternative to Urbanization: Life after the City
Edited by: Н. Е. Покровский М.: Сообщество профессиональных социологов, 2012.