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Cities design and evolution

Author: Stephen Marshall
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Cities, Design & Evolution offers and engaging and original narrative that interprets planning philosophies from Modernism to New Urbanism, organic theories from Patrick Geddes to Le Corbusier, and evolutionary thinking from Charles Darwin to Richard Dawkins. The book develops a new evolutionary perspective that recognises both the 'designed' and 'organic nature of cities, and provides a rational and impetus for  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Marshall
ISBN: 9780415423298 0415423295
OCLC Number: 138340553
Description: xiii, 342 pages : illustrations, facisms., plans ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Planning at the crossroads --
Understanding urbanism --
Learning from science and nature --
This book --
Cities, planning and modernism --
City planning --
Modernist city planning --
Post-modern urbanism --
Conclusions --
Articulating urban order --
Urban units --
Urban syntax --
The nature of urban order --
Conclusions --
The social logic of urban order --
Buildings --
Cities --
The streets --
Conclusions --
The kind of thing a city is --
Metaphors and models --
Emerging perspectives --
The city as ecosystem --
Conclusions --
Emergence and evolution --
Emergence --
Evolution --
Conclusions --
Emergent urban order --
Urban emergence --
Street patterns --
City forms --
Conclusions --
Cities in evolution --
The evolution of cities --
Modernism in evolution --
21st century evolving urbanism --
Planning, design and evolution --
Creation, development or evolution --
Space, time and civics --
An evolutionist approach --
Conclusions --
Understanding cities and urbanism --
Implications for practice and research --
Reflections on evolution --
Beyond cities, design and evolution.
Responsibility: Stephen Marshall.
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Why does modern planning sometimes create urban environments that are less attractive and functional than the 'organic urbanism' of traditional cities? This book takes up the challenge of this  Read more...

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