The Form of Cities: Political Economy and Urban Design pdf epub fb2

The Form of Cities: Political Economy and Urban Design by Alexander R. Cuthbert pdf epub fb2

The Form of Cities: Political Economy and Urban Design Author: Alexander R. Cuthbert
Title: The Form of Cities: Political Economy and Urban Design
ISBN: 1405116390
ISBN13: 978-1405116398
Other Formats: mbr docx txt rtf
Pages: 324 pages
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (April 14, 2006)
Language: English
Category: Science & Math
Size PDF version: 1593 kb
Size EPUB version: 1752 kb
Subcategory: Earth Sciences




The Form of Cities offers readers a considered theoretical introduction to the art of designing cities.

Demonstrates that cities are replete with symbolic values, collective memory, association and conflict. Proposes a new theoretical understanding of urban design, based in political economy. Demonstrates different ways of conceptualising the city, whether through aesthetics or the prism of gender, for example. Written in an engaging and jargon-free style, but retains a sophisticated interpretative edge. Complements Designing Cities by the same author (Blackwell, 2003).