The Form of Cities : Political Economy and Urban Design, Paperback / softback Book

The Form of Cities : Political Economy and Urban Design Paperback / softback

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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).

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 328 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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  • Category: Geography
  • ISBN: 9781405116404

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