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Cities without cities 2 editions

Cover of: Cities without cities | Thomas Sieverts
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This book investigates the characteristics of today's built environment: no longer simply a city but increasingly large conurbations made up of a number of development clusters, linked by transport routes. The diffusion of the once compact city into a city web, the 'meta city' is mirrored by changes in society from communities with strong social cohesion and interest in their towns and cities to individuals pursuing their own goals, with global social links and little interest in their city. The account is complex and on a number of levels; social, philosophical, economic and environmental. The difficulties in managing or even controlling the city web, divided arbitrarily into areas of limited size and political power, are enormous. Areas compete with each other rather than co-operate. The book provides a better understanding of this new type of urban form and argues for a change in planning systems for better management.


Library of Congress HT384.G3 S54 2003
Dewey 307.76/0943

2 editions First published in 2003

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Cover of: Cities Without Cities
2004, Taylor & Francis Group Plc
Cities Without Cities
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: Cities without cities
2003, Spon Press
Cities without cities
in English - English language ed.


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