The Fractured Metropolis

The Fractured Metropolis : Improving the New City, Restoring the Old City, Reshaping the Region

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Targeted at architects, students, urban designers and planners, landscape architects, and city and regional officials, The Fractured Metropolis provides a thorough analysis of not only cities but also the entire metropolitan region, considering how both are intrinsically linked and influence one other.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 250 pages
  • 167.64 x 246.38 x 27.94mm | 589.67g
  • The Perseus Books Group
  • Westview Press Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • 152ill.
  • 0064303969
  • 9780064303965

Table of contents

Introduction - the fractured metropolis. Part 1 Improving the new city: accidental cities or new urban centres; suburban sprawl - its prevention and cure; creating communities. Part 2 Restoring the old city: how the metropolis split apart; the entrepreneurial centre; bypassed areas - the new urban frontier; restoring communities. Part 3 Reshaping the metropolitan region: the changing philosophy of planning and design; the elements of city design; a national agenda for action.show more