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

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

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By (author) Jonathan Barnett

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  • Publisher: Westview Press Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 250 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 246mm x 28mm | 590g
  • Publication date: 14 May 1995
  • Publication City/Country: Boulder, CO
  • ISBN 10: 0064303969
  • ISBN 13: 9780064303965
  • Illustrations note: 152ill.

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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.

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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.