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Fundamental Trends in City Development

  • Provides a theoretical contribution to the project for the city departing from an interpretation of real international situations

  • Comparative analysis is made of the different cultural positions, which are not configured as simple recognition but as elements for the project

  • The theme of the city is faced both from the spatial and the social point of view, beginning with minority elements which enable unusual categories to be singled out to deal with the city’s problems

Part of the book series: Urban and Landscape Perspectives (URBANLAND, volume 1)

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Table of contents (5 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-VII
  2. Three Categories of Utopia

    • Giovanni Maciocco
    Pages 1-6
  3. The Discomposed City

    • Giovanni Maciocco
    Pages 7-39
  4. The Generic City

    • Giovanni Maciocco
    Pages 41-66
  5. The Segregated City

    • Giovanni Maciocco
    Pages 67-95
  6. Reinventing the City

    • Giovanni Maciocco
    Pages 97-181
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 183-220

About this book

The Reinvented City reflects on externity, the principal feature of a reinvented city. Three fundamental trends of the city are investigated, "discomposed", "generic" and "segregated" phenomena with the loss of the city as a space of social interaction and communication. The interpretative categories of externity are the intermediate spaces, the counterspaces, the void, the edge, the territory and the environment, places on which to base the future city project. Important questions are posed: What is the true public sphere in contemporary societies? What is the contemporary public space corresponding to it? In what way can the city project construct contemporary public space?

Keywords

  • Discomposed City
  • Externity
  • Generic City
  • Innovation
  • Reinvented city
  • Segregated City
  • Segregation
  • landscape/regional and urban planning
  • urban geography and urbanism
  • urban geography and urbanism

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eBook USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-540-74179-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)