City Design

  • Pier Carlo Palermo
  • Davide Ponzini
Part of the Urban and Landscape Perspectives book series (URBANLAND, volume 10)


This title introduces a concept that is notoriously polysemic. It can take on profoundly different meanings ranging from the revival of some pre-modern conceptions of the art of urban composition to the modernist dream of total control of urban form through architectural design, or to some instrumental contemporary trends that interpret urban design as a technique for increasing real estate value largely disregarding any planning logic. We will reconsider this range of positions in Part IV, but the point that interests us here is a different one.


Urban Planning Master Plan Urban Form Urban Design Urban Fabric 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Architettura e PianificazionePolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

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