Good City Form
Lynch looks at connections between human values and the physical forms of cities, sets requirements for a normative theory of city form, reviews earlier physical images of what utopian communities might be, sees what is to be learned from hellish images, and helps us place city forms into one or another of three theoretic constructs; cosmic or ceremonial centers, the machine city, and the city as an organism.
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One of Kevin Lynch's best books, by far. Beneath the simple and accessible language, lies profound thinking and radical humanism that is as valid now as when it was published. The key is to engage with his ideas and to reinterpret them in the contemporary context, rather than take them literally. There is much to be gained by urban practitioners and scholars alike.
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