Remaking the City

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John Pipkin, Mark La Gory, Judith R. Blau
SUNY Press, Jan 1, 1983 - City planning - 409 pages
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This book pulls together a variety of perspectives on urban form and urban design. It contains invited contributions by well-known architects, economists, geographers, sociologists, and planners, fostering a much-needed dialogue between practitioners and theorists of urban planning. The contributions provide inclusive reviews of the state-of-the-art in various fields, as well as develop original and sometimes controversial new ideas. As a whole, they cut across some of the key conceptual lines of demarcation in urban research: The distinct concerns of architects, planners, social scientists and practitioners are probed; cognitive and semiotic perspectives on urban form are contrasted; and the merits of individualistic versus structural explanation are discussed.
  

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Contents

Introductory Remarks on Form Meaning and Practice
1
Cognitive Significance of Form
17
Architects and Their Symbols
77
Urban Semiotics
101
Social Significance of Form
115
Residential Crowding and Social Behavior
148
Human Behavior and the Built Environment
162
The Social Consequences of Spatial Structure
180
Racial Differences in Housing Consumption and Filtering
229
The Local Community as an Ecology of Games
254
Land Speculation and Urban Morphology
269
The Political Economy of Suburban Growth
294
Suburban Case Studies
310
ClassMonopoly Rent Finance Capital and the Urban
334
Rational Planning in a Nonrational
364
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The Process of Control
197

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About the author (1983)

John S. Pipkin is associate professor of geography at the State University of New York at Albany.

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