Quantum City

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Taylor & Francis, Oct 12, 2012 - Architecture - 257 pages
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Quantum City explores the metaphorical relationships between quantum theory, urban design and the concept of the city, with a very serious aim: to radically change the way the urban realm is both experienced and designed.

Using the terminology and themes of quantum theory and the 'new physics', the author draws the reader into an intriguing discussion of the principles, practices and operations of urbanism. This new language offers the missing interface between the different disciplines of the city, and promises to be a potent metaphor for the development of various theories for the 21st century city.
Challenging traditional approaches to the theory of cities, this thought-provoking book will be enjoyed by both design professionals and anyone interested in the city, its history and culture.

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About the author (2012)

Arida is an urban designer and architect, and currently runs a cross-disciplinary consultancy in London and Beirut. He has taught architecture at the American University of Beirut, has lectured internationally and has published numerous articles on the relationship between worldviews and the development of cities.

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