Quantum City

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Routledge, 2002 - Architecture - 257 pages
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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Contents

1 Worldviews and the city
1
2 Science and worldviews
24
an introduction to basics
43
mathematical chaos and urban complexity
65
4 The quantum worldview
71
Feng shui or the Tao of the city
82
5 20th century cities
87
Cities and worldviews and cinema
95
7 A quantum look to the postgraduate education and practice of urbanism
123
8 Quantum analysis of the urban realm
139
9 Implications for built form
168
Transition
217
References
235
Further reading
247
Index
251
Copyright

6 Urban design and the quantum worldview
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