Community Design and the Culture of Cities: The Crossroad and the Wall

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 30, 1990 - Architecture - 340 pages
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Having perceived a widespread failure of most community-scale plans, Eduardo Lozano has created a large and humane vision for community design, geared toward urban planners and designers, as well as those concerned with the communities of the future. Lozano strives to unify theory and practice, seeing that design at community scale is a relatively new responsibility for professionals and seeing the need for an awareness of the systemic nature of urban design. He also highlights relevant lessons from historical examples in order to rediscover the community design metier forgotten after the industrial revolution. The author relies on interdisciplinary studies, drawing from biology, ecology, and political science, as well as from history for his fascinating study. Throughout the book there is an emphasis on the interrelationship of design and culture--society, technology, institutions, and values--and on the need for an agenda for political and cultural change.
 

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PART
3
or urban form as
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CONTENTS PART
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Urban complexity
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Urban hierarchies
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or how urban form size
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Size technology and formal complexity
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Size and functional differentiation
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or the most
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or a key
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PART FOUR
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combination and interface
241
CONTENTS Orientation and variety in traditional settlements
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an agenda for action
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Notes
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Index
317

PART THREE
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