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Understanding Cities free pdf Understanding Cities is richly textured, complex and challenging. It creates the vital link between urban design theory and praxis and opens the required methodological gateway to a new and unified field of urban design. Using spatial political economy as his most important reference point, Alexander Cuthbert both interrogates and challenges mainstream urban design and provides an alternative and viable comprehensive framework for a new synthesis. He rejects the idea of yet another theory in urban design, and chooses instead to construct the necessary intellectual and conceptual scaffolding for what he terms 'The New Urban Design'. Building both on Michel de Certeau's concept of heterology -- 'thinking about thinking' -- and on the framework of his previous books Designing Cities and The Form of Cities, Cuthbert uses his prior adopted framework -- history, philosophy, politics, culture, gender, environment, aesthetics, typologies and pragmatics -- to create three integrated texts. Overall, the trilogy allows a new field of urban design to emerge. Pre-existing and new knowledge are integrated across all three volumes, of which Understanding Cities is the culminating text.

About Alexander R. Cuthbert

Alexander Cuthbert is Emeritus Professor of Planning and Urban Development at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. He has degrees in architecture, urban design and urban planning, with a doctoral degree from the London School of Economics. He has taught, practised and lived in Greece, Britain, America, Hong Kong and Australia. He has over 100 academic publications.

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Author : Alexander R. Cuthbert
Publisher : Routledge
Data Published : 01 June 2011
ISBN : 0415608236
EAN : 9780415608237
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 352 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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