Cities Design and Evolution by Stephen MarshallCities Design and Evolution by Stephen Marshall

Cities Design and Evolution

byStephen MarshallEditorStephen Marshall

Paperback | August 28, 2008

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Why does modern planning sometimes create urban environments that are less attractive and functional than the ¿organic urbanism¿ of traditional cities?Cities Design and Evolutiontakes up the challenge of this question, investigating ¿how cities are put together¿, both in the sense of how the parts are organized in relation to the whole, and how they are created or evolve over time.

Cities Design and Evolutionoffers an engaging and original narrative that interprets planning philosophies from Modernism to New Urbanism, organic theories from Patrick Geddes to Le Corbusier, and evolutionary thinking from Charles Darwin to Richard Dawkins. The book develops a new evolutionary perspective that recognizes both the ¿designed¿ and ¿organic¿ nature of cities, and provides a rationale and impetus for fresh approaches to urban planning and design.

In what is the first book to significantly apply modern evolutionary thinking to urbanism,Cities Design and Evolutionpromises to stimulate thought, debate and action concerning the nature of cities and future urban planning. The book should appeal to all who are interested in cities, in design and in evolution.

Stephen Marshallis a senior lecturer at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London. He research and teaching focuses on transport, planning and urban design and their inter-relationships in the form of streets, urban structure and urban morphology.
Title:Cities Design and EvolutionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 8.2 × 8.1 × 1 inPublished:August 28, 2008Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415423295

ISBN - 13:9780415423298


Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Cities, Planning and Modernism  3. Articulating Urban Order  4. The Social Logic of Urban Order  5. The Kind of Thing a City Is  6. Emergence and Evolution  7. Emergent Urban Order  8. Cities in Evolution  9. Planning, Design and Evolution  10. Conclusions