Publication delayed (Originally scheduled in October 2002). Investigates the characteristics of today's built environment: no longer simply a city but increasingly large conurbations made up of a number of development clusters, linked by transport routes.
This book investigates the characteristics of today's built environmentno longer simply a city but increasingly large conurbations made up of a number of development clusters, linked by transport routes. The diffusion of the once compact city into a city web, the 'meta city' is mirrored by changes in society from communities with strong social cohesion and interest in their towns and cities to individuals pursing their own goals, with global social links and little interest in their city.
Table of Contents
Foreword to the English edition vii
1 The living space of the majority of mankind: 1 (47)
an anonymous space with no visual quality
2 An interpretation of the Zwischenstadt 48 (21)
3 The organisation of everyday living space 69 (19)
4 The Zwischenstadt as a focus for design 88 (33)
5 Perspectives for a new form of regional 121 (28)
Postscript to the second edition: the city in 149 (9)
the Second Modern Age
Postscript to the third edition: on dealing 158 (9)
with uncertainty in urban development
Notes 167 (16)