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The Inevitable Specificity of Cities.
ETH Studio Basel.
The Inevitable Specificity of Cities.
What is a city? What determines its specific city? What shapes its quality? The evolution of the contemporary city does not follow a linear movement. It is shaped by transformation processes that are directed toward often distant and conflicting goals. Even though cities are inscribed into global processes and networks, they develop their own specifi c ways of dealing with these conditions. They tend to produce and reproduce their own specific city, their own patterns and character traits. Using the categories of territory, power, and difference -- also lending the book its structure -- the texts analyze different case studies of cities and urbanized territories, ranging from the Canary Islands to Hong Kong and Nairobi, unfolding the distinctiveness of their physical and social existences. With contributions by Roger Diener, Mathias Gunz, Manuel Herz, Jacques Herzog, Rolf Jenni, Marcel Meili, Shadi Rahbaran, Christian Schmid, and Milica Topalovic.

Category: Urban Planning, Urban Planning
Binding: Cl.
Pages: 320 pp
Publisher: Lars Muller.
Year: 2013.
Publication Place: Zurich,
ISBN: 9783037783740
Book Id: 95114

Price: $65.00
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