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The Making of the Urban Landscape : Institute of British Geographers Special Publications Series - J. W. R. Whitehand

The Making of the Urban Landscape

Institute of British Geographers Special Publications Series


Published: 8th December 1993
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Urban landscapes are an important part of the daily lives of most of the population of the western world. Buildings, streets, gardens and parks are a fundamental means by which we orientate ourselves within cities, and contribute significantly to our daily levels of efficiency and well-being (or lack of them). The creation and maintenance of the urban environment accounts for a sizeable proportion of public and private expenditure. Yet despite the controversy surrounding a few special places, the people and forces responsible for shaping ordinary town and city landscapes have rarely been systematically investigated and are poorly understood.
By viewing urban landscapes in relation to the individuals and organizations responsible for their creation, this book supplies a crucial missing dimension to urban landscape history and a sharp insight into the dynamics of contemporary urban change.

"The clear message I wish to give is that the author has beensuccessful in exploring this approach to the making of the urbanlandscape: what is offered here is an example of how to get aninsight into the activities of those who are at work in changingthe face of our towns, and the excellent bibliography tells uswhere to turn for supporting material. This is strongly recommendedfor the shelves of the library." Applied Geography

"The book is clearly presented in a technically correct style, with good maps, diagrams and illustrations. The volume can berecommended to those requiring detailed and up-to-date examples ofurban morphological change with which to compare their ownresearch." Planning Perspectives

"Commended to urban geographers, planners, developers andconservatists alike." Urban Studies

"A thoughtful and new approach to looking at the physicaldevelopment and management of urban landscapes." TheProfessional Geographer


1. Introduction.

2. Commercial Cores.

3. Institutional and Public Areas.

4. Residential Areas.

5. Urban Landscape Management.

6. Conclusion.



ISBN: 9780631191988
ISBN-10: 0631191984
Series: Institute of British Geographers Special Publications Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 8th December 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.05  x 1.35
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1