This innovative book explores an alternative interpretation of the town or city not as an overall fixed design product, but as an evolutionary entity, a product of open-ended adaptive change over time. In doing so, the book considers the nature of 'what a city is' - and how therefore it might be 'designable' - particularly through consideration of organic and architectural analogies. While centrally grounded in the field of urban design, it is eclectic in drawing from a variety of design, policy and scientific disciplines. ...

Cities, Design & Evolution 2008, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9780415423298

Trade paperback