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Villages don't make a city

Biddulph, Michael James 2000. Villages don't make a city. Journal of Urban Design 5 (1) , pp. 65-82. 10.1080/135748000112981

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This paper reviews the physical origins of the urban village concept. It argues that the concept includes two components: principles of good urban design, and a macro-concept which seeks a polycentric form of urbanism. It is argued that this polycentrism is heavily influenced by neighbourhood planning ideas developed earlier in the 20th century. It is further argued that there is little evidence that polycentrism of this nature is necessary, empirically justified or desirable, and that emphasis on urban villages is detracting without justification from what may be other viable urban forms.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 1357-4809
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2019 09:09

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