Complex City

Complex City London's Changing Character

Hardback (01 Sep 2020)

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Part story, part atlas - this is a study of a city's complexity. The most successful cities, the most interesting and sought-after ones, are those with an intrinsic and distinctive character that remain dynamic and relevant. They are complex and contradictory. And that is worth embracing. This is a visual, geographic and narrative journey that explains why London is the way it is today. Using stunning maps and artful imagery, it makes a compelling case for a finer grain understanding of density through a character-based approach to planning. Each character area is broken down, exploring the characteristics and character-based development potential. For those planning and designing projects, this is a reference book for the early stages of a design project and can help to inform site analyses which form the part of most architectural commissions and urban design studies. For lovers of maps and London, it is a must-read.

Book information

ISBN: 9781859468944
Publisher: RIBA Publishing
Imprint: RIBA Publishing
Pub date:
DEWEY: 942.1
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 1160g
Height: 283mm
Width: 226mm
Spine width: 20mm