World Cities and Urban Form: Fragmented, Polycentric, Sustainable?

World Cities and Urban Form: Fragmented, Polycentric, Sustainable?

by Mike Jenks (Editor), Daniel Kozak (Editor), PattarananTakkanon (Editor)


This book presents new research and theory at the regional scale showing the forms metropolitan regions might take to achieve sustainability. At the city scale the book presents case studies based on the latest research and practice from Europe, Asia and North America, showing how both planning and flagship design can propel cities into world class status, and also improve sustainability. The contributors explore the tension between polycentric and potentially sustainable development, and urban fragmentation in a physical context, but also in a wider cultural, social and economic context.



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Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
Edition: 1
Publisher: Routledge
Published: 24 Jun 2008

ISBN 10: 0415451868
ISBN 13: 9780415451864

Author Bio
Mike Jenks is Professor Emeritus and Founder Director of the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD) at Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom. Daniel Kozak teaches at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is also a PhD researcher at OISD, Oxford Brookes University. Pattaranan Takkanon is Lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand.