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The Image of the City (Harvard-Mit Joint Center for Urban Studies) (Paperback)

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The classic work on the evaluation of city form.

What does the city's form actually mean to the people who live there? What can the city planner do to make the city's image more vivid and memorable to the city dweller? To answer these questions, Mr. Lynch, supported by studies of Los Angeles, Boston, and Jersey City, formulates a new criterion--imageability--and shows its potential value as a guide for the building and rebuilding of cities. The wide scope of this study leads to an original and vital method for the evaluation of city form. The architect, the planner, and certainly the city dweller will all want to read this book.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780262620017
ISBN-10: 0262620014
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication Date:
Pages: 202
Language: English
Series: Harvard-Mit Joint Center for Urban Studies