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The Fractal Forms of Urban Land Use Patterns

Roger White, Guy Engelen, and Inge Uljee

in Modeling Cities and Regions As Complex Systems: From Theory to Planning Applications

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029568
eISBN:
9780262331371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029568.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The complex order that characterizes cities is typically a fractal order in various respects. The edge of the urbanized area, the density of development, the route pattern of the transport system, ... More


Introduction

Roger White, Guy Engelen, and Inge Uljee

in Modeling Cities and Regions As Complex Systems: From Theory to Planning Applications

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029568
eISBN:
9780262331371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029568.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The fundamental premise of the book is that cities and regions are complex, self-organizing, adaptive systems, and that they are therefore best understood by focussing on the processes by which they ... More


Conflicted Compaignyes: The Canterbury Fellowship and Urban Associational Form

MARION TURNER

in Chaucerian Conflict: Languages of Antagonism in Late Fourteenth-Century London

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199207893
eISBN:
9780191709142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207893.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The idea of social (im)possibility is at the heart of Geoffrey Chaucer's poem Canterbury Tales and the guild returns of 1388-1389 in London, texts that take the nature of associational form as a key ... More


Suburban Networks and Urban Villages: Community and the Built Environment

Taylor Dotson

in Technically Together: Reconstructing Community in a Networked World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036382
eISBN:
9780262340861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036382.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter interrogates the built environment with respect to its compatibility with thick community. Echoing and extending the analyses of Jane Jacobs and Ray Oldenburg, it is argued that much of ... More


Challenges to the New Vision for US Highways

Robert W. Poole Jr.

in Rethinking America's Highways: A 21st-Century Vision for Better Infrastructure

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226557571
eISBN:
9780226557601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226557601.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Four main arguments have suggested that highways will or should play a smaller role in coming decades. Millennials are claimed to be abandoning car ownership. Autonomous vehicles are seen as leading ... More


Mutations in Urban Form

Simon Curtis

in Global Cities and Global Order

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198744016
eISBN:
9780191804007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744016.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter develops a conceptual framework that allows us to identify the historical specificity of the ‘global city’. In particular, it brings out the important linkages between ideational and ... More


Reading as Mediation: Urbanity in the Age of Information

Madhu Dubey

in Signs and Cities: Black Literary Postmodernism

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226167268
eISBN:
9780226167282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226167282.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Electronic technologies of information are profoundly transforming perceptions of urban form in the late twentieth century. Many of the terms used to describe postmodern cities—such as netropolis, ... More


Archaeologies

Rafael Sánchez

in Dancing Jacobins

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823263653
eISBN:
9780823268887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263653.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter opens with a debate taking place in Caracas in 1865 concerning the remodelling of Plaza Bolívar, the capital city’s main public square, that raises some of the main questions that will ... More


Power: The City and Its People

Madeleine Yue Dong

in Republican Beijing: The City and Its Histories

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230507
eISBN:
9780520927636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230507.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines how major interest groups involved in the reshaping of Republican Beijing's urban form struggled over the meanings of political concepts, commercial interests, and cultural and ... More


The built environment

Philip James

in The Biology of Urban Environments

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198827238
eISBN:
9780191866142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827238.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Buildings are the dominant feature of urban environments and they are arranged in diverse patterns. Interwoven within and between buildings are a series of infrastructures which deliver materials and ... More


Tradition: The City and the Nation

Madeleine Yue Dong

in Republican Beijing: The City and Its Histories

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230507
eISBN:
9780520927636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230507.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter considers the pre- and post-1928 histories of Beijing/Beiping, and examines how tradition was affected by the reshaping of the urban form of Republican Beijing. It explains that the new ... More


Constructing the Civilized City

Tom Cliff

in Oil and Water: Being Han in Xinjiang

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226359939
eISBN:
9780226360270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226360270.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

The first chapter places the contemporary manifestation of the long-running statist project to “civilize” the periphery and its populations in an historical perspective. Scholars have long recognized ... More


The Historical Neighborhood and Its Decline

Emily Talen

in Neighborhood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190907495
eISBN:
9780190907525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907495.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

This chapter reviews what is known about how neighborhoods were laid out and experienced, before the city was fundamentally restructured by technological and social changes emerging out of the 19th ... More


Shaping Cities and the Social Relationships Within Them: Cars, Boundaries, and the Provision of People Services

Mario Polèse

in The Wealth and Poverty of Cities: Why Nations Matter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190053710
eISBN:
9780190053741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053710.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Some cities are more compact, and others are more sprawled; some are more segregated by class or race, and others are more socially cohesive. The outcomes are always in part shaped by national ... More


The Way Ahead: The Politics and Poetics of Singapore’s Developmental Landscape

Jini Kim Watson

in The New Asian City: Three-Dimensional Fictions of Space and Urban Form

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675722
eISBN:
9781452947556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675722.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores the ways a statist, developmental landscape are taken up in both Singaporean political and poetic discourses. It examines the political discourse of Lee Kuan Yew in contrast to ... More


Neighborhood

Emily Talen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190907495
eISBN:
9780190907525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907495.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

This book is written in support of those who believe that neighborhoods should be genuinely relevant in our lives, not as casual descriptors of geographic location but as places that provide an ... More


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