How Cities Work - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080205298, 9781483146294

How Cities Work

1st Edition

An Introduction

Authors: Barrie Needham
eBook ISBN: 9781483146294
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1977
Page Count: 198
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How Cities Work: An Introduction discusses how cities work and compares methods used in understanding the cities.

Organized into five parts, this book begins by elucidating the interactions between city and its region, as well as between people and facilities. Subsequent part explains how the interactions of activities, people, and buildings cause activities to cluster into functional areas and how functional areas interact with each other. The effect of public policies on cities and an economic viewpoint on how cities work are also described.

This book will be valuable to citizens and planners of the cities.

Table of Contents

Two Tales of a City

1. Studying the City

2. Examples of Planning Mistakes

Interactions between a City and Its Region

3. Flows of People

4. Floods and Overspills

Interactions between People and Facilities

5. People and Housing

6. People and Industry

7. People and Commercial Services

Distance and Location

8. Interactions between Activities and Locations

9. Interactions between Social Groups, House Types, and House Locations

10. Interactions between Traffic and Land Use

Improving Cities

11. The Effects of Public Policies on Cities

Other Approaches

12. How Cities Work: an Economic Viewpoint


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Barrie Needham

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