How Cities Work

How Cities Work

An Introduction

1st Edition - January 1, 1977

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  • Author: Barrie Needham
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483146294

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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


    Other Titles in the Series

Product details

  • No. of pages: 198
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1977
  • Published: January 1, 1977
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483146294

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Barrie Needham

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