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New Towns: An Investigation on Urbanism

New Towns: An Investigation on Urbanism


Publisher: Jovis 2018 ISBN: 9783868594614 Author: Dunia Mittner Format: Softcover, 320pp, 165x220mm

The enormous increase of urbanisation characterising the 20th century often overlays the architectural approaches that took place when cities were founded. Many cities across the world have been newly planned and built from the ground up. What they all have in common is the search for a new urban beginning. 

This book posits that the aim of ambitious programs in the forthcoming decades should be better control of the growth of metropolises and urbanised regional patterns, with a view to the environmental behaviour of people.

This publication explores a unique phenomenon of 20th-century urbanisation, the new town that is planned and built from the ground up. How do these new cities manage issues of location, size and layout? How do they relate to their regional and environmental contexts?

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