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Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Genre: Social Science.
ISBN: 9781409409274, 1409409279.
By focusing on the interplay between material, social and narrative dimensions of the city, this book examines urban
complexity, namely the dynamic and entangled nature of urban issues, and puts forward a notion of the city as an urban
texture. Taking an innovative interdisciplinary approach, it perceives the way cities are organized as a restless
stratification of materials, meanings and uses, and deals with the interrelationships between actors, places,
administrative rationalities and artefacts. It argues that urban fabric is 'manufactured' in this interplay between
imagery and practices (of all the stake-holders, including planners, city managers and city users). Illustrated by
in-depth empirical studies from across Europe and Latin America, the book explores material and symbolic aspects of the
urban experience. In particular, the contributors focus on the less visible ways of organizing urban spaces, such as
those enacted and embodied by local news, artefacts such as signals, maps, regulations, public acts, artistic
performances, sensory experience and collective memories. The book offers an articulated discussion on these various
means of spatial organisation, thereby providing insights into situations of conflict and proposing innovative ways
forward for enhancing urban sociability.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781409409274, 1409409279
Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Height: 234 mm
Length: 156 mm
Weight: 482 gr