Author: Nielsen, Tom, Niels Albertsen, Peter Hemmersam, eds
Year Published: 2004
No. of pages: 231
Illustrations: 147 Color Illustrations. 18 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 9”x 6”
Biblio/Bio: Index. Bibl.
Dramatic changes have taken place in European cities and societies during the last 50 years. The development of the welfare state and the partially realized utopias of modern urban planning have had extensive consequences for the urban landscape, many of them unintended. Today, this process appears as a line of mutations, of how the planned was transformed into the unplanned and unexpected. The urban mutations represent a new challenge for all professions involved in forming the future of European cities. In this book they are addressed from both a theoretical and a practical perspective, focusing on three central notions - periodidization, scale and mobility. A very important publication on urban design.