Good City Form

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1984-02-23
  • Publisher: Mit Pr

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With the publication of The Image of the City in 1959, Kevin Lynch embarked upon the process of exploring city form. Good City Form is both a summation and an extension of his vision, a high point from which he views cities past and possible. First published in hardcover under the title A Theory of Good City Form

Table of Contents

Prologue: A Naive Questionp. 1
Values and Cities
Form Values in Urban Historyp. 5
What Is the Form of a City, and How is it Made?p. 37
Between Heaven and Hellp. 51
Three Normative Theoriesp. 73
But is a General Normative Theory Possible?p. 99
A Theory of Good City Form
Dimensions of Performancep. 111
Vitalityp. 121
Sensep. 131
Fitp. 151
Accessp. 187
Controlp. 205
Efficiency and Justicep. 221
Some Applications
City Size and the Idea of Neighborhoodp. 239
Growth and Conservationp. 251
Urban Textures and Networksp. 261
City Models and City Designp. 277
A Place Utopiap. 293
Epilogue: A Critiquep. 319
A Brief Review of Functional Theoryp. 327
A Language of City Patternsp. 345
Some Sources of City Valuesp. 359
A Catalog of Models of Settlement Formp. 373
Bibliographyp. 459
Sources and Creditsp. 485
Acknowledgmentsp. 491
Indexp. 493
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