The Form of Cities: Political Economy and Urban Design

The Form of Cities: Political Economy and Urban Design

Author(s): Alexander R. Cuthbert

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405116398

Online ISBN: 9780470774915

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774915

About this Book

The Form of Cities offers readers a considered theoretical introduction to the art of designing cities.



  • Demonstrates that cities are replete with symbolic values, collective memory, association and conflict.
  • Proposes a new theoretical understanding of urban design, based in political economy.
  • Demonstrates different ways of conceptualising the city, whether through aesthetics or the prism of gender, for example.
  • Written in an engaging and jargon-free style, but retains a sophisticated interpretative edge.
  • Complements Designing Cities by the same author (Blackwell, 2003).

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