Street Interaction and Social Inclusion
Kapitel i bok, 2015

Suburban space has traditionally been understood as a formless remnant of physical city expansion, without a dynamic or logic of its own. Suburban Urbanities challenges this view by defining the suburb as a temporally evolving feature of urban growth. Anchored in the architectural research discipline of space syntax, this book offers a comprehensive understanding of urban change, touching on the history of the suburb as well as its current development challenges, with a particular focus on suburban centres. Studies of the high street as a centre for social, economic and cultural exchange provide evidence for its critical role in sustaining local centres over time. Contributors from the architecture, urban design, geography, history and anthropology disciplines examine cases spanning Europe and around the Mediterranean. By linking large-scale city mapping, urban design scale expositions of high street activity and local-scale ethnographies, the book underscores the need to consider suburban space on its own terms as a specific and complex field of social practice.

Ethnography

Urban studies

Architecture

Space syntax

High streets

Suburbs

Författare

Ann Legeby

Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH)

Meta Berghauser Pont

Chalmers, Arkitektur

Lars Marcus

Chalmers, Arkitektur

Suburban Urbanities: Suburbs and the Life of the High Street

239-262

Drivkrafter

Hållbar utveckling

Styrkeområden

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Ämneskategorier

Samhällsbyggnadsteknik

DOI

10.14324/111.9781910634134

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2020-01-30