Images of the Street: Planning, Identity and Control in Public Space, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Images of the Street

Planning, Identity and Control in Public Space, 1st Edition

Edited by Nicholas Fyfe


304 pages

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Paperback: 9780415154413
pub: 1998-09-03
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pub: 1998-09-03
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Images of the Street captures the vitality, excitements and tensions of the street. Using examples from the U.K, India, Australia and North America the contributors draw on research in cultural geography, sociolgy, cultural studies and planning to explore the making and meaning of urban space.

Among the themes examined are:1.the way streetscapes are shaped by interplay between politics, planning and local political economy differences of individuals experiences' of the street social identities are shaped and represented in fiction and film 4.the meaning and significance of streets as settings to play out social practices social life is regulated on the street, formerly by police and indirectly through architecture and urban design


'Images of the Street provides a fascinating set of encounters with the debate on control, consumption and resistance in the modern city.' AREA December 1999

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography