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1st Edition

Integral Urbanism

ISBN 9780415952286
Published June 26, 2006 by Routledge
230 Pages

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Book Description

Integral Urbanism is an ambitious and forward-looking theory of urbanism that offers a new model of urban life. Nan Ellin's model stands as an antidote to the pervasive problems engendered by modern and postmodern urban planning and architecture: sprawl, anomie, a pervasive culture - and architecture - of fear in cities, and a disregard for environmental issues. Instead of the reactive and escapist tendencies characterizing so much contemporary urban development, Ellin champions an 'integral' approach that reverses the fragmentation of our landscapes and lives through proactive design solutions.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. What is Integral Urbanism?  3. Five Qualities of an Integral Urbanism  Hybridity  Connectivity  Porosity  Authenticity  Vulnerability  4. Slash City   5. Conclusion  References  Endnotes  Index

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Nan Ellin, an Associate Professor of Architecture at Arizona State University, is a well-known urban and architectural theorist. She is the author of Postmodern Urbanism (1995) and the editor of Architecture of Fear (1997).