Taking a multidisciplinary approach this addresses the academic and practical issues concerning the present and future of the built environment, arguing for its enlightened management in the future of our present-day environment.
`Considering the diversity of subject and method reflected by the various contributors, the editors have achieved a good balance between sensitivity in control of the text by the other authors, and boldness of vision in their own overview chapters.' - AESOP News
`The book is a first class piece of scholarship and a good read.' - Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie
`.. well illustrated and clearly written … this set of contributions presents an interesting account of how the integration of approaches and knowledge from more than one discipline can enrich current understanding of the built environment.' - Journal of Historical Geography
` … provides an excellent review … whilst a fuller integration of the historical, social, economic, architectural and planning perspectives on urban landscape change must await a further volume, Urban Lnadscapaes takes us further in that direction than most other books on the subject.' - Landscape History
`I enjoyed reading this book and can recommend it for library purchase, and as an addition to reading lists on the landscapes of towns. It is well structured, it has clear illustrations and each chapter has a useful bibliography.' - Planning Perspectives
`This volume is a useful contribution to the study of urban morphology today. It provides a sound overview of ongoing work in this area which still remains vibrant and alive nearly half a century after its arrival in Britain.' - Area
J.W.R. Whitehead, University of Birmingham; D.D. Friedman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; A. Simms, University College Dublin