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This e-book on city layout bridges the distance among simply architectural formulations and the practitioners' publications. Designed within the architectural idiom with specifically produced line drawings to entice people who find themselves drawn to the outfitted setting.

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W h a t is n e e d e d is an^ understanding of the small-scale, unstructured d i m e n s i o n s of h u m a n behaviour within cities and the w a y symbolic interaction with u r b a n space e n d o w s it with meaning.! CHAPTERS People in t h e Cit^ This chapter investigates m e a n i n g and behaviour in urban space. It starts by looking at the w a y the patterns of meaning and b e h a v i o u r define u r b a n space at its different scales, a n d how these interact with structural d i m e n s i o n s o f the city's physical and social space.

T o c o m p e n s a t e for these s h o r t c o m i n g s , i m p o r t a n c e of factors such as t o p o g r a p h y , directions of u r b a n g r o w t h , e n v i r o n m e n t a l quality and historical factors w e r e later empirically e s t a b l i s h e d in n u m e r o u s studies (Korcelli,1982). In 1939, Hoyt formulated a sector m o d e l on the basis of rent levels in residential neighbourhoods. According to h i m , the residential areas w e r e not d i s t r i b u t e d in the form of concentric rings, but as pie-shaped sectors.

The stress in the second development was on the cognition of the individual as a guide to his or her culture. The concern is more with a verbal, instead of quantitative, presentation of the ways in which people experience the world around them (]ohnston,1982). Although little empirical research was carried out, it led to a rediscovery of regional geography, interpreted in terms of individuals' perceptions of time and space. This was a phenomcnological approach in which the researcher, to avoid the imposed conceptual strait-jacket of the positivist thinkers, needed to get inside the individual actor (Hall,1984).

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