“Postmodern Urbanism”

  title={“Postmodern Urbanism”},
  author={Michael J. Dear and Steven Flusty},
  journal={The Urban Geography Reader},
Theories of urban structure are a scarce commodity. Most twentieth-century analyses have been predicated on the Chicago School model of concentric zones, despite the obvious claims of competing models. This paper examines the contemporary forms of Southern California urbanism as an initial step toward deriving a concept of “postmodern urbanism.” The Los Angeles model consists of several fundamental characteristics, including a global-local connection, a ubiquitous social polarization, and a… 

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