1 The City as One Thing

  title={1 The City as One Thing},
  author={Bill Hillier and Laura Vaughan},
This paper summarises the latest theories in the field of space syntax. It opens with a discussion of the relationship between the form of urban grids and the process of how cities are formed by human activity; this is done by a comprehensive review of space syntax theory from its starting point in the 1970s. The paper goes on to present research into how cities balance the micro-economic factors which shape the spatial structure of cities with the cultural factors that shape the underlying… CONTINUE READING
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