A City Transformed: Designing Defensible Space

  title={A City Transformed: Designing Defensible Space},
  author={A. Vidler},
  journal={Grey Room},
The terrorist attack on the World Trade Center is propelling a civic debate over whether to change the way Americans experience and ultimately build urban spaces. Are a city's assets-density, concentration, monumental structures-still alluring? Will a desire for "defensible space" radically transform the city as Americans know it? For more than a century, architects and urban planners have tried to design better forms for the modern metropolis. Some, like Le Corbusier, reimagined the city in… Expand
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