A Guide to Urban Representation and What to Do About It: Alternative Traditions of Urban Theory

@inproceedings{Shields1996AGT,
  title={A Guide to Urban Representation and What to Do About It: Alternative Traditions of Urban Theory},
  author={R. Shields},
  year={1996}
}
  • R. Shields
  • Published 1996
  • Mathematics
  • Debates over the ontological status of the city — is it ‘real’ or ‘imagined’? — have kept academics busy for decades. Of course, most people usually don’t bother with speculating about the real nature of the city. It is more useful to think of whose city it is. Where are the pleasant areas? Where is there danger? Such value-laden questions hint at the importance of representations for our understanding of environments which we characterize as ‘urban’. To ourselves and to each other, we… CONTINUE READING
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