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Canniffe, E., 2006.

Urban Ethic: Design in the Contemporary City

Output Type:Book
Publisher:Routledge London and New York

This book addresses the current debate surrounding urban regeneration and the contradictions of contemporary urban life. Manageable strategies are proposed for the creation of sustainable cities, focusing on the spatial character of the city and looking beyond the style obsession of urban makeovers to the fundamental elements of city-making.

The book is divided into tow sections. Part 1 deals with the history of the development of urban form from the traditional city to the post industrial city, culminating in the debate between New Urbanism and Neo-Modernism. Part 2 deals with the elements of the city, Patterns, Narratives, Monuments and Spaces. These elements are proposed as a framework around which an ethical urbanism could be constructed.