Street Interaction and Social Inclusion
2015 (English)In: Suburban Urbanities: Suburbs and the Life of the High Street, London: UCL Press , 2015, 1, , 376 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Suburban space has traditionally been understood as a formless remnant of physical city expansion, without a dynamic or logic of its own. Suburban Urbanities challenges this view by defining the suburb as a temporally evolving feature of urban growth.
Anchored in the architectural research discipline of space syntax, this book offers a comprehensive understanding of urban change, touching on the history of the suburb as well as its current development challenges, with a particular focus on suburban centres. Studies of the high street as a centre for social, economic and cultural exchange provide evidence for its critical role in sustaining local centres over time. Contributors from the architecture, urban design, geography, history and anthropology disciplines examine cases spanning Europe and around the Mediterranean.
By linking large-scale city mapping, urban design scale expositions of high street activity and local-scale ethnographies, the book underscores the need to consider suburban space on its own terms as a specific and complex field of social practice
Laura Vaughan is Professor of Urban Form and Society at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. In addition to her longstanding research into London’s suburban evolution, she has written on many other critical aspects of urbanism today.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: UCL Press , 2015, 1. , 376 p.
Suburbs, high street, social inclusion, urban life
Research subject Architecture
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-204938ISBN: 978-1-910634-15-8 (electronic)ISBN: 978-1-910634-13-4 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-204938DiVA: diva2:1086977
FunderMistra Urban Futures
Legeby et al, chapter 9. QC 201704192017-04-052017-04-052017-04-19Bibliographically approved