By Roger W. Caves
The Encyclopedia of town makes a speciality of the foremost themes encountered by way of undergraduates and students in city reports and allied fields. participants contain significant theoreticians and practitioners, and on different participants, teams, and corporations which examine town or perform in a box that at once or ultimately impacts town, the Encyclopedia unavoidably adopts an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary standpoint. a high-quality but in addition provocative start line for wider exploration of town, this can be a first-class paintings of reference that might be a necessary source for self sufficient learn in addition to an invaluable reduction in instructing.
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We have seen where and why cities were created. We have seen the factors that influenced their development. We can point to the importance of land and other natural resources in pre-industrial settlements, the importance of technological innovations to the restructuring of urban space, the importance and implications of new forms of urban space, and to the importance of competition between cities. No one can foresee the future of any city. We can, however, be sure of some things. The world’s population will continue to increase, faster in some areas and slower in other areas.
People continued to dispose of their waste in the streets. Combined with poor air quality, environmental and health problems soon emerged as major concerns. The city continued to evolve. The invention of gunpowder and other weapons signalled the eventual downfall of castle walls. As the walls came down, populations started to decentralize. Designers and planners were brought in to put order into the cities. New street patterns were created. The arts took on increased importance. Changes within the cities continued during the Renaissance and the Baroque periods.
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Encyclopedia of the City by Roger W. Caves