Prologue; Part I: 1. Cities today; 2. The traditions in community design, or the professional as a newcomer; 3. Urban form as pattern, pattern as combination of typologies; Part II: 4. Below the urban surface, or how urban systems, organised in complex hierarchies, are the roots of urban form; 5. Cities in evolution, or how growth and change guide urban form in time; 6. Urban scale, or how urban form, size and function are interrelated through growth; Part III: 7. Land use in cities, or how segregation and homogeneity have threatened the social ecology of urban areas; 8. Density in communities, or the most important factor in building up urbanity; 9. Distribution in cities, or a key to reconstituting the culture of cities; Part IV: 10. The design roots in traditional settlements; 11. The pluralistic form of traditional communities: combination and interface; 12. Visual phenomena and movement through traditional settlements: orientation and variety; Symbolism epilogue: An agenda for action.
"Very well written...it presents its thesis on the need for interdisciplinary collaboration, conceptual as well as practical, with clarity and verve." Suzanne Keller, Contemporary Sociology "In fact, this reviewer would rate this book as one of the better illustrated volumes about cities he has examined recently." John Hiltner, Journal of Cultural Geography "This is a book of dedication and ambition." Landscape Journal "Lozano provides a very thorough, learned presentation of this approach to spatial design...The book is well-written and uses many pertinent, comparative examples." George Hemmens, Journal of Planning Education and Research