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Elements of a city by Kevin Lynch

About the book: Image Of City by Kevin A. Lynch

The Author explains how people orient themselves by the means of mental maps especially in Urban areas. He explained this theory by comparing three cities in America namely Boston, Jersey City, and Los Angeles. He explained about the concept of Imageability (legibility and visibility, meaning the extent to which the cityscape can be ‘read’ and …

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City Planning Degree

Four Good Books on Indian Urbanisation

Introduction: India has a vast history of city planning from the inception of the Indus Valley Civilization which led to Mohinjadaro, Harapa and other similar towns in ancient India. We can learn many positive things about Indian planning and architecture from ancient times although the population density and political situation was quite contrary to what …

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Public Transport - Train

5 Good Books on Transport

Introduction Everyone is familiar with transport and has their own unique experience with the concept of transport and travel. Whether it is busses, trains or airplane, transport is an important part of our lifestyle. As it is a wide concept and one that is clearly important not only in urban planning but for everyone’s daily …

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