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dc.contributor.authorSalingaros, Nikos A.
dc.contributor.authorPagliardini, Pietro
dc.identifier.citationSalingaros, Nikos A.; Pagliardini, Pietro. Geometry and life of urban space. A: Virtual City and Territory. "Back to the Sense of the City: International Monograph Book". Barcelona: Centre de Política de Sòl i Valoracions, 2016, p. 13-32.
dc.description.abstractThis essay introduces rules for building new urban squares, and for fixing existing ones that are dead. The public square as a fundamental urban element behaves both as a node and as a connector of the urban fabric. Like the components of an organism, each urban element is itself highly complex, and this conception contradicts postwar design trends based on abstract simplistic ideas: those are imposed in order to control instead of stimulating social life. Urban structures, infrastructure, human beings, their activity nodes, and all their interconnections come together to form a “super-organism”, a complex and dynamic whole that is the city. This happens only when the geometry of the urban fabric is encouraged to develop in a living manner. The basic element of this “super-organism” is urban space that works with informational processes. In European culture, the square connects the local urban space with other squares, streets, and roads with a strong pedestrian use. A living city works through its connections to reach the properties of a “super-organism”.
dc.format.extent20 p.
dc.publisherCentre de Política de Sòl i Valoracions
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Conference Virtual City and Territory (11è: 2016: Cracòvia)
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Urbanisme
dc.subject.lcshCity planning
dc.subject.lcshPublic spaces
dc.subject.lcshGeometry in architecture
dc.subject.otherUrban square
dc.subject.otherPublic square
dc.subject.otherUrban space
dc.subject.otherPublic space
dc.subject.otherCommon space
dc.titleGeometry and life of urban space
dc.typeConference report
dc.subject.lemacMorfologia urbana
dc.subject.lemacEspais públics
dc.subject.lemacGeometria en l'arquitectura
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
upcommons.citation.contributorVirtual City and Territory
upcommons.citation.publicationNameBack to the Sense of the City: International Monograph Book

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