Public and Private Spaces of the City PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Public and Private Spaces of the City free pdf The subdivision of our social world and the spaces we inhabit into public and private spheres is one of the key features of how a society organizes itself. This affects individuals' mental states and experiences, regulates their behaviour, and superimposes a long lasting structure onto human societies. This book sets out to find out how and why social space is subdivided in this way and to explore the nature of each realm as defined by spatial and symbolic boundaries. To understand this dichotomous organization of space and society, the investigation is conducted along three scales: spatial scale (body, home, neighbourhood, city), degrees of exclusivity and openness (from the most private to the most public), and modes of social encounter and association with space (personal, interpersonal, impersonal). We start from the private, interior space of the mind and move outwards to the extensions of the body in space, the personal space. Then we visit the home, the domains of privacy, intimacy and property, followed by interpersonal spaces of sociability among strangers, communal spaces of the neighbourhood, the material and institutional public sphere and the impersonal spaces of the city. As the shape of the city and the characteristics of urban life are influenced by the way public and private distinction is made, the role of urban designers becomes ever more significant. By establishing a flexible and elaborate boundary between the two realms, urbanism can be enriched, where the danger of encroachment by private interests into the public realm and the threat of public intrusion into the private sphere are both minimized and carefully managed.

About Ali Madanipour

In writing this book Ali Madanipour drew upon his many years of advanced study and teaching in architecture, landscape and planning- and professional practice in architectural and urban design, buildings and urban development projects including winning design awards.

Details Book

Author : Ali Madanipour
Publisher : Routledge
Data Published : 13 March 2003
ISBN : 0415256291
EAN : 9780415256292
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 276 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Public and Private Spaces of the City



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Whose Public Space? free pdfWhose Public Space?

    Modern urban societies have become fragmented environments consisting of individuals. Here theoretical accounts and case studies address whether making public spaces more accessible can restore the social fabric of the city..


  • Common Space free pdfCommon Space

    Space is both a product and a prerequisite of social relations. it has the potential to block and encourage certain forms of encounter. In Common Space. activist and architect Stavros Stavrides calls for us to conceive of space-as-commons- to firstly think beyond the notions of public and private space and then to understand common space not only as space that is governed by all and remains open to all..


  • Insurgent Public Space free pdfInsurgent Public Space

    Around the globe. individuals and groups are creating 'insurgent public spaces' which challenge assumptions of what makes an urban space and how it is used by the public. With nearly 20 cross-cultural case studies..


  • The Politics of Public Space free pdfThe Politics of Public Space

    Why is public space disappearing. Why is this disappearance important to democratic politics and how has it become an international phenomenon. Public spaces are no longer democratic spaces..


  • The Politics of Public Space free pdfThe Politics of Public Space

    Why is public space disappearing. Why is this disappearance important to democratic politics and how has it become an international phenomenon. Public spaces are no longer democratic spaces..


  • Public and Private Spaces of the City free pdfPublic and Private Spaces of the City

    E Books Online Free. The subdivision of our social world and the spaces we inhabit into public and private spheres is one of the key features of how a society organizes itself. This affects individua