Lecture 2 Summary 2012

Cities require a political authority power to maintain

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Unformatted text preview: populations, with only citizens, and those with permission to enter • Controlling the flow of goods into and out of the city allowed taxation of goods entering the city. This was long the main source of finance for city governments Streets A fundamental aspect of urban form is streets, street patterns, street widths, street connections and alignments • Streets permit movement • Streets are the majority of public space in any city • Streets today are mostly used by cars, but in the past were used by markets, performers, and artisans, and as prisons, as sewers, as stables • lots of people today would like to take back some public space from cars. Do you think this is possible? Should this be seen as a ‘War on the Car’? Division between public and private space • A basic feature of cities is the divide between public and private space 2 • Cites cannot function without public spaces, for movement, parks, community centres, markets, religion, political demonstrations, buskers, the homeless, what else? • Cities require a political authority - power to maintain public sp...
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