The Urban Book Series

Understanding Emergent Urbanism

The Case of Tirana, Albania

Authors: Dhamo, Sotir

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  • Provides an alternative methodology for observing and analyzing the city
  • Combines a strong historical and anthropological background, with some knowledge coming from different scientific fields
  • Presents numerous pictures, maps, schemes, and diagrams that support a faster and easier understanding
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The ideas presented in this book are a conceptual leverage to correct the rigidity of top-down practices and bring the real city, or the city of everyday life, closer to the city of conventional planning. Considering self-organization as the starting point at the base of complex systems, this book tries to understand how specific qualities emerge and evolve from this behavior. For this, the book discusses new ways of looking at and understanding cities by applying holistic methods and approaches based on the conceptual grounds of quantum, fractal, and complexity theories. The book highlights the fact that the information on how to transform and build a city is contained within the city itself. In this regard, some methodological steps to unpack complexities and translate the essential qualities of space into potential generators for city design and planning are provided.


The book urges courageous experimentation and proposes a methodology where the computational nature of urban phenomena goes along with historic anthropological ideas, thus emphasizing the characteristics of a specific reality in a model. They do not exclude each other; in fact, they are part of the unbroken web of wholeness. Importantly, the proposed methodology supports gradual and natural coevolution process in the city through combining planned and unplanned actions and the involving multiplicity of actors, impacting on Urban Planning and Design Practice.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Hardcover $149.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding Emergent Urbanism
Book Subtitle
The Case of Tirana, Albania
Authors
Series Title
The Urban Book Series
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-82731-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-82731-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-82730-4
Series ISSN
2365-757X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 262
Number of Illustrations
32 b/w illustrations, 103 illustrations in colour
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