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Speculations on a Good City - BUDDlab3

20 February 2012


BUDDlab Volume 3 is now available for download.

The BUDDlab series documents a variety of explorations of the MSc BUDD and illustrates the necessary juxtaposition of field research practice and critically reflective reading and writing.

'Speculations on a Good City' represents the written output of the master's BU1 Module 'Transforming Local Areas: Urban Design in Development' and follows two previous volumes on fieldwork in Wales and Brescia during BUDDcamp.

From an abundance of visions the volume presents a selection of essays, which together capture the varied perceptions of what a ‘good city’ might be, what values of a city are worth highlighting, which existing cities might serve as ‘good’ examples, and what concepts and design strategies may yield a ‘good city’. While not all reflections are case based, specific cases include Rosario, London, Santiago, Las Vegas, Sao Paolo and Edinburgh.

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