The view is put forward that our cities are being strangled by the technology that made them possible. The authors examine the problem through historical analysis and specific case history. They argue that while improved transport enabled the horrifically overcrowded cities of the last century to expand and attain a balance between individual privacy and the economies of scale, the same process resulted in growth and dispersion of the urban areas which caused individuals in their search for privacy to lose the concept of community. An attempt is made to understand the complex processes involved in order to reverse the trend and recreate a working version of the city. /TRRL/

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    Penguin Books Limited

    Bath Road
    Harmondsworth, Middlesex UB7 0DA,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Schaeffer, K H
    • Sclar, E
  • Publication Date: 1975


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00149110
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM