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Kevin Lynch, City Elements Create Images in Our Mind, 1960. CSISS Classics

  • Author(s): Sundilson, Ethan
  • Editor(s): Janelle, Donald
  • et al.

In The Image of the City, Lynch documents and describes key elements in the built structure of a city that are important in the popular perception and efficient functioning of city. This pioneering study was based on field interviews and surveys in Los Angeles, Boston, and Jersey City. This research was instrumental in raising the profile of spatial thinking within planning and urban design.

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