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A suburb is not a tree

Vaughan, LS; Griffiths, S; (2013) A suburb is not a tree. Urban Design , 125 (Winter) 17 - 19. Green open access

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Abstract

The dominant image of the suburb as a primarily residential phenomenon and of the suburban town centre as a primarily retail-based phenomenon has not been displaced despite the recent upsurge of scholarly interest in suburbia. This article attempts to make a two-pronged refutation of both these assumptions, demonstrating how urban form and spatial configuration support a mixed use synergy between retail and all other non-residential activities in the sub-urban context. The article maintains that the complex interrelationship between movement, spatial network and land use forms a vital contribution to sustaining the future of urban settlements.

Type: Article
Title: A suburb is not a tree
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.udg.org.uk/publications/urban-design-jo...
Language: English
Additional information: Full text made available by kind permission of the Urban Design Group
Keywords: space syntax, suburbs, town centre, high street
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > The Bartlett School of Architecture
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1366640
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