Cities Full of Symbols: A Theory of Urban Space and Culture
by Peter J. M. Nas (ed.)
Publisher: Leiden University Press 2011
Number of pages: 304
Cities Full of Symbols develops urban symbolic ecology and hypercity approaches into a new perspective on social cohesion. Approaches of architects, anthropologists, sociologists, social geographers and historians converge to make this a book for anyone interested in urban life, policymaking and city branding.
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