Monday, 20 September 2010

Urban Transformation and Culture

The current conception of the city has been dominated by the deterministic approach of city planning and its growth, which include rationalist, planned and functionally driven approaches. These ideas of scientific planning have ignored other elements that are similarly important; pleasure, delight and happiness, fun, memory and its mnemonic meanings. It is through this research framework, qualitative and experiential natures of the city and its cultural practices are to be addressed in seeking approaches in making a city pleasurable. Subjective notions of habitation and occupying the city can be best addressed through speculative research in order to understand the city from a more holistic, user-oriented perspective. 

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