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The Resource Cities made of boundaries : mapping social life in urban form, Benjamin N. Vis

Cities made of boundaries : mapping social life in urban form, Benjamin N. Vis

Label
Cities made of boundaries : mapping social life in urban form
Title
Cities made of boundaries
Title remainder
mapping social life in urban form
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin N. Vis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Cities Made of Boundaries presents the theoretical foundation and concepts for a new social scientific urban morphological mapping method, Boundary Line Type (BLT) Mapping. Its vantage is a plea to establish a frame of reference for radically comparative urban studies positioned between geography and archaeology. Based in multidisciplinary social and spatial theory, a critical realist understanding of the boundaries that compose built space is operationalised by a mapping practice utilising Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Benjamin N. Vis gives a precise account of how BLT Mapping can be applied to detailed historical, reconstructed, contemporary, and archaeological urban plans, exemplified by sixteenth to twenty-first century Winchester (UK) and Classic Maya Chunchucmil (Mexico). This account demonstrates how the functional and experiential difference between compact western and tropical dispersed cities can be explored. The methodological development of Cities Made of Boundaries will appeal to readers interested in the comparative social analysis of built environments, and those seeking to expand the evidence-base of design options to structure urban life and development."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vis, Benjamin N.,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
Index
index present
LC call number
HT153
LC item number
.V57 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sociology, Urban
  • Urban geography
  • City planning
  • City planning
  • Cities and towns
  • Cartography
  • Geographic information systems
  • Urban archaeology
  • Boundaries
  • Boundaries
  • Cartography
  • Cities and towns
  • City planning
  • City planning
  • Geographic information systems
  • Sociology, Urban
  • Urban archaeology
  • Urban geography
  • Stadt
  • Sozialgeografie
Label
Cities made of boundaries : mapping social life in urban form, Benjamin N. Vis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 362-384) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The rationale -- The questions -- The content -- The book -- 1. Towards radical comparative urban studies -- Introduction -- Urban studies -- Urban origins -- Categorical cities -- Comparative urbanism -- Social practice based definition of cities -- What to study comparatively -- Representation and meaning -- Environmental determinism -- Low-level meaning (avoiding conflation) -- Research practice -- 2. Adapting a critical realist research process -- Introduction -- Philosophical position -- Geography and archaeology -- Materiality -- The material -- The material inhabited built environment -- Embedding the research process -- Spatial (in)dependence -- The social -- Iterative abstraction -- 3. Constituting built environments, establishing boundaries -- Introduction -- Reasoning towards a theoretical framework -- The condition of being human -- Human being in the spatial world -- Human being in the social world -- Boundaries
  • 4. Theorising material boundaries, understanding spatial data -- Introduction -- Theorising boundaries -- Thinking beyond categories -- Consolidation and classification -- Studying boundaries -- Boundaries in the inhabited built environment -- Boundary compositions in built environment configurations -- Fiat and bona fide boundaries -- Conceptual series towards spatial data -- 5. An ontology of boundary line types -- Introduction -- Requirements for the ontology -- Formulating a BLT ontology -- BIT definitions -- Negative definitions -- Levels of socio-spatial significance of BLTs -- Towards practice -- 6. A constructive evaluation of methods on urban form -- Introduction -- Considering methods for studying urban built form -- Urban historical GIS -- Urban morphology -- Space syntax -- 7. The empirical process of mapping BLTs: Two contrasting cases -- Introduction -- Legacy data as a starting point -- Selecting test cases
  • Preparing the datasets of Winchester and Chunchucmil (1) -- Making outline base plans and resolving data gaps (2, 3) -- Topology checks for outline base plan and BLT identifications (3, 4) -- Identifying BLTs (4) -- Virtual boundaries -- Mapping practice and the research process -- Rules of thumb -- Taking BLT mapping forward -- 8. Identifying spatial analytical measures that exploit BLT data -- Introduction -- Understanding the BLT data structure -- Visualising BLT data -- Diachronic data structure and comparisons -- Understanding proposed analytical measures -- Analytical information in the ontology intrinsic to the city -- Proposing analytical measures: dimensional context -- Proposing analytical measures: locational context -- Proposing analytical measures: aggregative context -- Final remarks on BLT analyses -- 9. Exploring socio-spatial significance with BLT mapping: Two test cases -- Introduction
  • Geocomputational statistics on the ontology intrinsic to the city -- Exploring Chunchucmil's BLT data -- Exploring Winchester through time -- Taking a radical comparative perspective -- Contemplating the future of BLT mapping -- Current results -- Future research
Control code
1017592106
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 398 pages
Isbn
9781787351073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color), plans (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1017592106
Label
Cities made of boundaries : mapping social life in urban form, Benjamin N. Vis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 362-384) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The rationale -- The questions -- The content -- The book -- 1. Towards radical comparative urban studies -- Introduction -- Urban studies -- Urban origins -- Categorical cities -- Comparative urbanism -- Social practice based definition of cities -- What to study comparatively -- Representation and meaning -- Environmental determinism -- Low-level meaning (avoiding conflation) -- Research practice -- 2. Adapting a critical realist research process -- Introduction -- Philosophical position -- Geography and archaeology -- Materiality -- The material -- The material inhabited built environment -- Embedding the research process -- Spatial (in)dependence -- The social -- Iterative abstraction -- 3. Constituting built environments, establishing boundaries -- Introduction -- Reasoning towards a theoretical framework -- The condition of being human -- Human being in the spatial world -- Human being in the social world -- Boundaries
  • 4. Theorising material boundaries, understanding spatial data -- Introduction -- Theorising boundaries -- Thinking beyond categories -- Consolidation and classification -- Studying boundaries -- Boundaries in the inhabited built environment -- Boundary compositions in built environment configurations -- Fiat and bona fide boundaries -- Conceptual series towards spatial data -- 5. An ontology of boundary line types -- Introduction -- Requirements for the ontology -- Formulating a BLT ontology -- BIT definitions -- Negative definitions -- Levels of socio-spatial significance of BLTs -- Towards practice -- 6. A constructive evaluation of methods on urban form -- Introduction -- Considering methods for studying urban built form -- Urban historical GIS -- Urban morphology -- Space syntax -- 7. The empirical process of mapping BLTs: Two contrasting cases -- Introduction -- Legacy data as a starting point -- Selecting test cases
  • Preparing the datasets of Winchester and Chunchucmil (1) -- Making outline base plans and resolving data gaps (2, 3) -- Topology checks for outline base plan and BLT identifications (3, 4) -- Identifying BLTs (4) -- Virtual boundaries -- Mapping practice and the research process -- Rules of thumb -- Taking BLT mapping forward -- 8. Identifying spatial analytical measures that exploit BLT data -- Introduction -- Understanding the BLT data structure -- Visualising BLT data -- Diachronic data structure and comparisons -- Understanding proposed analytical measures -- Analytical information in the ontology intrinsic to the city -- Proposing analytical measures: dimensional context -- Proposing analytical measures: locational context -- Proposing analytical measures: aggregative context -- Final remarks on BLT analyses -- 9. Exploring socio-spatial significance with BLT mapping: Two test cases -- Introduction
  • Geocomputational statistics on the ontology intrinsic to the city -- Exploring Chunchucmil's BLT data -- Exploring Winchester through time -- Taking a radical comparative perspective -- Contemplating the future of BLT mapping -- Current results -- Future research
Control code
1017592106
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 398 pages
Isbn
9781787351073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color), plans (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1017592106

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