This book investigates the characteristics of today's built environment: no longer simply a city but increasingly large conurbations made up of a number of development clusters, linked by transport routes. The diffusion of the once compact city into a city web, the 'meta city' is mirrored by changes in society from communities with strong social cohesion and interest in their towns and cities to individuals pursing their own goals, with global social links and little interest in their city.

chapter Chapter 1|47 pages

The living space of the majority of mankind

An anonymous space with no visual quality

chapter Chapter 2|21 pages

An interpretation of the Zwischenstadt

chapter Chapter 3|19 pages

The organisation of everyday living space

chapter Chapter 4|33 pages

The Zwischenstadt as a focus for design