About the book
Cities are central locations in which change happens generally at a faster pace than anywhere else. For this reason, they have long drawn the attention of researchers from a wide variety of scientific domains. In this regard, development, spatial evolution, spatial organisation, strategic management and sustainable development of urban forms are major research themes in both urban studies, landscape redevelopment and human geography communities. This scenario contributed to increasing the number of studies on urban agglomeration over the past three decades.
This book, while addressing past, present and future conceptions of urban agglomeration, intends to study cities as integrated entities, living organisms in which spatial organisation and internal dynamics are inherently dependent on existing relations between urbanised landscapes and their surrounding countryside, inviting and challenging practitioners, architects, planners, geographers, landscape architects and governments to analyse and study their respective structures, scale of development, competitiveness, interactions level, form and spatial distribution.