Garden Cities, Suburbs and Fringes: The Green Belt in a Global Setting
This chapter will compare different approaches to green belts in the city region and contrast different interpretations of the idea between the UK, other European countries, Asia and North America. It will consider different approaches to containment and urban sprawl; the resultant urban edge condition and urban spatial form. It will trace the interchange of ideas between European and English models of urban theory and compare the alternative models of spatial thinking of Richard Rogers and Peter Hall with Manuel de Solà-Morales. By way of illustration it will refer to two extensive case studies of Madrid and Johannesburg. It concludes by comparing the strengths of alternative spatial forms for the urban edge and region.
Citation : Martinez Perez, A. (2020) Garden Cities, Suburbs and Fringes: The Green Belt in a Global Setting. In Bishop, P., Martinez Perez, A., and Roggema, R. (Eds.) Repurposing the Green Belt in the 21st century, London: UCL Press.
Research Institute : Institute of Architecture
Peer Reviewed : Yes