Tag Archives: Kevin Lynch

Venice – Urban Palimpsest and Tomb of Memories

“Palimpsest” (“palinsesto” in Italian) has its origins in the Greek word for “scraped again”. The original reference may have been to layered manuscripts, where older text was no longer more valued by the holder than the underlaying and very rare … Continue reading

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City Form: A Metaphor for Your Work

Often, fields other than our own can provide great insights and outstanding tools that, when properly understood and contextually modified for use,  can equip us with healthy innovative analysis and  implementation techniques that profit our own work and organizations. Renowned planner Kevin Lynch, … Continue reading

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The Image of the City – 50th Anniversary

In the 50th Anniversary year of the publication of Kevin Lynch’s seminal work, The Image of the City (MIT Press, 1960), it is very sad to observe –  and experience – in our “modern” cities that most “city planners” and … Continue reading

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