Book Chapter

Mapping as Spatial Knowedge

K Dovey, M Ristic, E Pafka

Mapping Urbanities | Routledge | Published : 2017


This book explores the role that urban mapping can play in showing how cities ‘tick’. What is the capacity of mapping to reveal the forces at play in shaping urban form and space? How can maps gear spatial analysis to planning and designing? How can mapping extend the urban imagination and therefore the possibilities for urban transformation? Beyond the visualisation of data and with a focus on urban scales, this book explores the potency of mapping as a research method that opens new horizons in our exploration of complex urban environments. While GIS and other digital technologies have long transformed the capacities for representation of urban data, here we explore the capacity of mapping..

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