...a readable, tautly organized, authoritative volume...
This small and readable book makes one of the most important modern contributions to large-scale design theory.
(David A. Crane Journal of the American Institute of Planners
From the Back Cover
What does the city's form actually mean to the people who live there? What can the city planner do to make the city's image more vivid and memorable to the city dweller? To answer these questions, Mr. Lynch, supported by studies of Los Angeles, Boston, and Jersey City, formulates a new criterion--imageability--and shows its potential value as a guide for the building and rebuilding of cities.