"This is a remarkable book, based on rational insights from science, yet focused intensely on achieving humane urbanism. It should provide much needed guidance to all those who care about cities and are concerned with the human-scaled urbanist project."
~ Susan Parham, INTBAU
"Clear line diagrams and sketches make it easier for the reader, especially if he or she is an architect, to understand the concepts being discussed. I recommend this book to all those who want to know how concepts and ideas from mathematics and physics can be directly relevant to the processes of urbanism."
~ Besim S. Hakim, INTBAU
"Salingaros explains that the 'fractal city' embeds detail and complexity from the largest of scales to the smallest. Probably the most valuable lesson in these pages -- something that permeates just about every essay -- is connectivity."
~ John Hill, A Weekly Dose of Architecture
"Nikos A. Salíngaros está ocupando un lugar imprescindible en la evolución actual de las ideas y el conocimiento sobre arquitectura y urbanismo. Sus teorías sobre las redes urbanas y los nodos de interconexión llevan mucha claridad a la organización de la complejidad."
~ Rubén Pesci, Ambiente
"I think this is a useful and gentle introduction to ideas about networks in cities. By pulling together his work in this way, Salingaros has done us a service and for those who want to know about new ideas concerning the complexity of cities in terms of networks, this is important reading."
~ Michael Batty, Journal of Urban Design
"...an extremely timely exploration..." AND "...a remarkable book, based on rational insights from science, yet focused intensely on achieving humane urbanism. It should provide much needed guidance to all those who care about cities and are concerned with the human-scaled urbanist project." Susan Parham, Chair Council European Urbanism, on the INTBAU site."
About the Author
"One of 50 visionaries who are changing your world." -- Utne Reader. Ranked 11th among "The top 100 urban thinkers of all time". -- Planetizen. Nikos Angelos Salingaros is a mathematician and polymath known for his work on urban theory, architectural theory, complexity theory, and design philosophy. He has been a close collaborator of the architect and computer software pioneer Christopher Alexander, with whom Salingaros shares a harsh critical analysis of conventional modern architecture. Like Alexander, Salingaros has proposed an alternative theoretical approach to architecture and urbanism that is more adaptive to human needs and aspirations, and that combines rigorous scientific analysis with deep intuitive experience. (from Wikipedia).