"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
Nikos A. Salingaros is professor of mathematics at the University of Texas in San Antonio, and is associated with the faculties of Architecture at Delft University of Technology, the University of Rome III, and the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Querétaro, Mexico. In addition, he is a consultant for various American New Urbanist projects and for government planners in other countries. Dr. Salingaros is dedicated to teaching and training a new generation of architects and urbanists, bridging the gap between academics and practitioners. His articles and books on architecture and urbanism have been translated into Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Persian, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, and other languages.