An article in our book written by Jouke van der Werf, Kim Zweerink & Jan van Teeffelen, architectural historians and urbanist. Cities are hubs for the exchange of goods, culture, knowledge and ideas. For centuries city streets had a natural vibrancy and dynamic, where various functions came together. This changed in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Throughout the article the writers guide you through the changing ages and the effect on the city, street and the plinth.

“In search of small scale urbanity (between 1970 and 1990) old structured from the 19th century were demolished and replaced n many inner cities by new buildings characterised by human-scale architecture.”

Click here to read and download this article


New York, around 1900


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