Amalgamations: inspirations behind urbanisms of multiplicity

Deepashree Choudhury

Rezumat/Abstract. Contemporary cities are urban entities composed of multiple constituents, processes, and connections and operate across binary rhetoric. These very often are comprehended as urbanisms of multiplicity and warrant a different approach to understanding and reading. Plurality in the urban realm is not a new phenomenon. Many principles and urban design approaches in the past centuries adopted an amalgamation of differentials in their discourses to respond to contextual exigencies. This paper investigates such amalgamations through a critical literature review in a bid to lay the foundation of an urban design approach that will be capable of addressing the challenges of seeping multiplicity in the cities of the future.

Cuvinte cheie/Key words: cities, urban binaries, multiplicity, amalgamation

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