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The Urban Masterplanning Handbook

The Urban Masterplanning Handbook
Eric Firley and Katharina Grön, Wiley, £50


How-to guide based on real, built, urban districts, from Belgravia to Potsdamer Platz via Downtown Dubai. How replicable these places are isn’t clear, but if you want analysis, it’s here in spades. Worth it for the diagrams. HP

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