Case Study Window – Cultural Quarters and Urban Regeneration

Authored by: John Montgomery

The Ashgate Research Companion to Planning and Culture

Print publication date:  September  2013
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9781409422242
eBook ISBN: 9781315613390
Adobe ISBN: 9781317042167


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The urban quarter is a city-within-a-city … it contains the qualities and features of the whole. The urban quarter provides for all the periodic local (daily and weekly) urban functions within a limited piece of land dimensioned on the comfort of a walking citizen, not exceeding 33 hectares in surface and 10,000 inhabitants. Urban functions are zoned block-wise, plot-wise or floor-wise. An urban quarter must have a centre and a well-defined, readable limit. (Krier 1995)

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