Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Architecture
Newman, Winifred Elysse
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Starting after the industrial revolution, the city has increasingly represented the spatial components of capitalism and has increasingly been conceived of as a built form of capital. To understand the lineage of ideas that has led to the current understanding of the city, this study creates a genealogy of theories that cites six significant projects starting with the Garden City in 1898 and concluding with the Yokohama International Passenger Terminal in 2002. The spatial components of capitalism; production, consumption, and housing are used as an index to better understand the socioeconomic influence of capitalism on the city as well as the spatial implications. Each of the six projects take a theoretical position relative to capitalism and a position on the ideological role of the planner. Three projects; the Decentralized City, No-Stop City, and Parc de La Villette, are discussed in greater depth while the other three are mentioned in support of the idea of lineage.
capitalism, production, consumption, housing
Grewe, Zachary, "Genealogy of Theories of the City: Spatial Components as an Index of Socioeconomic Capitalism" (2017). Architecture Undergraduate Honors Theses. 24.