CITY IDENTITY RESEARCH
The city is a construction in space. City design is therefore a temporary art.
Nothing is experienced by itself, but always in relation to it’s surroundings, the sequences of events leading up to it, the memory of past experiences.
The city is ever changing in detail.
We are not simple obervers of this spectacle, but are ourselves a part of it, on the stage with the other participants.
A legible city would be one whose districts or landmarks or pathways are easily identifiable and are easily grouped into an over-all pattern.
We must not consider the city as a thing itself, but the city being perceived by it’s inhabitants.