The twentieth century witnessed an unprecedented increase in the number of capital cities worldwide. This book explores what makes capital cities different from other cities, why their planning is unique, and why there is such variety from one city to another.
For anyone with an interest in urban planning and design, architectural, planning and urban history, urban geography, or simply capital cities and why they are what they are, this book will be the key source book for a long time to come.
About the Author:
David Gordon is Professor and Director of the School of Urban and Regional Planning, Queen's University, Canada. He is the author of Battery Park City: Politics and Planning on the New York Waterfront and numerous articles on plan implementation and Ottawa planning history. As a practitioner, Dr. Gordon shared the Canadian Institute of Planners National Award of Distinction in 1991 and 1992.