Category Archives: urban morphology

Tower of Babble: A Scycrapper?

The cities of today exhibit the tallest structures the world has ever seen. The density of urban environments  is high due to the desire to live and do business as close to the heart of the metropolis as is possible, … Continue reading

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Tracing the History of Urban Civilization

The world’s most advanced urban civilizations are impressive achievements of human planning, technology, engineering and imagination. Modern cityscapes appear to have been built with the specific aim of serving the needs of our civilizations and their institutions. But where does … Continue reading

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Ten characteristics of an urban civilization

Size and density of cities. The great enlargement of an organised population meant a much wider level of social integration.   Full-time specialisation of labour. Specialisation of production among workers was institutionalised, as were systems of distribution and exchange.   … Continue reading

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Evolution of Kinship Societies into Tributary Societies: An Important Step in Development of Cities

The first cities emerged as a result of a fundamental reorganization of food production and economic diversification in human societies. Before the advent of cities, ancient peoples lived in clan groups and villages organized around extended kin, or family, relationships … Continue reading

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