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ERIC Number: EJ029105
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Publication Date: 1970
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Ekistics, the Science of Human Settlements
Doxiadis, Constantinos A.
Science, 170, 3956, 393-404, Oct '70
Presents the science of ekistics for systematic analysis of historical, contemporary, and proposed human settlements varying from individual to Ecumenopolis size. Five principles are described as applicable to all cities and applied to growing urban developments. Isolation of Dimensions and Elimination of Alternatives (IDEA method) is proposed for future planning and correction of problems in large metropolitan areas. (JM)
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