What is it about?
The paper (a) tells the history of figure-ground mapping from the early days of urban cartography to its late twentieth century revival as a technique of post-modern urbanism; (b) explains how the technique works; and (c) gives various examples of its use in practice.
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Why is it important?
The paper fills a gap in the literature, providing a simple introduction to an indispensable tool of urbanism. It attracts an exceptionally high level of downloads and is required reading on many programmes.
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This page is a summary of: Figure-ground: history and practice of a planning technique, Town Planning Review, November 2016, Liverpool University Press, DOI: 10.3828/tpr.2016.44.
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