The Horizontal Metropolis Between Urbanism and Urbanization

  • Paola Viganò
  • Chiara Cavalieri
  • Martina Barcelloni Corte

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Horizontal Metropolis: Theories and Roots, a Transcultural Tradition

  3. Horizontal Metropolis: Spatial, Social and Natural Capital

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Brian McGrath, Martina Barcelloni Corte
      Pages 141-143
    3. Qinyi Zhang
      Pages 205-214
  4. The Horizontal Metropolis: Issues and Challenges of a New Urban Ecology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Michele Cerruti But
      Pages 305-311
  5. D. G. Shane
    Pages 419-422
  6. Paola Viganò, Chiara Cavalieri, Martina Barcelloni Corte
    Pages E1-E1
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 413-420

About this book


This book provides an overview of the Horizontal Metropolis concept, and of the theoretical, methodological and political implications for the interdisciplinary field in which it operates. The book investigates the contemporary emergence of a new type of extended urbanity across regions, territories and continents, up to the global scale. Further, it explores the diffusion of contemporary urban conditions in an interdisciplinary and original manner by analyzing essential case studies. Offering extensive content on the Horizontal Metropolis concept, the book presents a range of approaches intended to transcend various inherited spatial ontologies: urban/rural, town/country, city/non-city, and society/nature. The book is intended for all readers interested in the emergence and development of new approaches in cultural theory, urban and design education, landscape urbanism and geography.


Horizontal Metropolis Horizontal Urbanism Urban Dispersion Planetary Urbanization Contemporary Urbanization

Editors and affiliations

  • Paola Viganò
    • 1
  • Chiara Cavalieri
    • 2
  • Martina Barcelloni Corte
    • 3
  1. 1.EPFL École Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.EPFL École Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  3. 3.EPFL École Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-75974-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-75975-3
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