Amy Su

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March 26, 2014 - 12:52pm

In The Legibility of the Everyday City, Amin and Thrift present the dilemma of how one can theorize about cities without losing the unique variations, vitality, and urban practices that make a city what it is and how it is experienced. How does one further the study of cities without making a method too systematic to the point of losing the true values or traits of a city?

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February 26, 2014 - 2:44pm
February 19, 2014 - 9:51am

In "Experience of Living in Cities", Stanley Milgram asks some important questions regarding the methods of studying cities. Aside from numbers, density, and demographic facts, he stresses the importance of psychological facts which are obtained in numerous ways. Milgram seems to be very conscious about the benefits and faults of all the research methods he describes. He studies the... more

February 5, 2014 - 12:22pm
January 29, 2014 - 12:45pm

In Frameworks for Cultural Landscape Study, Paul Groth stresses the importance of cultural landscape studies to be all-inclusive, especially of the everyday spaces. He states, “How can we better understand ordinary environments as crucibles of cultural meaning and environmental experience. A critical word in this formulation is ordinary. Everyday experience is essential to the formation of... more