|Chapter title||Korvapuusti / A Slap on the Ear|
|Editors||Kjisik, Hennu, Nyholm, Charlotte and de Vocht, Sofia|
Appreciation of city centres has steadily grown in the last 30 years, as both participative place, and vicariously, as participative idea. Nonetheless, while this status of the city centre is now conventional wisdom, within current urban design and planning it is mainly reduced to 'cookie cutter' or 'potato-print' block plans that diagrammatically recall the traditional city. Simplisitic patterns that mask the commodification of the city which continues apace, paying lip-service to its previous formal attributes, but not to its content and processes.
|Keywords||Urban Planning, Urban Design, Architectural History and Theory|
|Book title||Donitseista muffineiksi / Doughnuts to Muffins|
|Place of publication||Helsinki|