The Redundant City

A Multi-site Enquiry into Urban Narratives of Conflict and Change


Publication date: September 2020

Dynamic processes and conflicts are at the core of the urban condition. Against the background of continuous change in cities, concepts and assumptions about spatial transformations have to be constantly re-examined and revised. In this book Norbert Kling explores the rich body of narrative knowledge in architecture and urbanism and confronts this knowledge with an empirically grounded situational analysis of a large housing estate. The outcome of this twofold research approach is the sensitising concept of the Redundant City. It describes a specific form of collectively negotiated urban change.

Urban Studies Series / Urban and Spatial Sociology

Published by transcript Verlag
Distributed in the US by Columbia University Press

The research project received the Dr. Marschall-Preis 2020 at the TUM Faculty of Architecture.