Conceptual field

The term “conceptual field” refers to a development theory that establishes connections across different areas of knowledge.

The drawings, sketches, plans, and sections that we use to depict cities can be combined in the form of either a measured drawing to scale or a sketch to make connections across an urban environment. The conceptual field slices through a city and within that slice reveals the concept of the city, and connections across and through it. It may reveal the connection between a shopping area and a residential quarter. There may be aspects of scale in a city, for example one area with high-rise buildings and another with low-rise buildings. A drawing of this sort identifies the key concepts and links them with ...

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