“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us”
Sir Winston Churchill said in his speech to the meeting in the House of Lords, on October 28, 1943, requesting that the House of Commons bombed out in May 1941 be rebuilt exactly as before.
Urbanization has been the dominant demographic trend in the entire world, during the last half-century. Rural-to-urban migration, international migration, and the re-classification or expansion of existing city boundaries have been among the major reasons for the increasing urban population. The essentially fast growth of cities in the last decades urgently calls for a profound insight into the common principles stirring the structure of urban developments all over the world.