March 2018


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 52 December 2015

Theory of architecture

Pomorov Sergey B.

Doctor of architecture, professor,
Director of institute, Head of department.
Altai State Technical University, Institute of architecture and design
Barnaul, Russia, e-mail: pomorovs@mail.ru

Zhukovsky Roman S.

assistant professor.
Altay State Technical University, Institute of Architecture and Design.
Barnaul, Russia, e-mail: romanzsolar@mail.ru


The author considers the dialectical evolution of the 19th-20th century concepts of urban decentralization whilst reviewing the evolution of major cities from monocentric to polycentric plans in developed countries (USA, Europe, Russia, etc.). An attempt is made to periodize this process and to identify practice-based principles for encouraging the development of public and business activity subcentres as a basis for the theory of urban decentralization.

Key words: city, polycentrism, social and business subcentre, decentralisation, urban planning concepts


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