Det handler om fragmenterte byer hvor eksterne kjøpesentre har tømt sentrumsgatene for handel og menneskeliv, men også store mono- eller multifunksjonelle klosser i mange etasjer som dyttes inn i historiske bymiljøer med mer eller mindre ødeleggende effekt (Bokanmeldelse).
Peter Hemmersam is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Urbanism and Landscape. He is trained as an architect and is a former partner in the architectural practice Transform. His main research interest lies in the field of urban design and ecological urbanism, and he is currently undertaking research on circumpolar landscapes in the project Future North. He is also a research fellow at the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art.