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Spatial speculations JEREMY MELVIN Decoding Homes and Houses by Julienne Hanson. Cambridge University Press, 1999. 318pp. £45

Space syntax is here to stay. First brought to wide public attention with the publication in 1984 of The Social Logic of Space, co-authored by Bill Hillier and Julienne Hanson, it is now being used to inform policy; if your chosen exit from Trafalgar Square on 31 December 1999 is closed, that is because space syntax models will have predicted that it would be dangerously crowded. In between Hillier has given us Space is the Machine (aj 24.10.96), and now Hanson adds Decoding Homes and ...

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