A City is not a Tree

By Christopher Alexander

A File on....'A City is not a Tree'

Introduction to this File

This article has become one of the classic references in the literature of the built environment and associated fields, having been cited in articles over 40 times since 1980 (25 years after publication) and an unrecorded number of times in books or monographs. [Regrettably online citation indexes do not cover the period before 1980, and generally do not cover monographs and books]. It has an interesting publishing history, having been published in several journals and edited works and has been translated into several other languages.