Patterns of settlement compared

Nick Green, John Handley

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The growth of accommodation ‘If you look at populations in southern England, everyone still lives within four miles of churches which had been planted by the 15th century’ (Batty, 2001, p636). Thus wrote Mike Batty a few years ago, pointing out that some things don’t change much. Things do change of course, often unhurriedly and imperceptibly, but spread over decades and centuries, these changes become profound. This ‘deeper continuity’ as Batty called it (he borrowed the phrase from George Holmes’s The Oxford History of Medieval Europe) is crucial to understanding why settlement patterns are the way they are.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlanning for Climate Change
Subtitle of host publicationStrategies for Mitigation and Adaptation for Spatial Planners
EditorsSimin Davoudi, Jenny Crawford, Abid Mehmood
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781849770156
ISBN (Print)9781138978522
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2009


  • Built Environment
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Urban Studies


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