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The International Village Show is a comprehensive works exhibition and a monograph of the international group of female artists 'Myvillages', which was founded by Wapke Feenstra (Rotterdam), Kathrin Boehm (London), and Antje Schiffers (Berlin). The focus of their attention is rural space as a contemporary cultural space, as well as ...
International Village Show: My Villages
The International Village Show is a comprehensive works exhibition and a monograph of the international group of female artists 'Myvillages', which was founded by Wapke Feenstra (Rotterdam), Kathrin Boehm (London), and Antje Schiffers (Berlin). The focus of their attention is rural space as a contemporary cultural space, as well as historical and current urban-rural relations. The artists, who grew up in the countryside themselves, have been working in rural areas within and outside of Europe since 2003, at exhibitions, workshops, and cooperations, in which local production and culture still have a different significance than they do for example in cities. The projects are often long-term, become part of existing processes, and attract attention, as well as different ways of thinking and acting. The book is based on Myvillages' two-year solo exhibition 'International Village Show' at the Gallery of Contemporary Art Leipzig (2015-16). The exhibition in the specifically converted garden house provides a comprehensive overview of their varied work worldwide. Text in English and German.
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International Village Show: My Villages

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Space is a non-renewable resource. What happens when this resource becomes scarce and towns and cities can no longer expand? Is it possible to conceive of spatial development without expansion? Two spatially restricted cities in Europe-West Berlin at the time of the Berlin Wall from 1961 to 1989, and London, ...
Limits: Space as Resource
Space is a non-renewable resource. What happens when this resource becomes scarce and towns and cities can no longer expand? Is it possible to conceive of spatial development without expansion? Two spatially restricted cities in Europe-West Berlin at the time of the Berlin Wall from 1961 to 1989, and London, which has been enclosed by a green belt since 1958-demonstrate the consequences and imperatives of such a scenario. If both cases are understood as the consequence of spatial limitation strategies, they provide insights into the challenges as well as the potential that such restrictions present in practice. They show how spatially limited cities take a new direction in order to find their own particular form, structure, and aesthetics, and how this results in innovations in planning culture. Based on extensive map material and analyses, Limits: Space as Resource explores the spatial components of the complex question of sustainability at the urban scale, in order to contribute to a more in-depth and refined understanding of sustainable urban development.
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Limits: Space as Resource

by Vanessa Miriam Carlow
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Resources are what the future will be made from. And the city is a resource too, one that opens up a wealth of whole new possibilities to every individual and to society as a whole. However, the city is not an inexhaustible resource. It will only be able to meet ...
The City as a Resource: Concepts and Methods for Urban Design
Resources are what the future will be made from. And the city is a resource too, one that opens up a wealth of whole new possibilities to every individual and to society as a whole. However, the city is not an inexhaustible resource. It will only be able to meet the needs of future generations if it is handled sustainably and not with an eye to short-term, partisan interests. Hence the greatest challenge will surely be to conceive the city as a regenerative circuit, that is not only the design of spatial and aesthetic qualities, but also its development over time. This book uses texts, projects and typical examples to present urban planning methods and strategies for handling cities as a resource. In doing so, it gives the idea of sustainable urban design a new meaning.
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The City as a Resource: Concepts and Methods for Urban Design

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urality Re-imagined is divided into four loosely-themed sections: Villagers, Farmers, Wanderers, and Wild Things. Each comprises five or six diverse chapters of varied length. In the Villagers section rural communities are considered as assemblages and spaces of vernacularity, as dark settings for TV dramas, new wave photography, and as sites ...
Rurality Re-imagined: Villagers, Farmers, Wanderers and Wild Things
urality Re-imagined is divided into four loosely-themed sections: Villagers, Farmers, Wanderers, and Wild Things. Each comprises five or six diverse chapters of varied length. In the Villagers section rural communities are considered as assemblages and spaces of vernacularity, as dark settings for TV dramas, new wave photography, and as sites for community arts projects. The Farmers section critically re-invigorates the historical fascination with peasantry and farming in the arts, through essays, painting, and photography that collectively place the agency of the artist under as much scrutiny as images of agricultural space and people. Stereotypically, the word 'Wanderers' conjures images of gypsy caravans, or country ramblers, but in this section the term is stretched to include not only the traditional migrations of reindeer herds, but also that of the motorway driver, and migrations of cultural forms too, such as that of hip-hop from the clubs of New York to the fields of rural Devon. In the essays and images in the Wild Things section the wilderness emerges as a highly contested cultural terrain, far from any state of purity, as it manifests itself in the behaviours of people, flora, and fauna in cultivated and uncultivated landscapes and parks.
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Rurality Re-imagined: Villagers, Farmers, Wanderers and Wild Things

by Ben Stringer
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How can small cities make an impact in a globalizing world dominated by `world cities' and urban development strategies aimed at increasing agglomeration? This book addresses the challenges of smaller cities trying to put themselves on the map, attract resources and initiate development. Placemaking has become an important tool for ...
Small Cities with Big Dreams: Creative Placemaking and Branding Strategies
How can small cities make an impact in a globalizing world dominated by `world cities' and urban development strategies aimed at increasing agglomeration? This book addresses the challenges of smaller cities trying to put themselves on the map, attract resources and initiate development. Placemaking has become an important tool for driving urban development that is sensitive to the needs of communities. This volume examines the development of creative placemaking practices that can help to link small cities to external networks, stimulate collaboration and help them make the most of the opportunities presented by the knowledge economy. The authors argue that the adoption of more strategic, holistic placemaking strategies that engage all stakeholders can be a successful alternative to copying bigger places. Drawing on a range of examples from around the world, they analyse small city development strategies and identify key success factors. This book focuses on the case of `s-Hertogenbosch, a small Dutch city that used cultural programming to link itself to global networks and stimulate economic, cultural, social and creative development. It advocates the use of cultural programming strategies as a more flexible alternative to traditional top-down planning approaches and as a means of avoiding copying the big city.
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Small Cities with Big Dreams: Creative Placemaking and Branding Strategies

by Greg Richards, Lian Duif
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South of Geneva, Switzerland, the River Aire runs across a plain that for centuries has been agricultural land. From the late 19th century, the waterway has been embanked for flood protection, also causing the gradual loss of habitat for a large variety of plants and animals. In 2001, decisions were ...
Aire: The River and its Double
South of Geneva, Switzerland, the River Aire runs across a plain that for centuries has been agricultural land. From the late 19th century, the waterway has been embanked for flood protection, also causing the gradual loss of habitat for a large variety of plants and animals. In 2001, decisions were taken to re-naturalise the river. Yet rather than to merely reconstruct its former natural bed, Superpositions, the association of firms commissioned with the project, applied 'topographic imagination', a method termed by American landscape designer Elissa Rosenberg. It combines the embanked channel with a newly designed pasture landscape. The channel indicates a work in progress and serves as a reference line that makes 'before' and 'after' traceable. This new book documents this much recognised, award-winning re-naturalisation project with drawings, images of construction work and of the new waterway. Essays and comments by international contributors Jean-Marc Besse, Lorette Coen, Gerorges Descombes, G. Mathias Kondolf, Elissa Rosenberg, Gilles A. Tiberghien, and Marc Treib demonstrate how the restored River Aire has been upgraded to become again a characteristic feature of this landscape on the fringe of the city. Text in English, French and German.
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Aire: The River and its Double

by Georges Descombes, Julien Descombes, Corinne Van Cauwenberghe, Vincent Corrent, Francois Gerber
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Participation has been a pivotal focus of urban studies since the 1960s. However, it is only over the last decade that new research aspects and critical debates on this subject have emerged across a wide range of disciplines. The changing role of planners, the rejection of traditional decision-making processes, as ...
The Participatory City
Participation has been a pivotal focus of urban studies since the 1960s. However, it is only over the last decade that new research aspects and critical debates on this subject have emerged across a wide range of disciplines. The changing role of planners, the rejection of traditional decision-making processes, as well as the emergence of grassroots initiatives, social differences that manifest themselves in urban structures, and pressing ecological challenges-all of these are subjects that are redefining this field. The Participatory City is the first international and interdisciplinary collection of texts encompassing the whole spectrum of the debate within a wide geographical framework. Examples from Chicago, Detroit, London, Hong Kong, Seoul, or Bangalore reveal quite different experiences of public participation. The current status of the debates is shown by contributions by leading experts and active city planners on subjects such as social housing, land-use policies, migrant rights, environmental problems, and health issues. They provide perspectives on future participative urban development.
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The Participatory City

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Cities such as Berlin are faced with new architectural and urban planning challenges, not only on account of their constant growth, but also because of changing ways of life. Urban Living seeks to discuss future forms of urban living and to consider their design and social influences. How can residential ...
Urban Living: Strategies for the Future
Cities such as Berlin are faced with new architectural and urban planning challenges, not only on account of their constant growth, but also because of changing ways of life. Urban Living seeks to discuss future forms of urban living and to consider their design and social influences. How can residential building strengthen urban structures and provide new opportunities through densification? How can monostructures be broken up and open spaces be upgraded? And how can architecture meet the requirements of new forms of cohabitation, either owing to a broader social mix or to the combination of living and working? This book presents convincing concepts which show that affordable residential space can also have a high structural quality. Exemplary designs and solutions from the international Urban Living Workshop, which more than thirty international architecture offices took part in, provide excellent examples of the potential qualities of future residential construction.
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Urban Living: Strategies for the Future

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A disparate but exuberant group of scholars are brought together in Savannah by an eminent professor to explore and debate the history and characteristics of the city and its implications for a twenty-first century urbanism. This narrative represents a forceful and humorous interplay between formal discussion, informal interludes, irreverent comments, ...
Seeking Savannah
A disparate but exuberant group of scholars are brought together in Savannah by an eminent professor to explore and debate the history and characteristics of the city and its implications for a twenty-first century urbanism. This narrative represents a forceful and humorous interplay between formal discussion, informal interludes, irreverent comments, and less than academic relationships. Its serious purpose is to identify the urban challenges facing America in terms of containing and consolidating growth within livable communities. However like all such participatory events it is also an opportunity for informal personal agendas set against a backdrop of real life events. The text is interspersed with 90 drawings of Savannah, illustrating its unique and multilayered identity as a potential urban paradigm for the future.
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Seeking Savannah

by Peter Cookson Smith
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Conflicts around urban development and planning issues represent an important dimension of urban politics. Issues of social cohesion and democratic representation are all the more relevant in times when cities are undergoing a severe economic crisis and when local politics tends to meet its challenges with 'post-political' responses. The relevance ...
Conflict in the City: Contested Urban Spaces and Local Democracy
Conflicts around urban development and planning issues represent an important dimension of urban politics. Issues of social cohesion and democratic representation are all the more relevant in times when cities are undergoing a severe economic crisis and when local politics tends to meet its challenges with 'post-political' responses. The relevance of local conflicts as moments of political mobilisation is particularly apparent as institutions and procedures of urban politics fall short of meeting the expectations of local communities. The case-studies from cities throughout the world explore the potential of planning conflicts to raise questions about urban democracy. They point at some of its key challenges: the multi-scalar nature of urban policies; the tension between 'policing' and 'politics', between institutional control and popular resistance; the spatial dimension of protest and social mobilisation; the limits to institutional practices of citizen participation and conflict resolution; the struggle for new democratic exercises and forms of citizenship. The volume is a contribution to rethinking conflicts in urban development and planning in a multidisciplinary perspective, raising questions about the role of planning theory and practice in turning conflict into a transformative resource for local policy.
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Conflict in the City: Contested Urban Spaces and Local Democracy

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Transforming modernistic urban areas to fit contemporary needs is one of the predominant challenges that post-war European cities face today. Although these transformation processes are highly complex they generate a wide variety of chances to take advantage of existing micro-economies, cultural diversity and spatial structures. Situational Urbanism is an adaptive ...
Situational Urbanism: Directing Post-War Urbanity: An Adaptive Methodology for Urban Transformation
Transforming modernistic urban areas to fit contemporary needs is one of the predominant challenges that post-war European cities face today. Although these transformation processes are highly complex they generate a wide variety of chances to take advantage of existing micro-economies, cultural diversity and spatial structures. Situational Urbanism is an adaptive methodology that identifies new ways of dealing with modernistic urban areas. In order to synthesize the lived experience on the street with the need for long-term planning, this design approach addresses simultaneously spatial, socio-economic, and cultural issues. This results in a variety of innovative and versatile design strategies that deal with post-war urbanism. The volume combines applicable spatial theory, innovative analytical methods and a comprehensive toolkit of flexible design methods for transforming modernist urban areas, ranging over the full array of scales, from the individual house, via the block to the neighbourhood.
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47.250000 USD

Situational Urbanism: Directing Post-War Urbanity: An Adaptive Methodology for Urban Transformation

by Otto Paans, Ralf Pasel
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The built environment and public health have a close history of association: from the earliest considerations by Hippocrates of the role of place for human health to the influence of the hygiene movement on architecture, landscape and urban planning. Today global developments such as chronic (or lifestyle) diseases, aging populations ...
Life-Styled: Health and Places
The built environment and public health have a close history of association: from the earliest considerations by Hippocrates of the role of place for human health to the influence of the hygiene movement on architecture, landscape and urban planning. Today global developments such as chronic (or lifestyle) diseases, aging populations and a heavily burdened environment have lent a new urgency to the question of the influence of architecture and urban planning on lifestyles and health. Life-Styled, created as part of the Health and Places Initiative at Harvard University, shows by means of detailed graphics how public health issues can be incorporated into the planning of the built environment and how lifestyles can be shaped accordingly. Taking greater account of health aspects when designing (public) space represents not simply an obligation, but also a means to rethink the disciplines of architecture and design.
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Life-Styled: Health and Places

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Europe's current crisis is also a crisis of the European city. The economic, social, and political insecurity has changed our perception of territories, institutions, and forms of living and has weakened the complex interactions within Europe dramatically. It also compromises the re-shaping of our physical landscape. However, the crisis is ...
Territories in Crisis: Architecture and Urbanism Facing Changes in Europe
Europe's current crisis is also a crisis of the European city. The economic, social, and political insecurity has changed our perception of territories, institutions, and forms of living and has weakened the complex interactions within Europe dramatically. It also compromises the re-shaping of our physical landscape. However, the crisis is also bringing forth new opportunities-for urban transformation, new urban practices, and forms of participation. Based on case studies from Italy, France, Spain, Belgium, or Switzerland,Territories in Crisis reflects the countless challenges presented by the crisis from a historical, sociological, and economical perspective and sets them in relation to existing and potential forms of urbanity. The analysis results in proposals for new and functioning urban models, as well as tools and methods to cope with the changes. The aim of the publication is to develop a new European framework for architecture and urban planning in the era of crisis.
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Territories in Crisis: Architecture and Urbanism Facing Changes in Europe

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Recent history of mega-projects has largely been written as a record of disasters. Well-known examples have turned into icons of planning failures, costly overspending, and excessive delays. Despite these systemic risks inherent in top-down massive interventions into the urban fabric, mega-projects have always played a decisive role in the development ...
Self-Induced Shocks: Mega-Projects and Urban Development - Perspectives in Metropolitan Research 1: Volume I
Recent history of mega-projects has largely been written as a record of disasters. Well-known examples have turned into icons of planning failures, costly overspending, and excessive delays. Despite these systemic risks inherent in top-down massive interventions into the urban fabric, mega-projects have always played a decisive role in the development of cities. As 'self-induced shocks', they create a state of emergency that effectively leads to the pooling of finances, expertise, and public awareness. In this way objectives can be met that would have been unattainable in everyday practice. This publication explores, with an international focus, the inherent ambivalence of mega-projects as drivers of urban transformation on the one hand and potential catalysts for uncontrollable dynamics on the other. It elucidates various forms and facets of large-scale construction ventures: as vehicles of urban development, as temporary large-scale events, as management challenges, and as elements of a changing urban development within the context of 'eco-cities' and 'smart cities'.
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Self-Induced Shocks: Mega-Projects and Urban Development - Perspectives in Metropolitan Research 1: Volume I

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Tokyo's urban landscape is full of contradictions: as a densely packed megalopolis it affords thousands of vacant spaces. While creative design practices and informal appropriations activate the urban voids in European and Northern American cities, an understanding of integrating this spatial capital in to the public realm remains largely overlooked ...
Tokyo Void: Possibilities in Absence
Tokyo's urban landscape is full of contradictions: as a densely packed megalopolis it affords thousands of vacant spaces. While creative design practices and informal appropriations activate the urban voids in European and Northern American cities, an understanding of integrating this spatial capital in to the public realm remains largely overlooked in Tokyo. Tokyo Void describes Tokyo's void spaces through their distinct morphology and explores possibilities for rethinking these spaces in creative practice such as space agencies and design interventions. Tokyo Void questions the notion of a finished ideal in the urban landscape and aims to establish an understanding of a continuous and dynamic landscape that could renew the urban discourse with an appreciation of the imperfect and flexible.
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Tokyo Void: Possibilities in Absence

by Marieluise Jonas, Heike Rahmann
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Da Nang City, located in the South Central Coast region of Vietnam, has developed in many aspects in the last two decades and has been known as one of the five independent municipalities of Vietnam. Today, it constitutes the Key Economic Zone in Central Vietnam. Rapid industrialization and urbanization have ...
Detecting and Modeling the Changes of Land Use and Land Cover for Land Use Planning in Da Nang City, Vietnam
Da Nang City, located in the South Central Coast region of Vietnam, has developed in many aspects in the last two decades and has been known as one of the five independent municipalities of Vietnam. Today, it constitutes the Key Economic Zone in Central Vietnam. Rapid industrialization and urbanization have caused incessant change of land use and land cover (LULC) in Da Nang City. Linh Nguyen's study aims at detecting, quantifying, and characterizing the changes of LULC in the Da Nang City region by using multitemporal satellite images from 1979 to 2009; it further explores the effects of LULC changes on landscape structure through spatial landscape metrics. In a simulation it also shows the changes of LULC under different scenarios, utilizing the model of system dynamics and the model of dynamic conversion of land use and its effects. The results show that 37% of the total land has undergone change. Before being separated from Quang Nam Province (19791996), the LULC in Da Nang City changed gradually. However, after becoming an independent municipality, the LULC changed with accelerated speed, especially in the urban areas. Within 13 years (19962009), the urban area grew by 86.6%. The study suggests this is caused by a strong focus on economic development. Conversely, agriculture and forests had a high rate of change. The dynamic change of landscape indices reveal that agricultural areas were broken into smaller patches. However, except agriculture, patches of forestry and urban spaces tended to have a uniform landscape configuration. To simulate the future changes of LULC at Da Nang City from 2009 to 2030, three scenarios with different missions were developed, namely, Development as Usual, Aggressive Development, and Optimal Development. All scenarios result in a continuous increase in urban area and a gradual decrease in agriculture, barren, and shrub areas during the simulated period. The study provides new strategies for land use planning in comparable regions facing rapid urbanization.
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Detecting and Modeling the Changes of Land Use and Land Cover for Land Use Planning in Da Nang City, Vietnam

by Hoang Khanh Linh Nguyen
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Over nearly three decades, Architectes Paczowski et Fritsch has established itself as an impressive studio that spectacularly fuses the complex mysteries of the art of building with technological rationality, contemporary culture, and the expressive requirements of the project's image. It has been consolidating its experience in the sectors of public ...
Paczowski and Fritsch Architects: Leading Architects
Over nearly three decades, Architectes Paczowski et Fritsch has established itself as an impressive studio that spectacularly fuses the complex mysteries of the art of building with technological rationality, contemporary culture, and the expressive requirements of the project's image. It has been consolidating its experience in the sectors of public buildings, service buildings, as well as collective and individual housing; it also specialises in logistics and transport, supermarkets, and high-end retail. The office has played an important role in carrying out important urban planning studies, and excels in the fields of sustainable development and BIM (Building Information Modeling). This beautifully presented book serves to highlight the incredible output of this world-leader in architecture and design. Internationally renowned architectural writer Philip Jodidio writes an insightful essay on the variety and intelligence that these architects bring to their work. Jodidio engages with the directorship directly, illuminating on their visionary practice, their unique ethos, and the plans for the future under the new generation at the helm. The pages within this latest compendium of IMAGES' Leading Architects series showcases full-colour photographs and detailed plans and diagrams detailing the firm's most compelling works, including the Luxembourg City airport terminals, the Hotel Grimentz in the Swiss Alps, the 1500-seat concert hall for the Philharmonie Luxembourg, and the extension for the European Court of Justice, among many others. While remaining true to its original philosophy, the office has been successful in numerous competitions and has won significant prizes and international acclaim.
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Paczowski and Fritsch Architects: Leading Architects

by Architectes Paczowski et Fritsch
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Donald Shoup brilliantly overcame the challenge of writing about parking without being boring in his iconoclastic 800-page book The High Cost of Free Parking. Easy to read and often entertaining, the book showed that city parking policies subsidize cars, encourage sprawl, degrade urban design, prohibit walkability, damage the economy, raise ...
Parking and the City
Donald Shoup brilliantly overcame the challenge of writing about parking without being boring in his iconoclastic 800-page book The High Cost of Free Parking. Easy to read and often entertaining, the book showed that city parking policies subsidize cars, encourage sprawl, degrade urban design, prohibit walkability, damage the economy, raise housing costs, and penalize people who cannot afford or choose not to own a car. Using careful analysis and creative thinking, Shoup recommended three parking reforms: (1) remove off-street parking requirements, (2) charge the right prices for on-street parking, and (3) spend the meter revenue to improve public services on the metered streets. Parking and the City reports on the progress that cities have made in adopting these three reforms. The successful outcomes provide convincing evidence that Shoup's policy proposals are not theoretical and idealistic but instead are practical and realistic. The good news about our decades of bad planning for parking is that the damage we have done will be far cheaper to repair than to ignore. The 51 chapters by 46 authors in Parking and the City show how reforming our misguided and wrongheaded parking policies can do a world of good. Read more about parking benefit districts with a free download of Chapter 51 by copying the link below into your browser. https://www.routledge.com/posts/13972
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Parking and the City

by Donald Shoup
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This book provides comprehensive information on the rapidly developing field of urban horticulture for sustainable use of land resources and creating a better environment. It presents peer-reviewed chapters from leading international researchers in the field of horticulture technologies, environmental issues, urban horticulture, and landscaping and its role in society. It ...
Urban Horticulture: Sustainability for the Future
This book provides comprehensive information on the rapidly developing field of urban horticulture for sustainable use of land resources and creating a better environment. It presents peer-reviewed chapters from leading international researchers in the field of horticulture technologies, environmental issues, urban horticulture, and landscaping and its role in society. It covers a wide array of topics on this subject and constitutes a valuable reference guide for students, professors, researchers, builders, and agriculturists concerned with urban horticulture, city planning, biodiversity, and the sustainable development of horticultural resources. Urban horticultural technologies facilitate the efficient use of available land in urban and residential areas, helping meet the demand for fresh fruits and vegetables to feed ever-growing urban populations. The amount of green space in urban areas is dwindling due to rising land prices, while the climbing numbers of multi-story buildings are producing various environmental and health issues. Technological advances provide tools and techniques for high-density and vertical cropping in small areas, promoting efficient and sustainable resource utilization. As such, urban horticulture is gaining importance in city planning - not only to bolster the food supply but also to improve the aesthetic value, environmental conditions, landscape, and business environment, while also reducing the consumption of fossil fuel in transportation.
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Urban Horticulture: Sustainability for the Future

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Our built environment raises new issues daily - whether from a cultural, technical, economic, social, political, or aesthetic point of view. However, all too often discussions about architecture and urban development are based on superficial images, or a master plan is demanded that provides a comprehensive solution. How can we ...
Architecture in Context: Developing Urban Living Environments Beyond the Master Plan & Facade Discussion
Our built environment raises new issues daily - whether from a cultural, technical, economic, social, political, or aesthetic point of view. However, all too often discussions about architecture and urban development are based on superficial images, or a master plan is demanded that provides a comprehensive solution. How can we really do justice to the complexity of the urban, and in what context should planning be presented today? In this book, international architects, planners, and cultural theorists describe and analyse alternative urban development strategies, the planning of the unplannable, the appropriation of urban spaces, and the activation of unexploited potential - from mobility to migration, from spatial interventions to social transformations. Text in English and German.
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Architecture in Context: Developing Urban Living Environments Beyond the Master Plan & Facade Discussion

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How can one design urban parks not only as decorative elements and as the green lungs of a city, but in a way that transforms the urban landscape? That takes the inhabitants into account and strengthens neighborly relations between various cultures, ethnicities, and lifestyles? In other words, how can a ...
Designing Parks: Berlin's Park am Gleisdreieck or the Art of Creating Lively Places
How can one design urban parks not only as decorative elements and as the green lungs of a city, but in a way that transforms the urban landscape? That takes the inhabitants into account and strengthens neighborly relations between various cultures, ethnicities, and lifestyles? In other words, how can a park serve as a hub of urban life? Designing Vibrant Urban Parks is dedicated to the question of what an ideal, present-day city park should look like. The Park am Gleisdreieck in Berlin-built between 2007 and 2014-is an exceptional design example in this respect: its rich variety and complexity offer seemingly endless usage possibilities. This publication explores esthetic and spatial aspects of the planning of city parks, as well as their social functions-and thus also the political responsibility of landscape architecture. The fundamental planning principles of the Park in Berlin are presented in detail. Therefore the publication offers not only a comprehensible analysis of contemporary urban parks, but also an inspiring tool kit for new park projects.
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Designing Parks: Berlin's Park am Gleisdreieck or the Art of Creating Lively Places

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Catalog for the Cypriot contribution to the 15th Architecture Biennial in Venice: Contested Fronts: commoning practices for conflict transformation Can collective urban practices contribute to peace processes in divided cities? How can they be used in a targeted manner as part of urban policy, in order to ease ethnic tension ...
Guide to Common Urban Imaginaries
Catalog for the Cypriot contribution to the 15th Architecture Biennial in Venice: Contested Fronts: commoning practices for conflict transformation Can collective urban practices contribute to peace processes in divided cities? How can they be used in a targeted manner as part of urban policy, in order to ease ethnic tension and create spaces for peaceful cohabitation? The Cypriot contribution to the 15th Architecture Biennial in Venice is dedicated to this role of architecture and urban planning as a political instrument for solving conflicts and creating communities. The town of Famagusta in Cyprus serves as an example, a town characterized by polarizing narratives and burdened by memories loaded with conflict. In order to transform the contested territories into areas of common interest and action, the local initiative Hands-on Famagusta developed methods for urban transformation. The book brings together practical examples of this initiative and international articles from relevant literature, thereby communicating strategies and tactics for the formation and spatial organization of the collective. It actively encourages societies to imagine peaceful common urban imaginaries.
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Guide to Common Urban Imaginaries

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How can small cities make an impact in a globalizing world dominated by `world cities' and urban development strategies aimed at increasing agglomeration? This book addresses the challenges of smaller cities trying to put themselves on the map, attract resources and initiate development. Placemaking has become an important tool for ...
Small Cities with Big Dreams: Creative Placemaking and Branding Strategies
How can small cities make an impact in a globalizing world dominated by `world cities' and urban development strategies aimed at increasing agglomeration? This book addresses the challenges of smaller cities trying to put themselves on the map, attract resources and initiate development. Placemaking has become an important tool for driving urban development that is sensitive to the needs of communities. This volume examines the development of creative placemaking practices that can help to link small cities to external networks, stimulate collaboration and help them make the most of the opportunities presented by the knowledge economy. The authors argue that the adoption of more strategic, holistic placemaking strategies that engage all stakeholders can be a successful alternative to copying bigger places. Drawing on a range of examples from around the world, they analyse small city development strategies and identify key success factors. This book focuses on the case of `s-Hertogenbosch, a small Dutch city that used cultural programming to link itself to global networks and stimulate economic, cultural, social and creative development. It advocates the use of cultural programming strategies as a more flexible alternative to traditional top-down planning approaches and as a means of avoiding copying the big city.
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56.29 USD

Small Cities with Big Dreams: Creative Placemaking and Branding Strategies

by Greg Richards, Lian Duif
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Is it possible to turn inner-city horticulture into urban farming that provides solutions for the food requirements of a constantly growing world population and works at the same time as a viable business model? 'Urban Agriculture Europe' is the first comprehensive, interdisciplinary publication that addresses urban agriculture in Europe. Apart ...
Urban Agriculture Europe
Is it possible to turn inner-city horticulture into urban farming that provides solutions for the food requirements of a constantly growing world population and works at the same time as a viable business model? 'Urban Agriculture Europe' is the first comprehensive, interdisciplinary publication that addresses urban agriculture in Europe. Apart from well-known examples of food gardening in the midst of metropolises, it also studies activities in smaller towns, agriculture on the urban periphery, as well as experiences in eastern and southern Europe. The contributions analyze various facets of urban agriculture, from economic, spatial, and ecological aspects to questions of business chances, stakeholders' roles, and policy recommendations. Case studies from Barcelona, Milan, Sofia, Warsaw, Dublin, Lausanne, and Aachen provide a comparative study of European practice. Stakeholder's statements and a glossary of key words supplement the volume.
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Urban Agriculture Europe

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How do we want to live together? How can citizens directly participate in city politics? How can we shape cities so that they are livable? These questions are more relevant than ever given current processes of transformation; our cities are rapidly changing as a result of both climate change and ...
City Linkage: Art and Culture Fostering Urban Futures
How do we want to live together? How can citizens directly participate in city politics? How can we shape cities so that they are livable? These questions are more relevant than ever given current processes of transformation; our cities are rapidly changing as a result of both climate change and globalization. Which role do artist-run spaces and self-organized cultural projects play in the search for solutions to the city of the future? In City Linkage artists, researchers, activists, and theorists introduce successful international examples of urban development, showing the degree to which contributions from the arts and cultural sectors can support the manifestation of a sustainable city.
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City Linkage: Art and Culture Fostering Urban Futures

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Providing sufficient affordable living space - especially in European conglomerations - is one of the great challenges of the future, requiring new solutions. In the face of demographic change, changing family structures, and a growing environmental awareness, completely new residential forms have evolved in Europe: cross-generational residences, residential cooperatives, housing ...
Europe - Co-operative Housing
Providing sufficient affordable living space - especially in European conglomerations - is one of the great challenges of the future, requiring new solutions. In the face of demographic change, changing family structures, and a growing environmental awareness, completely new residential forms have evolved in Europe: cross-generational residences, residential cooperatives, housing projects for senior citizens, ecological estates, integrative residences, or district neighborhoods. The significance of communal living, in particular, will change in light of social traditions and framework conditions such as housing policy and the housing market. This book provides an insight into communal living in eleven European countries - Austria, the Netherlands, France, Great Britain, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Germany - and presents a range of exemplary residential projects with their architectural and social concepts, as well as their different funding schemes. Text in English and German.
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Europe - Co-operative Housing

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Urban communities around the world face increased stress from natural disasters linked to climate change, and other urban pressures. They need to grow rapidly stronger in order to cope, adapt and flourish. Strong social networks and social cohesion can be more important for a community's resilience than the actual physical ...
Social Sustainability, Climate Resilience and Community-Based Urban Development: What About the People?
Urban communities around the world face increased stress from natural disasters linked to climate change, and other urban pressures. They need to grow rapidly stronger in order to cope, adapt and flourish. Strong social networks and social cohesion can be more important for a community's resilience than the actual physical structures of a city. But how can urban planning and design support these critical collective social strengths? This book offers blue sky thinking from the applied social and behavioural sciences, and urban planning. It looks at case studies from 14 countries around the world - including India, the USA, South Africa, Indonesia, the UK and New Zealand - focusing on initiatives for housing, public space and transport stops, and also natural disasters such as flooding and earthquakes. Building on these insights, the authors propose a 'gold standard': a socially aware planning process and policy recommendation for those drawing up city sustainability and climate change resilience strategies, and urban developers looking to build climate-proof infrastructure and spaces. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of urban studies, resilience studies and climate change policy, as well as policymakers and practitioners working in related fields.
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Social Sustainability, Climate Resilience and Community-Based Urban Development: What About the People?

by Cathy Baldwin, Robin King
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Paradisiacal, utopian, dystopian, heterotopian - islands hold an especially enigmatic and beguiling place in our imagination. Issue 07 of LA+ Journal brings you the results of the LA+ IMAGINATION open international design ideas competition, in which we asked designers to create a new island. In addition to showcasing the winners ...
LA+ Imagination
Paradisiacal, utopian, dystopian, heterotopian - islands hold an especially enigmatic and beguiling place in our imagination. Issue 07 of LA+ Journal brings you the results of the LA+ IMAGINATION open international design ideas competition, in which we asked designers to create a new island. In addition to showcasing the winners and other interesting, unusual, or surprising entries, LA+ IMAGINATION features interviews with jurors James Corner, Richard Weller, Marion Weiss, Javier Arpa, Matthew Gandy, and Mark Kingwell.
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LA+ Imagination

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We live in a self-proclaimed Urban Age, where we celebrate the city as the source of economic prosperity, a nurturer of social and cultural diversity, and a place primed for democracy. We proclaim the city as the fertile ground from which progress will arise. Without cities, we tell ourselves, human ...
Cities in the Urban Age: A Dissent
We live in a self-proclaimed Urban Age, where we celebrate the city as the source of economic prosperity, a nurturer of social and cultural diversity, and a place primed for democracy. We proclaim the city as the fertile ground from which progress will arise. Without cities, we tell ourselves, human civilization would falter and decay. In Cities in the Urban Age, Robert A. Beauregard argues that this line of thinking is not only hyperbolic-it is too celebratory by half. For Beauregard, the city is a cauldron for four haunting contradictions. First, cities are equally defined by both their wealth and their poverty. Second, cities are simultaneously environmentally destructive and yet promise sustainability. Third, cities encourage rule by political machines and oligarchies, even as they are essentially democratic and at least nominally open to all. And fourth, city life promotes tolerance among disparate groups, even as the friction among them often erupts into violence. Beauregard offers no simple solutions or proposed remedies for these contradictions; indeed, he doesn't necessarily hold that they need to be resolved, since they are generative of city life. Without these four tensions, cities wouldn't be cities. Rather, Beauregard argues that only by recognizing these ambiguities and contradictions can we even begin to understand our moral obligations, as well as the clearest paths toward equality, justice, and peace in urban settings.
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Cities in the Urban Age: A Dissent

by Robert A. Beauregard
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In the early seventeenth century, in a backwater Dutch colony, there was a wide, muddy cow path that the settlers called the Brede Wegh. As the street grew longer, houses and taverns began to spring up alongside it. What was once New Amsterdam became New York, and farmlands gradually gave ...
Broadway: A History of New York City in Thirteen Miles
In the early seventeenth century, in a backwater Dutch colony, there was a wide, muddy cow path that the settlers called the Brede Wegh. As the street grew longer, houses and taverns began to spring up alongside it. What was once New Amsterdam became New York, and farmlands gradually gave way to department stores, theaters, hotels, and, finally, the perpetual traffic of the twentieth century's Great White Way. From Bowling Green all the way up to Marble Hill, Broadway takes us on a mile-by-mile journey up America's most vibrant and complex thoroughfare, through the history at the heart of Manhattan. Today, Broadway almost feels inevitable, but over the past four hundred years there have been thousands who have tried to draw and erase its path. Following their footsteps, we learn why one side of the street was once considered more fashionable than the other; witness the construction of Trinity Church, the Flatiron Building, and the Ansonia Hotel; the burning of P. T. Barnum's American Museum; and discover that Columbia University was built on the site of an insane asylum. Along the way we meet Alexander Hamilton, Emma Goldman, Edgar Allan Poe, John James Audubon, Bill the Butcher Poole, and the assorted real-estate speculators, impresarios, and politicians who helped turn Broadway into New York's commercial and cultural spine. Broadway traces the physical and social transformation of an avenue that has been both the Path of Progress and a street of broken dreams, home to both parades and riots, startling wealth and appalling destitution. Glamorous, complex, and sometimes troubling, the evolution of an oft-flooded dead end to a canyon of steel and glass is the story of American progress.
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Broadway: A History of New York City in Thirteen Miles

by Fran Leadon
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