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Company Gardens Company Gardens Новинка

Company Gardens

Green areas of all kinds have gained significance for contemporary urban planning. In addition to the importance for the structure and appearance of urban spaces, these...
Pedestrian Zones: Car Free Urban Spaces Pedestrian Zones: Car Free Urban Spaces Новинка

Pedestrian Zones: Car Free Urban Spaces

In 2009, plans by New York mayor Michael Bloomberg to transform part of Broadway including Times Square into a pedestrian area caused a sensation, not just in the city but internationally. Urban areas where pedestrians have right of way over vehicles are becoming increasingly important in the modern city and have enjoyed growing popularity since the 1950s. Not only do they increase the quality of life of the residents, they also become an increasingly important locational factor. In general there are two types of pedestrian zones: the first serves primarily as an alternative transit route without cars, while the second is dedicated to shopping and entertainment in the form of traffic-free shopping streets and open pedestrian areas within shopping malls. Based on a careful selection of projects this volume presents the functional and design variety of these popular urban spaces.
Mary Thomas Urban Geography. A Critical Introduction Mary Thomas Urban Geography. A Critical Introduction Новинка

Mary Thomas Urban Geography. A Critical Introduction

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Urban Geography a comprehensive introduction to a variety of issues relating to contemporary urban geography, including patterns and processes of urbanization, urban development, urban planning, and life experiences in modern cities. Reveals both the diversity of ordinary urban geographies and the networks, flows and relations which increasingly connect cities and urban spaces at the global scale Uses the city as a lens for proposing and developing critical concepts which show how wider social processes, relations, and power structures are changing Considers the experiences, lives, practices, struggles, and words of ordinary urban residents and marginalized social groups rather than exclusively those of urban elites Shows readers how to develop critical perspectives on dominant neoliberal representations of the city and explore the great diversity of urban worlds
Intersectionality and Urban Education. Identities, Policies, Spaces . Power Intersectionality and Urban Education. Identities, Policies, Spaces . Power Новинка

Intersectionality and Urban Education. Identities, Policies, Spaces . Power

A volume in Urban Education Studies SeriesSeries Editors Nicholas D. Hartlep, Illinois State University,Thandeka K. Chapman, University of California, San Diego and Kenny Varner, Louisiana State UniversityIn urban education, "urban" is a floating signifier that is imbued with meaning, positive or negative by its users. "Urban"can be used to refer to both the geographical context of a city and a sense of "less than," most often in relation to race and/or socioeconomic status (Watson, 2011). For Noblit and Pink (2007), "Urban, rather, is a generalization as much aboutgeography as it is about the idea that urban centers have problems: problems of too many people, too much poverty, toomuch crime and violence, and ultimately, too little hope" (p. xv). Recently, urban education scholars such as Anyon(2005), Pink and Noblit (2007), Blanchett, Klinger and Harry (2009), and Lipman (2013) have elucidated the socialconstruction of oppression and privilege for urban students, teachers, schools, families, and communities usingintersectionality theories. Building on their work, we see the need for an edited collection that would look across the different realms of urban education-theorizingidentity markers in urban education, education in urban schools and communities, thinking intersectionally in teacher education & higher education, educational policies& urban spaces-seeking to better understand each topic using an intersectional lens. Such a colle...
Andreas Roloff Urban Tree Management. For the Sustainable Development of Green Cities Andreas Roloff Urban Tree Management. For the Sustainable Development of Green Cities Новинка

Andreas Roloff Urban Tree Management. For the Sustainable Development of Green Cities

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Urban tree management is the key basis for greener cities of the future. It is a practical discipline which includes tree selection, planting, care and protection and the overall management of trees as a collective resource. Urban Tree Management aims to raise awareness for the positive impacts and benefits of city trees and for their importance to city dwellers. It describes their advantages and details their effects on quality of urban life and well-being ? aspects that are increasingly important in these times of progressing urbanisation. With this book you will learn: fundamentals, methods and tools of urban tree management state of the art in the fields of urban forestry and tree biology positive effects and uses of urban trees features, requirements and selection criteria for urban trees conditions and problems of urban trees governance and management aspects environmental education programs. Edited by the leading expert Dr Andreas Roloff, Urban Tree Management is an excellent resource for plant scientists, horticulturists, dendrologists, arborists and arboriculturists, forestry scientists, city planners, parks department specialists and landscape architects. It will be an essential addition to all students and libraries where such subjects are taught.
Gandhi Nimit Performativity of an Urban Space Gandhi Nimit Performativity of an Urban Space Новинка

Gandhi Nimit Performativity of an Urban Space

Architecture is the stimuli for body to move, it informs the body to 'be' and to 'move' in space. The urban space provides a stage for performances. The backdrop furnished with urban life, daily events and human drama provide a backdrop orchestrated movement. City spaces are looked at not just as a host to the performances, but as stimuli to movement of various rhythms creating dynamism in space and choreographing its inhabitants. The architectural exploration through this research work understands the vocabulary of urban space and its impact on human movement. The book sets out to explore new opportunities providing different modes of performances in the urban fabric, creating a transparency between 'high culture' and 'general public' and regenerating the spirit of urban life.
Conterporary Urban Design Conterporary Urban Design Новинка

Conterporary Urban Design

The architectural discipline of urban design falls into the broad category of landscape architecture and is applied as a social and esthetic means for interpreting the shape of cities and towns and their public spaces. The structure of a city is not the sum of its architectural shapes but the integration of these shapes into a specific and dynamic understanding of space. Public spaces become gathering points and recreational areas where neighbours can meet and contribute to socio-urban interaction. The presented projects in this book cover everything from new large neighbourhoods to the installation of street fixtures or the illumination of a small square.
Bagherikafash Rafsanjani Mohammad, Boostani Haleh, Mirzapour Elmira Urban Organization Bagherikafash Rafsanjani Mohammad, Boostani Haleh, Mirzapour Elmira Urban Organization Новинка

Bagherikafash Rafsanjani Mohammad, Boostani Haleh, Mirzapour Elmira Urban Organization

City is the place of social relationship among human beings. Old and historical places in cities play important role in attraction of tourists and capital. Located in the body of the cities, Streets form the main framework and structure and are public spaces of the city. As arteries in body, streets keep city viable and dynamic by connecting different urban parts and activities. This book is aimed to introduce urban desirable streets in addition to paying attention to historical context surrounding them and to organize spatially-anatomically urban streets based on adjacent historical context and sidewalks in urban streets.
Philip Sheldrake The Spiritual City. Theology, Spirituality, and the Urban Philip Sheldrake The Spiritual City. Theology, Spirituality, and the Urban Новинка

Philip Sheldrake The Spiritual City. Theology, Spirituality, and the Urban

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A Spiritual City provides a broad examination of the meaning and importance of cities from a Christian perspective. Contains thought-provoking theological and spiritual reflections on city-making by a leading scholar Unites contemporary thinking about urban space and built environments with the latest in urban theology Addresses the long-standing anti-urban bias of Christianity and its emphasis on inwardness and pilgrimage Presents an important religious perspective on the potential of cities to create a strong human community and sense of sacred space
Theresa Löwenstein Urban Garden USA. Community Gardening as a Tool of City Planning Theresa Löwenstein Urban Garden USA. Community Gardening as a Tool of City Planning Новинка

Theresa Löwenstein Urban Garden USA. Community Gardening as a Tool of City Planning

Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject Landscape Management, grade: 1,3, , course: City Planning, language: English, abstract: In modern times society in most U.S. cities changed to "bedroom communities" where people stay home, watch television and forget how to live in the cultural, urban or even village sense. At the same time, however, issues such as global warming and sustainability gained attention, which led to the re-emergence of a movement within the city: Community Gardening. The question to be answered is if Community Gardens/Urban Gardens (CG) are planned as a means to other objectives or an end in itself. If it is a means to other ends, the CG is only beneficial until the other aim is achieved. If not, the gardens serve a greater use than only to overcome crisis. This in turn would be an indicator that CG should be more recognized as a city-planning tool instead of decrease in times of peace and wealth. In order to find out what role CG play in today's urban planning and how it can contribute to improve urban conditions, I first have to illuminate the current problems in today's cities. After having a general overview on the present urban conditions I than focus on the historical and current development of CG in general and in particular in the United States (U.S.). Later I take a closer look on the general objectives behind the emergence of urban garden movements and the benefits that they contained in the past and present. Looking at rec...
Sarah Schreiner Urban Landscape Monographs - Hamburg Sarah Schreiner Urban Landscape Monographs - Hamburg Новинка

Sarah Schreiner Urban Landscape Monographs - Hamburg

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Landschaftsarchitektur, Landespflege, Gartenbau, Note: 1,7, Technische Universiät Wien (Institur für Landschaftsarchitektur), Veranstaltung: Urban Landscapes, 39 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: The paper deals with existing structures and the historical development of the open space of Hamburg, a city in the north of Germany. The planning department developed several approaches towards the supply of green corridors and open spaces in order to provide a healthy and pleasant environment for citizens throughout the last decades. Some parks were established by transformation of former fortifications of town, others were set up inside yards, as graveyards, etc. Surface water (lakes, rivers, canals) play an important role for the open space system of Hamburg, as well.
Nancy Demand H. The Mediterranean Context of Early Greek History Nancy Demand H. The Mediterranean Context of Early Greek History Новинка

Nancy Demand H. The Mediterranean Context of Early Greek History

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The Mediterranean Context of Early Greek History reveals the role of the complex interaction of Mediterranean seafaring and maritime connections in the development of the ancient Greek city-states. Offers fascinating insights into the origins of urbanization in the ancient Mediterranean, including the Greek city-state Based on the most recent research on the ancient Mediterranean Features a novel approach to theories of civilization change – foregoing the traditional isolationists model of development in favor of a maritime based network Argues for cultural interactions set in motion by exchange and trade by sea
Tim Stratford Worship. Window of the Urban Church Tim Stratford Worship. Window of the Urban Church Новинка

Tim Stratford Worship. Window of the Urban Church

As part of the research around the Faith and Life commission of the Church of England (which is a long term follow up to Faith in the City) people have been getting together to look at worship in an urban context. There are many people responsible for leading worship in urban contexts and few resources for this. In urban situations big questions arise and there is a growing awareness of the essential value of religious and spiritual capital. Contributors cover a wide range of church backgrounds and involvements in the urban church.
The Harvard Design School Guide to Shopping The Harvard Design School Guide to Shopping Новинка

The Harvard Design School Guide to Shopping

Shopping is arguably the terminal form of public activity. Through a battery of increasingly predatory forms, shopping has infiltrated-even replaced-almost every aspect of urban life. Town centers, suburbs, streets, and now airports, train stations, museums, hospitals, schools, the Internet, and the military are shaped by the mechanisms and spaces of shopping. The voracity by which shopping pursues the public has, in effect, made it one of the principal-if only-modes by which we experience the city. The Harvard Design School Guide to Shopping explores the spaces, people, techniques, ideologies, and inventions by which shopping has so dramatically refashioned the city. Perhaps the beginning of the twenty-first century will be remembered as the point where the urban could no longer be understood without shopping. Издание на английской языке.
Corina Ioana Negrescu Urban heat island and green infrastructure Corina Ioana Negrescu Urban heat island and green infrastructure Новинка

Corina Ioana Negrescu Urban heat island and green infrastructure

Bachelor Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject Geography / Earth Science - Demographics, Urban Management, Planning, grade: 12 on Danish grading system, Copenhagen School of Design and Technology, language: English, abstract: The aim of this report is to find out in which ways green infrastructure influences the urban heat island. Derived from this, there are other purposes for it. I want to find out what is the awareness level among people about this phenomenon and how involved they are in this matter.My Bachelor Project is a school with flat roof in Copenhagen. Because every new building in Copenhagen with a slope smaller than 30° must have a green roof, this report is also connected to my Bachelor Project. The first two chapters explain the urban heat island phenomenon and green infrastructure influence on it. Moreover, to reach a relevant conclusion I have decided to make two case study, one on Copenhagen, Denmark and one on New York City, U.S.A. Each case contains relevant information about the extent of urban heat island and how efficient green infrastructure is in mitigating it.Relevant information was from desk research and questionnaires among architects in Copenhagen, Denmark. The results of my report show that New York City is very affected by urban heat island, while Copenhagen has a potential for it but it is not yet considered a problem. I like to think that the most important point from my report is that any form of urban heat island should not be neglected ...
Peter Clark, Marjaana Niemi, Jari Niemelä Sport, Recreation and Green Space in the European City Peter Clark, Marjaana Niemi, Jari Niemelä Sport, Recreation and Green Space in the European City Новинка

Peter Clark, Marjaana Niemi, Jari Niemelä Sport, Recreation and Green Space in the European City

Green space has become a major issue in European cities in recent years as a result of enhanced environmental awareness, urban marketing, planning policy and growing population densities. Up to now, however, the subject of sports areas and grounds has attracted little research, despite the fact that since the First World War such public and private areas - from football pitches and running tracks to golf courses and tennis courts - have often comprised one of the most important and extensive types of green space in the European city.This book presents a pioneering comparative and multidisciplinary analysis of the development, use and impact of sports areas in the European city from the start of the 20th century up to the present time. Employing a range of historical, spatial and ecological approaches it examines when and why sports areas evolved, the contribution of municipalities and the private sector, the role of gender and class, and the impact on the urban landscape and ecology. Chapters cover urban sports areas in Finland, Britain, the Netherlands, Germany and Italy, illustrating the contrasts in the provision of green space across Europe.
Industrial Spaces: A pictoral review. Volume 1 Industrial Spaces: A pictoral review. Volume 1 Новинка

Industrial Spaces: A pictoral review. Volume 1

Industrial Spaces features designs derived from the need of various industries to provide efficient, safe and workable spaces for both operations and administration, while at the same time complying with rigorous industry standards and incorporating the latest technology. The setting of the industry itself also influences such space, whether it be on an industrial estate, on the city fringe, in a rural precinct, or an inner urban area. This book with its 400 color images will depict how these industrial space designs are a far cry from the utilitarian constructions of the past. These industrial spaces are award-winning architectural masterpieces. Издание на английском языке.
Филипп Мойзер Сейсмический модернизм. Архитектура и домостроение советского Ташкента Филипп Мойзер Сейсмический модернизм. Архитектура и домостроение советского Ташкента Новинка

Филипп Мойзер Сейсмический модернизм. Архитектура и домостроение советского Ташкента

Tashkent, the southernmost metropolis of millions in the Soviet Union, is a city redolent with architectural contrasts and para doxes. Home to the most beautiful prefabricated buildings in the world, it features a prominent urban duality predicated upon the oriental Old City and the Russian New City. Never was this contrast brought into sharper focus than during the severe earthquake of 1966 which left the New City relatively unscathed but the Old City in ruins. Yet one respite was offered: a rebuilding effort which triggered an upsurge of innovation. The city thus became the face of seismic modernism - unprece dented in history, the earthquake stimulated the modernisation of urban development in Tashkent. Architects incorporated regional building traditions in their social ist modern designs, including the visually intriguing facade mosaics attributed to the little-known Zharsky brothers. The rebuild ing of Tashkent provides a perfect example of Soviet ideas about urban planning - in which technical standardisation and social require ments were no more of a contradiction than the design of experimental living concepts and the simultaneous search for an expression of national identity in building. Tashkent thus represents a unique example of radical urban redevelopment in a Soviet megacity with standard designs.
Jahn Hooks Urban Aghori. Siddhis in the City Jahn Hooks Urban Aghori. Siddhis in the City Новинка

Jahn Hooks Urban Aghori. Siddhis in the City

This book is presenting a way to approach living in the grimy city and amongst heavy populations consumed with pollution as a healer, shaman, and alchemist. To joyously and fearlessly serve in the city and use the would be dangers of the city itself as a part of our spiritual practice is the will of the Urban Aghori. Ideas and simple effective practices are shared here that may assist in transforming the apparent mundane into your personal mandala.
Rachel O'Dwyer Moving Through Sound Rachel O'Dwyer Moving Through Sound Новинка

Rachel O'Dwyer Moving Through Sound

'Moving Through Sound' explores the role of mobile sonic technologies in a user's experience of urban place. It examines how mobile technologies such as the mp3 player are embedded in urban spatial practices, focusing on how listeners use these devices in urban situations to construct their experience of place. A common criticism of mobile technologies in the city maintains that these highly personal devices disconnect the user from the here and now, producing urban spaces absent of social and collective behaviour. This book argues instead that the everyday practice of moving and listening to music is a transformative activity that shapes urban experience and contributes to the identity of urban places. This book considers the future design and application of mobile sonic devices, exploring media art and critical design work as tactical interventions which engage alternative possibilities for social and site-specific listening experiences in urban place. A transdisciplinary text that spans audio culture, media studies, urban studies and art and design, 'Moving Through Sound' is written for legibility across a variety of disciplines.
Julia E Daniel Building Natures. Modern American Poetry, Landscape Architecture, and City Planning Julia E Daniel Building Natures. Modern American Poetry, Landscape Architecture, and City Planning Новинка

Julia E Daniel Building Natures. Modern American Poetry, Landscape Architecture, and City Planning

In Building Natures, Julia Daniel establishes the influence of landscape architecture, city planning, and parks management on American poetry to show how modernists engaged with the green worlds and social playgrounds created by these new professions in the early twentieth century. The modern poets who capture these parks in verse explore the aesthetic principles and often failed democratic ideals embedded in the designers' verdant architectures. The poetry of Carl Sandburg, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, and Marianne Moore foregrounds the artistry behind our most iconic green spaces. At the same time, it demonstrates how parks framed, rather than ameliorated, civic anxieties about an increasingly diverse population living and working in dense, unhealthy urban centers. Through a combination of ecocriticism, urban studies, and historical geography, Building Natures unveils the neglected urban context for seemingly natural landscapes in several modernist poems, such as Moore's "An Octopus" and Stevens's Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction, while contributing to the dismantling of the organic-mechanic divide in modernist studies and ecocriticism.
Colin McFarlane Learning the City. Knowledge and Translocal Assemblage Colin McFarlane Learning the City. Knowledge and Translocal Assemblage Новинка

Colin McFarlane Learning the City. Knowledge and Translocal Assemblage

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Learning the City: Translocal Assemblage and Urban Politics critically examines the relationship between knowledge, learning, and urban politics, arguing both for the centrality of learning for political strategies and developing a progressive international urbanism. Presents a distinct approach to conceptualising the city through the lens of urban learning Integrates fieldwork conducted in Mumbai's informal settlements with debates on urban policy, political economy, and development Considers how knowledge and learning are conceived and created in cities Addresses the way knowledge travels and opportunities for learning about urbanism between North and South
N. Chandrasiri Niriella Sociological Study of City N. Chandrasiri Niriella Sociological Study of City Новинка

N. Chandrasiri Niriella Sociological Study of City

This book on Sociological Study of City mainly focuses on the development of Urban Sociology from its pioneers to the later radical orders. The influence of industrialism in urbanization, as illustrated by early pioneers of the subject, it seems, has been a salient component in various theories that have come along since. As such each and every theory stemming from different focus points such as transitional communities, housing classes, class conflicts, space, capital, and markets are all firmly rooted in industrialism, and capitalism. However, there is much dissimilarity among the many urban theorists in their approach, owing to their respective focus points. While the Chicago School attempts to examine the structure of the urban locale, the radical theorists focus on the many struggles that originate within. Overall, this book, exploring the theories on city, is prepared with a view to provide a clear theoretical understanding of the nature and functions of city. It is hoped that the present book will provide a background and valuable insights for University Students and Scholars who are pursuing in Urban Studies, Sociology of City, Urban Policy, and Urban Planning.
Katia Perini Urban Sustainability and River Restoration. Green and Blue Infrastructure Katia Perini Urban Sustainability and River Restoration. Green and Blue Infrastructure Новинка

Katia Perini Urban Sustainability and River Restoration. Green and Blue Infrastructure

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Urban Sustainability and River Restoration: Green and Blue Infrastructure considers the integration of green and blue infrastructure in cities as a strategy useful for acting on causes and effects of environmental and ecological issues. River restoration projects are unique opportunities for sustainable development and smart growth of communities, providing multiple environmental, economic, and social benefits.This book analyzes initiatives and actions carried out and developed to improve environmental conditions in cities and better understand the environmental impact of (and in) dense urban areas in the United States and in Europe.
Hoseinzade Reyhane Public Space Hoseinzade Reyhane Public Space Новинка

Hoseinzade Reyhane Public Space

Urban public spaces have a considerable influence on the picture of cities and are of great importance for the urban culture and city life. Traditional urban public spaces including streets, squares, and parks have two major social functions: instrumental and expressive. This book was prepared due to understanding the role of public space on social relationships. This book was organized in three chapters. At chapter one was discussed about concepts and definition. Indeed it is literature review. In order to good organization book, in chapter two was explained about studied area (Iran), also, was studied about neighborhood concept in Iran. At finally in chapter three was analyzed about "FAHADAN" neighborhood in Yazd city. Also, were proposed strategies and policies in order to achieving good public space through urban design. On the other hand, in this chapter was presented action plans in FAHADAN neighborhood based on strategies and policies.
Margarita Morales Cortes Cultural Heritage and Urban Regeneration. The Conflict Between Identity and Development Strategies in the City of Valparaiso, Chile. Margarita Morales Cortes Cultural Heritage and Urban Regeneration. The Conflict Between Identity and Development Strategies in the City of Valparaiso, Chile. Новинка

Margarita Morales Cortes Cultural Heritage and Urban Regeneration. The Conflict Between Identity and Development Strategies in the City of Valparaiso, Chile.

Master's Thesis from the year 2013 in the subject Geography / Earth Science - Demographics, Urban Management, Planning, grade: 74, University College London, language: English, abstract: This research explores the role of identity and cultural heritage in urban regeneration strategies and the conflicts caused by urban development projects that impact negatively on the local identity of the city. This study analyses from the perspective of heritage and identity, two interventions in the city of Valparaiso in Chile, which cause conflict between the state and the civic society. It establishes the importance of governance and civic society participation in the use of heritage for contemporary purposes, and discusses the problematic of the institutional and policy framework in the creation of strategies coherent with the local culture.This research analyses the case study of the city of Valparaiso, a city facing a longterm economic decline that was declared World Heritage Site in 2003 as part of the strategies to revitalize the city and improve its economy. The development strategies that were established to improve the economic potential of Valparaiso, have found themselves in conflict with what is argued to be the identity of the city. This identityis tightly connected to the origins of the city, but it seems difficult to engrain within development strategies.The identity of Valparaiso as a city port is connected to its origin; Valparaiso first was a port and then was a city...
William Havens Urban Forestry William Havens Urban Forestry Новинка

William Havens Urban Forestry

An urban forest is a forest or a collection of trees that grow within a city, town or a suburb. In a wider sense it may include any kind of woody plant vegetation growing in and around human settlements. In a narrower sense (also called forest park) it describes areas whose ecosystems are inherited from wilderness leftovers or remnants. Care and management of urban forests is called urban forestry.
Massimo Santanicchia An Ordinary Small City. An examination on Reykjavik.s current and realizable urbanism Massimo Santanicchia An Ordinary Small City. An examination on Reykjavik.s current and realizable urbanism Новинка

Massimo Santanicchia An Ordinary Small City. An examination on Reykjavik.s current and realizable urbanism

Master's Thesis from the year 2011 in the subject Urban and Regional Planning, grade: Distinction, London School of Economics, course: Urban and Regional Planning, language: English, abstract: Small cities (less than 500,000 inhabitants) host fifty-two percent of the world urban population, yet they are profoundly neglected in the urban studies field. This research focuses on the small city of Reykjavík (118,326 inhabitants), and investigates how the planning system is trying to build a new urban strategy away from the world city model which was adopted until the banking collapse of 2008. The results reveal that the city is going through a cultural renaissance animated by a multitude of small events, enhancements of the public realm, grassroots initiatives and a more fruitful collaboration between planning authorities and citizens. At the same time the new Reykjavík master plan currently under discussion is prioritising growth scenarios affiliated with big-iconic developments. This dissertation concludes that the planning system needs to support a more responsive, integrated and holistic urbanism at a regional and governance level. It should support a politics of small things, protecting the human scale, the sense of place, and diversity, by enhancing the endogenous resources and developing processes of participation in the city making which are the bases of the reconstruction of trust, self-confidence and citizenship.
Thejas Jagannath The Effect of Public Art on Public Spaces. Poets, Worms and Street Art Thejas Jagannath The Effect of Public Art on Public Spaces. Poets, Worms and Street Art Новинка

Thejas Jagannath The Effect of Public Art on Public Spaces. Poets, Worms and Street Art

Bachelor Thesis from the year 2015 in the subject Sociology - Habitation, Urban Sociology, University of Otago (Geography), course: Geography, language: English, abstract: This research will explore the effect public artworks have on public space in the city of Dunedin in New Zealand. For a small city, Dunedin has a fairly vibrant public art scene. There is a mixture of street art, sculptures and statues placed in many parts of the city's open spaces. This research will focus on three main public artworks in Dunedin, which are, the Robert Burns statue in the Octagon, the Worm sculpture in the Botanic Gardens, and street art around Bond and Vogel streets in Dunedin's Warehouse Precinct. While all of these types of artworks can be interactive in some way, a key issue is how different types of interaction with public art might shape the experiences of public spaces in different ways. For example, the street art which is gaining popularity in Dunedin's Bond and Vogel streets would not be interactive in the same manner as using touch to interact with sculptures such as the Ouroubrous which is colloquially known as the Worm sculpture in the Botanic Gardens (Note: this dissertation will refer to it as „Worm sculpture‟). Street art by local and international artists around city walls of Dunedin reveal powerful images which can make people contemplate art or specific social or political issues whereas sculptures might form a more physical effect such as using body movement...
Kari Sinkko HOPSCA in the Brisbane urban context. A study into its relevance and application Kari Sinkko HOPSCA in the Brisbane urban context. A study into its relevance and application Новинка

Kari Sinkko HOPSCA in the Brisbane urban context. A study into its relevance and application

Research Paper (undergraduate) from the year 2014 in the subject Urban and Regional Planning, grade: 5.0, Queensland University of Technology, course: Urban Development (Urban Regional Planning), language: English, abstract: HOPSCA has been coined as "a city within a city". HOPSCA is a form of mixed use planning born out of the China development boom of the 1990s. HOPSCA is an acronym for Hotels, Offices, Parks, Shopping, Convention centres and Apartments. The concept of HOPSCA is gaining recognition as a legitimate planning tool outside of China. It has been in use since the 1990s and favoured by architects and urban designers worldwide.HOPSCA differs from Master Planning, TOD, traditional CBD (Central Business District) models, New Urbanism and Smart Growth in distinct ways. HOPSCA was driven by an identified market niche to co-locate specific uses: These uses are desirous to co-locate because of their compatibility.The thesis proposes to consider how HOPSCA could be realized in South East Queensland under current legislation. Further the paper will discuss the desirability of creating a 'city within a city' and its relevance and application in the Australian context. The research for the thesis will be undertaken between July and October 2014 with delivery on or before 29th October 2014.
Jon May Swept Up Lives?. Re-envisioning the Homeless City Jon May Swept Up Lives?. Re-envisioning the Homeless City Новинка

Jon May Swept Up Lives?. Re-envisioning the Homeless City

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Utilizing innovative ethnographic research, Swept Up Lives? challenges conventional accounts of urban homelessness to trace the complex and varied attempts to care for homeless people Presents innovative ethnographic research which suggests an important shift in perspective in the analysis and understanding of urban homelessness Emphasizes the ethical and emotional geographies of care embodied and performed within homeless services spaces Suggests that different homelessness ‘scenes’ develop in different places due to varied historical, political, and cultural responses to the problems faced
Liu Xintao The Scaling of Geographic Space and Its Application in Urban Studies Liu Xintao The Scaling of Geographic Space and Its Application in Urban Studies Новинка

Liu Xintao The Scaling of Geographic Space and Its Application in Urban Studies

This book introduces the principle of scaling of geographic space with applications in urban studies. Some classic methods such as space syntax are extended, and some new concepts such as head/tailed division rule and natural city are proposed for further studies at a city scale. Volunteered geographic information (VGI) is introduced and adopted in several urban studies such as navigation service, urban sprawl and traffic jams.
Dagnachew Adugna Belete Urban Drainage Management in Mekelle, Ethiopia. Part-I Dagnachew Adugna Belete Urban Drainage Management in Mekelle, Ethiopia. Part-I Новинка

Dagnachew Adugna Belete Urban Drainage Management in Mekelle, Ethiopia. Part-I

Proper urban drainage management is core to safely discharge flood generated within an urban area or from external source in to final receiving systems or to encourage on-site infiltration. With urban development flood hazard increases due to imperiousness and this reduces the infiltration capacity of a land. Similarly with the foundation of Mekelle city, flood generation became a core problem as a result of deforestation and impervious structures. According to various studies, urban storm water drainage facilities provision in it had started with road construction. Since then the municipality has tried its best to provide drainage facilities in different periods of time. But, generally, urban storm water drainage management in the city is very minimal. Because of this land degradation, river bank erosion, urban utilities degradation, natural water ways pollution and siltation and related problems are common phenomenon. The conventional way of urban drainage management is also the other problem to manage storm water in the city. That is why, this study has given a due attention to find out what real problems exist in managing the drainage system. This study is Road-map to Part-II
Vertical Living Vertical Living Новинка

Vertical Living

Here is a celebration of the groundbreaking designers and innovative spaces that are reinventing the high-rise urban apartment complex as a desirable, luxurious and...
Green Escapes: The Guide to Secret Urban Gardens Green Escapes: The Guide to Secret Urban Gardens Новинка

Green Escapes: The Guide to Secret Urban Gardens

An insider's guide to the world's greatest 'secret' gardens, green spaces, and pocket parks tucked away in cities around the globe Cities everywhere...
Laura Schomaker T.C. Boyle.s The Tortilla Curtain. Urban Conditions, Racism, and Ecological Disaster in Fortress Los Angeles Laura Schomaker T.C. Boyle.s The Tortilla Curtain. Urban Conditions, Racism, and Ecological Disaster in Fortress Los Angeles Новинка

Laura Schomaker T.C. Boyle.s The Tortilla Curtain. Urban Conditions, Racism, and Ecological Disaster in Fortress Los Angeles

Los Angeles is famous for its sunny weather, for the Hollywood film studios and for being the residence of the rich and beautiful. And although - or, precisely because - all this is more illusion than reality, the city frequently serves as setting for various pieces of fiction. However, Los Angeles does not only play a huge role in the media, but since lately also in the realm of urban studies. Having long been a kind of 'outsider' in the field, it is now regarded as a prototypical example for urban development by the L.A. School. In this context, its image is less sunny and positive, but reveals a deep-rooted racism against Latin-American immigrants in combination with a fortress mentality on the part of its white population as well as a unique urban ecology, in which natural catastrophes seem to be regular occurrences. This paper intends to outline the significance of Los Angeles in urban studies and trace the thereby acquired findings in a fictional representation of the city: T.C. Boyle's novel The Tortilla Curtain. In the process, it is shown how urban conditions, racism and nature, especially in the form of ecological disasters, intersect and influence each other.
S. Sarte Bry Sustainable Infrastructure. The Guide to Green Engineering and Design S. Sarte Bry Sustainable Infrastructure. The Guide to Green Engineering and Design Новинка

S. Sarte Bry Sustainable Infrastructure. The Guide to Green Engineering and Design

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As more factors, perspectives, and metrics are incorporated into the planning and building process, the roles of engineers and designers are increasingly being fused together. Sustainable Infrastructure explores this trend with in-depth look at sustainable engineering practices in an urban design as it involves watershed master-planning, green building, optimizing water reuse, reclaiming urban spaces, green streets initiatives, and sustainable master-planning. This complete guide provides guidance on the role creative thinking and collaborative team-building play in meeting solutions needed to affect a sustainable transformation of the built environment.
Jordan Yin Urban Planning For Dummies Jordan Yin Urban Planning For Dummies Новинка

Jordan Yin Urban Planning For Dummies

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How to create the world's new urban future With the majority of the world's population shifting to urban centres, urban planning—the practice of land-use and transportation planning to help shape cities structurally, economically, and socially—has become an increasingly vital profession. In Urban Planning For Dummies, readers will get a practical overview of this fascinating field, including studying community demographics, determining the best uses for land, planning economic and transportation development, and implementing plans. Following an introductory course on urban planning, this book is key reading for any urban planning student or anyone involved in urban development. With new studies conclusively demonstrating the dramatic impact of urban design on public psychological and physical health, the impact of the urban planner on a community is immense. And with a wide range of positions for urban planners in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors—including law firms, utility companies, and real estate development firms—having a fundamental understanding of urban planning is key to anyone even considering entry into this field. This book provides a useful introduction and lays the groundwork for serious study. Helps readers understand the essentials of this complex profession Written by a certified practicing urban planner, with extensive practical and community-outreach experience For anyone interested in being in the vanguard of building, designing, and shaping tomorrow's sustainable city, Urban Planning For Dummies offers an informative, entirely accessible introduction on learning how.
Laurie Green Urban Ministry and the Kingdom of God Laurie Green Urban Ministry and the Kingdom of God Новинка

Laurie Green Urban Ministry and the Kingdom of God

With 90 per cent of the UK population now living in urban and suburban environments, the need for a practicable theology that can be applied in our cities and towns has never been greater. Laurie Green, a published author in the field of contextual theology, seeks to meet that need here. He begins with an overview of the history of urban ministry and notes what radical change has occurred in recent years. He then reflects on past and present urban development and ministry, in the light of the Gospels. Finally, he asks how those in ministry should respond to the delights and challenges that the urban world now provides. 'Urban Ministry and the Kingdom of God' is an accessible and enjoyable resource for students of urban ministry and mission, and essential reading for all those living and working in an urban or suburban setting. "In today's urban society we are meeting God's delight and God's pain, moment by moment." Laurie Green
Anne Haila Urban Land Rent. Singapore as a Property State Anne Haila Urban Land Rent. Singapore as a Property State Новинка

Anne Haila Urban Land Rent. Singapore as a Property State

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In Urban Land Rent, Anne Haila uses Singapore as a case study to develop an original theory of urban land rent with important implications for urban studies and urban theory. Provides a comprehensive analysis of land, rent theory, and the modern city Examines the question of land from a variety of perspectives: as a resource, ideologies, interventions in the land market, actors in the land market, the global scope of land markets, and investments in land Details the Asian development state model, historical and contemporary land regimes, public housing models, and the development industry for Singapore and several other cities Incorporates discussion of the modern real estate market, with reference to real estate investment trusts, sovereign wealth funds investing in real estate, and the fusion between sophisticated financial instruments and real estate
Jeremy W Kilar Michigan.s Lumbertowns. Lumberman and Laborers in Saginaw, Bay City, and Muskegon, 1870-1905 Jeremy W Kilar Michigan.s Lumbertowns. Lumberman and Laborers in Saginaw, Bay City, and Muskegon, 1870-1905 Новинка

Jeremy W Kilar Michigan.s Lumbertowns. Lumberman and Laborers in Saginaw, Bay City, and Muskegon, 1870-1905

Michigan's foremost lumbertowns, flourishing urban industrial centers in the late 19th century, faced economic calamity with the depletion of timber supplies by the end of the century. Turning to their own resources and reflecting individual cultural identities, Saginaw, Bay City, and Muskegon developed dissimilar strategies to sustain their urban industrial status. This study is a comprehensive history of these lumbertowns from their inception as frontier settlements to their emergence as reshaped industrial centers.Primarily an examination of the role of the entrepreneur in urban economic development, Michigan Lumbertowns considers the extent to which the entrepreneurial approach was influenced by each city's cultural-ethnic construct and its social history. More than a narrative history, it is a study of violence, business, and social change.
Debnath Pradip On Lacunary Ideal Convergence in Intuitionistic Fuzzy N-Normed Spaces Debnath Pradip On Lacunary Ideal Convergence in Intuitionistic Fuzzy N-Normed Spaces Новинка

Debnath Pradip On Lacunary Ideal Convergence in Intuitionistic Fuzzy N-Normed Spaces

This book deals with a concise study of convergence in intuitionistic fuzzy n-normed linear spaces. This book mainly contains the author's own research work in the area of lacunary ideal convergence. Fuzzy normed spaces have been an increasingly popular area of mathematical research in recent times, both in terms of theory and applications. But the availability of books in the area of fuzzy normed spaces is very rare. This book provides a good discussion on the development of both fuzzy and intuitionistic fuzzy set theory. The transition from fuzzy normed linear spaces to intuitionistic fuzzy n-normed linear spaces has been presented systematically. Anybody interested in the theory or application of fuzzy or intuitionistic fuzzy normed spaces will find this book more than useful. The book is written in such a way that mathematical prerequisites are minimum. Since the main subject of study in this book is a generalisaton of the concept of usual convergence, so all the related results in convergence have been incorporated in the book. This book may be used as a ready reference for an up to date account of results in the theory of fuzzy/intuitionistic fuzzy normed linear spaces.
Raven Tactical Urban Survival 101 Raven Tactical Urban Survival 101 Новинка

Raven Tactical Urban Survival 101

The purpose of this manual is to enlighten the reader as to what to reasonably expect in an urban survival scenario, based on training and experience. The outlined information is as pertinent to a civilian experiencing a natural disaster, or a member of a Special Operations unit under threat in a foreign city. Our Instructors will teach the students to "gain the upper hand" if they find themselves outnumbered, outgunned, and outmatched in an urban setting. Our Courses are invaluable to both the professorial operating in dangerous urban settings on a daily basis, or the laymen who may suddenly find himself in a dangerous urban situation. This is serious, professional Urban Survival and Operations training
Rachel Berman Mediterranean Diet For Dummies Rachel Berman Mediterranean Diet For Dummies Новинка

Rachel Berman Mediterranean Diet For Dummies

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Expert advice on transitioning to this healthy lifestyle The Mediterranean diet is a widely respected and highly acclaimed diet based on the food and lifestyles common to the people of Greece, Cyprus, Southern France, Spain, and coastal Italy. In addition to being a healthy, extremely effective way of losing weight, the Mediterranean diet is considered an effective means of avoiding or reversing many health problems, such as cardiovascular issues, pre-Diabetes, and obesity. This hands-on, friendly guide covers the numerous health benefits of the Mediterranean diet and encourages meals that consist largely of healthy foods such as whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, olive oil and other healthy fats, fish, and foods high in Omega-3 fat content, such as seafood, nuts, beans, and dairy products. Featuring 20 delicious and nutritious recipes and chock-full of tips from consuming the best oils to whether wine is okay with meals (it is), Mediterranean Diet For Dummies serves as the formula for maximizing success in achieving ideal weight and health. Explains how switching to a Mediterranean diet can ward off the risk of many diseases Includes 20 tasty recipes Also available: Mediterranean Diet Cookbook For Dummies If you've heard of this highly acclaimed and publicized diet, Mediterranean Diet For Dummies helps you make the switch.
Rob Imrie Care and Design. Bodies, Buildings, Cities Rob Imrie Care and Design. Bodies, Buildings, Cities Новинка

Rob Imrie Care and Design. Bodies, Buildings, Cities

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Care and Design: Bodies, Buildings, Cities connects the study of design with care, and explores how concepts of care may have relevance for the ways in which urban environments are designed. It explores how practices and spaces of care are sustained specifically in urban settings, thereby throwing light on an important arena of care that current work has rarely discussed in detail.
Antoine Picon Smart Cities. A Spatialised Intelligence Antoine Picon Smart Cities. A Spatialised Intelligence Новинка

Antoine Picon Smart Cities. A Spatialised Intelligence

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As cities compete globally, the Smart City has been touted as the important new strategic driver for regeneration and growth. Smart Cities are employing information and communication technologies in the quest for sustainable economic development and the fostering of new forms of collective life. This has made the Smart City an essential focus for engineers, architects, urban designers, urban planners, and politicians, as well as businesses such as CISCO, IBM and Siemens. Despite its broad appeal, few comprehensive books have been devoted to the subject so far, and even fewer have tried to relate it to cultural issues and to assume a truly critical stance by trying to decipher its consequences on urban space and experience. This cultural and critical lens is all the more important as the Smart City is as much an ideal permeated by Utopian beliefs as a concrete process of urban transformation. This ideal possesses a strong self-fulfilling character: our cities will become ‘Smart’ because we want them to. This book opens with an examination of the technological reality on which Smart Cities are built, from the chips and sensors that enable us to monitor what happens within the infrastructure to the smartphones that connect individuals. Through these technologies, the urban space appears as activated, almost sentient. This activation generates two contrasting visions: on the one hand, a neo-cybernetic ambition to steer the city in the most efficient way; and on the other, a more bottom-up, participative approach in which empowered individuals invent new modes of cooperation. A thorough analysis of these two trends reveals them to be complementary. The Smart City of the near future will result from their mutual adjustment. In this process, urban space plays a decisive role. Smart Cities are contemporary with a ‘spatial turn’ of the digital. Based on key technological developments like geo-localisation and augmented reality, the rising importance of space explains the strategic role of mapping in the evolution of the urban experience. Throughout this exploration of some of the key dimensions of the Smart City, this book constantly moves from the technological to the spatial as well as from a critical assessment of existing experiments to speculations on the rise of a new form of collective intelligence. In the future, cities will become smarter in a much more literal way than what is often currently assumed.
Daniel Negash Characteristic Use And Transformation Of Open Spaces In Old Neighborhoods Of Addis Ababa Daniel Negash Characteristic Use And Transformation Of Open Spaces In Old Neighborhoods Of Addis Ababa Новинка

Daniel Negash Characteristic Use And Transformation Of Open Spaces In Old Neighborhoods Of Addis Ababa

Master's Thesis from the year 2016 in the subject Art - Architecture / History of Construction, grade: Excellent, Addis Ababa University (Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development), course: Housing and Sustainable Development, language: English, abstract: The main objective of this research is to understand the age long experiences of people living around shared residential open spaces in the old neighborhoods of Addis Ababa. And the manner is focused on the comprehension of the shared open spaces in the neighborhoods as a social and cultural products or phenomena.Case study research is employed to do this research because it is an auspicious method to study such contemporary phenomenological processes. Particularly four shared open spaces are systematically chosen from the inner-city old neighborhoods and studied. The research tries to understand the shared open spaces through their physical and spatial character: spatial configurations and transformations and their relationship with the dwellers; covering such aspects as: activities, meanings, behaviors, communications and perception. And both quantitative and qualitative data are collected through in-depth interviews, mapping, time diaries, observations and photography. The collected data is analyzed through comparative pattern matching, statistical computations, semantic differentials and cross-compound analysis.The study revealed that the open spaces have from four up to five lay...
Bandarin Francesco Reconnecting the City. The Historic Urban Landscape Approach and the Future of Urban Heritage Bandarin Francesco Reconnecting the City. The Historic Urban Landscape Approach and the Future of Urban Heritage Новинка

Bandarin Francesco Reconnecting the City. The Historic Urban Landscape Approach and the Future of Urban Heritage

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Historic Urban Landscape is a new approach to urban heritage management, promoted by UNESCO, and currently one of the most debated issues in the international preservation community. However, few conservation practitioners have a clear understanding of what it entails, and more importantly, what it can achieve. Examples drawn from urban heritage sites worldwide – from Timbuktu to Liverpool Richly illustrated with colour photographs Addresses key issues and best practice for urban conservation
Richter Matthias Applied Urban Ecology. A Global Framework Richter Matthias Applied Urban Ecology. A Global Framework Новинка

Richter Matthias Applied Urban Ecology. A Global Framework

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Applied Urban Ecology: A Global Framework explores ways in which the environmental quality of urban areas can be improved starting with existing environmental conditions and their dynamics. Written by an internationally renowned selection of scientists and practitioners, the book covers a broad range of established and novel approaches to applied urban ecology. Approaches chosen for the book are placed in the context of issues such as climate change, green- and open-space development, flood-risk assessment, threats to urban biodiversity, and increasing environmental pollution (especially in the “megacities” of newly industrialized countries). All topics covered were chosen because they are socially and socio-politically relevant today. Further topics covered include sustainable energy and budget management, urban water resource management, urban land management, and urban landscape planning and design. Throughout the book, concepts and methods are illustrated using case studies from around the world. A closing synopsis draws conclusions on how the findings of urban ecological research can be used in strategic urban management in the future. Applied Urban Ecology: A Global Framework is an advanced textbook for students, researchers and experienced practitioners in urban ecology and urban environmental research, planning, and practice.
Gavin Shatkin Contesting the Indian City. Global Visions and the Politics of the Local Gavin Shatkin Contesting the Indian City. Global Visions and the Politics of the Local Новинка

Gavin Shatkin Contesting the Indian City. Global Visions and the Politics of the Local

Contesting the Indian City features a collection of cutting-edge empirical studies that offer insights into issues of politics, equity, and space relating to urban development in modern India. Features studies that serve to deepen our theoretical understandings of the changes that Indian cities are experiencing Examines how urban redevelopment policy and planning, and reforms of urban politics and real estate markets, are shaping urban spatial change in India The first volume to bring themes of urban political reform, municipal finance, land markets, and real estate industry together in an international publication
Ebenezer Howard Garden Cities of To-morrow Ebenezer Howard Garden Cities of To-morrow Новинка

Ebenezer Howard Garden Cities of To-morrow

Ebenezer Howard describes his ideas of a utopian city in which people can live in harmony with each other and with the surrounding nature. Howard greatly disliked the way modern cities tended to develop and was convinced that there were different methods of urban planning that would ensure healthy and reasonable living conditions for all inhabitants. His publication resulted in the founding of the garden city movement and the creation of Letchworth (Hertfordshire, UK) as a model garden city in 1899. Reprint of the 1902 edition.
Daniel Sauter Light Attack Daniel Sauter Light Attack Новинка

Daniel Sauter Light Attack

Light Attack is a media art performance, as well as a social experiment, performed in public urban spaces. While driving through the city, an animated virtual character is projected from a moving vehicle onto the cityscape exploring places "to go" and "not to go" in urban centers such as Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Mexico City. The work introduces the concept of the "moving-moving" image, the relationship between projected moving images and the movement of the through the city. The projected character responds to the architectural context and passers-by, controlled by a database of pre-recorded video clips. This book provides the conceptual framework for Light Attack. It follows the history of electric light as medium and symbol for cultural grandeur. It discusses media architecture and projection-based media art in relation to a contemporary site-specific public art practice. The book should be especially useful to students and professionals in the field of Media Arts, Art History, and Communications.
Main Bill Site Furnishings. A Complete Guide to the Planning, Selection and Use of Landscape Furniture and Amenities Main Bill Site Furnishings. A Complete Guide to the Planning, Selection and Use of Landscape Furniture and Amenities Новинка

Main Bill Site Furnishings. A Complete Guide to the Planning, Selection and Use of Landscape Furniture and Amenities

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Introducing the first all-in-one guide to site furniture principles, processes, and best practices Furniture matters—outdoors as well as in. Understanding the connections between site and site furniture enhances the creative opportunities for designers of outdoor spaces and increases their ability to influence the long-term success of the spaces they design. Site Furnishings comprehensively examines how to elevate the design of site furnishings to achieve programming goals. Intended for landscape architects, designers, and contractors, as well as urban planners and designers, civil engineers, and other professionals, this accessible resource explores the ways that furniture contributes to the quality of outdoor spaces, and provides conceptual tools, technical information, and examples of successful applications. Just as important, it provides an in-depth overview of the elements that comprise site furnishings and the critical issues that inform site furniture selection. Supported by case studies and an abundance of high-quality photographs, Site Furnishings introduces professionals from all fields involved in site design to: Best practices, with a look at how these approaches lead to functional, responsive, and supportable outdoor spaces A step-by-step process for developing a furniture plan A typology of places that encompasses a wide spectrum of outdoor spaces, including parks and plazas, streetscapes, retail malls, theme parks, and transit hubs Management's role in the success of public spaces, supported by a detailed case study of how site and furniture management is implemented at New York's Bryant Park Sustainability, including the major issues involved in making sustainable site choices, where to obtain information, and industry initiatives to promote them Technical information on materials, installation methods, maintenance, and functional requirements of street and site furniture
B W Namano Factors Influencing Public Participation in Urban Planning Projects. A Case of Nairobi Central Ward B W Namano Factors Influencing Public Participation in Urban Planning Projects. A Case of Nairobi Central Ward Новинка

B W Namano Factors Influencing Public Participation in Urban Planning Projects. A Case of Nairobi Central Ward

Project Report from the year 2015 in the subject Urban and Regional Planning, grade: 1, University of Nairobi (School of Continuing and Distance Education), course: Masters of Arts in Project Planning and Management (MAPPM), language: English, abstract: The purpose of the study was to establish how certain factors influence public participation in urban planning projects. These factors were: public awareness, degree of accessibility, and one's financial situation.The study was conducted in Nairobi Central Ward. Nairobi was preferred because it recently adopted a new master plan: Nairobi Integrated Urban Development Master Plan (NIUPLAN) which was said to have been developed through a consultative process. The objectives of the study were to establish how: public awareness, degree of accessibility, and financial situation influenced public participation in urban planning projects. The study is significant in the sense that by exploring some of the factors that might influence public participation in urban planning, urban planners can come up with remedial approaches which would ensure that their future planning activities are more inclusive, pro-poor and hence sustainable. The study used cross-sectional survey research design. A sample size of 375 participants was selected from a population of 13,325 inhabitants within Nairobi Central Ward. This sample was divided equally into three regional clusters: City Square; Muthurwa; and Nairobi Central sub-locations found in Nairob...
Adrian Smith Domesticating Neo-Liberalism. Spaces of Economic Practice and Social Reproduction in Post-Socialist Cities Adrian Smith Domesticating Neo-Liberalism. Spaces of Economic Practice and Social Reproduction in Post-Socialist Cities Новинка

Adrian Smith Domesticating Neo-Liberalism. Spaces of Economic Practice and Social Reproduction in Post-Socialist Cities

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Based on in-depth research in Poland and Slovakia, Domesticating Neo-Liberalism addresses how we understand the processes of neo-liberalization in post-socialist cities. Builds upon a vast amount of new research data Examines how households try to sustain their livelihoods at particularly dramatic and difficult times of urban transformation Provides a major contribution to how we theorize the geographies of neo-liberalism Offers a conclusion which informs discussions of social policy within European Union enlargement
Tapan Dhar, Dhar Tapan Public Spaces in Hong Kong Housing Estates Tapan Dhar, Dhar Tapan Public Spaces in Hong Kong Housing Estates Новинка

Tapan Dhar, Dhar Tapan Public Spaces in Hong Kong Housing Estates

About half of total population lives in public housing in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Housing Authority is committed to develop a highly interacted community and social network by improving the layout-design of public housing estates over decades. However, research suggests that the community interaction in housing estates in Hong Kong has been declining day by day. This study focuses on public space focusing on outdoor communal spaces in public housing layouts of different prototypes and periods. Attributes of public spaces, that impact on neighborly interaction within estates in Hong Kong, have been highlighted for investigation here. This monograph sequentially aims to look into the following research questions - How does a layout design influence public spaces and impact on neighborly interaction? What makes a space successful to the people of different groups, ages, and interests? The answers of these questions would help the design-professionals and the city-authorities to shed some light on public spaces in dealing with new and existing housing layouts at the neighborhood level in Hong Kong as well as in the world.
Caspar Pearson Humanism and the Urban World. Leon Battista Alberti and the Renaissance City Caspar Pearson Humanism and the Urban World. Leon Battista Alberti and the Renaissance City Новинка

Caspar Pearson Humanism and the Urban World. Leon Battista Alberti and the Renaissance City

In Humanism and the Urban World, Caspar Pearson offers a profoundly revisionist account of Leon Battista Alberti's approach to the urban environment as exemplified in the extensive theoretical treatise De re aedificatoria (On the Art of Building in Ten Books), brought mostly to completion in the 1450s, as well as in his larger body of written work. Past scholars have generally characterized the Italian Renaissance architect and theorist as an enthusiast of the city who envisioned it as a rational, Renaissance ideal. Pearson argues, however, that Alberti's approach to urbanism was far more complex-that he was even "essentially hostile" to the city at times. Rather than proposing the "ideal" city, Pearson maintains, Alberti presented a variety of possible cities, each one different from another. This book explores the ways in which Alberti sought to remedy urban problems, tracing key themes that manifest in De re aedificatoria. Chapters address Alberti's consideration of the city's possible destruction and the city's capacity to provide order despite its intrinsic instability; his assessment of a variety of political solutions to that instability; his affinity for the countryside and discussions of the virtues of the active versus the contemplative life; and his theories of aesthetics and beauty, in particular the belief that beauty may affect the soul of an enemy and thus preserve buildings from attack.
Nicolas Douay Urban Planning in the Digital Age. From Smart City to Open Government? Nicolas Douay Urban Planning in the Digital Age. From Smart City to Open Government? Новинка

Nicolas Douay Urban Planning in the Digital Age. From Smart City to Open Government?

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Technological changes have often produced important social changes that translate into spatial and planning practice. Whereas the intelligent city is one of the unavoidable and even dominant concepts, digital uses can influence urban planning in four different directions. These scenarios are represented by a compass composed of a horizontal axis opposing institutional and non-institutional actors, and a second axis with open and closed opposition.
Kaleidoscope. Living in Color and Patterns Kaleidoscope. Living in Color and Patterns Новинка

Kaleidoscope. Living in Color and Patterns

A stunning collection of expressive interiors that meld sophisticated colors and patterns to create unique urban living spaces. Interiors can be loud again. More and more...
Michael Weinstock System City. Infrastructure and the Space of Flows Michael Weinstock System City. Infrastructure and the Space of Flows Новинка

Michael Weinstock System City. Infrastructure and the Space of Flows

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A radical shift is taking place in the way that society is thinking about cities, a change from the machine metaphors of the 20th century to mathematical models of the processes of biological and natural systems. From this new perspective, cities are regarded not simply as spatially extended material artefacts, but as complex systems that are analogous to living organisms, exhibiting many of the same characteristics. There is an emerging view that the design of the thousands of new cities needed for an expanding world population are to be founded on intelligent and inhabited infrastructural systems or ‘flow architectures’ of urban metabolisms. The physical arrays of the flow architecture of the city are intimately connected to the networks of subsidiary systems that collect and distribute energy, materials and information. They animate the city, and should therefore be intimately coupled to the spatial and cultural patterns of life in the city, to the public spaces through which people flow, and should unite rather than divide urban morphological and ecological systems. Featured architects: AMID(cero9), Buro Happold, Foster + Partners, Groundlab and SOM. Contributors include: Joan Busquets, Kate Davies and Liam Young, Mehran Gharleghi, Evan Greenberg and George Jeronimidis, Marina Lathouri, Wolf Mangelsdorf, Daniel Segraves, Jack Self, Ricard Solé and Sergi Valverde, and Iain Stewart.

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As cities compete globally, the Smart City has been touted as the important new strategic driver for regeneration and growth. Smart Cities are employing information and communication technologies in the quest for sustainable economic development and the fostering of new forms of collective life. This has made the Smart City an essential focus for engineers, architects, urban designers, urban planners, and politicians, as well as businesses such as CISCO, IBM and Siemens. Despite its broad appeal, few comprehensive books have been devoted to the subject so far, and even fewer have tried to relate it to cultural issues and to assume a truly critical stance by trying to decipher its consequences on urban space and experience. This cultural and critical lens is all the more important as the Smart City is as much an ideal permeated by Utopian beliefs as a concrete process of urban transformation. This ideal possesses a strong self-fulfilling character: our cities will become ‘Smart’ because we want them to. This book opens with an examination of the technological reality on which Smart Cities are built, from the chips and sensors that enable us to monitor what happens within the infrastructure to the smartphones that connect individuals. Through these technologies, the urban space appears as activated, almost sentient. This activation generates two contrasting visions: on the one hand, a neo-cybernetic ambition to steer the city in the most efficient way; and on the other, a more bottom-up, participative approach in which empowered individuals invent new modes of cooperation. A thorough analysis of these two trends reveals them to be complementary. The Smart City of the near future will result from their mutual adjustment. In this process, urban space plays a decisive role. Smart Cities are contemporary with a ‘spatial turn’ of the digital. Based on key technological developments like geo-localisation and augmented reality, the rising importance of space explains the strategic role of mapping in the evolution of the urban experience. Throughout this exploration of some of the key dimensions of the Smart City, this book constantly moves from the technological to the spatial as well as from a critical assessment of existing experiments to speculations on the rise of a new form of collective intelligence. In the future, cities will become smarter in a much more literal way than what is often currently assumed.
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