Cities By Design

Author: Fran Tonkiss
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745680291
Size: 12,12 MB
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Who makes our cities, and what part do everyday users have in the design of cities? This book powerfully shows that city-making is a social process and examines the close relationship between the social and physical shaping of urban environments. With cities taking a growing share of the global population, urban forms and urban experience are crucial for understanding social injustice, economic inequality and environmental challenges. Current processes of urbanization too often contribute to intensifying these problems; cities, likewise, will be central to the solutions to such problems. Focusing on a range of cities in developed and developing contexts, Cities by Design highlights major aspects of contemporary urbanization: urban growth, density and sustainability; inequality, segregation and diversity; informality, environment and infrastructure. Offering keen insights into how the shaping of our cities is shaping our lives, Cities by Design provides a critical exploration of key issues and debates that will be invaluable to students and scholars in sociology and geography, environmental and urban studies, architecture, urban design and planning.

City By Design

Author: Panache Partners LLC.
Editor: Panache Partners Llc
ISBN: 9781933415895
Size: 14,54 MB
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A captivating perspective of the fine works of architecture that comprise the Rocky Mountain area, City by Design Denver presents vibrant photographs and insightful editorial about the city's diverse architectural fabric. This rich collection of stunning structures by esteemed, locally based architects will impress both industry professionals and casual readers. It affords a rare glimpse into a variety of exquisite spaces-including some of the city's finest mixed-use, multifamily, healthcare, civic, corporate and hospitality buildings-and introduces the people who brought them to life. (Ed.).

Clumsy City By Design A Theory For Jane Jacobs Imperfect Cities

Author: Sarah Maria Schmitt
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Abstract: How do different concepts of justice correspond with the principles of diversity in cities introduced by Jane Jacobs? This contribution connects Jane Jacobs' ideas on the diverse city with Mary Douglas' Cultural Theory and its concept of clumsy solutions. According to Douglas' Cultural Theory, every social situation can be described in terms of the four ideal-typical "rationalities": individualism, egalitarianism, hierarchism, and fatalism. These four rationalities are again linked to different concepts of justice: libertarian, utilitarian, or social justice. Douglas' Cultural Theory assumes that in every social situation all four of those rationalities emerge in some way and concludes that if a situation is not poly-rational, it is less robust. This opts for imperfect and "clumsy solutions". It is argued that clumsy solutions, the four rationalities and related concepts fit Jane Jacobs' claim for more diversity in urban design. This essentially calls for imperfect cities by design

Transit Planning And Research Programs

Author: Marina Drancsak
Size: 12,66 MB
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Routledge Handbook Of Sustainable Design

Author: Rachel Beth Egenhoefer
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317232194
Size: 20,46 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Design considers the design, not only of artifacts, but of structures, systems, and interactions that bear our decisions and identities in the context of sustaining our shared planet. In addressing issues of design for global impact, behavior change, systems and strategy, ethics and values, this handbook presents a unique and powerful design perspective. Just as there are multiple definitions of design, so there are several definitions of sustainability, making it difficult to find unity. The term can sometimes be seen as a goal to achieve, or a characteristic to check off on a list of criteria. In actuality, we will never finish being sustainable. We must instead always strive to design, work, and live sustainably. The voices throughout this handbook present many different characteristics, layers, approaches, and perspectives in this journey of sustaining. This handbook divides into five sections, which together present a holistic approach to understanding the many facets of sustainable design: Part 1: Systems and Design Part 2: Global Impact Part 3: Values, Ethics, and Identity Part 4: Design for Behavior Change Part 5: Moving Forward This handbook will be invaluable to those wishing to broaden their understanding of sustainable design and students and practitioners of Environmental Studies, Architecture, Product Design and the Visual Arts.

The Right To The Smart City

Author: Paolo Cardullo
Editor: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787691411
Size: 15,90 MB
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Globally, Smart Cities initiatives are pursued which reproduce the interests of capital and neoliberal government, rather than wider public good. This book explores smart urbanism and 'the right to the city', examining citizenship, social justice, commoning, civic participation, and co-creation to imagine a different kind of Smart City.

People In Cities

Author: Edward Krupat
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521319461
Size: 12,59 MB
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An analysis of current research and theory about the ways in which cities affect people.

Designs On Democracy

Author: Stuart MacDonald
Editor: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1780996381
Size: 16,84 MB
Format: PDF
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Disasters, pandemics, the War on Terrorism? Whatever your memories of the Noughties, this was also a Scottish decade. Design, politics and identity came together.

Governing By Design

Author: Aggregate
Editor: University of Pittsburgh Pre
ISBN: 0822977893
Size: 10,99 MB
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Governing by Design offers a unique perspective on twentieth-century architectural history. It disputes the primacy placed on individuals in the design and planning process and instead looks to the larger influences of politics, culture, economics, and globalization to uncover the roots of how our built environment evolves. In these chapters, historians offer their analysis on design as a vehicle for power and as a mediator of social currents. Power is defined through a variety of forms: modernization, obsolescence, technology, capital, ergonomics, biopolitics, and others. The chapters explore the diffusion of power through the establishment of norms and networks that frame human conduct, action, identity, and design. They follow design as it functions through the body, in the home, and at the state and international level. Overall, Aggregate views the intersection of architecture with the human need for what Foucault termed “governmentality”—societal rules, structures, repetition, and protocols—as a way to provide security and tame risk. Here, the conjunction of power and the power of design reinforces governmentality and infuses a sense of social permanence despite the exceedingly fluid nature of societies and the disintegration of cultural memory in the modern era.

Designing High Density Cities For Social And Environmental Sustainability

Author: Edward Ng
Editor: Earthscan
ISBN: 1849774447
Size: 11,79 MB
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Compact living is sustainable living. High-density cities can support closer amenities, encourage reduced trip lengths and the use of public transport and therefore reduce transport energy costs and carbon emissions. High-density planning also helps to control the spread of urban suburbs into open lands, improves efficiency in urban infrastructure and services, and results in environmental improvements that support higher quality of life in cities. Encouraging, even requiring, higher density urban development is a major policy and a central principle of growth management programmes used by planners around the world. However, such density creates design challenges and problems. A collection of experts in each of the related architectural and planning areas examines these environmental and social issues, and argues that high-density cities are a sustainable solution. It will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in sustainable urban development.