The Future Of Sustainable Cities

Author: John Flint
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1847426662
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The Future Of Sustainable Cities from the Author: John Flint. This title investigates how the meanings and politics of urban sustainability are being radically rethought in response to the economic downturn and the credit crunch.

Rethinking Sustainable Cities

Author: David Simon
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447332849
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Rethinking Sustainable Cities from the Author: David Simon. Sustainable urbanisation has moved to the forefront of global debate, research and policy agendas over recent years. Rapid urbanisation throughout China, India and many other low and middle income countries poses new challenges both locally and internationally at a time when urban areas worldwide are threatened by climate/environmental change. This compact book is designed to make a signal contribution to the sustainable urbanisation agenda through authoritative interventions contextualising, assessing and explaining clearly the relevance and importance of three central characteristics of sustainable towns and cities everywhere, namely that they should be accessible, green and fair. These three terms form key tenets of the work of Mistra Urban Futures (MUF), an international research centre on sustainable urbanisation based in Gothenburg, Sweden, and working through transdisciplinary research platforms there, in Greater Manchester (UK), Cape Town (South Africa) and Kisumu (Kenya). Additional platforms are being established in southern Sweden, Asia and Africa.

Sustainable Cities In The 21st Century

Author: Ah Foong Foo
Publisher: NUS Press
ISBN: 9789971692285
Size: 67.81 MB
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Sustainable Cities In The 21st Century from the Author: Ah Foong Foo. This book is about the growth and future development of cities. Its collection of nine essays brings together a variegation of views and visions of how we might build sustaining cities into the 21st century, with one staying concern: a better tomorrow. The essays do not profess to provide answers but rather, alternative starting points for further explorations and reflections on the meaning of sustainable development for our cities.

Reconnecting The City

Author: Francesco Bandarin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118383982
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Reconnecting The City from the Author: Francesco Bandarin. 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. Following the publication of The Historic Urban Landscape: Managing Heritage in an Urban Century, the approach is now further elaborated with a more practical slant and translates the notion into an operational set of management practices. In this follow-up book, the editors pull together specially commissioned chapters on best practice in urban heritage management from established professionals in the field. Drawn from a variety of disciplines related to urban management and conservation these authors present and discuss methodologies and practices to consider in the implementation of the Historic Urban Landscape approach as advocated by UNESCO. The contributors are selected from professionals who have written, argued or debated about the role of historic cities in contemporary society. As well as their chapters, there are interviews with six high-profile people from different regions of the world giving their critical reflections on the UNESCO approach in relation to their own ideas on urban heritage conservation and city management. Reconnecting the City: the Historic Urban Landscape Approach and the Future of Urban Heritage provides a thorough discussion, structured by themes on issues related to key topics in the field of urban management, from changing demographics and increasing urbanisation to the pressures of economic development and decentralisation; social interaction; and economic feasibility and financing of heritage conservation. By presenting a range of methodologies and tools to support urban conservation in a way that is sensitive to cultural differences, the editors encourage a departure from the compartmentalized approaches of today's urban heritagemanagement. The book includes contributions from HH The Aga Khan, Rem Koolhaas, Stefano Bianca and Julian Smith – and many other internationally respected figures. The book's companion website offers invaluable resources from UNESCO relating to the Historic Urban Landscape Approach, as well as additional illustrations and web-links.

The Uses Of Decoration

Author: Malcolm Miles
Publisher: Academy Press
ISBN: 9780471489627
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The Uses Of Decoration from the Author: Malcolm Miles. The book draws together material from several countries and areas of practice from the affluent as well as the non-affluent worlds, and from art as well as architecture which it links by a common framework of critical reflection and theory. Some of the cases considered, such as hajj painting in Egypt, have received little attention, while others, such as the mud-brick architecture of Hassan Fathy, are better known although still subject to little critical debate. Others still, such as the Nine Mile Run Greenway project in Pittsburgh, are set in post-industrial cities, the conditions and dynamics of which require new emphases and directions in critical discussion. Running through the book is a concern for the everyday, for the seemingly small and insignificant ways in which people occupy the built environment, which constitute what Henri Lefebvre calls representational spaces; from awareness of this dimension of urban space (and the failures consequent on ignorance of it in some kinds of modern architecture and planning), the book moves to the question of sustainability. As is demonstrated through their efforts to construct informal settlements, people possess an ability to organise their lives through the production of space; therefore, the book argues, the expertise of dwellers on dwelling is of as much importance in shaping the futures of cities as that of designers on design

Chronocity

Author: Dimitra Babalis
Publisher: Alinea Editrice
ISBN: 886055618X
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Chronocity from the Author: Dimitra Babalis.

Author: Джаред Даймонд
Publisher: Taras Tsymbal
ISBN: 9665215124
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from the Author: Джаред Даймонд.

The Human Sustainable City

Author: Luigi Fusco Girard
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754609452
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The Human Sustainable City from the Author: Luigi Fusco Girard. Seven years after Habitat II culminated with the Istanbul agreement on Sustainable Urban Development, this book brings together many of the world's leading experts from the fields of architecture, urban planning, economics, sociology, politics, environment and geography to assess the successes and failures in fulfilling the objectives decided upon at this historic meeting.The book represents a critical appraisal not only of the issues related to urban development but also of the modalities to face these issues from real examples, these in return can be used as starting points to construct new 'real utopias' or at least, to future 'best practices'.

Design As Future Making

Author: Susan Yelavich
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472574729
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Design As Future Making from the Author: Susan Yelavich. Design as Future-Making brings together leading international designers, scholars, and critics to address ways in which design is shaping the future. The contributors share an understanding of design as a practice that, with its focus on innovation and newness, is a natural ally of futurity. Ultimately, the choices made by designers are understood here as choices about the kind of world we want to live in. Design as Future-Making locates design in a space of creative and critical reflection, examining the expanding nature of practice in fields such as biomedicine, sustainability, digital crafting, fashion, architecture, urbanism, and design activism. The authors contextualize design and its affects within issues of social justice, environmental health, political agency, education, and the right to pleasure and play. Collectively, they make the case that, as an integrated mode of thought and action, design is intrinsically social and deeply political.