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Perspectives in Metropolitan Research: Self-Induced Shocks: Mega-Projects and Urban Development: Volume I
Large-scale investment projects, or "mega-projects," often turn into icons of planning failures, overspending and extensive delays. This publication explores, with an international focus, how such disastrous enterprises can serve as potential catalysts for urban reform, particularly within the context of eco-cities and smart cities.
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...
By Alice Finch
The LEGO Architecture Idea Book will provide endless inspiration for aspiring builders who want to turn their ordinary models into something extraordinary. In this example-packed guide, Alice Finch renowned for her massive, detailed models of buildings from Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings shares her best building secrets for...
Investigating the foundation of the cities of the past to improve urbanisation in the future.