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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.
Make_Shift City looks at urban design strategies that renegotiate and emancipate shared spaces and resources within the city, showing how the increasing scarcity of resources and commons--particularly in Western cities--have far-reaching consequences for the everyday urban experience.
The Death and Life of the Total Work of Art is conceived as a new interdisciplinary approach to a concept that is not only an important aspect of the Bauhaus, but also a key element of modern architecture and architectural theory in general.
Building an historic city museum in the capital city of a country that is experiencing vehement political and economic turmoil was a challenge for all those involved. The responsible architects present the project in this volume.
How can residential building strengthen broader urban structures? And how can architecture meet the requirements of new forms of cohabitation, owing to a broader social mix or to live-work spaces? This book presents exemplary solutions from the international Urban Living Workshop, in which more than 30 international firms participated.
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...
This publication provides insight into communal living in 11 European countries, focusing on social concepts, architectural details and funding schemes. Exemplary residential projects from Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, France, Great Britain, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Germany are included.
Landscript 5 examines material culture in landscape architecture theory and design. Designed landscapes are temporal assemblages of extant and introduced materials, constructed and maintained through the efforts of human labour, mediated through non-human forces, and shaped by constantly changing cultural relations.