City Design: Modernist, Traditional, Green and Systems Perspectives (BOK)

Jonathan Barnett

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The world is urbanizing faster than current city design practices can sustain, climate change has introduced a new dynamism into what once appeared to be a stable environment, and - with effective city design more important than ever - there are controversies and uncertainties about the best way to manage unprecedented urban growth and change. City Design describes the history and current practice of the four most widely accepted approaches to city design: the Modernist city of towers and highways that, beginning in the 1920s, has come to dominate urban development worldwide but is criticized as mechanical and soul-less; the Traditional organization of cities as streets and public places, scorned by the modernists, but being revived today for its human scale; Green city design, whose history can be traced back thousands of years in Asia, but is becoming increasingly important everywhere as sustainability and the preservation of the planet are recognized as basic issues, and finally Systems city design, which includes infrastructure and development regulation but also includes computer aided techniques which give designers new tools for managing the complexity of cities. Jonathan Barnett is a well-known, widely-experienced city design practitioner who also teaches and writes about city design. He writes authoritatively but accessibly about complicated issues of theory and practice, and his approach is objective and inclusive. This is a comprehensive text on city design ideal for planners, landscape architects, urban designers and those who want to understand how to improve cities.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Jonathan Barnett
ISBN 9780415775410
Antall sider 248 Dimensjoner 18,9cm x 24,6cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 544 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form City & town planning - architectural aspects, Urban & municipal planning

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