Place Making

Author: Charles C. Bohl
Publisher: Urban Land Inst
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Addressing one of the hottest trends in real estate -- the development of town centres and urban villages with mixed uses in pedestrian-friendly settings -- this book will help navigate through the unique design and development issues and reveal how to make all elements work together.

Creating Great Town Centers And Urban Villages

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Publisher: Urban Land Inst
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Describes the hottest trends and innovations in design and development: creating a memorable public space, dealing with market realities, partnering with the public/private sectors, planning for development and financial complexity, capturing the benefits of density, sustainability initiatives, connecting to the community, and managing and programming the town center. Packed with color photographs, site plans, and case studies of both new projects and classics that have stood the test of time, this book reveals the inside story of how they were developed and what makes them special, offering vital facts about costs, rents, land uses, and more.

The City Reader

Author: Richard T. LeGates
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317606272
Size: 13.30 MB
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The sixth edition of the highly successful The City Reader juxtaposes the very best classic and contemporary writings on the city to provide the comprehensive mapping of the terrain of Urban Studies and Planning old and new. The City Reader is the anchor volume in the Routledge Urban Reader Series and is now integrated with all ten other titles in the series. This edition has been extensively updated and expanded to reflect the latest thinking in each of the disciplinary areas included and in topical areas such as compact cities, urban history, place making, sustainable urban development, globalization, cities and climate change, the world city network, the impact of technology on cities, resilient cities, cities in Africa and the Middle East, and urban theory. The new edition places greater emphasis on cities in the developing world, globalization and the global city system of the future. The plate sections have been revised and updated. Sixty generous selections are included: forty-four from the fifth edition, and sixteen new selections, including three newly written exclusively for The City Reader. The sixth edition keeps classic writings by authors such as Ebenezer Howard, Ernest W. Burgess, LeCorbusier, Lewis Mumford, Jane Jacobs, and Louis Wirth, as well as the best contemporary writings of, among others, Peter Hall, Manuel Castells, David Harvey, Saskia Sassen, and Kenneth Jackson. In addition to newly commissioned selections by Yasser Elshestawy, Peter Taylor, and Lawrence Vale, new selections in the sixth edition include writings by Aristotle, Peter Calthorpe, Alberto Camarillo, Filip DeBoech, Edward Glaeser, David Owen, Henri Pirenne, The Project for Public Spaces, Jonas Rabinovich and Joseph Lietman, Doug Saunders, and Bish Sanyal. The anthology features general and section introductions as well as individual introductions to the selected articles introducing the authors, providing context, relating the selection to other selection, and providing a bibliography for further study. The sixth edition includes fifty plates in four plate sections, substantially revised from the fifth edition.

Knowledge Based Urban Development Planning And Applications In The Information Era

Author: Yigitcanlar, Tan
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781599047225
Size: 13.72 MB
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"This book covers theoretical, thematic, and country-specific issues of knowledge cities to underline the growing importance of KBUD all around the world, providing substantive research on the decisive lineaments of urban development for knowledge-based production (drawing attention to new planning processes to foster such development), and worldwide best practices and case studies in the field of urban development"--Provided by publisher.

Design First

Author: David Walters
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136411526
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Well-grounded in the history and theory of Anglo-American urbanism, this illustrated textbook sets out objectives, policies and design principles for planning new communities and redeveloping existing urban neighborhoods. Drawing from their extensive experience, the authors explain how better plans (and consequently better places) can be created by applying the three-dimensional principles of urban design and physical place-making to planning problems. Design First uses case studies from the authors’ own professional projects to demonstrate how theory can be turned into effective practice, using concepts of traditional urban form to resolve contemporary planning and design issues in American communities. The book is aimed at architects, planners, developers, planning commissioners, elected officials and citizens -- and, importantly, students of architecture and planning -- with the objective of reintegrating three-dimensional design firmly back into planning practice.

Utopia S Worlds And Frontiers Of The Imaginary

Author: Maria do Rosário Monteiro
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351966839
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The idea of Utopia springs from a natural desire of transformation, of evolution pertaining to humankind and, therefore, one can find expressions of “utopian” desire in every civilization. Having to do explicitly with human condition, Utopia accompanies closely cultural evolution, almost as a symbiotic organism. Maintaining its roots deeply attached to ancient myths, utopian expression followed, and sometimes preceded cultural transformation. Through the next almost five hundred pages (virtually one for each year since Utopia was published) researchers in the fields of Architecture and Urbanism, Arts and Humanities present the results of their studies within the different areas of expertise under the umbrella of Utopia. Past, present, and future come together in one book. They do not offer their readers any golden key. Many questions will remain unanswered, as they should. The texts presented in Proportion Harmonies and Identities - UTOPIA(S) WORLDS AND FRONTIERS OF THE IMAGINARY were compiled with the intent to establish a platform for the presentation, interaction and dissemination of researches. It aims also to foster the awareness and discussion on the topics of Harmony and Proportion with a focus on different utopian visions and readings relevant to the arts, sciences and humanities and their importance and benefits for the community at large.

The Search To Belong

Author: Joseph R. Myers
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310863880
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A practical guide for those struggling to build a community of believers in a culture that wants to experience belonging over believingWho is my neighbor? Who belongs to me? To whom do I belong? These are timeless questions that guide the church to its fundamental calling. Today terms like neighbor, family, and congregation are being redefined. People are searching to belong in new places and experiences. The church needs to adapt its interpretations, definitions, and language to make sense in the changing culture.This book equips congregations and church leaders with tools to: • Discern the key ingredients people look for in community • Understand the use of space as a key element for experiencing belonging and community • Develop the “chemical compound” that produces an environment for community to spontaneously emerge • Discover how language promotes specific spatial belonging and then use this knowledge to build an effective vocabulary for community development • Create an assessment tool for evaluating organizational and personal community health

Urban Villages And The Making Of Communities

Author: Peter Neal
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 113450411X
Size: 69.38 MB
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This book documents both the roots of the Urban Village movement and its application in contemporary society. A series of essays by eminent practitioners offers particular urban perspectives.

Living In Wonderland

Author: David Twohig
Publisher: Harriman House Limited
ISBN: 0857194062
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Ever lived in or visited a great city and wondered what makes it tick? Over the next 15 years China is set to urbanise 300 million people and build the equivalent urban area of North America. London is set to grow by two million people by 2030 and in the same period São Paulo will increase by three million. This is the greatest period of urbanisation in human history and yet the buildings and places we are creating leave a great deal to be desired. The world’s cities are increasingly becoming a one-stop solution of homogenous shopping centres and apartment towers. With hundreds of millions of people set to move to cities in the coming decades there is a huge social responsibility to ensure that people aren’t subjected to identikit lives that compromise health, wellbeing and general happiness. Living in Wonderland seeks to explore the challenges currently facing urban development and masterplanning and to look at how the places people live, work and shop in can define a neighbourhood or city. Exploring real-life projects across the globe – all studied first-hand by the author – the book aims to encourage debate and promote innovative solutions in development and urbanism. The book is designed to fill the gap between glossy and superficial coffee table books and theoretical academic papers. Its aim is to inspire practitioners and students of property development, architecture, town planning and anyone with an interest in the urban environment and to demonstrate the vital need to design places for people.

Construction Project Management

Author: J. F. McCarthy
Publisher: Pareto
ISBN: 9780979996917
Size: 22.94 MB
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".. integrates business knowledge, principles and practices of project managment and construction management... will help you achieve a strategic vision, continuously improve construction operations and manage industrial, commercial and institutional projects from conception to occupancy." -- Publisher's description.