Back to the Future
New Urbanism and the Rise of Neotraditionalism in Urban Planning
Paperback ISBN: 0761861653
Back to the Future explores new urbanism and urban revitalization within the context of public policy trends such as regional governance and the role of nonprofits. The purpose of this book is to provide students and professionals alike with a context for examining the beginnings of new urbanism, as well as to illustrate how this movement has become a nationwide trend in response to changing demographics and the real estate crisis. The book primarily utilizes comparative case studies within both inner city and suburban areas. While a growing number of articles have been written on both suburban and inner city new urbanist communities, few books have connected new urbanism to its roots in historical preservation communities. This book distinguishes itself from other works by assessing the commonalities between greenfield (suburban) new urbanist development and inner city (redevelopment) projects.
Bootstrap New Urbanism
Design, Race, and Redevelopment in Milwaukee
Hardcover ISBN: 0739186124
Joseph Rodriguez critically examines the urban design and revitalization initiatives undertaken by both the government and people of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bootstrap New Urbanism uncovers a practice with implications for urban history, architectural history, planning history, environmental design, ethnic studies, and urban politics.
Building and Dwelling
Ethics for the City
Hardcover ISBN: 0374200335
Tracing the anguished relation between how cities are built and how people live in them, from ancient Athens to 21st-century Spain, a renowned thinker, presenting arguments that speak directly to our time, redefines the meaning of city life and forms a bold and original vision for the future of cities.
Building and Dwelling
Ethics for the City
Paperback ISBN: 0374538212
A preeminent thinker redefines the meaning of city life and charts a way forward Building and Dwelling is the definitive statement on cities by the renowned public intellectual Richard Sennett. In this sweeping work, he traces the anguished relation between how cities are built and how people live in them, from ancient Athens to twenty-first-century Shanghai. He shows how Paris, Barcelona, and New York City assumed their modern forms; rethinks the reputations of Jane Jacobs, Lewis Mumford, and others; and takes us on a tour of emblematic contemporary locations, from the backstreets of Medell , Colombia, to the Google headquarters in Manhattan. Through it all, he laments that the closed citysegregated, regimented, and controlledhas spread from the global North to the exploding urban agglomerations of the global South. As an alternative, he argues for the open city, where citizens actively hash out their differences and planners experiment with urban forms that make it easier for residents to cope. Rich with arguments that speak directly to our momenta time when more humans live in urban spaces than ever beforeBuilding and Dwelling draws on Sennetts deep learning and intimate engagement with city life to form a bold and original vision for the future of cities.
Building Inclusive Cities
Women's Safety and the Right to the City
Hardcover ISBN: 0415628156
Building on a growing movement within developing countries in Latin America, Africa, and Asia-Pacific, as well as Europe and North America, this book documents cutting edge practice and builds theory around a rights based approach to women’s safety in the context of poverty reduction and social inclusion. Drawing upon two decades of research and grassroots action on safer cities for women and everyone, this book is about the right to an inclusive city. The first part of the book describes the challenges that women face regarding access to essential services, housing security, liveability and mobility. The second part of the book critically examines programs, projects and ideas that are working to make cities safer. Building Inclusive Cities takes a cross-cultural learning perspective from action research occurring throughout the world and translates this research into theoretical conceptualizations to inform the literature on planning and urban management in both developing and developed countries. This book is intended to inspire both thought and action.
Building the Future
Big Teaming for Audacious Innovation
Hardcover ISBN: 1626564191
Niccolò Machiavelli famously wrote: “There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.
Renewing the Historic City
Hardcover ISBN: 3791356410
This book reveals how the Aga Khan Development Network and its Historic Cities Programme transformed an area of Cairo’s urban blight into a dynamic public space. Once a city of verdant gardens and parks, Cairo in the 1980s was severely overcrowded, economically struggling, and many of its inhabitants lived in unsanitary conditions. Historic Cairo, a World Heritage Site centered on the original Fatimid settlement of Cairo, has presented a challenge to conservationists and urban planners over the years as they have sought to protect the city’s heritage while it remains a living city. Understanding how the process of decline could be reversed by restoring monuments and building a new park, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) set about revitalizing the Darb al Ahmar area and creating Al Azhar Park. This book features numerous scholarly contributors and authors who participated in the program, and shows how the conservation effort paid off in countless ways.