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Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

  • Stuttgart 21by

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 39.99

    ?Stuttgart 21? war in den letzten Jahren eines der umstrittensten Infrastrukturprojekte in Deutschland. Es ist zugleich ein Projekt zwischen Protest und Akzeptanz. Im August 2010 entfaltet der Protest mit dem Abriss des Nordflügels des Stuttgarter Bahnhofs seine Dynamik. Die Medienaufmerksamkeit war groß. Es folgte der 30.9.2010, an dem es im Stuttgarter... more...

  • Eco-city Planningby

    Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 159.00

    Eco-city Planning emphasizes environmental planning policies that save energy, take anti-pollution measures, and reduce the need for driving. The text focuses on the construction of green buildings, safeguarding of nature and natural habitats in urban areas, and more. more...

  • Romeby Franco Archibugi

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Rome: A New Planning Strategy looks at the problems of a city over the last century and suggests a totally new planning strategy. The book examines the stages that have marked the increase of population and change in land use and analyses the masterplans used to try and control these evolving conditions. Using Rome as an extended case study, the... more...

  • The Spaces of the Hospitalby Dana Arnold

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    The Spaces of the Hospital examines how hospitals operated as a complex category of social, urban and architectural space in London from 1680 to 1820. This period witnessed the transformation of the city into a modern metropolis. The hospital was very much part of this process and its spaces, both interior and exterior, help us to understand these... more...

  • Terrain Vagueby PATRICK BARRON; Manuela Mariani

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    As planners and designers have turned their attentions to the blighted, vacant areas of the city, the concept of "terrain vague," has become increasingly important. Terrain Vague seeks to explore the ambiguous spaces of the city -- the places that exist outside the cultural, social, and economic circuits of urban life. From vacant lots and railroad... more...

  • Architecturesby Andrew Ballantyne

    Wiley 2008; US$ 152.95

    "This collection of stimulating essays delights in the variety and diversity of modern architecture through differing processes of story telling and the analysis of facts. This is a book for the reader able to embrace plurality. Those who seek a singular vision will need to look elsewhere." Robert Tavernor, University of Bath <!--end--> ... more...

  • Becoming an Urban Plannerby Michael Bayer; Nancy Frank; Jason Valerius

    Wiley 2011; US$ 45.00

    Becoming an Urban Planner answers these key questions: What do urban planners do? What are the educational requirements? How do I enter the field? How do I choose between the different types of planning, fromland use planning to policy planning? What is the future of the urban planning profession? Here is a completely up-to-date guide to today's... more...

  • Achse und Monumentby Katrin Bek

    Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften - VDG Weimar 2005; US$ 46.28

    Die Platzkonzeptionen der Frühen Neuzeit sind aufgrund ihrer komplexen axialen Bezüglichkeiten beispielhaft dazu geeignet, den sinnlich erfahrbaren, symbolischen Gehalt ihrer räumlichen Anordnungen erkennen und verstehen zu können. Ihre kommunikative, auf Verbindung ausgerichtete Funktion äusserten diese Plätze durch ihre... more...

  • The Spirit of Citiesby Daniel A. Bell; Avner de-Shalit

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    Cities shape the lives and outlooks of billions of people, yet they have been overshadowed in contemporary political thought by nation-states, identity groups, and concepts like justice and freedom. The Spirit of Cities revives the classical idea that a city expresses its own distinctive ethos or values. In the ancient world, Athens was synonymous... more...

  • Von unehrlichen Leuten: Kulturhistorische Studien und Geschichten aus vergangenen Tagen deutscher Gewerbe und Diensteby Otto Beneke; Norina Kroll

    Diplomica Verlag 2011; US$ 9.36

    Hauptbeschreibung Mit "Von unehrlichen Leuten" hat sich Otto Beneke, studierter Rechtswissenschaftler und ehemaliger Leiter des Hamburger Senatsarchivs, ein Herzensprojekt erfüllt. Sorgsam hat er verschiedene Quellen zusammengetragen, die er in seiner fast anekdotenhaften Erzählweise miteinander verbindet. Er unternimmt weniger den Versuch, das Phänomen... more...