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City & town planning - architectural aspects

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Climate Action Planning A Guide to Creating Low-Carbon, Resilient Communities

Climate Action Planning A Guide to Creating Low-Carbon, Resilient Communities

Author: Michael R Boswell, Adrienne I Greve, Tammy L Seale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/11/2019

Climate change continues to impact our health and safety, the economy, and natural systems. With climate-related protections and programs under attack at the federal level, it is critical for cities to address climate impacts locally. Every day there are new examples of cities approaching the challenge of climate change in creative and innovative ways--from rethinking transportation, to greening city buildings, to protecting against sea-level rise. Climate Action Planning is designed to help planners, municipal staff and officials, citizens and others working at local levels to develop and implement plans to mitigate a community's greenhouse gas emissions and increase the resilience of communities against climate change impacts. This fully revised and expanded edition goes well beyond climate action plans to examine the mix of policy and planning instruments available to every community. Boswell, Greve, and Seale also look at process and communication: How does a community bring diverse voices to the table? What do recent examples and research tell us about successful communication strategies? Climate Action Planning brings in new examples of implemented projects to highlight what has worked and the challenges that remain. A completely new chapter on vulnerability assessment will help each community to identify their greatest risks and opportunities. Sections on land use and transportation have been expanded to reflect their growing contribution to greenhouse gas emissions. The guidance in the book is put in context of international, national, and state mandates and goals. Climate Action Planning is the most comprehensive book on the state of the art, science, and practice of local climate action planning. It should be a first stop for any local government interested in addressing climate change.

Designing London's Public Spaces Post-war and Now

Designing London's Public Spaces Post-war and Now

Author: Susannah Hagan Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2019

Those involved in the creation of public spaces think a great deal about the users of those spaces. Users think little, if at all, about those who create them. There are many: planners, developers, investors, contractors, special-interest groups, governments from local to national, and above all in this book, designers. The complex sets of relationships in which the designer is enmeshed remain largely unknown, as does the effect of those relationships on the public spaces they design. In `super-diverse' cities like London, a successful public realm, where people can be together in trust and tolerance, is essential. A city's commitment to design quality indicates a commitment to civic health. In the interests of such commitment, the book asks: What should public space `design intentions' be today?; Who is `the public' of public spaces?; What can/should designers do to protect the `publicness' of public spaces?; Was state financed public space mid-20th century of any higher quality than privately financed public space today?; How significant is the shift from commissioning architects to design public spaces mid-20th century to commissioning landscape architects and public realm architects today?; Does emptiness in public spaces have a value?; Does retail in public spaces narrow the range of people visiting them?

Increments of Neighborhood A Compendium of Built Types for Walkable and Vibrant Communities

Increments of Neighborhood A Compendium of Built Types for Walkable and Vibrant Communities

Author: Brian O'Looney Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/11/2019

ntended as a comprehensive resource, Increments of Neighborhood is a compendium of recent built work for urban neighbourhoods, encompassing the spectrum of building types financed/built by today's American real estate industry - from single family and townhouses, through 'missing middle' stacked housing, stick-built housing, large multi-family, and high-rise buildings. This publication is the only resource in the marketplace that tabulates market-rate products that fill America's cities, as well as being a comparative resource that shows how these types can be deployed in a way befitting smart-growth using sustainable principles. The only resource of its type, Increments of Neighborhood will demystify the understanding of costs and type, contribute to the public realm for the non-architectural professional, and provide a breadth and range of significant new information for experienced architects who typically specialise in a particular segment of building products such as hospitals or single-family houses, information with which they are frequently unacquainted.

The Design of Urban Manufacturing

The Design of Urban Manufacturing

Author: Nina Rappaport, Robert N. Lane Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2019

American cities are rediscovering the economic and social value of urban manufacturing. However, urban manufacturing is often invisible and poorly understood in terms of urban design, architecture, and policy. The Design of Urban Manufacturing brings a multidisciplinary approach to a new complex reality that urban manufacturing now sits squarely at the intersection of research, education, and neighborhood revitalization. Using cases studies from across North America and beyond, this book presents innovative approaches not only to the design of districts and buildings, but to the design of policy as well: the special roles that governments, local development corporations, and not-for-profit organizations all have to play in supporting manufacturing. With striking color illustrations throughout, this book presents current models for working neighborhoods where factories enable fine-grained mixed-use communities and face-to-face contact while creatively solving the very real problems of goods movement and functional buildings. Design guidelines and policy recommendations are calibrated to different types of production districts. The Design of Urban Manufacturing is the essential resource for policy makers, designers, and students in urban design, planning, and urban and economic development.

The Design of Urban Manufacturing

The Design of Urban Manufacturing

Author: Nina Rappaport, Robert N. Lane Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2019

American cities are rediscovering the economic and social value of urban manufacturing. However, urban manufacturing is often invisible and poorly understood in terms of urban design, architecture, and policy. The Design of Urban Manufacturing brings a multidisciplinary approach to a new complex reality that urban manufacturing now sits squarely at the intersection of research, education, and neighborhood revitalization. Using cases studies from across North America and beyond, this book presents innovative approaches not only to the design of districts and buildings, but to the design of policy as well: the special roles that governments, local development corporations, and not-for-profit organizations all have to play in supporting manufacturing. With striking color illustrations throughout, this book presents current models for working neighborhoods where factories enable fine-grained mixed-use communities and face-to-face contact while creatively solving the very real problems of goods movement and functional buildings. Design guidelines and policy recommendations are calibrated to different types of production districts. The Design of Urban Manufacturing is the essential resource for policy makers, designers, and students in urban design, planning, and urban and economic development.

Retrofitting for Flood Resilience A Guide to Building & Community Design

Retrofitting for Flood Resilience A Guide to Building & Community Design

Author: Edward Barsley Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2019

This book educates and introduce readers to the ways in which we can adapt to the threat of flooding throughout the built and natural environment. It offers advice on how to better understand the nature of flood risk, whilst highlighting the key approaches and principles necessary for developing community and property-level flood resilience. As a comprehensive and practical manual, this book includes richly illustrated diagrams on a variety of concepts and strategies to use when designing for flood resilience. It is vital resource for anyone looking to adapt to the threat of flood risk. Highly practical handbook for architects, students, engineers, urban planners and other built environment professionals Richly illustrated with practical examples and case studies Draws on research with the Cabinet Office, Environment Agency & Local Community as well as input from academic and industry experts, homeowners and residents of communities at risk of flooding.

Rome's Urban Ecologies An Atlas

Rome's Urban Ecologies An Atlas

Author: Kristi Cheramie, Antonella De Michelis, Davide Vitali, Matthew Rossbach Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

This book presents a revised take on the Architectural Grand Tour. Instead of focusing on individual, historically significant examples, the Atlas looks at the city as a series of overlapping networks, where the most recognizable spaces are not read in isolation but instead as integrated, dynamic components. The Atlas begins with the contemporary city of Rome and situates it within a larger set of urban and natural systems. Each chapter presents a collection of sites (architecture, landscape, and infrastructure) grouped around thematic readings of the city, helping the reader to understand how the city behaves, why it is shaped the way it is, and how it has evolved over time.

The Urban Design Process

The Urban Design Process

Author: Philip Black, Taki Eddin Sonbli Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/10/2019

This useful guide sets out clearly a bespoke urban design process for practice, developed by the authors. The process works through urban analysis; policy and people; strategic framework; concepts and options; design layering and technical detail; to delivery of place. It considers design across multiple scales within the built environment and describes the complexity of project management in delivering large-scale projects, such as master-planning and major public-realm and civic schemes. It achieves this through the use of a 'live' case study to graphically illustrate the process in action supported with international examples. It provides the reader with a clear overview of the role which urban design and urban designers play in shaping and creating places today and how designers conceive and deliver contextually responsive, high-quality design solutions. Beginning with a brief history of contemporary urban design, the book tracks urban design's roots in architecture and planning and identifies how and why it has emerged as a separate discipline. It then sets out the principles and key criteria that underpin urban design and explains how urban designers interpret policy, baseline data, and graphical analysis to present an understanding of place and space. The book concludes by highlighting a number of growing urban challenges facing cities today, discussing how urban design can play a leading role in tackling issues connected with climate change, globalisation, and technological advancements, and positively respond to the current and future needs of society.

An Urban History of China

An Urban History of China

Author: Chonglan Fu, Wenming Cao Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/10/2019

This book considers urban development in China, highlighting links between China's history and civilization and the rapid evolution of its urban forms. It explores the early days of urban dwelling in China, progressing to an analysis of residential environments in the industrial age. It also examines China's modern and postmodern architecture, considered as derivative or lacking spiritual meaning or personality, and showcases how China's traditional culture underpins the emergence of China's modern cities. Focusing on the notion of courtyard spirit in China, it offers a study of the urban public squares central to Chinese society, and examines the disruption of the traditional Square model and the rise and growth of new architectural models.

The architect/urbanist and the town design

The architect/urbanist and the town design

Author: Ludovico Quaroni Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2019

The second issue in the Words of Architecture series is an unpublished conference by the Italian architect Ludovico Quaroni who shares his ideas about the Architect-Urbanist discussing that it is not possible to be an urbanist without being an architect at the same time.

Protecting Historic Coastal Cities Case Studies in Resilience

Protecting Historic Coastal Cities Case Studies in Resilience

Author: John B. Anderson, A.D. (Nikki) Brand, Dwayne Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2019

The consequences of climate change, increasing storm surge, and rising sea levels are being seen and felt by coastal communities across the globe as hurricanes, coastal storms, and flooding increase in intensity and frequency. Understanding how coastal communities around the world have adapted to these challenging environments can help identify not only the strategies to better prepare our vulnerable cities, but also the attitudes that are most effective in producing constructive solutions. Protecting Historic Coastal Cities presents an overview of how historic communities in coastal environments understand and confront the unique challenges they face. It represents a variety of disciplines including historical preservation, public history, environmental science, engineering, and architecture. Authors explore communities that take a proactive approach to the special circumstance of living on a coast-historic preservation efforts in the midst of hurricane response, the 1900 Galveston Hurricane and the subsequent raising of Galveston Island, resilient housing initiatives in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, aggressive public infrastructure changes in Miami Beach, and pioneering advances in flood protection in the Netherlands. Each disaster is different, and the unique characteristics of the event determine approaches to recovery as well as funding from both insurance and government. As we prepare for future disasters, we must understand the underlying conditions that make us vulnerable as human beings and recognize the links between the built environment and the natural environment. In Protecting Historic Coastal Cities, the authors assert that building resilient coastal communities requires a profound understanding of this relationship to confront the extreme conditions of living and working in coastal areas around the world.

Four Corridors Design Initiative for RPA's Fourth Regional Plan

Four Corridors Design Initiative for RPA's Fourth Regional Plan

Author: Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/09/2019

The Regional Plan Association has produced four comprehensive regional plans for the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut metropolitan region since its foundation in 1922. This book examines the evolving role of design in the first three plans and presents the design initiatives of the Fourth Regional Plan (2017) in depth. The new plan seeks to shift the focus of regional planning from a traditional center-to-periphery hierarchy to an expanded notion of corridor that includes transportation, ecology, access, and equity. Funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, this collaborative initiative of the Regional Plan Association, Princeton University, and four innovative design teams produced design proposals for four regional corridors: the Highlands (forest corridor), the Bight (coastal corridor), the Inner Ring (suburban corridor), and the Triboro (city corridor).