Cities In Space

Cities In Space

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: Prof David Herbert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134089413

Category: Education

Page: 388

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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Education

The European City and Green Space

The European City and Green Space

Over time , urban space has functioned as initiator , medium and outcome of social , even revolutionary practices in the European cities . 12 Architects and planners , sometimes geographers , are the key professionals in shaping urban ...

Author: Peter Clark

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 075465429X

Category: Political Science

Page: 318

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This book explores the multiplicity of green space developments in the modern city and the many influences shaping their evolution. Focusing on four northern European metropoles: London, Stockholm, Helsinki and St Petersburg, it examines how each has resp
Categories: Political Science

Cities Space and Power

Cities  Space and Power

1990, Domestic architecture and the use of space: An interdisciplinary crosscultural study, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. Kimmelman, M., 2020, 'Can city life survive coronavirus?', New York Times, viewed 06 April 2020, ...

Author: Amira Osman

Publisher: AOSIS

ISBN: 9781928523659

Category: Architecture

Page: 222

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The scholarly purpose of this manuscript is to provide a resource for academics and researchers looking into cities, space and power in emerging economies. It also takes into consideration the relationship between emerging economies and developing contexts, as well as the lessons that may be shared between them. This book presents a unique perspective and aims to highlight issues not addressed much in writing on the built environment. Based on substantiation and references to numerous other sources and authors, alternative theoretical frameworks for the study of the built environment are developed. This is a very relevant contribution at this time, especially as cities will most probably go through transformations in the post-COVID-19 era. Our first line of defense against this public health crisis will be in areas of poverty, with people who have generally been excluded and urban practices that have been undocumented or labeled as informal. The main thesis of the manuscript is that space and power are strongly linked in cities. The research results prevalent in the book are original, and while the authors consult widely across disciplines, the themes are firmly rooted in the built environment fields – with a focus on the architectural discipline.
Categories: Architecture

Cities in a Time of Terror Space Territory and Local Resilience

Cities in a Time of Terror  Space  Territory  and Local Resilience

Modern cities also make space by adding new dimensions to territory. City territory has a four-dimensional capacity—on land, underneath it, above it, and across different territories. On land, cities build residential neighborhoods, ...

Author: H.V. Savitch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317474562

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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This book is about urban terror - its meaning, its ramifications, and its impact on city life. Written by a well-known expert in the field, "Cities in a Time of Terror" draws on data from more than a thousand cities across the globe and traces the evolution of urban terrorism between 1968 and 2006. It explains what kinds of cities have become prime targets, why terrorism has become increasingly lethal, and how its inspiration has changed from secular to religious. The author describes urban terrorism as an attempt to use the city's own strength against itself, forcing it to implode, and delineates three basic logics of terrorist choices for targeting cities. The book also includes a discussion of local resilience - the city's capacity to bounce back from attack - and suggests how that can be sustained. Examples from New York, London, Jerusalem, Istanbul, Moscow, Paris, and Madrid illustrate the book's central themes.
Categories: Business & Economics

City Space and Politics in the Global South

City  Space and Politics in the Global South

The spaces within cities and spaces that constitute cities of different scales make up the cityscape of the Third World. Cities are focussing on both production and consumption. The combination of production and consumption of goods and ...

Author: Bikramaditya K. Choudhary

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000072624

Category: Social Science

Page: 466

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Cities are centres of exciting events, flows, movements and contradictions that produce both opportunities and challenges. Evolved through the centuries, they display layers of spatial, cultural and socio-economic diversity and contestations, which are articulated in multiple ways. It is in this backdrop that the present volume addresses some of the myriad issues visible in the contemporary cities of the Global South. The volume is divided into three parts, each of them focusing on different dimension of contemporary urban challenges. Part I entitled ‘The Concept of a City’ contains five papers dealing with conceptual complexities of the urban. This part analyses as to what extent development intrudes on urban space and space in turn influences development. Part II ‘City and Urban Space’ contains six papers. These focus on the existing patterns, processes, and perspectives of urbanization and its consequent everyday manifestations across different cities. Part III ‘Urban Policy, Planning and Governance’ has six papers dealing with policy and planning. In the wake of rapid urbanization and economic growth, the urban sector is swiftly changing towards being economic engines. Cities and towns being the centres of economic activities play a catalytic role in contributing to economic development and poverty reduction. However, there are layers of challenges that these cities face. This timely volume brings out these challenges and also analyses plausible solutions which can be brought about by the efficient and effective provision of essential urban services and infrastructure. Please note: This title is co-published with Manohar Publishers, New Delhi. Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Categories: Social Science

The Syntax of City Space

The Syntax of City Space

We have only recently passed the point at which more people around the world live in cities than in the rural hinterlands. ... The Syntax of City Space: American Urban Grids takes us on a journey right back to the origins of cities in ...

Author: Mark David Major

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351401593

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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Many people see American cities as a radical departure in the history of town planning because of their planned nature based on the geometrical division of the land. However, other cities of the world also began as planned towns with geometric layouts so American cities are not unique. Why did the regular grid come to so pervasively characterize American urbanism? Are American cities really so different? The Syntax of City Space: American Urban Grids by Mark David Major with Foreword by Ruth Conroy Dalton (co-editor of Take One Building) answers these questions and much more by exploring the urban morphology of American cities. It argues American cities do represent a radical departure in the history of town planning while, simultaneously, still being subject to the same processes linking the street network and function found in other types of cities around the world. A historical preference for regularity in town planning had a profound influence on American urbanism, which endures to this day.
Categories: Architecture

A Hygienic City Nation Space Community and Everyday Life in Calcutta s Paras 1860 1945

A Hygienic City Nation  Space  Community  and Everyday Life in Calcutta   s Paras  1860   1945

Kinship, City Space, and the Everyday In both Western and non-Western cities, public areas shape more than city space; they also shape relations among city dwellers. In shared common spaces, like streets, cafes, and parks, city dwellers ...

Author: Nabaparna Ghosh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108489898

Category: History

Page: 250

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This book offers an on-the-ground view of colonial Calcutta's neighbourhoods, where kinship-like ties shaped urban space and resisted city-making efforts of the state.
Categories: History

Brand Driven City Building and the Virtualizing of Space

Brand Driven City Building and the Virtualizing of Space

I want to argue for a necessary change in our understanding of contemporary cities through the spatialization of brands. The key question from this perspective is whether the city-building activities on display in brand space and in the ...

Author: Alexander Gutzmer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135072582

Category: Architecture

Page: 174

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This book is an investigation of the cultural phenomenon of branding and its transformational effects on the contemporary spatial – and urban – reality. It develops a novel understanding of the rationale behind the construction of large-scale architectural complexes that relate to corporate brands, and of its tremendous cultural effects. The author suggests that what we see today is the creation of "global mass ornaments", of a thorough ornamentalization of the entire globe. The origins of this are discussed with regard to examples of corporate brand-building from Europe and China (Autostadt Wolfsburg, BMW Welt Munich and Anting New Town). Additional cases are several simulated spaces in Berlin and the space-branding activities of companies like Apple or Prada. Theoretically, the author develops an innovative poststructuralist framework, combining ideas from Gilles Deleuze with the space philosophy of Peter Sloterdijk. He analyzes how the corporate redefinition of space makes the city enter into a mode of virtual urbanity. This idea leads to a notion of a "global urban" and, ultimately, the "global mass ornament". This concept of a global mass ornament is developed here with reference to Sloterdijk’s concept of a world of "spheres". The latter is used to understand the new mode of spatiality of mediatized spaces. The book makes the point that our world is involved in a process of mass ornamentalization that has only just begun. The concept of the global mass ornament is the first to come to grips with a culture in which branding is effectively changing the physiognomy of the earth. The global mass ornament is a banner for a cultural transformation that employs architecture, sign theory and mechanisms borrowed from traditional advertising and from social media, as well as social processes – and that we have yet to properly understand. This book is a significant step forward in this respect.
Categories: Architecture

Space the City and Social Theory

Space  the City and Social Theory

In such an approach to the regulation of city space, nothing should go unnoticed or unpoliced; anti-social or simply annoying behaviour being taken not only as a quality of life issue but also as a lead into disorderly or criminal ...

Author: Fran Tonkiss

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745628257

Category: Social Science

Page: 170

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Space, the City and Social Theory offers a clear and critical account of key approaches to cities and urban space within social theory and analysis. It explores the relation of the social and the spatial in the context of critical urban themes: community and anonymity; social difference and spatial divisions; politics and public space; gentrification and urban renewal; gender and sexuality; subjectivity and space; experience and everyday practice in the city. The text adopts an international and interdisciplinary approach, drawing on a range of debates on cities and urban life. It brings together classic perspectives in urban sociology and social theory with the analysis of contemporary urban problems and issues. Rather than viewing the urban simply as a backdrop for more general social processes, the discussion looks at how social and spatial relations shape different versions of the city: as a place of social interaction and of solitude; as a site of difference and segregation; as a space of politics and power; as a landscape of economic and cultural distinction; as a realm of everyday experience and freedom. Similarly, it examines how core social categories - such as class, culture, gender, sexuality and community - are shaped and reproduced in urban contexts. Linking debates in urban studies to wider concerns within social theory and analysis, this accessible text will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students in urban sociology, social and cultural geography, urban and cultural studies.
Categories: Social Science

Sound Space and the City

Sound  Space  and the City

The Promise of the City: Space, Identity, and Politics in Contemporary Social Thought. Berkeley: University of California Press. Taylor, Charles. 1994. Multiculturalism: Examining the Politics ofRecognition. Ed. Amy Gutman.

Author: Marina Peterson

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812207705

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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On summer nights on downtown Los Angeles's Bunker Hill, Grand Performances presents free public concerts for the people of the city. A hip hop orchestra, a mariachi musician, an Afropop singer, and a Chinese modern dance company are just a few examples of the eclectic range of artists employed to reflect the diversity of LA itself. At these concerts, shared experiences of listening and dancing to the music become sites for the recognition of some of the general aspirations for the performances, for Los Angeles, and for contemporary public life. In Sound, Space, and the City, Marina Peterson explores the processes—from urban renewal to the performance of ethnicity and the experiences of audiences—through which civic space is created at downtown performances. Along with archival materials on urban planning and policy, Peterson draws extensively on her own participation with Grand Performances, ranging from working in an information booth answering questions about the artists and the venue, to observing concerts and concert-goers as an audience member, to performing onstage herself as a cellist with the daKAH Hip Hop orchestra. The book offers an exploration of intersecting concerns of urban residents and scholars today that include social relations and diversity, public space and civic life, privatization and suburbanization and economic and cultural globalization. At a moment when cities around the world are undertaking similar efforts to revitalize their centers, Sound, Space, and the City conveys the underlying tensions of such projects and their relevance for understanding urban futures.
Categories: Political Science