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Musical Cities

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ISBN: 9781911576518 Year: Pages: 156 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781911576563 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: Sociology --- Political Science --- Architecture
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Musical Cities represents an innovative approach to scholarly research and dissemination. A digital and interactive 'book', it explores the rhythms of our cities, and the role they play in our everyday urban lives, through the use of sound and music. Sara Adhitya first discusses why we should listen to urban rhythms in order to design more liveable and sustainable cities, before demonstrating how we can do so through various acoustic communication techniques. Using audio-visual examples, Musical Cities takes the ‘listener’ on an interactive journey, revealing how sound and music can be used to represent, compose, perform and interact with the city. Through case studies of urban projects developed in Paris, Perth, Venice and London, Adhitya demonstrates how the power of music, and the practice of listening, can help us to compose more accessible, inclusive, engaging, enjoyable, and ultimately more sustainable cities.

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Cities --- Art --- Design --- Urban planning

Expansive Discourses: Urban Sprawl in Calgary, 1945-1978

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Book Series: The West Unbound:Social and Cultural Studies ISSN: 1915819X ISBN: 9781897425138 9781897425145 Year: Pages: 285 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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A groundbreaking study of urban sprawl in Calgary after the Second World War. The interactions of land developers and the local government influenced how the pattern grew: developers met market demands and optimized profits by building houses as efficiently as possible, while the City had to consider wider planning constraints and infrastructure costs. Foran examines the complexity of their interactions from a historical perspective, why each party acted as it did, and where each can be criticized.

Cities in Asia by and for the People

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ISBN: 9789462985223 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789462985223 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This book examines the active role of urban citizens in constructing alternative urban spaces as tangible resistance towards capitalist production of urban spaces that continue to encroach various neighborhoods. The collection of narratives presented here brings together research from ten different Asian cities and re-theorises the city from the perspective of ordinary people facing moments of crisis, contestations, and cooperative quests to create alternative spaces to those being produced under prevailing urban processes. The chapters accent the exercise of human agency through daily practices in the production of urban space and the intention is not one of creating a romantic or utopian vision of what a city "by and for the people" ought to be. Rather, it is to place people in the centre as mediators of city-making with discontents about current conditions and desires for a better life.

GIS in Sustainable Urban Planning and Management

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ISBN: 9781138505551 9781315146638 Year: Pages: 364 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Political Science
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GIS is used today to better understand and solve urban problems. This book explores and illustrates the use of geo-information in the planning and management of urban regions. The first part of the book addresses the concept of sustainable urban development, its different frameworks, the many ways of measuring sustainability, and its value in the urban policy arena. The second part discusses how urban planning can shape our cities, examines various spatial configurations of cities, the spread of activities, and the demands placed on different functions to achieve strategic objective. It further focuses on the recognition that urban dwellers are increasingly under threat from natural hazards and climate change.

The Politics of Housing in (Post-)Colonial Africa. Accommodating workers and urban residents

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ISBN: 9783110601183 Year: Pages: 236 DOI: 10.1515/9783110601183 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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Housing matters, no matter when or where. This volume of collected essays on housing in colonial and postcolonial Africa seeks to elaborate the how and the why. It concentrates on analyzing housing in its multifacetedness, be it a lens to offer insights into complex processes that shape societies be it a tool of empire to exercise control over private relations of inhabitants or be it a means to create good, obedient and productive citizens.

The Berlin Reader

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Book Series: Urban Studies ISBN: 9783837624786 9783839424780 Year: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14361/transcript.9783839424780 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101948
Subject: Sociology
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By drawing together widely dispersed yet central writings, the Berlin Reader is an essential resource for everyone interested in urban development in one of the most interesting and important metropolises in Europe. It provides scholars as well as students, journalists and visitors with an overview of the most central discussions on the tremendous changes Berlin experienced since the fall of the wall. It covers a wide range of issues, including inner city renewal, housing and the local economy, gentrification and other urban conflicts. The book breaks ground in two dimensions: first, by offering also non-German speakers an insight into the very controversial debates after reunification, and, second, by highlighting the ambivalent consequences of Berlins urban transformation in the past decades.

Camillo Sitte - Gesamtausgabe. Schriften und Projekte

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ISBN: 9783205771777 Year: Pages: 458 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/oapen_437137 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - D 3907
Subject: Social Sciences
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In the Project P16901-G06 sponsored by the FWF, Camillo Sittes writings will be published for the first time in a "critical comprehensive edition", scheduled for six volumes. The basis for this edition is provided by the "Sitte Nachlass-Archiv" owned by the University of Technology, Vienna. The writings of volume four document Sittes writings in the field of pedagogy and school system. Camillo Sitte, who elsewise is predominantly known as urban theorist and urban planner only, earned his money as headmaster of vocational schools (i.e. Gewerbeschulen) and composed number of articles in journals, lectures and treatises. A central part in this volume consists of two lectures held for craftsmen and teachers in ceramics (1883) and cabinetmaking (1885). Those texts give ample evidence of Sitte's didactical methods in the fields of education in applied arts and complement the material provided in volume one about arts and crafts. Sitte combined several shorter articles and reviews with an unpublished paper of principles, the "Grundsätze zur Reform des Zeichenunterrichts", to a kind of draft for a systematics of drawing education. Moreover he takes a stand in a number of articles in newspapers and journals concerning the vocational school system, to whose formation and development he contributed vitally. Wolfgang Sonne and Ruth Hanisch put these texts into context, inform about the current state of research and establish connections to others of Camillo Sitte's fields of activity, which will be documented in the other volumes of this edition. The editorial work is done by Sonja Hnilica and Bernhard Langer. The Editors are Klaus Semsroth, Michael Mönninger and Christiane C. Collins.

Camillo Sitte - Gesamtausgabe. Schriften und Projekte

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ISBN: 9783205775812 Year: Pages: 642 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/oapen_437149 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - D 3834
Subject: Arts in general
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In the Project P16901-G06 sponsored by the FWF, Camillo Sittes writings will be published for the first time in a „critical comprehensive edition“, scheduled for six volumes. The basis for this edition is provided by the “Sitte Nachlass-Archiv” which is owned by the Technical University, Vienna. The writings of volume one consist of Sittes publications in the field of art criticism and the applied arts. Those writings have been, in most cases, shorter publications in newspapers and journals which are difficult to access today. The unpublished and undated autograph “Faust, Fliegender Holländer und Meistersinger” as well as one letter to Richard Wagner from 1873, which is not contained in the Sitte archive, supplement his writings in the field of art criticism. The writings in the field of applied arts throw a new light onto the work of Camillo Sitte as director of vocational schools (i.e. Kunstgewerbeschulen), who elsewise is predominantly known as urban theorist and urban planner only. Those wrintigs give testimony to the political ambitions to foster the applied arts in the k. u. k. monarchy around Rudolf Eitelberger von Edelberg. They comprise almost all areas of arts and craft, ranging from traditional and local trades to the beginnings of industrial production. The writings in the field of art criticism derive mainly from Sittes early time in Vienna and document the vivid debates on the question of art between historism and emerging modern currents like secession, impressionism and expressionism. Furthermore, this thematic field contains a series of writings on Richard Wagner’s conception of art which illustrate Sittes own apprehension of art, as it will have impact especially on his chief work, "City Planning According to Its Artistic Principles" from 1889 (vol. 3 of this edition). Michael Mönninger and Wolfgang Sonne / Ruth Hanisch put these texts into context, inform about the current state of research and establish connections to others of Camillo Sitte’s fields of activity, which will be documented in the volumes of this edition to come. Furthermore, there is an extensive essay on the biography of Camillo Sitte by Michael Mönninger. Editorial work is done by Sonja Hnilica and Bernhard Langer. The Editors are Klaus Semsroth, Michael Mönninger and Christiane C. Collins.

Soziale Stadtpolitik

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Book Series: Urban Studies ISBN: 9783899426229 9783839406229 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839406229 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103301
Subject: Political Science
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Seit den späten 1980er Jahren hat sich in Europa ein Planungsansatz etabliert, der mit quartiersbezogenen Strategien versucht, der sozialräumlichen Segregation in den Großstädten entgegenzuwirken. Die Studie rekonstruiert die Entwicklung dieser Politik von frühen Diskursen bis hin zu politischen Beschlüssen und der Umsetzung in Förderprogrammen und Projekten. Sie zeigt, wie es im Politikprozess zu der jeweiligen Kopplung von Problemdeutung und Instrumentierung kam. Als Beispiele werden die EU-Gemeinschaftsinitiativen URBAN I und II, das Bund-Länder-Programm "Soziale Stadt" und die "Sozialorientierte Stadtentwicklung" in Berlin betrachtet.

Urban Land Systems: An Ecosystems Perspective

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ISBN: 9783038429173 9783038429180 Year: Pages: VIII, 192 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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Global urbanization creates challenges towards sustainability and human well-being. Urban areas are dependent on the ecosystems beyond the city limits but also benefit from the internal urban green places. An understanding of the importance of urban ecosystem services means that urban greenery can be designedly maintained or even expanded. As cities are expected to grow at a rapid rate in the coming decades, it is important that the ecosystem perspective is understood and valued by city planners and political decision-makers. This special issue highlights some aspects related to urban sprawl dynamics and urban ecosystem management. Observations and studies presented in ten papers show that urbanization affects essential ecological, economic, and social landscape functions, whose importance is often undervalued in cities worldwide.

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