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Beyond The Networked City

Author : Olivier Coutard
ISBN : 9781317633693
Genre : Science
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Cities around the world are undergoing profound changes. In this global era, we live in a world of rising knowledge economies, digital technologies, and awareness of environmental issues. The so-called "modern infrastructural ideal" of spatially and socially ubiquitous centrally-governed infrastructures providing exclusive, homogeneous services over extensive areas, has been the standard of reference for the provision of basic essential services, such as water and energy supply. This book argues that, after decades of undisputed domination, this ideal is being increasingly questioned and that the network ideology that supports it may be waning. In order to begin exploring the highly diverse, fluid and unstable landscapes emerging beyond the networked city, this book identifies dynamics through which a ‘break’ with previous configurations has been operated, and new brittle zones of socio-technical controversy through which urban infrastructure (and its wider meaning) are being negotiated and fought over. It uncovers, across a diverse set of urban contexts, new ways in which processes of urbanization and infrastructure production are being combined with crucial sociopolitical implications: through shifting political economies of infrastructure which rework resource distribution and value creation; through new infrastructural spaces and territorialities which rebundle socio-technical systems for particular interests and claims; and through changing offsets between individual and collective appropriation, experience and mobilization of infrastructure. With contributions from leading authorities in the field and drawing on theoretical advances and original empirical material, this book is a major contribution to an ongoing infrastructural turn in urban studies, and will be of interest to all those concerned by the diverse forms and contested outcomes of contemporary urban change across North and South.

Green Belts

Author : John Sturzaker
ISBN : 9781317512196
Genre : Science
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Most of us have heard of green belts – but how much do we really know about them? This book tries to separate the fact from the fiction when it comes to green belts by looking both backwards and forwards. They were introduced in the mid-twentieth century to try and stop cities merging together as they grew. There is little doubt they have been very effective at doing that, but at what cost? Are green belts still the answer to today’s problems of an increasing population and ever higher demands on our natural resources? Green Belts: Past; present; future? reflects upon green belts in the United Kingdom at a time when they have perhaps never been more valued by the public or under more pressure from development. The book begins with a historical study of the development of green belt ideas, policy and practice from the nineteenth century to the present. It discusses the impacts and characteristics of green belts and attempts to reconcile perceptions and reality. By observing examples of green belts and similar policies in other parts of the world, the authors ask what we want green belts to achieve and suggest alternative ways in which that could be done, before looking forward to consider how things might change in the coming years. This book draws together information from a range of sources to present, for the first time, a comprehensive study of green belts in the UK. It reflects upon the gap between perception and reality about green belts, analyses their impacts on rural and urban areas, and questions why they retain such popular support and whether they are still the right solution for the UK and elsewhere. It will be of interest to anyone who is concerned with planning and development and how we can provide the homes, jobs and services we need while protecting our more valuable natural assets.

Innovating Climate Governance

Author : Bruno Turnheim
ISBN : 9781108417457
Genre : Business & Economics
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Critically examines whether and how local and experimental action can deliver significant and transformative ways of tackling climate change.

Imaginaires De La Vi Ll E En Hauteur

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ISBN : 9782140069680
Genre : Architecture
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Ce numéro propose de renverser nos façons de faire de la géographie et d'aller explorer la boîte noire de la ville tridimensionnelle. La prise de hauteur de nos environnements urbains ainsi que les multiples facettes des imaginaires de la vi(ll)e verticale retracent les trajectoires de patrimonialisation ou de démonisation des gratte-ciel et des grands ensembles modernes.

Subject Guide To Books In Print

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105025888558
Genre : American literature
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Author : فيكتور هوجو
ISBN : 9789776127111
Genre : History
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رواية البؤساء من أشهر روايات القرن التاسع عشر وفيها رصد فيكتور هوجو الحياة الإجتماعية التى عاشها الفرنسيون خلال الفترة بين سقوط نابليون فى عام 1918 والثورة التى حُكم عليها بالفشل ضد الملك لويس فيليب فى عام 1832

L Invenzione Della Solitudine Ediz Araba

Author : Paul Auster
ISBN : 8899687846
Genre : Fiction
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