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The Urban Library

Author : Julia Nevárez
ISBN : 9783030579654
Genre : Political Science
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This book examines the role, history and function of public libraries in contemporary societies as motors that drive development. It analyses through case studies, how contemporary libraries have been redesigned to offer a new kind of public space while also reshaping neglected areas in cities. Broadly understood the book seeks to comprehend contemporary library design, urban development and the revitalization of specific urban areas. Important and world famous architects – star-architects – have designed signature architecture in the contemporary libraries selected for this volume. The examples to be showcased in the book include the main Seattle Public Library, Salt Lake City Public Library, New York Public Library, Spain Library Medellin, Colombia, Halifax Central Library Nova Scotia, Canada and Library of Alexandria in Egypt to offer examples of what constitute the approach to libraries and urban development in many cities around the world nowadays. Data in the form of interviews to library directors, librarians and users, tours of libraries, visual documentation and archival research have been collected for most public libraries included as case studies for the book. The impulse to archive has been framed and understood in the literature as a modern desire to control fleeting reality. Libraries as such respond to this desire by collecting, storing and circulating resources (books and other kinds of media). But more recently there has been an emphasis on the public character of library spaces in which people gather not only to obtain information and read by themselves but also to experience the very urban quality of proximity to others in more informal and less structured environments as public space. Community events characterize the programming of all the libraries included in the book. The design of these new libraries fit into urban development initiatives where libraries – like other iconic cultural spaces of cities – become central components to market cities for the consumption of culture. Libraries become sites to be visited and explored by tourists while providing services for residents. They are also machines to accelerate urban development especially in areas previously neglected by development.

Urban Vitality In Dutch And Chinese New Towns

Author : Jing Zhou
ISBN : 9781479183364
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'Urban vitality in Dutch and Chinese new towns' identifies the spatial and non-spatial factors and conditions that facilitate the development of urban vitality in new towns. It is aimed to reveal the impacts of spatial design, urban planning and governance approaches on the degree and patterns of local urban life of new towns in China and in the Netherlands, based on a comparative study of two cases: Almere in the north wing of the Randstad region in the Netherlands and Tongzhou in the metropolitan region of Beijing in China. In theory, economic, social and cultural urban life constitutes urban vitality. The study does not intend to tackle the economic and sociological concepts in themselves, but to focus on the interrelationships between space and society.

Public Libraries And Resilient Cities

Author : Michael Q. Dudley
ISBN : 9780838911365
Genre : Architecture
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Public libraries are keystone public institutions for any thriving community, and as such can be leaders in making cities better places to work, play, and live. Here, Dudley shows how public libraries can contribute to 'placemaking', or the creation and nurturing of vital and unique communities for their residents.

Urban Transportation Innovations Worldwide

Author : Roger L. Kemp
ISBN : 9781476618272
Genre : Transportation
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This handbook of urban transportation planning presents case studies detailing 40 best practices from 33 states in the U.S. and 19 countries on six continents. Cities around the world have improved transportation options for their citizens. Roadways have seen the addition of walkways and bicycle lanes, and light-rail transit systems have reduced street traffic. These cities have decreased reliance on personal cars and enhanced their urban environments by reducing congestion, pollution, and the number and width of roadways. This volume discusses the dynamic field of urban transportation planning and provides resources for planning professionals and public officials interested in obtaining additional information on the latest trends.

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The Livable City Revitalizing Urban Communities

Author : Partners for Livable Communities
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"Written by respected members of the premier non-profit group promoting livability, Partners for Livable Communities (representing 1,000 organizations), The Livable City gives you innovative tools that help you get a handle on the problems of cities today: traffic congestion, urban sprawl, disaffected citizens, physical decay, institutional breakdown, crime.".

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
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Denton Corker Marshall

Author : Haig Beck
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"More than twenty-five years ago, John Denton, Bill Corker and Barrie Marshall founded the architectural practice Denton Corker Marshall which has become one of the most influential architectural forces in Australasia, and now has subsidiary offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, London and Warsaw. The firm has built in many countries including Australia, Japan, Vietnam, China, and Indonesia, and exerts a commanding presence in the cityscapes of Melbourne and Sydney."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Consuming Architecture

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Articles on the nature of consumerism in relation to architectural practice.

Urban Open Spaces

Author : Cooper-Hewitt national museum of design (New York, N.Y.)
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Essays consider the functions and problems of city streets, parks, and vacant lots, and offer advice on making cities more habitable, pleasant, and attractive

Making Cities Work

Author : George Hazel
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Genre : Architecture
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Making Cities Work examines the characteristics that make cities pleasant and practical places to live and work. Featuring 30 individual case studies which focus on getting to, enjoying, and moving around a city, this beautifully illustrated book is an ideal reference for city and urban planners as well as transport planners and executives. You'll find: A case study illustrating arriving in an ancient city, Venice, as well as modern examples of this from Gardemoen Airport, Oslo; TGV Stations, Avignon, Valence, Aix; Chep Lap Kok, Hong Kong; and more. A case study illustrating enjoying an ancient city with modern examples of this classic response to the needs of a city. These include Marbella Old Town; South Bank, Brisbane; Copenhagen City Centre; and more. A case study illustrating moving around an ancient city and modern examples of this from Greenways, Edinburgh; Street Car/MAX, Portland, Oregon; Ultra, Cardiff; and more. In addition, the book identifies "urban heroes," those individuals who have led particularly successful projects in urban improvement throughout the world. Order your copy of this practical work today.

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Foundation Reporter 2002

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