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The Future of the City : Tall Buildings and Urban Design

Author: K Al-Kodmany; M M Ali
Publisher: SOUTHAMPTON : WIT Press, 2012.
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The book discusses spatial planning and sustainable strategies as well as offers pragmatic architectural and urban design guidelines to better design tall buildings for future cities.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Al-Kodmany, Kheir.
future of the city.
Southampton ; Boston : WIT Press, c2013
(DLC) 2012935886
(OCoLC)783138327
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: K Al-Kodmany; M M Ali
ISBN: 9781845644116 1845644115
OCLC Number: 826853943
Description: 1 online resource (461 p.)
Contents: Introduction Reshaping cities in the vertical age Chapter 1 The logic of vertical density Definitions; Overview; Historical background; The contemporary city and its transformation; Tall buildings and recession; Why Tall Buildings?; Population; Global competition and globalization; Urban regeneration; Agglomeration; Land prices; Land consumption; Energy and climate change; Transportation and infrastructure; Human aspirations, symbolism, and ego; Emerging technologies; Arguments against Tall Buildings; Economics; Environmental impact; Civic infrastructure; Socio-cultural factors; Perception; Public safety concerns; Historic context and placemaking; Digital revolution; Tall Buildings in the 21st Century Chapter 2 Economics and city infrastructure Economic Considerations; Feasibility studies; Economic building height; City Infrastructure; Transportation; Utilities; Social Services; Security; Health care; Recreation; Education; Fire safety Chapter 3 The city skyline and visual integration Historical Context; The built heritage; Recent challenges; Managing change; The City of London; Skyline Impact and Visual Integration; Skyline views; Design principles and approach; Night Skyline Chapter 4 Placemaking with tall buildings Elements of Imageability; Landmarks; Paths; Edges; Districts; Nodes; Interrelationships of elements; Human Scale; The tower base; Tower articulation; Streetscape; Socioeconomic Activities; Location; The ground plane; Building access; Indoor spaces; Public spaces; Public art as placemaker; Cultural Associations; The Petronas Towers; Jin Mao Tower; Burj Al Arab; Urban Forest Tower; Shreepati Skies; Naga Towers Chapter 5 Achieving architectural and engineering qualities Design Quality; Form and aesthetics; Anatomy of the Tall Building; Physical components; Tall building segments; Quality in Space Programming; Community spaces; Access and egress; Engineering Systems; Structure and structural art; Environmental control systems; Quality of construction; Microclimates around Tall Buildings; Security; Sustainable Design; Management and Operations; Effect of design and occupancy on operations Chapter 6 The rise of the iconic high-rise Vertical Iconicity; The four skyscraper ages; The age of pluralism, or the fifth skyscraper age (ca. 1990 - present); 2 Why Iconic Skyscrapers?; Human aspirations; Architectural ambitions and people's perceptions; Computational power; Technological breakthroughs; Classification of Iconic Towers; Dynamic forms; Structural art forms; Green Iconic Tall Buildings and the City Chapter 7 Strategies for regulating vertical density Nature and Importance of Regulations; Purpose of regulations; Focus of regulations; Role of the government; Role of regulatory bodies; Role of political leaders; Guiding Spatial Strategies; The Compact City strategy; Decentralized Concentration strategy; Strategic locations for tall buildings; Overlay analysis; Zoning and Controlling Density; Setbacks and building widths; Height; Floor area ratio; Open space requirements; Parking and accessibility; Air rights; Air traffic regulations; Incentive zoning; Tax increment financing; Form-Based Codes; SmartCode; Transect-based planning; Envisioning and Digital Tools; Spatial planning and visualization tools Chapter 8 Sustainable tall buildings and cities Facets of Sustainability; Community life and social sustainability; Energy efficiency; Transportation; Sustainable Design Features, Technologies, and Strategies; Site; Sustainable architecture; Renewable energy; Tall buildings and birds; Sustainable High-Rise Cities; The urban challenge; The city as an ecosystem; From Cityscape to Skyscape; Toward Creating Sustainable Cities; New Sustainable Cities; New Songdo City; Masdar City Chapter 9 Urban and architectural design guidelines The Greater Perspective; Urban conditions; Site selection; Spatial clusters; Block considerations; Social issues; Design Guidelines for Tall Buildings; Building design; Parking design; Accessibility; Safety regulations and building codes; New safety measures; Guide for Evaluation of Tall Building Proposals; Public Participation; View corridors; Master plan preparation; Master plan scoping; SWOT analysis; Code amendment Chapter 10 Skyscraper cities of the world The International Scene;; East and Southeast Asia; Shanghai; Hong Kong; Middle East and South Asia; Dubai; Mumbai; Australia; Melbourne; Europe; Frankfurt; London; Warsaw; North America; New York; Chicago; Vancouver Chapter 11 Innovative Urban Design for Tall Buildings Iconic Design; Kartal, Istanbul; Yongsan International Business District; Generic; Waterfront City, Dubai; Sustainable Urban Design; New Songdo City; Linked Hybrid; Ecological Urban Design; West Kowloon Vertical Park and Waterfront Cultural Centre; Eco-Iconic Approach; Gwanggyo City Center; Zira Island Master Plan; Fantasy-Driven Design; Paradise Islands; Necessity-Driven Design; Marina Bay Sands; Futuristic Urban Design Chapter 12 Future skyscraper cities Attraction to Cities; Visionary Skyscrapers; La Citta Nuova; La Ville Radieuse; The Illinois Tower; Cities in the sky; Visionary Cities; The imaginary future city of Hugh Ferriss; The arcology of Paolo Soleri; Metabolist city; Archigram; Skyscraper Cities of the 21st Century; Emergent and future urban forms; Technological innovations and breakthroughs; The height paradox: is sky the limit?; The wave of the future

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