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Opportunistic urbanism

Author: Diego Ramirez-Lovering; Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Australia); Escuela Superior de Arquitectura (Guadalajara, Mexico)
Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. : RMIT Publishing, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The work presented here is the result of an academic exchange undertaken in 2006 between the architecture program at RMIT University and Escuela Superior de Arquitectura in Guadalajara, Mexico. The book is the result of a process of urban interrogation, an attempt to make some sense of the activities that shape the city."--Preface.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diego Ramirez-Lovering; Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Australia); Escuela Superior de Arquitectura (Guadalajara, Mexico)
ISBN: 9781921426049 1921426047
OCLC Number: 271522261
Description: 144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface --
Reflection / Alejandro Ramirez Ugarte --
Opportunistic urbanism / Diego Ramirez-Lovering --
User guide/illustrated glossary --
Pt. A: Appropriation --
Arenales Tapitios --
Plaza Coronilla --
Mercado de Flores --
Miravalle INFONAVIT --
Pt. B: Itinerant relationships --
Street vendors and Plaza Expiatorio --
Santa Teresita Tiangius and Mercado Manuel Avila Camacho --
Pt. C: Hard edge/soft centre --
Mercado de Analco --
City block within colonial grid --
Pt. D: Piggybacking --
Street vendors --
Mercado de Flores --
Arenales Tapatios --
Pt. E: Open systems --
Arenales Tapatios --
Santa Teresita Tianguis --
Zapopan Tianguis --
References --
Opportunistic architectures --
Pre-fab sites: a housing urbanism made of waste.
Responsibility: [editor] Diego Ramirez-Lovering.

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"The work presented here is the result of an academic exchange undertaken in 2006 between the architecture program at RMIT University and Escuela Superior de Arquitectura in Guadalajara, Mexico. The book is the result of a process of urban interrogation, an attempt to make some sense of the activities that shape the city."--Preface.

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