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Urban transformation : understanding city design and form

Author: Peter Bosselmann
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How do cities transform over time? And why do some cities change for the better while others deteriorate? In articulating new ways of viewing urban areas and how they develop over time, Peter Bosselmann offers a stimulating guidebook for students and professionals engaged in urban design, planning, and architecture. By looking through Bosselmanns eyes (aided by his analysis of numerous color photos and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Bosselmann
ISBN: 9781597264808 1597264806 9781597264815 1597264814
OCLC Number: 223105177
Description: xxi, 310 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Contents: To compare : cities, size, scale, and form --
To observe : some observations of Copenhagen's city form at the time of global change --
To measure : vitality, livability, and sense of place --
To transform : rebuilding the structure of the inner city --
To define : urban design principles for city streets --
To model : authenticity, modeling, and entitlement --
To interpret : a canvas for an emerging commons --
Conclusion : principles of precedent.
Responsibility: by Peter Bosselmann.

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How do cities transform over time? And why do some cities change for the better while others deteriorate? This book articulates ways of viewing urban areas and how they develop over time. It is  Read more...
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