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Cities from zero

Author: Shumon Basar; Architectural Association (Great Britain)
Publisher: London : Architectural Association, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The contributors in this book -- architects, critics and documenters -- have responded to the invitation to prise the fact from the fiction, with particular focus on both the Gulf emirate of Dubai and the rapid urbanisation of China. Are cities from zero universal blueprints of a better world for all of us, or doomed, out-dated models of already extinct ideologies?"--Cover.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shumon Basar; Architectural Association (Great Britain)
ISBN: 9781902902609 1902902602
OCLC Number: 144596864
Notes: Cover title.
Based on a symposium held at Architectural Association on 10 November 2006.
Description: 128 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 21 cm
Contents: Zero archive / S.B. + K.K. + B.V. --
V+M+HC = CFZ introduction / Shumon Basar --
City's degree zero : Polis vs planning, or city-making in the west and east / Pier Vittorio Aureli --
Always for the first time / Frank van der Salm --
Dubai's island urbanism : an archipelago of difference for the 21st century / Amale Andraos --
Dongtan eco-city / Arup --
Twelve ultimate critical steps to sudden urban success / Shumon Basar --
Who's afraid of public space? / Adina Hempel and Mirco Urban --
Drafting defeat : 10th-century road maps and 21st-century disasters / Slavs and Tatars --
New city nation / Neville Mars/Dynamic City Foundation --
Learning from Learning from Dubai / Peter Carl.
Responsibility: edited by Shumon Basar.

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Focussing on Dubai and the Far East, this book asks: are we in the presence of new, proto-typical urban conditions? Are these cities subject to and the product of particular political regimes? Or do  Read more...

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