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Shaping the city : studies in history, theory and urban design

Author: Rodolphe El-Khoury; Edwards Robbins; Taylor & Francis.
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : Routledge, an imprint of Taylor and Francis, ©2003. [2004].
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Takingon important themes and debates in urban design, Shaping the City examines the critical ideas that have driven these themes and debates through a study of particular cities at important moments in their development. This is a wide-ranging collection of in-depth case studies, eachfeaturing adifferent perspective, style and method of inquiry. Studied cities includeChicago, Los Angeles, Detroit, Philadelphia, San  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2002156108
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rodolphe El-Khoury; Edwards Robbins; Taylor & Francis.
ISBN: 9780203402795 0203402790
OCLC Number: 1082247687
Description: 1 online resource (280 pages) : 116 illustrations
Contents: Part, 11 New Urbanism --
chapter 1 Introduction --
chapter 2 Atlanta --
chapter 3 Barcelona – Rethinking Urbanistic Projects --
chapter 4 Brasilia – The Project of Brasilia --
chapter 5 Chicago – Superblockism: Chicago’s Elastic Grid --
chapter 6 Detroit – Motor City --
chapter 7 Los Angeles – Between Cognitive Mapping and Dirty Realism --
chapter An urban wilderness --
chapter 8 Philadelphia – The Urban Design of Philadelphia: Taking the Towne for the City --
chapter Taking the towne for the city: the purview of urban design --
chapter 9 San Francisco – San Francisco in an Age of Reaction --
chapter 10 Asian Megacities --
chapter Urban bloat --
chapter Conceptual roots --
part, 12 The Imaginary Real World of CyberCities --
chapter The machine city.
Responsibility: edited by Rodolphe El-Khoury and Edwards Robbins.

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Takingon important themes and debates in urban design, Shaping the City examines the critical ideas that have driven these themes and debates through a study of particular cities at important moments in their development. This is a wide-ranging collection of in-depth case studies, eachfeaturing adifferent perspective, style and method of inquiry. Studied cities includeChicago, Los Angeles, Detroit, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Brasilia, and Atlanta, and the contributors also provide valuable insights into such grand themes as the Cybercity, the Asian Megacity and New Urbanism. Together, this collection illustrates the complex forces that shape cities, and introduces the critical methods and tools used to describe and theorize the urban environment.

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