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Windows upon Planning History

Author: Karl Friedhelm Fischer; Uwe Altrock
Publisher: Florence : Routledge, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Windows Upon Planning History delves into a wide range of perspectives on urbanism from Europe, Australia and the USA to investigate the effects of changing perceptions and different ways of seeing cities and urban regions. Fischer, Altrock and a team of 13 distinguished authors examine how and why the ideologies and the processes of city making changed in modern and post-modern times.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fischer, Karl Friedhelm.
Windows upon Planning History.
Florence : Routledge, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karl Friedhelm Fischer; Uwe Altrock
ISBN: 9781134768622 1134768621 9781134768554 1134768559
OCLC Number: 1037817823
Description: 1 online resource (298 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of figures; Foreword; Acknowledgements; List of contributors; Part 1 Introduction; 1 Windows upon planning history --
general introduction; Part 2 Planning history and the windows metaphor --
legacies and current challenges; 2 Windows through a window: a philosophical view; 3 The Janus principle; 4 How many histories: notes on the tradition of urban history and the reasons that force us to change --
changing windows upon the city; 5 Changing windows on European urban planning history in the twentieth century 6 Examining long-range trajectories in planning history --
windows of research in GermanyPart 3 Eye-openers and long-range perspectives --
case studies; 7 Coventry: a model of modernist reconstruction; 8 Kassel --
ruptures and recoveries; 9 Transportation planning in Boston: a paradigm of progress, opposition, and reversals; 10 Identities of the urban region: 'Copernican turnarounds'?; 11 Discoveries behind the curtains: the 'Zero Hour' myth after the fall of the wall; Part 4 Presentations and paradigms; 12 Visualising the emergence of a new profession in New York, Berlin and London 1909-1910 13 Urbanism and dictatorship --
overcoming tunnel vision: three exhibitions in Salazar's Lisbon: 1940, 1941 and 195214 Heritage, community activism and urban development: a Window on the personification of planning history; 15 Signs and symbols in planning processes (1975-1995); 16 The regeneration of Darling Harbour, Sydney, through three planning windows; Part 5 Conclusions; 17 Windows upon the perspectives of planning history; Index

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Windows Upon Planning History delves into a wide range of perspectives on urbanism from Europe, Australia and the USA to investigate the effects of changing perceptions and different ways of seeing cities and urban regions. Fischer, Altrock and a team of 13 distinguished authors examine how and why the ideologies and the processes of city making changed in modern and post-modern times.

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