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Cross-Cultural Urban Design Global or Local Practice?

    272 Pages
    by Routledge

    272 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Unprecedented in its scope, Cross-Cultural Urban Design: Global or Local Practice? explores how urban design has responded to recent trends towards global standardisation. Following analysis of its practice in the local domain, the book looks at how urban planning and design should be repositioned for the future.

    It looks at:

    • population movement
    • urbanization
    • suburbanization
    • tourism
    • commercialization
    • environmental degradation
    • flows of capital.

    Mapping out how urban practitioners, researchers and educators are currently responding to these issues in their work, this volume presents and discusses cases and theories of urbanism from across the globe.

    Contributions are framed in three sections: Re-conceptualising the city; presenting ways to read the contemporary city and re-think work within it, Experiments in practice; presenting and discussing case studies where practitioners have confronted new conditions and Learning cross-cultural urban design; presenting and discussing learning as a field of research and its contribution to practice.

    A unique collection, Cross-cultural Urban Design outlines a new way of thinking about urban design within the complex context of the contemporary world and points a way forward – as a cross-cultural practice that supports and develops sustainability.

    Introduction Cross-cultural practice. Why Experiment Now? Bull and Parin  Part 1 Re-conceptualizing the city  New ways to read difference Parin 1.1. Finding the identity of place through local landscapes Limthongsakul  1.2 Erasure, layering, transformation, absorption Sintusingha  1.3 Between ‘asianization’ and ‘cosmopolitanism’ Housing in 21st century Singapore Guillot  1.4 Dissolved identity and disintegrated globalization Whitford  1.5 The communal project and the reinforcement of values Amougou Mballa  1.6 Urban development and context. The traditional landscape and globalization in Marrakech  Tournier  1.7 The urban edge. Bangkok soi as mediators of the global and local De Wandeler  1.8 Eco-planning for development in Northern Thailand Sutthitham  1.9 Local Identity in Bangkok’s business districts Parin  Part 2 Experiments in Practice  The dynamics of the urban design project Tapie & Radovic  2.1 Transparency in sustainable development: Nonghan Basin, Thailand Anukulyudhathon 2.2 Restructuring the medina in Tunis: El Hafsia Ben Mahmoud  2.3 Garden Urbanism in China and New Zealand Bradbury  2.4 Revitalizing the Montenegrin village Feveile, Nikolic & Ngejosh  2.5 Strategies to support urban identity Gotlieb  2.6 Mediating global and local. The Montreal experience. Latouche  2.7 New practices in urban development Margueritte 2.8 Sustainable tourism for local identity. The hill-tribe villages of Northern Thailand Pinijvarasin & Sunakorn  2.9 Making the city. The Bordeaux experience. Bergeron & Godier  Part 3 Learning cross-cultural urban design  Reflecting on cross-cultural interactions Bull and Boontharm  3.1 Casts, roles and scripts of otherness Radovic  3.2 Analysis, concept and the value of words Boontharm  3.3 Work and/or play? Thaveeprungsriporn 3.4 Why use English?Intrachooto  3.5 Sustainability learnt from difference Thomas  3.6 Experiencing cross-cultural practice Bull  3.7 Workshops as culture Tapie  Conclusion Urban design for a cross-cultural future Bull, Boontharm, Parin, Radovic