1st Edition

New Industrial Urbanism Designing Places for Production

By Tali Hatuka, Eran Ben-Joseph Copyright 2022
    270 Pages 290 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    270 Pages 290 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Since the Industrial Revolution, cities and industry have grown together; towns and metropolitan regions have evolved around factories and expanding industries. New Industrial Urbanism explores the evolving and future relationships between cities and places of production, focusing on the spatial implications and physical design of integrating contemporary manufacturing into the city. The book examines recent developments that have led to dramatic shifts in the manufacturing sector – from large-scale mass production methods to small-scale distributed systems; from polluting and consumptive production methods to a cleaner and more sustainable process; from broad demand for unskilled labor to a growing need for a more educated and specialized workforce – to show how cities see new investment and increased employment opportunities. Looking ahead to the quest to make cities more competitive and resilient, New Industrial Urbanism provides lessons from cases around the world and suggests adopting New Industrial Urbanism as an action framework that reconnects what has been separated: people, places, and production. Moving the conversation beyond the reflexively-negative characterizations of industry, more than two centuries after the start of the Industrial Revolution, this book calls to re-consider the ways in which industry creates places, sustains jobs, and supports environmental sustainability in our cities.

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    Organization of the Book



    1. People, Factories, and Making

    Factories, Architects, and the Design of Work Spaces

    Work Spaces: Building Types and Programs

    2. Between Production and City Development

    Industrial Landscapes and Urban Life Dynamics

    Designing City-Industry Dynamic for the 21st Century

    3. The Way Forward: New Industrial Urbanism

    From Overarching Concepts to Policy Initiatives

    The Future of Industry: From Parallel Initiatives to an Integrated Framework


    4. Clustering New Industries

    Features of Clustering Industries

    Wageningen Food Valley, the Netherlands

    Kista Science City, Sweden

    Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan

    Kendall Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

    The Industry–Place Nexus in Developing Clusters

    5. Reinventing Industrial Areas

    Features of Reinventing Industrial Areas

    Jurong, Singapore

    HafenCity, Hamburg, Germany

    Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York City, USA

    The Fashion District, Los Angeles, USA

    Industry–Place Nexus in Reinventing Areas

    6. Forming Hybrid Districts

    Features in generating hybrid districts

    22@ District, Barcelona, Spain

    Innovation District, Medellín, Colombia

    Central Eastside, Portland, Oregon, USA

    Huaqiangbei, Shenzhen, China

    Industry–Place Nexus in Forming Hybrid Districts

    7. Industry and Place


    8. Advancing Regions

    Regional Industrial Coordination

    Research Triangle Regional Partnership (RTRP), Durham, North Carolina, USA

    The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), San Francisco, California, USA

    The Regionalverband Ruhr, Ruhrgebiet, Germany

    Plattelandscentrum Meetjesland, Regional Network, Meetjesland, Belgium

    Towards Developing a Regional Ecosystem: The Case of Kiryat Shmona

    Summary: Regional Socio-Economic Visioning

    9. Integrating Urban-Industrial Systems

    Regulating Variability: From Separation to Consolidation

    22@District, Barcelona, Spain

    Innovation District, Medellín, Colombia

    Central Eastside, Portland, Oregon, USA

    Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

    Towards an Integrated System: Eastern Market Neighborhood, Detroit

    Summary: Recoding the Industrial–Residential Nexus

    10. Working, Living, and Innovating

    The Variety of Synchronic Architectural Typologies

    Strathcona Village, Vancouver, Canada

    Iceland Wharf, and Fish Island, London, UK

    415 Wick Lane, Fish Island, Hackney Wick, London, UK

    Westferry Studios, London, UK

    Summary: Locating Synchronic Architectural Typologies in the City

    11. New Industrial Urbanism

    New Industrial Urbanism: Key Planning Concepts

    Scalar Strategies

    Integrative Approaches

    Coding Complexity

    Synchronic Architectural Typologies

    Experimenting and Developing a New Industrial Urbanism


    Tali Hatuka, an architect and urban planner, is a Professor of Urban Planning and the head of the Laboratory of Contemporary Urban Design, at Tel Aviv University (lcud.tau.ac.il). Her work is focused primarily on two fields: urban society, and city design and development. Hatuka is the author and co-author of the books: The Design of Protest, Violent Acts and Urban Space in Contemporary Tel Aviv, The Factory, State-Neighborhood, The Planners, City-Industry and Land-Gardens. She also works as a city planner and urban designer advising municipalities and the public sector. Hatuka has received many awards, including a Fulbright Scholarship and a Marie Curie Scholarship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She holds degrees from the Technion in Israel and Heriot-Watt University in the UK.

    Eran Ben-Joseph is the Class of 1922 Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning and the former head of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His research and teaching areas include urban and physical design, standards and regulations, sustainable site planning technologies and urban retrofitting. He authored and co-authored the books: Streets and the Shaping of Towns and Cities, Regulating Place: Standards and the Shaping of Urban America, The Code of the City, RENEW Town and ReThinking a Lot. Ben-Joseph worked as a city planner, urban designer, and landscape architect in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the United States. He holds academic degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and Chiba National University of Japan.

    Although advocates and academics alike have embraced the notion of advanced manufacturing locating in cities, the literature has lacked a compelling and detailed vision of what a new industrial urbanism would actually encompass. This comprehensive volume fills that gap, with a powerful visual analysis thoroughly grounded in economic theory and historical context.

    - Karen Chapple, Professor and Director, School of Cities, University of Toronto, Canada

    Typically the purview of logistics consultants and engineers, Tali Hatuka and Eran Ben-Joseph make a compelling case that industrial districts should be an important area of focus for urban designers. The reemergence of direct-to-customer and small batch manufacturing and the proliferation of last mile e-commerce distribution facilities means that many types of industrial facilities need to be integrated into the urban core and not segregated to the expanding metropolitan periphery. New Industrial Urbanism provides a comprehensive roadmap for how this can be considered and accommodated.

    - Tim Love FAIA, Professor Northeastern University and Founding Principal Utile, Boston, Massachusetts

    In a time of dramatic changes in industrial strategies and manufacturing, New Industrial Urbanism provides a much-needed spatial approach to exploring the relationships between city and industry. Hatuka and Ben-Joseph offer valuable lessons to those who are committed to communities and places, and actively engaged in shaping our cities’ built environment.

    - Elisabeth B. Reynolds, Former Executive Director of MIT’s Industrial Performance Center and Task Force on the Work of the Future; Special Assistant to the President of the United States for Manufacturing, National Economic Council