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  • Reflections on Architecture, Society and Politics

    Social and Cultural Tectonics in the 21st Century

    Edited by Graham Cairns

    Reflections on Architecture, Society and Politics brings together a series of thirteen interviews by editor Graham Cairns in collaboration with some of the most prominent polemic thinkers and critical practitioners from the fields of architecture and the social sciences, including Noam Chomsky,…

    Hardback – 2016-08-02 
    Routledge

  • Proceedings of the International Symposium on Design Review (Routledge Revivals)

    University of Cincinnati, October 8-11, 1992

    Edited by Wolfgang F. E. Preiser, Brenda Case Scheer

    First published in 1992, this book collects together the papers presented at the International Symposium on Design Review which was held to address the growing tendency of local governments to institute programs of aesthetic control. The editor argues that the widespread adoption of design review…

    Hardback – 2016-08-01 
    Routledge

  • Brand-Driven City Building and the Virtualizing of Space

    By Alexander Gutzmer

    This book is an investigation of the cultural phenomenon of branding and its transformational effects on the contemporary spatial – and urban – reality. It develops a novel understanding of the rationale behind the construction of large-scale architectural complexes that relate to corporate brands,…

    Paperback – 2016-07-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • The Empty Place

    Democracy and Public Space

    By Teresa Hoskyns

    In The Empty Place: Democracy and Public Space Teresa Hoskyns explores the relationship of public space to democracy by relating different theories of democracy in political philosophy to spatial theory and spatial and political practice. Establishing the theoretical basis for the study of public…

    Paperback – 2016-07-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Public Space and Relational Perspectives

    New Challenges for Architecture and Planning

    Edited by Chiara Tornaghi, Sabine Knierbein

    Traditional approaches to understand space tend to view public space mainly as a shell or container, focussing on its morphological structures and functional uses. That way, its ever-changing meanings, contested or challenged uses have been largely ignored, as well as the contextual and on-going…

    Paperback – 2016-07-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Deconstructing Placemaking

    Needs, Opportunities, and Assets

    By Mahyar Arefi

    A new taxonomy of placemaking is needed; concerns have been expressed about the professionalization of placemaking through the proliferation of standards, zoning codes, and restrictive covenants. "Place matters" has become a mantra in many disciplines - architecture, urban planning and urban…

    Paperback – 2016-07-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Urban Squares as Places, Links and Displays

    Successes and Failures

    By Jon Lang, Nancy Marshall

    To attract investment and tourists and to enhance the quality of life of their citizens, municipal authorities are paying considerable attention to the quality of the public domain of their cities – including their urban squares. Politicians find them good places for rallies. Children consider…

    Paperback – 2016-07-29 
    Routledge

  • The Urban Contract

    Community, Governance and Capitalism

    By Paolo Perulli

    Today, the increasing mobility of capital, people and information has changed the space relations of urban societies. Contractual relations have increased in every field of social life: in the economic field, but also in the political, and in creative and scientific areas. Contracts are not only…

    Hardback – 2016-07-29 
    Routledge

  • Children-centered Urbanism

    By Quazi Zaman

    Child-centered Urbanism explores the relationship between children and the city, focusing on how the two are interrelated and how the relationship directly effects achieving sustainable objectives. This relationship between children and the city is manifested in ‘children -centered urbanism’. An…

    Paperback – 2016-07-28 
    Routledge

  • How Children Learn from Architecture and the Environment

    How Young Children Learn from Architecture and the Environment

    By Mark Dudek

    Hardback – 2016-07-28 
    Routledge

  • Spatial Violence

    Edited by Andrew Herscher, Anooradha Siddiqi

    This book poses spatial violence as a constitutive dimension of architecture and its epistemologies, as well as a method for theoretical and historical inquiry intrinsic to architecture; and thereby offers an alternative to predominant readings of spatial violence as a topic, event, fact, or other…

    Hardback – 2016-07-28 
    Routledge

  • Processes of Creating Space

    An Architectural Design Workbook

    By Georg Rafailidis, Stephanie Davidson

    Processes of Creating Space is a workbook for beginning designers that shows how to generate space with user experiences in mind. It explains how to keenly perceive your world and seamlessly integrate architectural representation into your design process. The book uses two main strategies, blending…

    Paperback – 2016-07-27 
    Routledge

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