Engaging Comparative Urbanism

Engaging Comparative Urbanism

Author: Ren, Julie

Publisher: Bristol University Press

ISBN: 9781529207057

Category: Social Science

Page: 182

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Julie Ren investigates the motivations and practices of making art spaces in Beijing and Berlin to engage with comparative urbanism as a framework for doing research, beyond its significance as a critical intervention. Across vastly different contexts, where universal theories of modernity or development seem increasingly misplaced, she innovatively explores the ways that art spaces employ creative capital to sustain themselves in a competitive urban landscape. She shows how these art spaces are embedded within a politics of aspiration and demonstrates that aspiration is an important lens through which to understand the nature of, and possibilities for, urban change.

Transforming Cities Through Temporary Urbanism

Transforming Cities Through Temporary Urbanism

Author: Lauren Andres

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030617530

Category: Science

Page: 239

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This book advances the reflexion into how temporary urbanism is shaping cities across the world. Temporary urbanism has become a core concept in urban development, and its application is increasingly crossing the borders of both the North and the Global South. There is a need to reflect upon the diverse ways of understanding and implementing the temporary in the production of space internationally and discuss what this means, for both research and practice. Divided into two sections, the book compiles and reflects upon the various attempts to reframe and reconceptualise temporary urbanism. The first section focuses on reframing and reconceptualising temporary urbanisms. It develops the argument that temporary urbanism allows a reinterrogation of the role of temporalities and non-permanence into the place-making process and hence in the production and reproduction of cities, including the adaptability of existing spaces and production of new spaces. While drawing upon different theoretical and conceptual framings (permeability, assemblage, rhythms, waiting, ...), authors bring insights from various case studies: the Dublin Biennial (Ireland), temporary uses in Geneva (Switzerland), temporary urban settlements in sub-Saharan Africa, refugees’ camp in Beirut (Lebanon) and political protests in Skopje (Republic of Macedonia). The second section looks at unwrapping the complexity and diversity of temporary urbanisms. It aims at securing a better understanding of the complexity and diversity of temporary urbanism, including a dialogue between various experiences both in the Global North and in the Global South. It looks at the implications of temporary urbanism in the delivery of planning and considers how and by whom cities are governed and transformed. Again, a range of examples are mobilised by contributors spanning from temporary uses and projects in London (UK), Santiago (Chile), Paris (France), Vancouver (Canada), Barcelona (Spain), Budapest (Hungary), Beijing (China), Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Milwaukee (USA). This book will be of interests to all researchers, practitioners, and students who want to gain a more thorough understanding of the topic of temporary urbanism, compare its diversity and similarities across different contexts, and reflect on the wider implications of temporary urbanisms for urban transformations.

Encyclopedia of Urban Studies: N-Z; index

Encyclopedia of Urban Studies: N-Z; index

Author: Ray Hutchison

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000068307660

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 520

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Covers all aspects of cities, their suburbs, and other urban areas. Includes urban economics, urban planning, urban architecture, urban ecology, urban transportation systems, urban politics, and urban social relations.

A World-systems Reader

A World-systems Reader

Author: Thomas D. Hall

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847691845

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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This book brings together some of the most influential research from the world-systems perspective. The authors survey and analyze new and emerging topics from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives, from political science to archaeology. Each analytical essay is written in accessible language so that the volume serves as a lucid introduction both to the tradition of world-systems thought and the new debates that are sparking further research today. Visit our website for sample chapters!

On Landscape Urbanism

On Landscape Urbanism

Author: Dean Almy

Publisher: University of Texas Center for

ISBN: UVA:X030280064

Category: Architecture

Page: 364

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This issue of CENTER focuses on the confluence of urbanism and landscape architecture over the past 40 years. According to the introduction, 'landscape urbanism proposes an alchemical relationship between the disciplines, one that is meant to be truly transformative in a tactical sense, capable of engaging the vast marginalized landscapes of the 21C American city.' In addition to a series of essays (by McHarg, Spirn, Kwinter, Koolhaas, and others) which the editors consider foundational to the discipline, it includes new contributions by Frederick Steiner, Andrew Thurlow & Maia Small, Charles Waldheim, and many others.