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Urban Design Since 1945: A Global Perspective


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ISBN 10: 0470515252 / ISBN 13: 9780470515259
Published by John Wiley & Sons Inc, 2011
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Title: Urban Design Since 1945: A Global ...

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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Urban Design Since 1945: A Global Perspective reviews theemergence of urban design as a global phenomenon. The book openswith the urgent need to rebuild cities and re-house the millions ofrefugees living in camps and shantytowns at the end of the SecondWorld War. Against this background, the book traces the collapse ofthe modernist, comprehensive state-planning schemes on both sidesof the Iron Curtain as global corporations emerged, concentratingon networks and enclaves. It describes how Latin America and thenAsia began a rapid urbanisation process, shifting the global urbancentre away from Europe and overturning existing urban designmodels. This resulted in global megacities of an unprecedentedscale, often with large associated shantytowns.

By outlining the dominant models in urban design over the lastsixty years - the metropolis, the megalopolis, the fragmentedmetropolis and the global megacity - the book provides an essentialframework for students of the subject.

Featured case studies include:
· the rebuilding of metropolitan capitals in Europe andAsia, such as Berlin, London, Moscow, Tokyo and Beijing
· the construction of new towns like Nowa Huta, Poland;Harlow, UK; Chandigarh, India; Brasilia, Brazil; Milton Keynes NewTown, UK; and Shenzhen, China
· the megalopolis as a global phenomenon from the AmericanEast Coast, Texas, California, Arizona and Florida, with examplesfrom Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America, such asCaracas, Venezuela
· the fragmented metropolis as a global phenomenon, withAmerican, Asian and European examples, such as Downtown and Midtown(New York), Shinjuku (Tokyo), Canary Wharf (London), LaDéfense (Paris) and Potsdamer Platz (Berlin)
· megacities as a global phenomenon, such as Jakarta inIndonesia or Bangkok in Thailand, that include urban agricultureand urban villages, as do shrinking eco-city regions such asDuisburg, Germany or Detroit, USA
· World's Fairs such as Brussels 1958 and Osaka 1970 whichfeature as drivers of innovation, as do Olympic events in Tokyo(1964), Barcelona (1992), Beijing (2008) and London (2012).

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David Grahame Shane teaches Graduate Urban Design at Columbia University and undergraduate students at Cooper Union in New York. He also lectures for the Bartlett School of Architecture Graduate Urban Design Programme, University of London and at the Polytechnic in Milan, as well as participating in masterclasses at the University of Venice. He has lectured widely and published in architectural journals in Europe, the USA and Asia. He co-edited with Brian McGrath the Architectural Design title Sensing the 21st Century City: Close-Up and Remote, published in November 2005. His book Recombinant Urbanism: Conceptual Modeling in Architecture, Urban Design and City Theory was published by Wiley in June 2005.

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