The Routledge Companion to Urban Regeneration

Author: Michael E. Leary,John McCarthy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136266534

Category: Architecture

Page: 616

View: 435

In the past decade, urban regeneration policy makers and practitioners have faced a number of difficult challenges, such as sustainability, budgetary constraints, demands for community involvement and rapid urbanization in the Global South. Urban regeneration remains a high profile and important field of government-led intervention, and policy and practice continue to adapt to the fresh challenges and opportunities of the 21st century, as well as confronting long standing intractable urban problems and dilemmas. This Companion provides cutting edge critical review and synthesis of recent conceptual, policy and practical developments within the field. With contributions from 70 international experts within the field, it explores the meaning of ‘urban regeneration’ in differing national contexts, asking questions and providing informed discussion and analyses to illuminate how an apparently disparate field of research, policy and practice can be rendered coherent, drawing out common themes and significant differences. The Companion is divided into six sections, exploring: globalization and neo-liberal perspectives on urban regeneration; emerging reconceptualizations of regeneration; public infrastructure and public space; housing and cosmopolitan communities; community centred regeneration; and culture-led regeneration. The concluding chapter considers the future of urban regeneration and proposes a nine-point research agenda. This Companion assembles a diversity of approaches and insights in one comprehensive volume to provide a state of the art review of the field. It is a valuable resource for both advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students in Urban Planning, Built Environment, Urban Studies and Urban Regeneration, as well as academics, practitioners and politicians.

The Routledge Companion to the Cultural Industries

Author: Kate Oakley,Justin O'Connor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317533976

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 576

View: 6251

The Routledge Companion to the Cultural Industries is collection of contemporary scholarship on the cultural industries and seeks to re-assert the importance of cultural production and consumption against the purely economic imperatives of the ‘creative industries’. Across 43 chapters drawn from a wide range of geographic and disciplinary perspectives, this comprehensive volume offers a critical and empirically-informed examination of the contemporary cultural industries. A range of cultural industries are explored, from videogames to art galleries, all the time focussing on the culture that is being produced and its wider symbolic and socio-cultural meaning. Individual chapters consider their industrial structure, the policy that governs them, their geography, the labour that produces them, and the meaning they offer to consumers and participants. The collection also explores the historical dimension of cultural industry debates providing context for new readers, as well as critical orientation for those more familiar with the subject. Questions of industry structure, labour, place, international development, consumption and regulation are all explored in terms of their historical trajectory and potential future direction. By assessing the current challenges facing the cultural industries this collection of contemporary scholarship provides students and researchers with an essential guide to key ideas, issues, concepts and debates in the field.

The Routledge Companion to Criticality in Art, Architecture, and Design

Author: Chris Brisbin,Myra Thiessen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317225945

Category: Architecture

Page: 424

View: 7615

The Routledge Companion to Criticality in Art, Architecture, and Design presents an in-depth exploration of criticism and criticality in theory and practice across the disciplines of art, architecture, and design. Professional criticism is a vital part of understanding the cultural significance of designed objects and environments that we engage with on a daily basis, yet there is evidence to show that this practice is changing. This edited volume investigates how practitioners, researchers, educators, and professionals engage with, think about, and value the practice of critique. With contributions from a multi-disciplinary authorship from nine countries - the UK, USA, Australia, India, Netherlands, Switzerland, South Africa, Belgium, and Denmark - this companion provides a wide range of leading perspectives evaluating the landscape of criticality and how it is being shaped by technological and social advances. Illustrated with over 60 black and white images and structured into five sections, The Routledge Companion to Criticality in Art, Architecture, and Design is a comprehensive volume for researchers, educators, and students exploring the changing role of criticism through interdisciplinary perspectives.

The Routledge Research Companion to Planning and Culture

Author: Dr Greg Young,Professor Deborah Stevenson

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409471616

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

View: 1270

It has become increasingly evident that effective planning for sustainable communities, environments and economies pivots on the ability of planners to see the possibilities for culture in comprehensive social, historical and environmental terms and to more fully engage with the cultural practices, processes and theorisation that comprise a social formation. More broadly, an approach to planning theory and practice that is itself formed through a close engagement with culture is required. This Research Companion brings together leading experts from around the world to map the contours of the relationship between planning and culture and to present these inextricably linked concepts and issues together in one place. By examining significant trends in varying national and international contexts, the contributors scrutinise the theories and practices of both planning and culture and explore not only their interface, but significant divergences and tensions. In doing so, this collection provides the first comprehensive overview and analysis of planning and culture, interdisciplinary and international in scope. It is comprised of six parts organised around the themes of global and historical contexts, key dimensions of planning and cultural theory and practice, and cultural and planning dynamics. Each section includes a final chapter that provides a case study lens which pulls the themes of the section together with reference to a significant planning issue or initiative.

Bilder vom Tod

Author: Danuta Reah

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3955307670

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 7377

"Die alten Fabrikgebäude am verlassenen Kanal von Sheffield scheinen der Galeristin Eliza Eliot der ideale Ort, um die düsteren Bilder des Malers Daniel Flynn auszustellen. Alles läuft wie geplant, bis kurz vor der Vernissage die Leiche einer jungen Frau aus dem modrigen Kanal gezogen wird. Ist es ein Zufall, dass die Tote gerade vor ihrer Galerie gefunden wird? Oder steht dieser Mord in Zusammenhang mit einem Fall aus Elizas direkten Umfeld? ""Düster, raffiniert und absolut unwiderstehlich!"" The Times ""Danuta Reah lässt den Geruch des Todes erschreckend lebendig werden."" Oxford Times "

Exploring the production of urban space

Differential space in three post-industrial cities

Author: Leary-Owhin, Michael Edema

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447305752

Category: Political Science

Page: 380

View: 6651

The ideas of Henri Lefebvre on the production of urban space have become increasingly useful for understanding worldwide post-industrial city transformation. This important book uses new international comparative research to engage critically with Lefebvre’s spatial theories and challenge recent thinking about the nature of urban space. Meticulous research in Vancouver, Lowell MA and Manchester, England, explains how urban public spaces, including differential space, are contested and socially produced. Spatial coalitions, counter-representations and counterprojects are seen as vital elements in such processes. The book contributes critically to the post-industrial city comparative analysis literature. It provides an accessible guide for those who care about cities, public space, city planning and urban policy. This interdisciplinary book will be of interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of urban: geography, planning, policy, politics, regeneration and sociology. It will also be relevant for politicians, policy makers and urban activists.

Der urbane Code Chinas

Author: Dieter Hassenpflug

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3034609027

Category: Architecture

Page: 200

View: 869

Die Gestalt der chinesischen Stadt entschlüsseln In neuer Ausstattung bietet die zweite Auflage des Buches die verbesserte und aktualisierte Version des erfolgreichen, inzwischen in mehrere Sprachen übersetzten urbanistischen Fachbuches über den urbanen Code der chinesischen Stadt. Es geht hier nicht primär um bekannte Städte wie Peking, Shanghai oder Shenzhen, sondern um jene Formen, Strukturen, Zeichen und Botschaften, die das Chinesische der chinesischen Stadt ausmachen. Erst die Dekodierung der Sinität der chinesischen Stadt eröffnet die Möglichkeit, die Vielfalt der empirischen Eindrücke richtig zu gewichten und sinnvoll einzuordnen. So liefert dieses Buch auch einen Schlüssel zum Verständnis der aktuellen Hyperurbanisierung und der Vielzahl westlicher Städtebauprojekte in China.

Die Kultur der Stadt

Author: Walter Siebel

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518743015

Category: Social Science

Page: 475

View: 7362

Die Kultur, nicht politische oder ökonomische Strukturen, unterscheiden die Stadt vom Land. Nach Georg Simmel ist es etwa das »Geistesleben«, das die Metropole zu einem besonderen Ort macht. An diesen Gedanken knüpft Walter Siebel an. Heute, so seine zentrale These, charakterisieren zwei Merkmale die urbane Lebensweise: die Entlastung von notwendigen Arbeiten und die ständige Begegnung mit Fremden. In seiner historisch und theoretisch umfassenden Monographie entwirft Siebel ein detailliertes Bild dieser Kultur der Stadt, zeichnet ihre ambivalenten Entwicklungen nach und begründet daraus die Renaissance der Stadt und ihre kulturelle Produktivität.

Von A bis Z

26 Essays zu Grundbegriffen der Architektur

Author: Mario Hohmann,Stefan Rettich

Publisher: N.A


Category: Architecture

Page: 161

View: 3852

Urban Regeneration in the UK

Author: Andrew Tallon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136629629

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 8984

Striking transformations are taking place in the urban landscape. The regeneration of urban areas in the UK and around the world has become an increasingly important issue amongst governments and populations since the global economic downturn. This textbook provides an accessible and critical synthesis of urban regeneration in the UK, analyzing key policies, approaches, issues and debates. It places the historical and contemporary regeneration agenda in context. The second edition has been extensively revised and updated to incorporate advances in literature, policy and case study examples, as well as giving greater discussion to the New Labour period of urban policy, and the urban agenda and regeneration policies of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition government elected in 2010. The book is divided into five sections, with Section I establishing the conceptual and political framework for urban regeneration in the UK. Section II traces policies that have been adopted by central government to influence the social, economic and physical development of cities, including early town and country and housing initiatives, community-focused urban policies of the late 1960s, entrepreneurial property-led regeneration of the 1980s, competition for urban funds in the 1990s, urban renaissance and neighborhood renewal policies of the late 1990s and early 2000s, and new approaches since 2010 which have sought to stimulate enterprise and embrace localism in an age of austerity resulting from the global economic downturn. Section III illustrates the key thematic policies and strategies that have been pursued by cities themselves, focusing particularly on improving economic competitiveness, tackling social disadvantage and promoting sustainable urban regeneration. Section IV summarizes key issues and debates facing urban regeneration in the early 2010s, and speculates upon future directions in an era of economic and political uncertainty. Urban Regeneration in the UK combines the approaches taken by central government and cities themselves to regenerate urban areas, providing a comprehensive and up-to-date synthesis of the field. Each chapter also contains case studies, study questions, suggested further reading and websites, making this an essential resource for undergraduate students interested in Urban Studies, Geography, Planning and the Built Environment.

Entwicklungsfaktor Kultur

Studien zum kulturellen und ökonomischen Potential der europäischen Stadt

Author: Gudrun Quenzel

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839413532

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

View: 9327

Kultur gilt längst als zentraler Faktor der Stadtentwicklung. Doch wann und wie entstehen kulturelle Innovationen? Welche ökonomischen und politischen Wirkungen kann Kultur entfalten? In Erweiterung von Richard Floridas These, dass der ökonomische Aufschwung einer Stadt von ihrer kulturellen Innovationskraft abhängt, gehen die Autorinnen und Autoren diesen Fragen nach und leisten damit einen entscheidenden Beitrag, das Zusammenspiel von künstlerischer und ökonomischer Innovationskraft, von kultureller Heterogenität, Kreativität und Gemeinschaftsentwicklung zu erklären.

Garten Cities of To-morrow

Author: Ebenezer Howard

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9925030625

Category: Nature

Page: 184

View: 2233

Reprint of the original, first published in 1902.

Negotiating Boundaries?

Identities, Sexualities, Diversities

Author: Clare Beckett,Owen Heathcote,Marie Macey

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing


Category: Psychology

Page: 278

View: 8238

Negotiating Boundaries: Identities, Sexualities, Diversities is a collection of essays by contributors from and/or on societies across the world: Boznia-Herzogovinia, Croatia, France, Iran, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, South and West Africa, the UK and the USA. They are from a range of academic disciples English Literature, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Literary and Cultural Studies, Modern Languages, Religious Studies, Social Anthropology, Social Policy, Sociology and Theology. This level of diversity has resulted in the most wide-ranging volume ever published in the social sciences and humanities around the concept of Boundaries. The book is at the cutting edge of intellectual thinking on personal and social boundaries applied to such areas as: Art, Genocidal Rape, Identities, God/Godde, Lesbianism, Literature, Men in Women's Professions, Muslim women in Muslim and non-Muslim countries, Nationalism and Symbolism, Poetry, Religion, Sexual Harassment, Sexuality, Women in Science, Transgenderism, Virginity Testing and War. This range of contributors, locations and topics could have resulted in an incoherent volume with appeal to only a somewhat esoteric readership. However, the skilful use of the concept of Boundaries not only gives this book structured coherence, but makes it important reading for a wide range of academics, theorists and researchers in a diversity of disciplines. This is a lively, engaged, nuanced portrayal of the struggles around identity, inequality and domination. Ambitious in its scope - international, interdisciplinary and multi-dimensional in its social focus, Identities, Sexualities, Diversities offers a powerful picture of struggle and the pursuit of change, through the conceptual lens of boundaries. This collection explores the diverse ways boundaries operate, bringing new insights and questions to an established debate. It also, importantly, explores how boundaries can provide bridges. Thus, through its interweaving of theory and empirical analysis, and through its stories of bodies, texts, work, sexual expression, self-presentation, and changing values, Identities, Sexualities, Diversities offers a text that is reflexive, analytically thoughtful, and, significantly, hopeful." Davina Cooper, Professor of Law and Political Theory, Director of AHRC Research Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality, Kent Law School, University of Kent "This is a fascinating collection of papers that provides new and important insights into the variety and natures of boundaries around ethnicity, identity and sexuality. Using the complex concept of boundaries the writers explore identities, sexualities and diversities through boundary crossings, contested boundaries, oppressive boundaries and creative, resistant boundaries. This provides a wonderful, coherent engagement with some of the key struggles at the present time over contested territory at personal and global levels. The range of articles ensures that these debates are contextualised in particular societies and cultures providing a rich source of theoretical material that helps our understandings of these complex and crucial issues. The theoretical rigour and fascinating insights presented in this edited book deserves a wide readership from those involved in the social sciences, women's studies, the humanities and all those interested in transgressing conventional boundaries of scholarship". Sheila Scraton, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Director of University Research, Professor of Leisure and Feminist Studies, Leeds Metropolitan University.

Kultfigur und Nation

Öffentliche Denkmäler in Paris, Berlin und London 1848-1914

Author: Helke Rausch

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 348683584X

Category: History

Page: 797

View: 2898

Trotz ihrer unbestreitbar durchschlagenden Gestaltungskraft ist die moderne Nation am ehesten als kulturelles Gebilde zu fassen, das Ordnungsentwürfe und Sinnzuschreibungen kollektiviert. Denkmäler zu errichten ist dabei ein - entscheidendes - Merkmal der nationalen Identifikation. Helke Rausch leistet hierzu einen transnationalen Vergleich und eröffnet Denkmal-Topographien in den Metropolen Paris, Berlin und London. Sie untersucht, wie Denkmäler als ikonographische Mittel genutzt wurden, um die Nation als Einheit zu konstruieren.

Die europäische Stadt im 20. Jahrhundert

Wahrnehmung - Entwicklung - Erosion

Author: Friedrich Lenger,Klaus Tenfelde

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar

ISBN: 9783412177058

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 522

View: 9226


internationale Fernmeldegeschichte, -soziologie und -politik

Author: KomTech GmbH.

Publisher: N.A


Category: Telephone

Page: 471

View: 4211

Die feinen Unterschiede

Kritik der gesellschaftlichen Urteilskraft

Author: Pierre Bourdieu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518576250

Category: Aesthetics, French

Page: 877

View: 3102

Die Analyse des kulturellen Konsums ist für alle von Interesse, die geneigt sind, ihre eigenen, meist als selbstverständlich aufgefassten kulturellen Vorlieben und Praktiken zu prüfen. Der Reiz und das Verdienst des Buches liegen darin, dass der Autor immer im Kontakt zum konkreten Alltag bleibt. Die Lektüre der Feinen Unterschiede wird ein spannender Selbsterfahrungsprozess.

Raum, Zeit, Architektur

Die Entstehung einer neuen Tradition

Author: Sigfried Giedion

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035605777

Category: Architecture

Page: 560

View: 4839

Der Architekturhistoriker Sigfried Giedion gilt als ein Wegbereiter der Moderne, sein 1941 unter dem Titel Space, Time, Architecture erstmals erschienenes Werk ist längst zu einem Klassiker der Architekturtheorie avanciert. Giedion skizziert darin die Vorgeschichte und die Entwicklung des in denZwanzigerjahren so bedeutungsvollen neuen Bauens und veranschaulicht dessen weltweite Auswirkungen. In der Vielfalt oft widersprüchlicher Tendenzen suchte er die geheime Synthese, in der sich eine neue Tradition ankündigte, ohne dass sie zunächst zu einer bewussten und handlungsbestimmenden Realität wurde. Giedion wurde so zu dem Historiker, der das Entstehen dieser neuen Tradition in der Architektur sowie ihre Beziehungen zu Handwerk, Kunst und Wissenschaft sichtbar machte und so immer noch zur Transparenz des gegenwärtigen Zustands beiträgt. Das Nachwort des Architekturkritikers Reto Geiser erläutert die Aktualität dieses in alle Weltsprachen übersetzten Standardwerks.