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Sustaining a City's Culture and Character


Sustaining a City's Culture and Character

Principles and Best Practices

von: Charles R. Wolfe, Tigran Haas

69,99 €

Verlag: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format: EPUB, PDF
Veröffentl.: 22.02.2021
ISBN/EAN: 9781538133255
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 288

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<p><span>Somewhere, between character and caricature, there exists an authentic—a truly unique—urban place, that blends global and local, old and new. Yet, in a dramatically changing world dominated by crises of climate change, maintaining public health, and social justice, finding such places—and explaining their relevance—may be easier said than done. </span></p>
<p><span>Sustaining a City’s Culture and Character</span><span> accepts that challenge, and provides a comprehensive method for assessing how and why successful places come to be, with an explicit emphasis on context: </span><span>Authenticity, culture, character, </span><span>and </span><span>uniqueness </span><span>are words with meanings that depend on who is using them and in what contexts. </span></p>
<p><span>Through text interwoven with 160 full-color photographs by the author, and select illustrations by others, this book addresses how to enact blended and contextualized urban change, using the past and the </span><span>status quo </span><span>as catalysts rather than castaways. It provides resources and examples for the context-vetting process and for understanding how one era, object, or generation informs the next. </span></p>
<p><span>This beautiful full-color book illustrates how we can understand—or unlock— a public place, neighborhood, or city. Based on comparative experiences around the world, the book proposes a new tool—called LEARN (</span><span>L</span><span>ook, </span><span>E</span><span>ngage, </span><span>A</span><span>ssess, </span><span>R</span><span>eview, and </span><span>N</span><span>egotiate) —as a way of sustaining urban culture and character in transformative times.</span></p>
<p><span>Inspired by recent efforts and outcomes, the book is full of relevant examples. They include moving a small Swedish city, reviving Irish market towns, and revitalization efforts adjacent to London’s Waterloo Station.</span></p>
<p><span>Sustaining a City’s Culture and Character</span><span> provides a catalog of techniques that emphasize “bottom up,” resident-based input about local history, building forms, natural and open spaces, cultural assets and tradition, and related policy, planning, and regulatory examples.</span></p>
<p><span>For those who seek an urbanism of distinctiveness to enhance city livability, rather than a bland, generic uniformity, the book examines on a global basis how the many interrelated facets of an urban area’s unique, yet dynamic context—built, social, cultural and intangible—can be championed and advanced, rather than simply borrowed from another place.</span></p>
<p><span>For those who seek an urbanism of distinctiveness to enhance city livability, rather than a bland, generic uniformity, the book examines on a global basis how the many interrelated facets of an urban area’s unique, yet dynamic context—built, cultural and intangible—can be championed and advanced, rather than simply borrowed from another place.</span></p>
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<p><span>Table of Content</span></p>
<p><span>Acknowledgments</span></p>
<p><span>Preface</span></p>
<p><span>Introduction</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 1— LEARNing Context</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 2—Applying Context</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 3—What is Your Context and Character?</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 4—The Role of Scale</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 5— How Context Keys Filter Culture and Character</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 6—Act</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 7—Adapting What We Have</span></p>
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<p><span>Charles R. Wolfe </span><span>is a London-based, multinational urbanism consultant, author, visiting scholar in Sweden, recent Fulbright specialist in Australia for an award-winning project, and long-time American environmental/land use lawyer. He holds a graduate degree in regional planning and has 34 years of experience in environmental, land use, and real estate law. He has held leadership positions in both the legal and planning professions. He has represented public and private clients in property redevelopment, regulatory entitlements, drafting and brownfield remediation issues in Washington State and other venues. He is founder and principal advisor of Seeing Better Cities Group, has practiced at several law firms, and has served as a long-time affiliate associate professor in the College of the Built Environments at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he has taught land use law and contributed to major research efforts addressing urban center and brownfield redevelopment. He has written regularly for many publications, including </span><span>The Atlantic</span><span>, </span><span>The Atlantic Cities/CityLab</span><span>, </span><span>Governing</span><span>, </span><span>CityMetric</span><span>, </span><span>Planetizen</span><span>, </span><span>The Huffington Post</span><span>, </span><span>Grist</span><span>, and </span><span>Crosscut</span><span>. He blogs at myurbanist.com. He is the author of </span><span>Seeing the Better City</span><span> and </span><span>Urbanism Without Effort</span><span> .<br><br></span><span>Tigran Haas </span><span>is associate professor of urban planning and urban design, former director of Civitas Athenaeum Laboratory (CAL), current director of the Centre for the Future of Places (CFP), and the director of the Graduate Program in Urbanism at the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. He has studied in the United States, former Yugoslavia (BiH and Croatia), and Sweden and has also completed postdoctoral fellowships at MIT, Boston, UC Berkeley, and the University of Michigan. Haas holds advanced degrees in architecture, urban planning and design, environmental science and regional planning. He has written more than fifty scholarly articles, thirty-five conference papers, five books, four research anthologies, and has been involved in teaching in international educational programs. </span></p>
<p><span>5/4/21 - </span><span>UW News (University of Washington)</span><span> </span><span>featured the author and his books in an article titled “Urbanist Charles Wolfe publishes new book, ‘Sustaining a City’s Culture and Character’.” Link: <a href="https://www.washington.edu/news/2021/05/04/urbanist-charles-wolfe-publishes-new-book-sustaining-a-citys-culture-and-character/"><span>https://www.washington.edu/news/2021/05/04/urbanist-charles-wolfe-publishes-new-book-sustaining-a-citys-culture-and-character/</span></a></span></p>

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