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The New Companion to Urban Design

Edited by: Tridib Banerjee , Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris

Print publication date:  May  2019
Online publication date:  June  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138302129
eBook ISBN: 9780203731932
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780203731932
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Book description

The New Companion to Urban Design continues the assemblage of rich and critical ideas about urban form and design that began with the Companion to Urban Design (Routledge, 2011). With chapters from a new set of contributors, this sequel offers a more comparative perspective representing multiple voices and perspectives from the Global South.

The essays in this volume are organized in three parts: Part I: Comparative Urbanism; Part II: Challenges; and Part III: Opportunities. Each part contains distinct sections designed to address specific themes, and includes a list of annotated suggested further readings at the end of each chapter. Part I: Comparative Urbanism examines different variants of urbanism in the Global North and the Global South, produced by a new economic order characterized by the mobility of labor, capital, information, and technology. Part II: Challenges discusses some of the contemporary challenges that cities of the Global North and the Global South are facing and the possible role of urban design. This part discusses spatial claims and conflicts, challenges generated by urban informality, explosive growth or dramatic shrinkage of the urban settlement, gentrification and displacement, and mimesis, simulacra and lack of authenticity. Part III: Aspirations discusses some normative goals that urban design interventions aspire to bring about in cities of the Global North and the Global South. These include resilience and sustainability, health, conservation/restoration, justice, intelligence, access and mobility, and arts and culture.

The New Companion to Urban Design is primarily intended for scholars and graduate students interested in cities and their built environment. It offers an invaluable and up-to-date guide to current thinking across a range of disciplines including urban design, planning, urban studies, and geography.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Comparative Urbanism Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Fishbowl City Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Globalization, Resiliency, and Change Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Spatial Justice and Urban Design Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Fading Pulse of Place Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Un-Cities Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Immigrants, Mosques, and Religious Pluralism Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Claiming Ordinary Space in the “Cosmopolitan Grid” Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Designing for Difference in Barcelona’s El Raval  Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Informal Settlement as a Mode of Production Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The New Geographies and Spatialities of Informality Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Urban Informality and the City at Night Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Urban Design and Informal Urbanism Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Everyday Exceptionalism of Temporary Settlements Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The Insurmountable Opportunities of Explosive Growth Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Urban Space Design for Hybrid and High-Density Environments Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Shrinking Cities, Shrinking World Download PDF
Chapter  18:  From Abandonment to Urban Qualities? Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Designing the Shrinking City Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Design of Large-Scale Redevelopment Projects Download PDF
Chapter  21:  From Town Hall to Town Plan Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Inner-Ring Suburban Retrofit and Neighborhood Change in the Post-Suburban Era Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Unsmart Outcomes of the Smart City Initiatives Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Between Simulation and Authenticity Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Glocalizing Themed Spaces Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Travels in Duplitecture Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Improvised Urbanism in The Design of India’s Unauthorized Colonies Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Pursuing Resilient Urban Design Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Reducing Vulnerabilities through Urban Design Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Planning the Risk City Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The Potential of SITES for Urban Design Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Refocusing Planning and Design to Maximize Public Health Benefits Download PDF
Chapter  33:  A New Health Urbanism Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Complete and Healthy Streets Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Broadening Heritage Conservation through Urban Design Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Heart of Shenzhen Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Planning Modernity in Kabul Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Justice and Urban Design Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Toward Transformative Urban Spatial Change Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Tarzan vs. IBM Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Smart Citizens, Participatory Urbanism, and the Future of City Design Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Designing Cities within Emerging Geographies Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Intelligence for Place-Making and Social Inclusion Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Accessibility-Oriented Urban Design Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Mobility, Accessibility, and Urban Form Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Modernism, Pedestrians, and Public Space Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Aerial Mobility, Transport Infrastructure, and Urban Design in Asian Cities Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Designing the Inclusive City Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Painting Insurgent Artscapes Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Urban Design and Public Art on Instagram Download PDF
Chapter  51:  Epilogue Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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