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Public Spaces and Urbanity : How to Design Humane Cities / Karsten Pålsson ; English translation, Karen Steenhard.

By: Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Original language: Danish Series: Construction and design manualPublisher: Berlin : DOM Publishers, [2017]Copyright date: ©2017Description: 271 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps, plans ; 29 cmContent type:
  • text
  • still image
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 9783869226132
  • 3869226137
  • 9783869226149
  • 3869226145
Uniform titles:
  • Humane byer. English
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 724.6 21 P.K. P 2017
LOC classification:
  • HT151 .P285513 2017
Contents:
Foreword : Renewing the city -- Historical outline : Renaissance city order ; Industrial age cities ; Organic cities ; Modernism in architecture ; The struggle for a humane city ; Gentle urban regeneration ; Urban sprawl and wasted resources -- Humane cities : Return to the dense city ; 10 themes in city transformation -- Renewing dense urban areas : Spandauer Vorstadt, Berlin ; Svømmehals Quarter, Copenhagen ; Lindevangs Quarter, Copenhagen ; District 8, Budapest -- Culling dense urban areas : Chamisso Platz area, Berlin ; Eixample, Barcelona ; BaNanna Park, Copenhagen -- Constructing infill buildings : La Ribera, Barcelona ; Menilmontant, Paris ; Gipsplatz, Berlin ; Marktstraase, Hamburg ; Østerbrogade, Copenhagen ; Pile Alle, Copenhagen -- Transforming urban areas : Turbinen Platz area, Zürich ; Carlsberg City, Copenhagen ; Falkenried, Hamburg -- Transforming buildings : San Miquel Market, Madrid ; Frederiksberg Riding Ring, Copenhagen ; CaixaForum, Madrid ; Wennberg Silo, Copenhagen -- Reconstructing dense urban areas : Friedrichwerder, Berlin ; Odense city center, Odense ; Katharinen Quarter, Hamburg -- Establishing linear city space : Bicycle routes, Copenhagen ; Rambla del Poblenou, Barcelona ; Passeig de Sant Joan, Barcelona ; Oderberger Strasse, Berlin ; Vester Voldgade, Copenhagen -- Renewing local centers : Valby urban center, Copenhagen ; Vanløse local center, Copenhagen ; Vaulx-en-Velin, Lyon -- Developing new dense urban areas : EuropaCity, Berlin ; Nordhavn, Copenhagen ; Hammarby Sjöstadt, Stockholm ; Sluseholmen, Copenhagen -- Densification of modernism's urban areas : Jakobsberg, Stockholm ; Äppleträdgården, Götenborg ; Gyldenrisparken, Copenhagen ; Vaulx-en-Velin, Lyon ; Urbanplanen, Copenhagen.
Summary: Taking examples from major European cities, 'Public Spaces and Urbanity' is a practical guide demonstrating what urban development with a human face might look like. This involves renewing and enhancing humane cities using architecture on a human scale while taking their history into account. Thus the book follows the tradition established by Jan Gehl that regards urban space as a framework for people to live in and socialise. The European tradition of the dense classical city marks the point of departure for this book. Special emphasis is placed on physical and spatial parameters, on development patterns and building types, on the guiding principles governing access, and on interconnections with public roads and pathways --all of which form the foundations of urban life as well as cities that provide safety and security. The book is divided into ten thematic chapters, each providing a definition and general outline of core challenges together with proposals for meeting them. An historical outline of urban development and the practically organised thematic structure underlying concepts discussed allow the examples given to greatly broaden the field of understanding around this topic.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-271).

Foreword : Renewing the city -- Historical outline : Renaissance city order ; Industrial age cities ; Organic cities ; Modernism in architecture ; The struggle for a humane city ; Gentle urban regeneration ; Urban sprawl and wasted resources -- Humane cities : Return to the dense city ; 10 themes in city transformation -- Renewing dense urban areas : Spandauer Vorstadt, Berlin ; Svømmehals Quarter, Copenhagen ; Lindevangs Quarter, Copenhagen ; District 8, Budapest -- Culling dense urban areas : Chamisso Platz area, Berlin ; Eixample, Barcelona ; BaNanna Park, Copenhagen -- Constructing infill buildings : La Ribera, Barcelona ; Menilmontant, Paris ; Gipsplatz, Berlin ; Marktstraase, Hamburg ; Østerbrogade, Copenhagen ; Pile Alle, Copenhagen -- Transforming urban areas : Turbinen Platz area, Zürich ; Carlsberg City, Copenhagen ; Falkenried, Hamburg -- Transforming buildings : San Miquel Market, Madrid ; Frederiksberg Riding Ring, Copenhagen ; CaixaForum, Madrid ; Wennberg Silo, Copenhagen -- Reconstructing dense urban areas : Friedrichwerder, Berlin ; Odense city center, Odense ; Katharinen Quarter, Hamburg -- Establishing linear city space : Bicycle routes, Copenhagen ; Rambla del Poblenou, Barcelona ; Passeig de Sant Joan, Barcelona ; Oderberger Strasse, Berlin ; Vester Voldgade, Copenhagen -- Renewing local centers : Valby urban center, Copenhagen ; Vanløse local center, Copenhagen ; Vaulx-en-Velin, Lyon -- Developing new dense urban areas : EuropaCity, Berlin ; Nordhavn, Copenhagen ; Hammarby Sjöstadt, Stockholm ; Sluseholmen, Copenhagen -- Densification of modernism's urban areas : Jakobsberg, Stockholm ; Äppleträdgården, Götenborg ; Gyldenrisparken, Copenhagen ; Vaulx-en-Velin, Lyon ; Urbanplanen, Copenhagen.

Taking examples from major European cities, 'Public Spaces and Urbanity' is a practical guide demonstrating what urban development with a human face might look like. This involves renewing and enhancing humane cities using architecture on a human scale while taking their history into account. Thus the book follows the tradition established by Jan Gehl that regards urban space as a framework for people to live in and socialise. The European tradition of the dense classical city marks the point of departure for this book. Special emphasis is placed on physical and spatial parameters, on development patterns and building types, on the guiding principles governing access, and on interconnections with public roads and pathways --all of which form the foundations of urban life as well as cities that provide safety and security. The book is divided into ten thematic chapters, each providing a definition and general outline of core challenges together with proposals for meeting them. An historical outline of urban development and the practically organised thematic structure underlying concepts discussed allow the examples given to greatly broaden the field of understanding around this topic.

Translated from the Danish.

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